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Windows 7: Windows 7 Freezes During Boot


23 Sep 2009   #1

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Freezes During Boot

Hi everyone. I had this problem running the release candiate. Yesterday I installed the rtm and it installed fine. I did a clean install and today I turned it on and when the windows logo is doing its animation it will just freeze and not move forward. It did this on the rc and I was unable to resolve this. I believe its a driver issue. Perhaps with my video card. I didn't have drivers installed for the intel chipset software and have installed them now. I'll try and describe the problem the best wa I can. I turn on my pc then I see the new windows 7 animation and then it will just freeze not move on to the new blue logon screen where I enter my password. It doesn't always do this but there is a problem.

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23 Sep 2009   #2

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Since I'm on my blackberry I can't edit my post. My system specs: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.33 ghz, 3 gb of ram. Nvidia 8400 gs. My computer is an HP Elite M9000t
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23 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattMJB0188 View Post
Since I'm on my blackberry I can't edit my post. My system specs: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.33 ghz, 3 gb of ram. Nvidia 8400 gs. My computer is an HP Elite M9000t
Matt

You can help isolate if it is a video driver issue by rebooting in safe mode. If it is ok in safe its pointing more towards a video driver. When you get back to the computer find out what driver version you are running.

Also to be sure the driver is installed and working properly go into device manager (type device manager in search) and go to the display tab. You device should be listed and shouldn't have a yellow triangle on it. Also check for "unknown" devices elsewhere

Let us know the results


Ken
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23 Sep 2009   #4

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I had the latest video driver installed but rolled the driver back this morning. I believe its the base windows 7 driver says wddm I think next to itm. I have no unknown devices listed in device manager as I already checked for that. This is not the original graphics card that came with my system. I had an original nvidia 8400 graphics card but it had to be replaced and now its an asus 8400 graphics card but its still nvidia. Before I rolled back the driver I went to nvidia and had them detect the driver.

OK I'm back on my Computer and the video driver is: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 (Microsoft Corporation WDDM v1.1)

Version: 8.15.11.8593
Drvier Date: 5/14/2009
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23 Sep 2009   #5

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hopefully someone can help me. I went into Reliability Monitor and see a critical error saying... windows failed to start because of missing system files. I know that's no true as I did a clean install yesterday. It also says "A recent driver installation or upgrade might have prevented Windows from starting."

Thanks to anyone who can help.
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28 Sep 2009   #6

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Any luck anyone? It did twice today. I think its USB related possibly.
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28 Sep 2009   #7

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If its a system file that is borked, enter scannow/sfc into a command prompt to locate and repair your system files.
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28 Sep 2009   #8

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Is this a common problem? I notice that windows doesn't always shut down too. It will hang.
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28 Sep 2009   #9

Mac OS X / Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If its a system file that is borked, enter scannow/sfc into a command prompt to locate and repair your system files.
Well I was unable to do this, didn't work in command prompt. I think you guys are stumped on this. Its obviously some hardware on my computer because this is NOT A windows 7 issue.
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28 Sep 2009   #10

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MattMJB0188 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If its a system file that is borked, enter scannow/sfc into a command prompt to locate and repair your system files.
Well I was unable to do this, didn't work in command prompt. I think you guys are stumped on this. Its obviously some hardware on my computer because this is NOT A windows 7 issue.
Try:

sfc /scannow

into the cmd prompt.
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