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Windows 7: Windows Won't Boot on SSD. Please help

13 Feb 2015   #31
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I notice this in post #25.

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Windows did the same exact thing. So both hard drives are having the same issue the second I restart Windows AFTER I do my graphics driver update.
Will your graphics card work if you don't do the Update?

Could you let us know exactly what Drivers did and did NOT work?


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13 Feb 2015   #32
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I notice this in post #25.

Quote:
Windows did the same exact thing. So both hard drives are having the same issue the second I restart Windows AFTER I do my graphics driver update.
Will your graphics card work if you don't do the Update?

Could you let us know exactly what Drivers did and did NOT work?
I used the drivers that came on the disc. My geforce experience let's me know when the newest drivers are out and the newest drivers were installed when I originally had the issue.

I also tried updating through Windows update which also crashed.

And it may work but it will work like a $2 video card instead of a $200 video card
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13 Feb 2015   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Why don't you answer my questions?
I asked what driver version works and what driver version doesn't work.

Just because a driver is new doesn't mean you need or want it.

Where did you get this little bit of wisdom?

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And it may work but it will work like a $2 video card instead of a $200 video card
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13 Feb 2015   #34
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Why don't you answer my questions?
I asked what driver version works and what driver version doesn't work.

Just because a driver is new doesn't mean you need or want it.
Because I don't know what exact version was installed. I would think by process of elimination, if the first driver that worked just fine won't work anymore, and the last driver that worked just fine won't work anymore, I would suppose that it's not the a driver issue.

Regardless I didn't remember an exact driver number since I always just update my driver through their program
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13 Feb 2015   #35
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A suggestion that works for me.

Install what ever driver that worked. If you can use your video card just use it. Allow Windows Updates to check for drivers. Then just check Windows Updates a couple of times a day and see if it offers you a video card driver update.

If Windows Update offers you a new driver take it.
These drivers will be a little old because not only has the video card manufacture checked the driver but Microsoft has also checked the driver to make sure it works well with Windows 7 and that takes time.

This method works quite well for me on two systems.
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13 Feb 2015   #36
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

To me this sounds like a Power Supply issue, the moment you engage the graphics card driver and draw some current , poof the system reboots and crashes the causing corruption. What kind of power supply do you have and how old is it?
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16 Feb 2015   #37
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I have officially solved my issue on my own!

At first I narrowed it down to the video card itself. Of course since I already re-seated it and reinstalled several drivers I thought it was defective.

However I read of one other person who had an issue with a different card. Not only did he reseat his video card but also re-plugged in his hard drives and other cords.

Just in case I took out both of my hard drives, switched them sides. Re-plugged in the sata cables/power.

Re-seated my video card again.

Also just for organizational purposes I had to unplug and re-plug a few other cables so I could make them fit in my case well.

After that I booted back up, re-installed my old driver from a disc and it worked!!!!!!

One other great thing was because of the order of my hard drives my SSD was actually listed as like J or something. But because I switched it positions it is C now. Since it's my primary drive that was a little bonus

Thanks for all the help!!!!! I appreciate it from all of you
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16 Feb 2015   #38
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for reporting back. Now who would have thunk. This is one of those circumstances that is hard to diagnose remotely.
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16 Feb 2015   #39
zomboromano

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for reporting back. Now who would have thunk. This is one of those circumstances that is hard to diagnose remotely.
Definitely strange. My video card was only two months old. They would have given me a refurbished one for my warranty, and still probably would have had the same issue. So good thing I tried one last thing on my day off.
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16 Feb 2015   #40
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

@Wolfgang
I have no idea how we would be able to tell if the cables and harness were plugged into the proper place correctly. We have to depend on the person building the system.

@zomboromano I'm glad you got it figured out.
Happy computing.
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