I made the decision to upgrade my OS from XP SP3 (32bit) to Windows 7 last week and bought the upgrade disk, making sure that I downloaded the idiots' guide and read into how to install the new OS.
Funnily enough things when awry and I had difficulty installing the 32 bit version as I kept getting crashes after about 90% of the installation process was complete. I took the computer back to the manufacturer and they installed the 64 bit version of Windows 7 after having the same difficulties as I experienced.
The problem is that after startup things look ok, but after about 3 minutes the computer freezes - no BSOD, just can't move the keyboard, mouse or do anything elses.
I've gradually updated all of my drivers
via Safe Mode with networking (and Driver
Detective), having the most difficulty in replacing my Mass Storage Controller driver. My 1TB drive (not the OS drive) is coming up as unpartitioned too, which is a shame as it has my iTunes library on it! (not to worry as I can recover this from either the drive or my iPod after I resolve the freezes).
I've spent 36 hours trying to figure out what is causing the crashes to no avail, and would appreciate any advice. I have attached the SF Diagnostic Tool readout for guidance. Safe mode works a treat - but something goes horribly wrong in normal mode. Not related to overheating imo as I changed the PSU last year and have never had any issues with heat.
OS: Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
Motherboard: Foxconn Intel Socket 775 945P7AA-8EKRS2H
Processor: Intel Pentium (R) D 3.20GHz
Graphics Card = nVidia 98000GT
Only devices connected at the moment = Mouse+keyboard via USB controller, 1xDVI/VGA monitor, USB wireless adaptor, 1xCDROM, 1xDVDROM, 1xFloppy, 1x300GB HD, 1xITB HD (coming up as unpartitioned)