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Windows 7: Help needed, hair being pulled out


17 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 
Help needed, hair being pulled out

hey all, im in need of some advice.
Long story short. I have a gigabyte board, core2duo. All worked fine. Got new graphics card yesterday. all worked fine. New ram came this morning. No problem until the ram. Installed it, fine no probs. Installed windows, no worries, however 7 was really really sluggish. Thought ah ha, seen this before my old ram was slightly clocked. Perhaps this ram cant handle that. Went into bios, not messing i just reset bios to defaults and pop nothing. Went to reboot the PC and now nothiing happens. Black screen. The fans spin up, its like the PC wants to boot but nothing happens. Now, ive cleared cmos, left the jumper on for ages just incase. But no, im wondering if anyone else has had problems like this and if you overcame them how you did it.

Thanks in advance
Damo

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17 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have you tried to re-seat the ram. I know you said it worked before you changed bios but just a thought cause it has happen to me before.
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17 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

That was the first thing i thought of mate, resat it, tried the old original modules, seems nothing i do works. I cant even recover the bios, despite gigabyte saying ooo we have quad bioses on our motherboards. So im like mmm
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17 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 7600 RTM
 
 

out of interest, is the computer to screen cables on tight and do you have them hooked to your new graphics card?
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17 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Hi Damoh

The other thing to try is to boot into the Windows PE from the install dvd and see if that sees the install If you can get into the bios it would suggest an OS glitch. See if windows can fix itself.

Another thing I would check is that all the connections are made tight. I have lost count of the times I've seen a simple mechanical change has loosened something totally unrelated. I know we never touch anything we don't mean to but you would be surprised how many times the gremlins do so

Edit OK forget the first bit missed the second part of your post .

May be worth powering down and removing the MB battery for a while (30 mins)
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17 Apr 2009   #6

 

And also out of curiosity, does your old RAM work fine?

It could easily just be faulty RAM - not the first time that that has happened....
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17 Apr 2009   #7

XP, W7 7000
 
 

try only one stick of RAM.
Do you get any BIOS beep codes?
Try running the bare minimum hardware, including no RAM
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17 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (Build# 7600) x64
 
 

it only works in _some_ cases, but pulling the board out, pulling the battery out and leaving it sit overnight will sometimes allow the residual charge that can cause some issues to drain out of the cmos.

i did this back when my 939 board was pulling this sort of stunt.

again, only works in _some_ cases.

worth a shot though.

cheers.
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17 Apr 2009   #9
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

You may did to reset the Bios/Cmos from the motherboad. Hopefully you have a box/manual that covers the board. If so see if there are jumpers for the Bios & Cmos, and if there are then read what the manual says about using them for reseting bios and cmos. If you go this route ensure you follow the instructions to the letter. Must of the time it is nothing more then jumping the pins, and in must cases the machine should be unplugged. Hope this helps
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17 Apr 2009   #10

Vista Ultimate x64, Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

WOW, sounds exactly like what mine was doing except mine's only like 6 months old and we all think it's my motherboard lols. Check out my other thread maybe something there could help fix yours.
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