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Windows 7: Windows 7 Freezes During Boot


29 Sep 2009   #11

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well I tried that and it said it didn't find any errors. I notice its only doing it when I turn the PC off at nite and turn it back on in the morning its fine. The boot screen is completely froze, the windows logo looks like a picture as nothing is moving.

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29 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Matt, have you tried safe mode as Ken suggested?
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29 Sep 2009   #13

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Matt, have you tried safe mode as Ken suggested?
I have and its fine in safe mode, only seems to happen every morning. Windows cannot seem to FIND a problem however I think its a usb device.
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29 Sep 2009   #14

 

If it is a USB Device. then unplug the device.
Also in you first post he said:I didn't have drivers installed for the intel chipset software and have installed them now. That seem highly strange.
also in another post you say you rolled back from the Windows 7 default drivers.
that is what (WDDM) drivers are.

PS: your mobo is not Windows 7 compatible. that might be the reason you have had MAJOR PROBLEMS... I'd work at finding Win 7 DRIVERS for you mobo first.

Seems to me you borked your own system. but
1. No driver installed.
2. rolling back to a lower version of some driver.
3. how long does it take for the SHUTDOWN.
4. what type of HDDs are they.
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29 Sep 2009   #15

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
If it is a USB Device. then unplug the device.
Also in you first post he said:I didn't have drivers installed for the intel chipset software and have installed them now. That seem highly strange.
also in another post you say you rolled back from the Windows 7 default drivers.
that is what (WDDM) drivers are.

PS: your mobo is not Windows 7 compatible. that might be the reason you have had MAJOR PROBLEMS... I'd work at finding Win 7 DRIVERS for you mobo first.

Seems to me you borked your own system. but
1. No driver installed.
2. rolling back to a lower version of some driver.
3. how long does it take for the SHUTDOWN.
4. what type of HDDs are they.
First off I love your terminology. Secondly I did not 'borke' my computer. All my drivers are up to date as of now but weren't when I originally made this thread. I figured since some of them weren't up to date that maybe thats why the boot screen is crashing. Maybe the drivers weren't windows 7 compatible. The video card is now up to date but I was originally using the WDDM driver for it. Now what seems 'highly strange'? That my Intel Chipset Software wasn't up to date, well apparently not according to Driver Max.

Shutdown when it works properly takes about 10 seconds.
My hard drives are both Sata 5400 RPM hard drives.
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30 Sep 2009   #16

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

According to the reliability viewer it now says windows failed to start because of a problem with the hard drive.
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30 Sep 2009   #17

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Matt, if it works well with safe mode, it points to a driver issue. Try disabling in your BIOS (is it up to date?) devices that are not essential for booting (LAN card, USB, audio card, for example) and see if it goes away. Then enable them one at a time to see whcih one is causing the problem.

I saw you have onboard video. It might be worth trying boot without your GeForce 8400, using just onboard, to see if the problem persists

Regarding Intel chipset, I would not rely on the search programs, check at the Intel site: Intel® G33 Express Chipset - Intel® G33 Express Chipset support

As your problem is only at boot, you could try running sfc /Scanboot. This will scan all protected system files every time you start your computer. You should revert it back to default settings later using sfc /Revert (details here: Description of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 System File Checker (Sfc.exe))

Do you turn it off during the day or use standby or hibernate? I wonder if there is anything different in the morning (besides it being cooler, but that is usually a good thing). Having said that, what about your memory? Have you tested it (I suggest Memtest86: www.memtest.com
Let us know
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30 Sep 2009   #18

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I ran the scan boot and it didn't find any errors. Its happening every single morning now. definetely could be the hard drive. My bios are not up to date as I tried but hp wouldn't install them without windows vista. I'm about to take it to the repair shop.
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30 Sep 2009   #19

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Matt, why don't you try to install 7 on your other HD and see if you get the same problem when booting from it? I agree that hardware is a good candidate for this, given the morning only behavior. If it is like me, it simply refuses to work in the morning...
I would still check the memory before starting to take everything apart.
Actually, we have forgotten something even more simple: chkdsk.
And if you think it is the HD, I suggest you backup important stuff before running chkdsk. Actually asap, since it can go belly up at any moment if it is the culprit
Good luck and let us know
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30 Sep 2009   #20

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Matt, why don't you try to install 7 on your other HD and see if you get the same problem when booting from it? I agree that hardware is a good candidate for this, given the morning only behavior. If it is like me, it simply refuses to work in the morning...
I would still check the memory before starting to take everything apart.
Actually, we have forgotten something even more simple: chkdsk.
And if you think it is the HD, I suggest you backup important stuff before running chkdsk. Actually asap, since it can go belly up at any moment if it is the culprit
Good luck and let us know
Well in May I had a second hard drive put in. He made that one the larger one my default hard drive. How do I make the other one my default hard drive? Of course my data is all backed up. I have checked the hard disk for errors. NO errors are found.
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