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Windows 7: I need multiple suggestions for a couple of problems that i have.

31 May 2013   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The little "screen" that eventually posts A0 is a debug LED (definitely not the BIOS version). It reports what state the board is in and can be used to determine if there is a problem or not and, if there is, what the problem may be. Check the user manual for your MOBO to see what the various codes mean.

The fans on that case appear to be fixed speed. If the connectors on the fan cables are three wire, then they are probably fixed speed. The only way to get more speed and/or variable speed is to replace them with PWM four wire fans connected to the MOBO fan ports or to a separate fan controller. I suggest running the stock fans for a while to see if cooling is a problem or not. They may not need replacing. Keep in mind faster fans don't always cool better and will most likely be noisier.


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31 May 2013   #12
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

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As far as your system specs, System Info - See Your System Specs

The motherboard screen you referrred to is probably a diagnostic screen. It displays what the motherboard is checking, and will show if it gets stopped on something in particular. It's purpose is to help you diagnose problems. The codes should be in your motherboard manual. AO, is typical for OK, meaning POST went well.

As Lee suggested, hold the windows key (the one with the flag on it) and press "R". It will bring up a run box. type msconfig and go to the startup tab. The ones with the check by them are the ones that start with windows. The more programs that start with windows, the longer it takes, but should not take as long as you mentioned. Uncheck any program you do not need to start with Windows, which is about all of them. I have Windows sidebar and Microsoft Security Essentials start with windows and that's all.

As far as the fans go. If you have them connected to the motherboard, most motherboards allow you to control them through a motherboard utility or in BIOS. You can connect them to a power connector from the PSU and they will run full speed all the time, or you can purchase a fan controller to allow you to control them as you want at any time.

As far as software, there is no reliable software that I know of that will tell you if your computer is running ok. I always stay away from the utilities made to 'fix' windows. They will cause you more problems than they will solve. Try clicking the start button, in the search box type cmd, in the cmd entry that appears right click it and select 'run as administrator'. Copy/paste this into the window and hit the enter key sfc /scannow it is a system file checker which will check system files and attempt to repair any corrupted or missing files. After finishing those, check back and let us know your progress.

One more thing everyone should do, but few do, is create a system repair disk. It is easy and fairly quick, but can save you many problems down the road. System Repair Disc - Create
Well, where could i find such motherboard utility to crank up the fans?:/ as far as everything else, just tried them a couple of minutes ago, pc is still taking 6+ minutes to boot up:/ but thanks anyway, this was really helpful n-n
I trust this was not a sarcastic response. Most modern motherboards come with system utilities that include among other things, a fan control that is supposed to control fans. Mine does. Some work better than others, but they are there. If not there are bios settings that almost always are designed to control fans connected to your motherboard. Your digital read out on the board that reads AO is a debug read out to help in case there are problems with posting. If you read your motherboard manual, those things will be explained to you. You have received some very good suggestions in this thread. If it were me I would at least investigate them and see if they help you. If not, start troubleshooting hardware, beginning with your hard drive or SSD. Update firmware and see where the problem lies.
Disk Check
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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31 May 2013   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

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1. I just installed windows 7 on a new build (Check specs), and i want to know if everythings okay and running well, but i dont know how to do that, is there a specific way or is there any kind of program that i can download, that tells me what my FULL system specs are and if they are running okay?

2. COOLING: The stock fans from the C70 come in a really slow speed, i want to crank them up but, same problem, i dont know how, is there any special software that i can use to change the fan speeds? or do i need to buy an external controller?

3. The motherboard has a little screen that has 2 characters, every time i turn it on it gives me a LOT of characters, and finally it stays in A0, what does that mean?

4. I installed all the drivers from the motherboard, gpu and cpu i think, is there anything else i need to install? apart from antivirus?

5. STARTUP TAKES LIKE 5 MINUTES. also does shutdown. I press the ON button, then it goes through all the gigabyte motherboard stuff, then the WINDOWS IS STARTING thing comes up and it stays there for like 5 or 10 minutes, dont know why, but when it finally gets everything going on, it runs like butter on a hot pan, i can run crysis 3 at high settings no problem, i just dont know why it takes SO LONG on the boot secuence. i have another PC with exactly the same version of windows, its not nearly as fast as this one and it takes about 15 seconds to boot, i dont know whats happening:/

that is all, if i get any more problems ill probably ask you guys again, but until then, thank you
My first thought is the PSU probably on the border for a GTX670 But you have a 550w Seasonic a hell of a good brand

You can tweek some of the windows settings to allow faster boot and you might need to update chipset driver for the Motherboard

A0 in the corner is probably bios version you can also go into bios and tweek boot settings as well
What do you mean by "the PSU probably on the border for a GTX670 But you have a 550w Seasonic a hell of a good brand"?? (sorry, my english still needs a lot of improvement cx)

and yeah, ive tried updating the motherboard's cdrivers and everything but it still takes like 5 or 10 minutos on the boot time, but after that, everythings okay:/ don't know why
means your PSU is not a problem and very solid
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31 May 2013   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you complete all Windows 7 updates and including SP-1 if you didn't have it already.
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31 May 2013   #15
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

If you installed W7 fresh onto a blank (unformatted) SSD then the alignment is probably OK.
SSD Alignment

How about these questions:
Did you install Windows with the SATA controller set on AHCI in the UEFI (BIOS) settings?
When you installed Windows, did you do so with the spinning hard disk disconnected?

