Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New build has issues booting

14 Oct 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gav86 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you wait to see which GPU and mobo drivers Win7 wanted you to use via optional Updates after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware ?

If you have the full chipset installed by the installer and subsequent Updates then I'd run with that for awhile to see if using the drivers Win7 wants helps.

Of course you want to supply a GPU driver if you're left with only Standard VGA, but otherwise I'd also run with what Win7 gives first.
I didn't, to be honest, no. There were a number of exclamation marks in device manager which the mobo driver disc sorted. And it was Standard VGA to start with, but I correctly installed the ATI drivers.

Would it even boot at all though if there were problems with these drivers? When it does finally fully boot, it works flawlessly. And i can restart the machine with no issues.

Apologies if this is all basic stuff, its been a good 5+ years since my last PC build.
It is actually new in Win7 where MS has made such an investment in getting the drivers into the installer and via optional Windows Updates that it often pays for building them itself under WHQL so it has them first, and manufacturers won't hold out.

So the recommended procedure is to do all of your Important and optional Windows Updates first after enabling Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware, and only then import any missing in Device Manager. You can then test performance to see if you need different drivers, and you will know if the issue is present with the baseline drivers Win7 wants.

There are exceptions with the GPU since Standard VGA is only meant to be a placeholder driver except for the oldest hardware.

I would pursue the Power Supply issue Layback brought up equally since it is a good possibility.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Oct 2012   #12
Gav86

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Many thanks for the replies guys. I will look into another PSU tomorrow.

Please, excuse my ignorance, though, but i have another question (just trying to understand all of this!). If the PSU was having issues powering the computer/GPU upon boot,would it not have issues doing something more intensive? I've just tried some Team Fortress 2 and it ran super smooth with everything on high. No GPU issues or reboots.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Oct 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I understand the confusion. My major point is when you work a power supply at its upper end and your have a middle of the road power supply at best it's cause for concern. When you work a power supply at it upper end it creates a lot of extra heat.
Many time when a power supply goes bad it sometimes damages other thing motherboard, video card and can destroy your computer. In your cheaper power supplies expansion and contraction due to varying heat can cause it to work different at different temperatures. They put that thick case around a power supply for a reason. When they blow its like a little bomb. I had one blow about 4 months ago. What made it blow I have no idea but it did blow the tops off of every capacitor in it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Oct 2012   #14
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gav86 View Post
Please, excuse my ignorance, though, but i have another question (just trying to understand all of this!). If the PSU was having issues powering the computer/GPU upon boot,would it not have issues doing something more intensive? I've just tried some Team Fortress 2 and it ran super smooth with everything on high. No GPU issues or reboots.
Maybe but if the PSU had some poor solder joints they would not pass, conduct, current very well when cold/cool and make a better connection when it gets warmer.

Most all components will draw the same amount of power whether sitting idle or doing something. Actually there are no parts in a computer that sit idle. HDD are always spinning, CPU, GPU and RAM are always drawing power. They get hotter when you put a load on them but they won't draw much more power under that load. It's not like a Power saw that is binding up or a car going up a steep hill.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #15
Gav86

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Ok, so i have put in a new PSU (also larger, at 750W).

It booted to Windows straight away, then after about 15 seconds reset itself.
It rebooted straight into Windows again and so far no issues.

So. Its better. But it still did it the first time!

EDIT: Wow. Not 30 seconds after i posted this, it turned off. Ugh. Back to square one.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #16
Gav86

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Event viewer posted this at the time of both crashes this evening:

Quote:
- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2012-10-15T16:51:23.389201500Z

EventRecordID 4675

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Gav-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18


- EventData

BugcheckCode 0
BugcheckParameter1 0x0
BugcheckParameter2 0x0
BugcheckParameter3 0x0
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0
I Googled the error and found this:
http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...or-434613.html
I have 2 Audio Drivers here, so have disabled one. Will this stay disabled at all times or restart itself when i reboot?

So i will see how this goes when i turn the machine on tomorrow morning!

Edit: Sorry to keep posting. Event viewer is showing error 3221225485 - Kernel-EventTracing fairly often. Im not sure what to do about this. If anything?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #17
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gav86 View Post
Ok, so i have put in a new PSU (also larger, at 750W).

It booted to Windows straight away, then after about 15 seconds reset itself.
It rebooted straight into Windows again and so far no issues.

So. Its better. But it still did it the first time!

EDIT: Wow. Not 30 seconds after i posted this, it turned off. Ugh. Back to square one.
Not really square one as it wasn't Doing that before? Was it?

Do a Clean install of the OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2012   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Can you post the site showing the power supply you selected?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2012   #19
Gav86

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

I can do yeah. I dont think thats the problem though.

It has taken a long time to boot this morning. I stopped counting the reboots when it got to twenty...
Running now, but with no idea what the issue is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Oct 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Are there any drivers missing or in error in Device Manager?

Work through these other Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New build has issues booting




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Booting Issues
Alright so I made a windows 7 bootable dvd and inserted it into the laptop and tried to boot it and I received the error ' CD/DVD HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT30N is failed'. What exactly is the problem?
General Discussion
Startup/Booting Issues with win 7
Hi everyone, (Got to sawy this first, this is a great forum, i see hundred of issues being resolved, i wish i get some here too :) ) I cant seem to log in...i cant seem to boot. the system come on and stays in the windows flag position permanently! when I try to go into my recovery to...
Installation & Setup
Booting Issues
Hi there, I'm experiencing a strange booting issue, and I was hoping someone here might be able to help me out. When I first boot up, the computer will go as far as loading the wallpaper, but that's it. I don't have a cursor, and I don't seem to have any other functionality. Ctrl-Alt-Delete...
BSOD Help and Support
New build not booting
So I built this computer about 5 months ago and it would start to boot, and then shut off. I posted about it here, and someone said that the mobo was probably fried. Well, today I finally got a new mobo and threw it in there. It booted up the first time, all the way to the "Please insert boot...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Booting issues?
I just bought a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and upgrading from Vista Home Premium 32 bit. I was able to complete the install on my laptop without issue but when I did the desktop, it completed the install but when it starts up it only shows a black screen and cursor? :sarc: Really need some...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Booting up issue build 7100
This a totally random occurance, yesterday i was using my desktop fine as i have been doing for the last 6 months with this build, this morning i switched it on and its stuck on the flashing windows logo, i don't mind re-installing windows but i need to get the data off it and i can't be bothered...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App