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Windows 7: Random mouse and keyboard strokes

06 Apr 2013   #31
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Well so far the typing issue has not returned.

As for the other issues, it persisted even after I did the reinstall.

I unplugged all hard drives except my OS SSD, reinstalled Windows, and the power off problem persisted. That's partially why I think it's a BIOS/hardware problem. I can repeat the process if you like, but the only thing I didn't do the first time was zero the drive (didn't think about it, I just reformatted).

MalwareBytes full scan also came up clean.

What would I be looking for in the logs? Event viewer is showing a few things, but I don't really know what to look for.

Edit: The audio driver decided to install now, so I guess it found the card.


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06 Apr 2013   #32
gregrocker

 

Make sure you run all rounds of IMportant and Optional Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).

Other tips here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 also apply to retail.

The Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 explain how to resolve repeat errors which is what I'd focus on first.
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06 Apr 2013   #33
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make sure you run all rounds of IMportant and Optional Updates after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).

Other tips here to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 also apply to retail.
Yes, the first thing I did after installing windows was installing the LAN driver so I could apply all 144 updates that I had. The clean install tutorial is pretty much exactly what I did as well.

The only drivers that it cannot install at this point are 2 USB controllers and and unidentified device.
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06 Apr 2013   #34
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The CLRTC Procedure can be done completely independent of everything else you are doing. It will have no effect on the OS other than the default settings changes.

CLRTC Procedure
  • Note all your current BIOS settings
  • Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
  • Remove the 3v motherboard battery.
  • Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
  • Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
  • Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
  • Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
  • Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.
And here is where you find the CLRTC jumper on your motherboard:

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06 Apr 2013   #35
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
The CLRTC Procedure can be done completely independent of everything else you are doing. It will have no effect on the OS other than the default settings changes.

CLRTC Procedure
  • Note all your current BIOS settings
  • Shut down the computer > remove the power cord.
  • Remove the 3v motherboard battery.
  • Move the CLRTC jumper from pins 1-2 to 2-3.
  • Touch a metal part of the case and Press and Hold the reset button for approx. 30 seconds to discharge all power from the board.
  • Put the CLRTC jumper back on pins 1-2.
  • Replace the 3v battery > replace the power cord > boot.
  • Immediately go back into BIOS and reset all your preferred settings. If the CLRTC worked you will need to reset the date and time.
And here is where you find the CLRTC jumper on your motherboard:

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OH that's what that's called. Yea, give me 5 minutes and I will let you know.
Probably going to have to pop out the video card though, that thing is in the way of everything.
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06 Apr 2013   #36
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Alright so I did the CLRTC reset. It is now taking a REALLY long time to boot into windows. The starting windows screen has been up for over a minute now (normal bootup time was less than 20 seconds from power on to log in screen). Will update this post with how the shutdown goes, but I'm nervous now.

EDIT: I had to run to the store. The computer was STILL loading windows when I got back...
Edit2: When I reset it, it brought up the MBR fail again. Should I just go ahead and try a reinstall or should I fix the MBR first?
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06 Apr 2013   #37
gregrocker

 

As that's an EFI BIOS were you perchance installed in Legacy Mode using Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7. If so resetting to defaults likely disabled Legacy BIOS. Check also the SATA mode to make sure it isn't different than setting at install.

If not you'll need to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.
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06 Apr 2013   #38
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As that's an EFI BIOS were you perchance installed in Legacy Mode using Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7. If so resetting to defaults likely disabled Legacy BIOS. Check also the SATA mode to make sure it isn't different than setting at install.

If not you'll need to install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.
I'm not really sure why I would need to bypass the UEFI BIOS to install Windows. It has worked fine every other time I have installed windows with this motherboard (which was a few times), and I didn't do anything different this time.

SATA was set to AHCI just like when I installed it, and swapping to IDE allowed it to boot up normally.

I don't have an ISO file for windows atm, though I do have the bootable USB disk I already have been using (which has worked just fine in the past).
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06 Apr 2013   #39
gregrocker

 

I didn't say to bypass UEFI, I only was pointing out that if you did and reset BIOS to defaults it likely wouldn't boot until you enabled legacy mode.

If you installed in AHCI I dont' know why it would start now changing the SATA setting to IDE mode. I'd reinstall in AHCI mode.

I'd use the latest official installer with SP1 and media refresh in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall tutorial, unless that's what you have.
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06 Apr 2013   #40
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I didn't say to bypass UEFI, I only was pointing out that if you did and reset BIOS to defaults it likely wouldn't boot until you enabled legacy mode.

If you installed in AHCI I dont' know why it would start now changing the SATA setting to IDE mode. I'd reinstall in AHCI mode.

I'd use the latest official installer with SP1 and media refresh in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall tutorial, unless that's what you have.
Alright, I may do that. Do you know where I can get an ISO of windows 7 x64 ultimate?

I just shut down my desktop AND IT POWERED OFF! I can't believe I didn't think of the CMOS reset, that used to be the go to for fixing BIOS issues....

Anyways, it's appearing that everything is more or less in working order at this point. I will probably go ahead and do a reinstall with AHCI in the SATA if that's what you suggest (and I forgot to move my user folders over and zero everything).
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