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Windows 7: New Computer, Windows 7 not running well

25 Jan 2013   #11
Prodigy Aios

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just finished loading everything onto the HDD, the SSD was not even connected to the computer. Again about six minutes into the game, the system crashed. Looks like the SSD was not the problem. What now?


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25 Jan 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

Did you read my post above? Did you follow its steps for drivers?

Reset the BIOS to defaults, now what is the Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module (CSM) setting?

Are you installing to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums or did you Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7?

Was the SSD plugged into SATA 1 during it's attempt at install?
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25 Jan 2013   #13
Prodigy Aios

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Sorry your second post did not show and mine was not showing either. Hang on let me try and figure this out following your last post and then I will report back to you. Sorry sorry.
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25 Jan 2013   #14
Prodigy Aios

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay so I just swapped Graphics cards with my roommate. He has a GeForce GTX 660 and I have a GeForce GTX 660ti. I put his in my computer and could not recreate the problem, in fact I played three full games on Ultra settings. However his computer could not even start up with my Graphics Card. I am calling Newegg and returning the part. Would this explain all of the problems that I was having?
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25 Jan 2013   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You have a good clue there, try your back in your PC once to verify that it is bad and not an installation thing, that is cables or card not fully seated.
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25 Jan 2013   #16
Prodigy Aios

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You have a good clue there, try your back in your PC once to verify that it is bad and not an installation thing, that is cables or card not fully seated.
Okay, just took his out and re installed mine, it is installed correctly, of that I am sure. Both power plugs are in and I just tried out Starcraft 2. The game got through one full match and then died about three seconds into the second. I'm going to chalk my problems up to the GPU then? Could a GPU be responsible for all the problems that I encountered? Could that explain everything?
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25 Jan 2013   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do the other issues disappear with your friend's GPU installed? If so I think you have it tracked down. I would say your GPU is definitely bad though.
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25 Jan 2013   #18
Prodigy Aios

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Do the other issues disappear with your friend's GPU installed? If so I think you have it tracked down. I would say your GPU is definitely bad though.
Well I only had his card in for about 45 minutes. The game ran perfectly, which was the issue I was running into. I just did not think a GPU could cause all of the problems that I ran into. Well I will return it to Newegg. How should I go about restarting my computer when the new GPU is here? Should I just use the Windows Installer Utility to format the two drives and place all of the OS on the SSD? Then should I not install the drivers from ASRock and let Windows 7 control all of that? What should my next steps be?
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25 Jan 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

If you still have your install on SSD it might work now with a new GPU. Try it.

If not follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail OEM) to get a perfect install.
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25 Jan 2013   #20
Prodigy Aios

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you still have your install on SSD it might work now with a new GPU. Try it.

If not follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail OEM) to get a perfect install.
Okay! Thank you! What about the HDD? What should I do about that one?
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