Try this anyway:
Disconnect the hard drive and optical drive, and any USB attached devices except keyboard and mouse and try to start up that way.
Tell us what happens.
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31 May 2013   #16
Executable Beep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Executable Beep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
As far as your system specs, System Info - See Your System Specs

The motherboard screen you referrred to is probably a diagnostic screen. It displays what the motherboard is checking, and will show if it gets stopped on something in particular. It's purpose is to help you diagnose problems. The codes should be in your motherboard manual. AO, is typical for OK, meaning POST went well.

As Lee suggested, hold the windows key (the one with the flag on it) and press "R". It will bring up a run box. type msconfig and go to the startup tab. The ones with the check by them are the ones that start with windows. The more programs that start with windows, the longer it takes, but should not take as long as you mentioned. Uncheck any program you do not need to start with Windows, which is about all of them. I have Windows sidebar and Microsoft Security Essentials start with windows and that's all.

As far as the fans go. If you have them connected to the motherboard, most motherboards allow you to control them through a motherboard utility or in BIOS. You can connect them to a power connector from the PSU and they will run full speed all the time, or you can purchase a fan controller to allow you to control them as you want at any time.

As far as software, there is no reliable software that I know of that will tell you if your computer is running ok. I always stay away from the utilities made to 'fix' windows. They will cause you more problems than they will solve. Try clicking the start button, in the search box type cmd, in the cmd entry that appears right click it and select 'run as administrator'. Copy/paste this into the window and hit the enter key sfc /scannow it is a system file checker which will check system files and attempt to repair any corrupted or missing files. After finishing those, check back and let us know your progress.

One more thing everyone should do, but few do, is create a system repair disk. It is easy and fairly quick, but can save you many problems down the road. System Repair Disc - Create
Well, where could i find such motherboard utility to crank up the fans?:/ as far as everything else, just tried them a couple of minutes ago, pc is still taking 6+ minutes to boot up:/ but thanks anyway, this was really helpful n-n
I trust this was not a sarcastic response. Most modern motherboards come with system utilities that include among other things, a fan control that is supposed to control fans. Mine does. Some work better than others, but they are there. If not there are bios settings that almost always are designed to control fans connected to your motherboard. Your digital read out on the board that reads AO is a debug read out to help in case there are problems with posting. If you read your motherboard manual, those things will be explained to you. You have received some very good suggestions in this thread. If it were me I would at least investigate them and see if they help you. If not, start troubleshooting hardware, beginning with your hard drive or SSD. Update firmware and see where the problem lies.
Disk Check
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Event Viewer - Open and Use in Windows 7
Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
Wow, well now that i think about it, it does sound really sarcastic, sorry, i meant thanks for your time or something like that cx

Yes, i did check on my bios and there seem to be some fan controlling options, but it wont let me change them for some reason-- is there anything specific i need to do? (sorry for all these questions, its my first build and im really not into this, thanks to the fact that my last pc was really weak, and ran off of an nvidia 9800gt so... yeah)

Also, when i run programs like speccy, it tells me that my ram is clocked at 667MHz, when its suppossedly 1600MHz (see system specs), do i need to change that inthe bios also? or what?D: im really, really confused cx
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31 May 2013   #17
Executable Beep

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Did you complete all Windows 7 updates and including SP-1 if you didn't have it already.
How do i do that?
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31 May 2013   #18
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Executable Beep View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Did you complete all Windows 7 updates and including SP-1 if you didn't have it already.
How do i do that?
here are the Steps


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31 May 2013   #19
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You should run Windows update and download and install all the updates, as Solar showed. You will reboot, and go back to the same page and click check for updates,download and install them, keep doing that until it says it can find no updates.

In bios you will need to set your ram timings, frequency and voltage to the manufacturers specs. The timings will be on the package and on a tag on the ram sticks themselves. Just the first 4 timings. Those settings should be in the tweeking or overclocking section of bios. I don't know the terminology for Gigabyte boards.

Download AS SSD, un zip it and open it select your SSD at the top and post a screenshot (Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums) you do not need to run the test unless you want to.
Also post a screenshot of Disk Management Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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31 May 2013   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Solarstarshines. Me and my cat went and had a well deserve nap. She made me.
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