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Windows 7: If I format HDD, do I need to reinstall drivers for Motherboard?

29 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
If I format HDD, do I need to reinstall drivers for Motherboard?

I reinstalled Windows 7 here recently and when I did I formated my HDD do I need to reinstall my motherboard drivers? I have been having video stuttering ever since I reinstalled Windows and formatted my drive? Could this be the cause of it?

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29 May 2011   #2

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes. Not only do you need to install your motherboard's chipset drivers, but you'll need to reinstall every device driver.
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29 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I installed the Motherboard and Video Card drivers and that did not fix the problem. Is there something important I am forgetting to install that would be affecting this?
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29 May 2011   #4

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

DirectX. Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer

If this doesn't fix your issue, then you're going to have to be more specific... both in terms of describing the issue and in filling in your system specs. Just answering generically may not help much... I need to know what machine you have and what you're trying to do with it.
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29 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Was having some issues so I formatted my harddrive and and reinstalled Windows 7 32bit on the harddrive. After it was all installed I was experiencing display/video stutter every 2 seconds like clockwork. I reinstalled the motherboard and video card drivers and I am still experiencing it. I tried reinstalling Windows again but that did not fix the problem. I switched monitors and still experienced it. Ran a video and game off of a small usb drive and still had the problem.

Whether I am playing a game, watching a video, browsing the web, or sitting idle I get this little split second stutter every couple seconds and it occurs like clockwork. This was not present because I reinstalled windows and formatted the drive so I am not sure if this is a driver issue, hard drive issue, or what.

Will download the DirextX but I don't think it will help, isn't DirectX only in fullscreen?

Win 7 32bit
Pentium Dual Core 2.93ghz
2gb RAM
Nvidia Geforce 9600 GSO
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29 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Installing DirectX didn't work.
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30 May 2011   #7

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Click my system specs. When filled out, yours should look as full. Details get problems solved.

While you're at it, what was the first problem... they're probably related.

How hot is the card getting? Is is plugged in correctly, with the extra PCI-e plug?
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30 May 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you check performance using the drivers given by the Windows 7 installer first before changing out drivers?

This is not XP. MS spent a fortune getting the drivers into the Windows 7 installer or quickly updated via optional Windows Updates - even paying manufacturers to build drivers under WHQL so that they wouldn't hold out to force us to buy newer hardware as they did in Vista, and so MS would have them first for testing and distribution.

We see problems here a lot where XPired methods cause users to swap out all of the drivers given by the installer before testing performance, requiring a clean reinstall to correct. I would only swap out drivers where performance indicates a driver is a problem.
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30 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Original problem was that it was cluttered with crap and was running slower. Didn't feel like cleaning so I backed up important things and redid it.

Listed my specs as best I could.

Can't find drivers for my hard drive. I don't think its a physical problem since this problem wasn't present before I redid it. Not entirely sure where to look because when I installed this motherboard a year ago I also reformatted the drive only drivers I remember reinstalling was my motherboard and my GPU.
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30 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you check performance using the drivers given by the Windows 7 installer first before changing out drivers?
Not entirely sure what you are asking here.
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