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Windows 7: Start up isnt booting properly after BIOS update

14 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 professional
 
 
Start up isnt booting properly after BIOS update

ok so i went to update my BIOS after one of my games(call of duty: Black ops) was lagging badly and i did everything to reduce lag even though my computer could run it on high settings. BTW the lag was gone after i upgraded BIOS for the game i mentioned above.

So a friend suggested that i update the BIOS. i did and then after restart my computer would freeze but when i unplug a usb device from 2 ports grouped together it booted. Today i got the boot until i remove a USB device but now i get crashes in games. it also decided to install printer drivers...again even though the printer has been working fine since the day i installed windows 7 x64 months ago. My version is not a beta or a RC its a full version fully updated with some minor tweaks like UAC turned off but nothing major that would cause startup to fail.


i know i dont have a virus or a rootkit. Thats the first thing i checked. This didnt happen till after i updated the BIOS.

so here is what i have done so far:
Startup repair twice(i chose the recommended option).....neither time it worked it just reverted it back two days.

did a antivirus,rootkit, spyware,etc... scan found only small stuff that wouldnt cause this much problems. in other words small stuff that i got rid of easily that is fairly common such as data miners and tracking cookies.
also ran combofix....didnt find anything.
next did a scan using Advanced windos Care 2 didnt find anything wrong with the disk or anything else.

also ran chkdsk also didnt find anything.
i know its also not a heating issue because monthly i blow dust out of the case and check for wires around the fans.

any ideas on what to do?

i ran out of options of stuff to do. i dont mind re-installed windows 7 but kind of want to use that as a last resort.

Also any ideas that require command prompt please make is a simpe to understand as possible please. i am not stupid in CMD just get confused easily.


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14 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

After you updated your BIOS, did you load defaults, reboot, enter the BIOS again, and configure the BIOS to what it was prior to updating the BIOS?
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15 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

i did go into bios after it rebooted into it to check settings and they were all defaults. i never changed anything in the bios when i installed it initially. and no i didnt try downgrading it. But the upgrade improved EPU performance which for some reason fixed my Black Ops lag problem.

Dont know if that answered your question kegobeer.
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15 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, I wanted to rule out an incorrect BIOS setting. Have you checked for newer motherboard/chipset/video/audio/etc drivers from Asus and nVidia?
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15 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

i am running the latest stuff from them. but running a system file check now but its through a utility called FixWin.
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15 Nov 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

Ok so I went into bios and my boot order was removeable, HDD, cd drive.
Also it
Hangs when my printer is plugged in. Could it be a driver issue?
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15 Nov 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Did you flash your BIOS to the latest official update from your motherboard manufacturer, or did you flash a modded BIOS?

Try changing the boot order to CDROM first, HDD second. Disable any other entries.
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15 Nov 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Work through these troubleshooting steps
to check for repeat errors in log or other clues using the System Resources, test hardware, file system, system file integrity, etc.

Work up to a Repair Install which is the final resort before the superior Clean Reinstall.

A clean reinstall is always better than getting a new computer, since today's new computers are larded with bloatware and useless utilities with better versions built into Windows 7. Get it perfect following these steps, then backup a System Image so you never have to reinstall again: Reinstalling Windows 7
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15 Nov 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
Did you flash your BIOS to the latest official update from your motherboard manufacturer, or did you flash a modded BIOS?

Try changing the boot order to CDROM first, HDD second. Disable any other entries.
i flashed with a manufacturer official update.

ok i'm also gunna try re-installing printer drivers just incase.
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15 Nov 2011   #10

Windows 7 x64 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Work through these troubleshooting steps
to check for repeat errors in log or other clues using the System Resources, test hardware, file system, system file integrity, etc.

Work up to a Repair Install which is the final resort before the superior Clean Reinstall.

A clean reinstall is always better than getting a new computer, since today's new computers are larded with bloatware and useless utilities with better versions built into Windows 7. Get it perfect following these steps, then backup a System Image so you never have to reinstall again: Reinstalling Windows 7

i've already done most of that. SFC /scannow didnt find anything wrong. i know its not a hardware fault because it seems to only not like my printer after i updated my BIOS before it worked fine. Essentially all these problems happened after i updated my BIOS.
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