Hi, I've been using Windows 7 for quite a while now and, then 2 days ago it started freezing randomly. It seemed to be just the screen as I could see from my modem that my internet was still active, and when I pressed "Caps Lock" etc the appropriate light changed. I was unable to do anything though, apart from hit "reset". Then, yesterday, Windows 7 decided to suddenly stop working. I can get it to "Windows Starting" but the after that I just get a black screen, with no kind of keyboard activity.
All that I've done recently is uninstall the MS audio driver and try to replace it with latest Realtek (R214) drivers, and also connect the 2 x USB 2.0 ports from my case to my motherboard (I've never connected them up before as I've never needed them). By the way I'm currently, and reluctantly, back on XP and all seems to be running okay - audio and case USB 2.0 ports included.
I tried all the StartUp options that I could see: "Safe Mode" "Repair" etc but I always get the same result - black screen with no option but a hard reset.
After checking the "ntbtlog.txt" file created I noticed a large number of items "Did Not Load..."
Apart from having no audio, I had no real problems with Windows 7 prior to this. If it can be helped I'd rather fix Windows 7 than install it again, purely because I don't want to lose all my apps/progs and settings.
If anyone could help explain why this may have happened or, even better, help rectify the problem it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much.
1024 MB (DDR2-533 DDR2 SDRAM)
GeForce 7600 GS (256 MB)