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Windows 7: Can't boot back up properly after using Driver Verifier

16 Mar 2014   #11
Golden
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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
unfortunately; this looks to be like that driver verifier did more harm than good. Which unfortunately happens more often than not.
Say what????? Happens more often than not? What on earth are you talking about.....? Where did you get that from?

The underlying problem is the cause of the BSOD....not Driver Verifier.

The usual fix to reboot a computer that won't boot once DV is enabled, is to boot into Safe Mode, disable DV, then try boot as normal. Since the OP cant access Safe Mode at all, he should continue to explore SiW's suggestions.


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17 Mar 2014   #12
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by matts6887 View Post
unfortunately; this looks to be like that driver verifier did more harm than good. Which unfortunately happens more often than not.
This is some information which should not be passed, specially publicly. Because it is a bad information. Driver Verifier is one of the most important integrated tool that is used for troubleshooting. It is problematic to them who dont know how to use it. But that is universal. Like any other thing.

Driver Verifier does not do any harm. Never. If you have the knowledge about it, and have taken the prior preparation for it before enabling it.

warning   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.
If Driver Verifier causes boot failure, that is not the fault of Driver Verifier itself, but there is some driver in your system startup which should not be there.

Tip   Tip

  1. If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
  2. If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.
@ Orkimedes, you have one more option, the point 2, the System Restore way. Hope you have at least one system restore point made earlier.

The culprit is a driver from IObit. You should not run it with startup. Free up the startup, when you can boot to windows. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
  1. Click on the Start button
  2. Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
  3. Select the “Startup” tab.
  4. Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
  5. Apply > OK
  6. Accept then restart.
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17 Mar 2014   #13
Orkimedes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I'll try them out and report back in a bit.
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17 Mar 2014   #14
Orkimedes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

UPDATE: Ok, I finally managed to get into safe mode and restored to the point before I used Driver Verifier. Turns out getting into safe mode was just different for my computer. XPS 8500 users on Windows 7: Booting to Safe Mode with Windows 7 on an XPS 8500 - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

Looks like everything is in one piece, thankfully. Disposed of Smart Defrag and other IOBit programs just in case. A big thanks to everyone that tried to help me out. One last question, if I continue to experience the hard hangs I had before should I start a new thread, or continue here?
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18 Mar 2014   #15
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Good news.

For any later issue, start a new thread in the appropriate subforum.
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18 Mar 2014   #16
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