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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 Bit will not Shut Down

15 Oct 2011   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Bill,

I agree - your peformamce scores are more than adequate.

You never did say what programs were in your startup (the ones you later removed) when you were first having the problems....can you recall what they were?

At any rate, it sounds as if the issues are gone and the situation is solved. Is that correct?

Regards,
Golden


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15 Oct 2011   #12
bpatters69

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hey Golden

I did squeeze in what was running in my startup in one of my long posts above... . All that was there was McAfee and Acronis items. I unchecked all of the Acronis items so the only thing that loads are the Microsoft items.

This mobo has been decent but not great. Peroformance-wise it has taken everything that I could throw at it. I have had a bunch of issues with it. As I said, my main hard disk crashed last month so I had to reload everything. No big deal as it was all backed up. The problem is that this is the second hard disk that has crashed in two years. I have some theories but they are just that.. I am not really sure why it has happened. There are some odd symptoms such as the BIOS not recognizing any hard drives and then loading Windows 7 without any problems. Also, when I go into BIOS, the primary hard disk is never list as the first drive, it is listed as the 3rd drive. Just odd stuff. I may have a quirky controller. Who knows.

If I lose another HD, I am going to have to retire this mobo though. Enough is enough.

So to answer your other question, I am tentatively saying that it looks like I am good.

Thanks, Bill
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15 Oct 2011   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Bill,

Thats great. Seeing as your system is up and running now, you may want to consider imaging the entire HDD to an external USB drive. That way, if the HDD dies, or you do decide to retire the motherboard, you can simply transfer the image from the external drive back to the new HDD. Its much faster than reinstalling.

There are a few options out there to do this. I use FREE Macrium Reflect. Of course, there is also a very good tutorial here at SevenForums for helping with that too if you need it:

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden
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