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Windows 7: BSOD playing Guild Wars 2/ Watching videos online

24 Dec 2013   #11
aplewis

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well, my computer actually just crashed 4 times yesterday, so my problem isn't fixed as I'd hoped. I had no issue for about a week or more until that happened. Although, the driver that caused the crash was win32sys or something like that, which I had seen a few times before. However, it wasn't the most common crash before yesterday.

I'm going to re-install the operating system using the recovery disks i got when I bought the laptop (I'm home from college now and didn't have them with me originally). Hopefully that will fix my problem, since I suspect that my OS download wasn't perfect.


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27 Dec 2013   #12
aplewis

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry for posting so much, but my computer is finally fixed. I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows 7 using the recover disks that were at home. I haven't had any issues since then, so I am positive at this point that the windows 7 professional OS that I installed from Dreamspark was to blame. I downloaded that with a friend on his computer, put it on a flash drive, then used that to install my operating system (when I originally set up my new hard drive). I don't know if the download itself was bad or if an error occurred somewhere else in the download/ installation process. As of right now, I haven't checked to see if my drivers are up to date, which also makes me think the operating system was to blame. Thanks again for the help.
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27 Dec 2013   #13
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Your welcome,

I didn't reply to your post of three days ago because you had a plan of action and I wanted to wait until you finished with it.

All three operations could have been at fault:
  • A bad download from Dreamspark.
  • A corrupt flash drive.
  • Causing a bad installation.

I wouldn't worry too much with the driver updates, first:
  • If you have a new trial with an anti-malware program that came with the recovery disks run with that until it expires and then go with one you like. MSE works well with Windows and is free.
  • Make sure the OS is Updated, run Windows Update from the Control Panel.
  • Install the Office 2010, you will have to run Updates again to check that Office is updated.
  • Set-up your email.
  • Add your social media clients,
  • Then give it a few days under normal operation and see how it goes.
Then try the GW2 game, from what I understand it doesn't need Steam in order to play: Guild Wars 2 is not coming to Steam. - Steam Users' Forums, but if you insist, there is a way to use Steam as an overlay?? I don't game so I don't know that much about the ins and outs. Guild Wars 2 on steam? - Steam Users' Forums

Some thoughts:
I would believe your OS has reverted to the Home Premium x64 version using the recovery disks, and that 3GB of memory is a bare-bones requirement to run the 64bit version so, you could try GW2, but I wouldn't be too impressed until I added more ram.

If all goes well with your machine in a week or so, it would be appreciated if you came back to mark your thread solved.

Have a happy and prosperous new year!

Anak
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