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Windows 7: Validation of Windows 7 problem after updates.

30 Aug 2014   #41
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Lady, you may want to try to just put the CD you burn in the DVD drive and just reboot. If it is set right, you will see 'if you want to boot from the DVD press any key', then quickly press a key on your keyboard, you only have a couple of seconds. If that happens, you don't have to do anything, the test will start by itself and run until you stop it. You can stop it by pressing the escape key.

Please download the test from Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool and scroll down to the middle of the page. This is what you will see and I have outlined which one to download.

Attachment 331257

Save it to your desktop, right click it and you will see an ISO file which looks like a CD disk. put a blank CD into your DVD drive, then double click the ISO file. Windows disk image burner will pop up, or if you have another image burner installed on your computer, you can use that. just burn it to the cd and you are done. Then close the DVD drive with the CD in it and reboot. If your bios is set up right, you will see the 'if you want to boot from DVD press any key' message. Then, go have lunch. It will take several hours to run 8 complete passes, which you need. then you can press escape and remove the CD and you will boot back into Windows. If you get any errors, just press escape when you notice them, you don't have to run it any longer.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. One of us will answer you.


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31 Aug 2014   #42
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Okay, I am doing it and on the 2nd pass with no errors thus far. Internet speed not good so taking about 50 minutes per pass. Will report back in the Spring..lol Thanks

Having looked at your instructions I am using the versión 5 type as previously instructed.
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31 Aug 2014   #43
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Sorry about last post, DOH, nothing to do with internet. Feel really stupid now but can I ask why each pass takes longer? The first was 50 mins and the 2nd took 2 hours, so I presume that my PC must be slowing down the longer it runs. Goodness knows when it will have run 8 passes, at this rate. Is this normal??? Thanks
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31 Aug 2014   #44
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes it's normal.
It takes a long time. Hours. Because I have a lot of ram my last time to 13 hours. If you get a red error message stop the test you have a problem.
One failure indicates a ram or motherboard problem.

I see your motherboard has 4 dimm slots. Which slot/slots does your motherboard manual recommend the ram to be installed in?

I see your specs indicate 2 gigs of ram. How many modules (sticks) is being used?
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31 Aug 2014   #45
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Which slot/slots does your motherboard manual recommend the ram to be installed in?
Your question inspired me to have another look.

Now, the system specs is not right, IMHO.

What I am seeing there, the motherboard is ASRock > P4i945GC
Code:
BaseBoardManufacturer = ASRock
BaseBoardProduct = P4i945GC
The BIOS is old, but latest.
Code:
BiosVersion = P1.30
BiosReleaseDate = 11/18/2009
And RAM in use is 4 GB.
Code:
[Memory Device (Type 17) - Length 27 - Handle 0010h]
  Physical Memory Array Handle  000eh
  Memory Error Info Handle      [Not Provided]
  Total Width                   64 bits
  Data Width                    64 bits
  Size                          2048MB
  Form Factor                   09h - DIMM
  Device Set                    [None]
  Device Locator                DIMM0
  Bank Locator                  BANK0
  Memory Type                   0fh - SDRAM
  Type Detail                   0080h - Synchronous
  Speed                         0MHz
  Manufacturer                  Manufacturer0
  Serial Number                        
  Asset Tag Number                          
  Part Number                   PartNum0

[Memory Device (Type 17) - Length 27 - Handle 0012h]
  Physical Memory Array Handle  000eh
  Memory Error Info Handle      [Not Provided]
  Total Width                   64 bits
  Data Width                    64 bits
  Size                          2048MB
  Form Factor                   09h - DIMM
  Device Set                    [None]
  Device Locator                DIMM1
  Bank Locator                  BANK1
  Memory Type                   0fh - SDRAM
  Type Detail                   0080h - Synchronous
  Speed                         0MHz
  Manufacturer                  Manufacturer1
  Serial Number                        
  Asset Tag Number                          
  Part Number                   PartNum1
I think the speed and manufacturer info are just some glitches of WinDbg analysis?? Or the facts??
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31 Aug 2014   #46
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

SD ram mercy.
That is why a dummy like me needs System Specs in the My System Specs location. My System Specs is there for a reason.
I want to help if I can but I need to know what dog I'm walking in the park.

This tutorial by Kari should help us help the OP.

Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs
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31 Aug 2014   #47
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Seems like I´ve got a dog of a PC. Firstly pleased to know that it is normal for the test I am running takes such a long time. So far, no errors but has taken 7.18 hours to complete 4 passes.

The only info I can provide at the momento is what I can see on the screen which I presume comes under the part headed Memory SPD Informations.
Slot 01 2048 MB DDR2 - 800
Slot 1 2048 MB DDR2 - Kingston

I am unable to provide any further information at the moment due to running the test. I have found a manual for ASRock P4VM890 Motherboard but I was not involved before as it was assembled by the guy in the shop where I took it for an upgrade. Found receipt and it´s the P4i945GC. PC has had a few problems since 2011 but worse this year.

I will study the link regarding snapshots and upload tomorrow as obviously I am using another PC at the moment to read this.

Thanks
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31 Aug 2014   #48
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No hurry Lady just keep running the test.
Remember when and or if the memory test finds a problem stop the test and get back to us.

I glad you found the motherboard manual. It's very important. Just take a read through it while your waiting for the memory test to complete.

If you use Speccy you can print out the report and keep it with your motherboard manual for future use. Speccy is very simple to use. It does all the work for you.
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01 Sep 2014   #49
lady

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

I´m back and report that there were no errors from the Memtest. I have downloaded and ran Speccy and here is the URL.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/f...wft6EAlMIugC0h

I was unable to attach this, only paste, so hope it works. Fingers crossed but was amazed to see that it even shows the temperatures the components are running at. Only just put PC on and have fan running in the side so hope this does not give you a false reading. I´ll wait to hear from one of you and thank you very much for your time and trouble.
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01 Sep 2014   #50
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you for the Speccy log.

Use this tutorial by Brink to correct your system specs when you get time.

System Info - See Your System Specs


Things I noticed are many but I will mention a few.

1. You have Tuneup Utility 2012. That program alone can cause all kind of problems including Windows 7 validation problems.

2. You have 1 stick of ram (unknown) and 1 stick of ram (Kingston). That doesn't mean the ram is bad. Their is a good chance they don't get along with each other.

3. You have a lot of auto updates for all kinds of things.
Bing Bar, Adobe, H.P., Google and a lot of Java programs.

4. You have Windows 7 Defender and Eset active at the same time.

5. **I do not see the cpu temps. That could be because Speccy can't read that old of system.

Their is a lot more but what does all this mean.
Your system need a good cleaning of what I call Junk to start with.
I didn't see anything that needs Java which is a trouble maker.
Bing anything can and does cause problems.
Auto update any thing can cause problems because you never know what you get and when.

***Post some more pictures and I will take a look and then give some suggestion.***

Use this tutorial by Brink to post the snap shots.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums


Start Orb and type msconfig and then I would like to see Startup programs and NON Microsoft Services.

Examples:

Attachment 331518

Attachment 331519

All this might sound overwelming but it is easy to do if you take your time.
We know you have a old system but I think we can breath some life back into it.

If you have question please ask. Noel says verification log looks good and that is a plus.

You probably have notice we do work as a team on this forum.
We try to help each other help you through your problems. I never assume their is one problem.

Get back to us when you can.
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