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Windows 7: Windows balks on initial desktop startup

21 Aug 2013   #1
BK7794

7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows balks on initial desktop startup

Recently I just started getting back into GTA IV. I installed the game on my mechanical drive and it was humming along. This is all assuming that I can actually get the game running. Sometimes it hangs up on the copyright verification. I think the disc is on its last leg aswell...

So I installed it and was playing it last night. It all ran smoothly and I was pretty happy with where this was going. I decided to boot the computer up this morning and I discovered that the computer was frozen and that my logitech G500 mouse was not lit up. But my keyobard was. So I started monkeying with different USB slots. It didn't seem to fix it right away but eventually the mouse would turn on. I played a bit of GTA IV and browsed the web. It ran perfectly after that.

This evening I turned the computer on again and it did the same thing. I played a few hours of GTA IV and it ran perfectly. I then watched TV on Windows Media Center and then returned to play GTA IV. During this gameplay I installed Fraps (which was not running) and EVGA precision (which was running) . The computer did something that I have noticed before. It seems to return to 2d clocks and get stuck there. It's happened before and I know a restart usually cures the problem however it blue screened before I can restart it. This is where I notice something is wrong. I restarted the machine and I noticed the machine is hanging on bios. It comes up with the black screen and all the pretty graphics along the side but it took a while for it to detect my 2 hard drives and 1 dvd drive. Then when it started booting it blue screened if I remember correctly. So I was able to get it to boot into windows and decided to do a LinX test. Just to see what would happen. I monitored temps and I sat down and started typing this. It blue screened again and I watched it boot. The first bios did the same thing. It hung at the detection of all my hardware. Then the second post screen did the same thing again. Hanging when looking for my hardware. It then boots into windows and my mouse is currently not on.

So what are your thoughts? I understand this is a tedious post but I didn't want to leave out any details.

Thanks for your thoughts

EDIT: so I decided to do a re-start and now when it is booting it goes from the windows screen right to a black screen and my monitor turns off. I am almost wondering if my SSD is starting to go.

EDIT 2: After a few minutes of it sitting there the welcome screen appears.


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21 Aug 2013   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Post following Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions so we may have a look at the dumps but from what your saying it does sound milke it may be hardware related

You could try unplugging un-necessary hardware as a test
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21 Aug 2013   #3
BK7794

7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

I wish I could have grabbed the BSOD codes. A lot of them would come up and before I'd get to the code it'd be already reset.

I did catch one. It had something along the lines of Nvv.dll or nvl.dll. Not 100% sure.

I may try unplugging my slave drive. I have an SSD and a WD mechanical drive. I may try unplugging that to see if it fixes any problem.

EDIT: I didn't realize there was a link in your last post. Going to give it a try.
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21 Aug 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

From post #1.
Sometimes it hangs up on the copyright verification.

Was this problem taken care of. If so, how did you solve the problem?
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21 Aug 2013   #5
BK7794

7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
From post #1.
Sometimes it hangs up on the copyright verification.

Was this problem taken care of. If so, how did you solve the problem?
I let it basically read the CD. Sometimes it would timeout. I think the disc is heavily scratched so I disc doctored it a few times and buffed it as best as I could. This is for the game. Like right now I have it in there and I hear the drive struggling to read the CD.

I booted it up just recently and I noticed the system didn't hang up. But the keyboard, mouse and possibly all of the other USB devices had an issue. I have an External USB drive hooked up. I wonder if that could be a problem.

EDIT: External USB drive seemed to be the problem for some reason. Any thoughts on what the problem could be? I was considering it could be the driver. I have had problems with this USB drive being recognized in Windows.
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