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Windows 7: Bios Update Windows locks up

15 Dec 2013   #1
JohnnyDale

Udine
 
 
Bios Update Windows locks up

Hello,
I've downloaded BIOS version P01.B1 for my gateway dx4831-07 from the official site and installed following the instructions.
Installation was successful but now windows locks up at the "starting windows" screen. I can only access on safe mode. I've tried putting the Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Installation disk. Once booted from the DVD it started loading the windows files, and then it locks up again at the windows logo screen.

I did the SF_Diagnostic_Tool I uploaded the rar archive like in the instructions: http://www.sevenforums.com/joinseven...p?do=addmember




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19 Dec 2013   #2
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi JohnyDale, Welcome to Sevenforums.

1. Well since you're getting to the Windows boot menu, your BIOS is recognizing and reading the drive. I think its possible that the BIOS change could require new Windows driver(s) to use, but safe mode should overlook that. Have you tried booting off any other devices and see if you can still access/read the drive?

2. It can be a issue with the BIOS update. The workaround is to change the Boot speed setting in Bios to "normal" instead of the default "fast"
So..
Press and hold the F2 button, then power on the Unit. That should bring up the BIOS, from there you should see a setting under the Advanced tab called boot speed, just set it to normal and you should be able to load windows normaly

3. Try to boot from DVD and do system repair.

If all fails. Do a Clean Install Windows 7, install all the drivers again. That will fix the issue.
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19 Dec 2013   #3
JohnnyDale

Udine
 
 

Hello! Thanks for the advice.. anyway changing boot speed did not work...windows installation disk locks up just the same...so I can't do a clean install!
How do I uninstall every single driver?
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19 Dec 2013   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Hi JohnnyDale and welcome to Seven Forums.
Just a thought, you have updated the bios. It is possible the SATA mode has changed back to IDE. Check that and set it to ACHI. Not sure where that setting will be but somewhere under motherboard features.
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19 Dec 2013   #5
JohnnyDale

Udine
 
 

Hi, no that is not the problemi..i sent through alla the forums... And tried all of the known solutions!
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19 Dec 2013   #6
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

So the question is why did you update the bios? Was there an issue beforehand? Did you check that setting?
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19 Dec 2013   #7
JohnnyDale

Udine
 
 

I was looking for a way to resolve an issue. My 64 bit windows was saying that of 8 gigs of RAM only 3.90 were usable... And some people said this could have been fixed by updating Bios
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