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Windows 7: Strange install problem

26 Aug 2016   #1
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Strange install problem

Howdy

I've just done a fresh Install win 7 on my system. Have done this many times. Windows disk first then motherboard disk and then graphic card disk.

All was going well until I rebooted after graphics disk. The system booted up and then got stuck on the welcome screen. It was just stuck there and won't load to the desktop.

I don't know what to do now

Thanks


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26 Aug 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

The driver on your graphics card disk might be outdated and has problems with the latest Windows version/updates.

See if you can start Windows in Safe Mode using the Advanced Boot Options by tapping the F8 key when the PC is booting.
Here is a tutorial for this:
Advanced Boot Options

If you can start Windows in Safe Mode, see if you can do a graphics driver rollback in Device Manager.
Then reboot and see if you can start Windows normally.

EDIT:
I see you marked this thread solved, how did you solve it ?
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26 Aug 2016   #3
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok that safe mode roll back worked. Booted to desktop. So my plan now is to install 223!! Windows Updates then install Gforce Experience and get my graphics drivers that way. And then install anti virus

Do u have any other advice?

Cheers
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26 Aug 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Most of use do not install Gforce Experience and mostly only install these items with the custom install
Strange install problem-nvidia-installed-stuff.jpg

There are essentially 3 updates needed for a clean install of windows that will get you updated through April of 2016

KB3020369 & KB3172605 & KB3125574 all can be downloaded from the M$ catalog using internet explorer
Microsoft Update Catalog

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/...ows-7-and-8-1/

When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.

Also after restart verify the windows update service is stopped and set to Manual first or it will conflict with the stand alone installer.


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26 Aug 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I haven't used NVidea in years, so i can't comment on Gforce Experience.
I like to manually get drivers from the vendor, and decide if i want the latest before installing.
I always make a system image backup before updating drivers, or any major system changes.

For me Win 10 is worse with drivers, every "W10 new version" installs newer drivers that don't work for me.
I have to force install older drivers that work for me.
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26 Aug 2016   #6
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Ok I've downloaded and installed two out of those 3 updates manually. Now Windows says it wants to Install 216 updates.

If I'm not to use Gforce experience then how am I going to get up to date graphics drivers?
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26 Aug 2016   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
The 3rd update contains many of the 200 updates in it and is more straight forward and faster to install than the separate updates you now show
I have it on my OneDrive too if you can't deal with the catalog for it,

I would do NVidia drivers manually
No one has ever died from being a month or 2 behind in NVidia drivers
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems
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26 Aug 2016   #8
scoobydog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Sorry I missed what u wrote about drivers. Hard to read all. Am doing this from Iphone �� I will check out nvidia web site.

How do u do a system image or what ever u called it. I remember a program I used years ago called Acronis drive image. Used that and burnt the whole system to DVDs . I'm bit sick of clean installs especially when I have problems. I think I'll check that out again. Do u know of any other good imaging programs?

Thanks
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26 Aug 2016   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I used Acronis paid for many years and it always worked reliably for me.
I switched to Macrium Reflect free a year or two ago, and i like it better than Acronis.
Macrium Reflect Free

I would not use DVD's for the backup media.
Saving a backup image to a hard drive (or flash stick) is much faster, easier, and more reliable.

Restoring a system image backup can save you many hours/days rather than doing a clean install.

There are other (free) imaging programs that others recommend such as AOEMI, EaseUs, Paragon, etc.
For the one's i've tested, Macrium is the best for me.
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26 Aug 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
yep I too use Macrium Reflect free it's great
Too easy to use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQA7NlLvxg8
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