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Windows 7: Windows 7 crashing at boot up

03 Nov 2009   #11
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I'd suggest running Driver Verifier:
Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Automatically select unsigned drivers" and click "Next"
If no drivers show up, then select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out.

Reboot into Windows (after the crash) and turn off Driver Verifier by going back in and selecting "Delete existing settings" on the first page, then locate and zip up the memory dump file and upload it with your next post.

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
If that doesn't work, post back and we'll have to see about fixing the registry entry off-line.

More info on this at this link: Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Windows drivers for advanced users

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04 Nov 2009   #12


Drivers seam fine no errors. I dont know what the hell is going on. My pc works perfect with vista.
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05 Nov 2009   #13
Microsoft MVP


Let Driver Verifier run for at least a day of normal usage. If it doesn't give a crash then, we'll select some more drivers - but that will slow the system down a lot!
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07 Nov 2009   #14

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hi there i have been having the same problem with my computer i run 8 gb of ram not you cheap stuff so you wouldnt expect it to cr--p out but beleave me it does so out come my 8 gbs of ram replaced it with only 4gb of top ram cleared my cmos reset my setting and wam she sparked into life this has happened a few times to me in the past due to a 24000 3D MARK 06 its haed on your gear there you go thanks for reading this happy computing
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