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Windows 7: 10.3 is killing me


21 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
10.3 is killing me

Hi,
I just bought a brand new system last week. Here is the spec:

-Gygabte X58A-UD3R
-Intel i7 920
- 6 Go DDR3 1333 in triple channel (actually I have 4 go ... 1 stick died)
- XFX Radeon 5770
- 1 TO seagate HDD
- WIndows 7 64 bit

The installation went smoothly. I did all the updates of windows. The second thing I did was to install my Graphic card driver which is now Catalyst 10.3.

And now the mess begins.... Once it is installed, Windows stick to the shutdown's screen forever.

-Windows takes like 5 minutes to boot (hanging a lot on the Welcome screen).

And on top of that, when it's finally booted, Windows hangs every 30 seconds.....

To make sure it was catalyst, i formated my PC like 5 times and it was always the same .... catalyst break everything.

Is this something someone is aware of?
Any idea on where to start to get this shit fixed?

My next test will be to reformat and then try an older version of catalyst.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Vince

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21 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kniforz View Post
Hi,
I just bought a brand new system last week. Here is the spec:

-Gygabte X58A-UD3R
-Intel i7 920
- 6 Go DDR3 1333 in triple channel (actually I have 4 go ... 1 stick died)
- XFX Radeon 5770
- 1 TO seagate HDD
- WIndows 7 64 bit

The installation went smoothly. I did all the updates of windows. The second thing I did was to install my Graphic card driver which is now Catalyst 10.3.

And now the mess begins.... Once it is installed, Windows stick to the shutdown's screen forever.

-Windows takes like 5 minutes to boot (hanging a lot on the Welcome screen).

And on top of that, when it's finally booted, Windows hangs every 30 seconds.....

To make sure it was catalyst, i formated my PC like 5 times and it was always the same .... catalyst break everything.

Is this something someone is aware of?
Any idea on where to start to get this shit fixed?

My next test will be to reformat and then try an older version of catalyst.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Vince
Try 10.4a? I'm running them will no problems.

ATICatalyst10.4Preview
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21 Apr 2010   #3

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I reformated everything and instead of going to 10.3, I installed the version that was given with the CD in the oem box which is version 8.6 I think.

What I noticed, shutdown screen still loop.
Welcome screen takes a little bit longer but is way faster than with 10.3.
And windows actually doesn't hang up.


After that I uninstalled the driver and cleaned it with driverSweeper in safe mode.
And installer 10.4a as DarkNGamer said.

The result :

- The shutdown screen still take forever.(infinite looping)
- Windows boot within 45 sec.
- Windows doesn't hang anymore.

2 problem out of 3 solved.

This problem might not be in the good section anymore, but any idea why the shutdown screen looping forever?
-
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22 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

Try a motherboard BIOS update. Check and set memory timing in BIOS. Make sure the motherboard is set to run the memory in Dual Chanel Mode as 1 memory stick died on you. The issues you describe sound like system memory related. Also, check that your 5770 is in the first slot (PCIE16_1).

GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 1.0) - GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS=
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22 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

My Bios was already flashed to the F5 version.

Question that might make the difference.... And i might get humiliated depending on the answer.

Yes I have 1 RAM stick that died. But it is still in the computer... Can it make anything goes bad ? Now that I think of it ... probably since it is still detect detected by the motherboard (Memory installer 6.0go (usable : 4.0go)) and the mobo will then goes into triple channel. the timing were fine. 7-7-7-20 , except for the dead one where nothing appears.

Also, yes the 10.4a did repair the performance issue, but now I'm getting a BSOD at startup 100% of the time. The desktop is appearing for about 5 seconds then Bang... BSOD. I'll get the info about it this afternoon.

Could the dead RAM stick cause all of this??? Or defective Vid card? Remember that everything works fine I have a clean Windows 7 installed.
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22 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

Yip. Take the ram stick out. This will be causing the POST issues and BSOD. Your board will automatically adjust the timmings for Dual Channel ram.
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22 Apr 2010   #7

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kniforz View Post
... Yes I have 1 RAM stick that died. But it is still in the computer... Can it make anything goes bad ? Now that I think of it ... probably since it is still detect detected by the motherboard (Memory installer 6.0go (usable : 4.0go)) and the mobo will then goes into triple channel. the timing were fine. 7-7-7-20 , except for the dead one where nothing appears.

Also, yes the 10.4a did repair the performance issue, but now I'm getting a BSOD at startup 100% of the time. The desktop is appearing for about 5 seconds then Bang... BSOD. I'll get the info about it this afternoon.

Could the dead RAM stick cause all of this??? Or defective Vid card? Remember that everything works fine I have a clean Windows 7 installed.
You're problems didn't really sound video card driver related to begin with. Yes, remove the bad stick; it can and will, as you have found, cause all sorts of problems like the one's you describe, and worse.

Since you have triple channel, you're probably going to have to remove two sticks and run in dual channel until you get the RAM RMA'd.
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22 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Use a earlier version? Its a 5xxx card though, so doesn't it NEED 10.3 to prevent the random grey screens?
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22 Apr 2010   #9

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I removed the dead stick and the BSOD was actually REGISTRY_ERROR 0x051.
A simple system repair made everything working fine.

10.4a is installed.
So thanks guys for your advices, but now everything is running smooth.
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22 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) SP1 RTM
 
 

Good. Glad it's fixed.
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