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Windows 7: Fresh windows install, Inserting gfx card cause freeze at login

26 Jun 2015   #21
shN88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
It can be default but still execute the command in BIOS.

Go into BIOS as usual, and the option is either in the first screen or the exit menu. If it fails to boot after resetting, then re-configure boot order and SATA Operation Mode.
ive reset it to default again and the problem persists . could my motherboard be faulty?


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26 Jun 2015   #22
shN88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Again, and at least five times this week alone, we see another case where RAID is involved in problems with WIn7. Never one single report in six years of RAID working well, but often daily reports of problems? Why would anyone use such outdated tech that isn't even redundant (the first letter of its name!) because everyone who ever reported here lost all data when they lost one hard drive. Could anything we've seen here over the entire run of Win7 be clearer? Get rid of RAID nonsense, plug in only one target HD and do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Otherwise, what happens when you boot into Safe Mode with networking and Check for Update with card installed? This will allow you to see what driver Win7 wants for the card as the first driver-complete OS, in addition to patches that may be needed to make hardware or software run correctly. Be sure to first enable Hardware Auto-Updating in case its off: Device Installation Settings
the first driver that win7 installs for my card just says "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter"
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26 Jun 2015   #23
shN88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

is windows update supposed to be able to run in safe mode? when i click Windows Update, nothing happens.
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26 Jun 2015   #24
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It is possible board is faulty, but I would try with a Linux first - say, Linux Mint MATE. Or windows 10 tech preview if you have an empty hard disk. Remove other drives though.

Did you stress test components by the way? CPU RAM etc

Also try disabling anything you don't use in BIOS, like serial and parallel ports.
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26 Jun 2015   #25
shN88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
It is possible board is faulty, but I would try with a Linux first - say, Linux Mint MATE. Or windows 10 tech preview if you have an empty hard disk. Remove other drives though.

Did you stress test components by the way? CPU RAM etc

Also try disabling anything you don't use in BIOS, like serial and parallel ports.
ill try what you've suggested in a moment. ive tested the ram on memtest 86+ but there were no errors. i havent tested the CPU yet.

ive just finished updating my windows on a fresh install without raid with the exception of one update. its the same problematic update as before.

Intel Corporation - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3 - Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600

this update causes my pc to freeze in the same way that my graphics card does. except this time there is no graphics card inserted.

it seems that whatever is the problem is graphics related.
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26 Jun 2015   #26
shN88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

so instead of installing the WDDM driver suggested by windows update, i ran intel update utility.

It downloaded a package for my onboard GPU and audio drivers.
Intel(R) Iris(TM) graphics, Intel(R) Iris(TM) Pro graphics and Intel(R) HD graphics

after install, the reboot froze my computer on windows login as well.


on a side note, i noticed something unusual. my two SSD's and my HDD is reading in Device Manager as SCSI even though their plugged into intel SATA ports. any idea why this is?

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26 Jun 2015   #27
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They usually show as SCSI when BIOS SATA operation mode is set to
RAID.
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26 Jun 2015   #28
shN88

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

thats weird.. its definitely set to AHCI in bios. the optimised default reverts it to AHCI as well
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26 Jun 2015   #29
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Don't worry about it, many people has them shown as SCSI.
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26 Jun 2015   #30
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shN88 View Post
Some Updates: i plugged my card into my housemates PC, and his machine boots up fine.

My PC is still having issues even with the harddisks not running on RAID. I am starting to suspect that its my PSU. im going to swap out my housemates PSU with mine next.
Are you saying you unRAIDed your hard drives? Did you then unplug all but the target hard drive to redo your install following Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

Just before doing this reset BIOS to defaults again and confirm SATA is AHCI.

Standard VGA is a placeholder driver that needs updating via Windows Update. If that Update still fouls out, then import just the Display driver from Intel's Downloads site, without any bloatware.

Once you get a display card driver installed, try disabling the onboard chip graphics in Device Manager or BIOS setup. It may be interfering as evidenced by the problem recurring even when the card isn't plugged in with that WDDM driver installed.
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