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Windows 7: BSOD After Clean Install of Windows 7

05 Nov 2010   #11
patfield

windows vista 32 bit
 
 
Continuing saga of BSOD

I used the tool to completely clear the Nvidia driver and installed the new one (although when I use Driver Whiz to test the new installation it still shows up as needing a newer version, but I downloaded it right from the Nvidia site). I ran the Furmark test but there is no temperature recorded (always 0) and the fur just turns really slowly. I let it run for about 20 minutes but didn't get any results.

Even when I was running Vista and I would be playing a game (like Bejewelled) and it had to change screens, it would take forever to change to the next screen. When I run Bejewelled on my laptop, when it goes to a different level it changes right away, but on my desktop, it would take forever to go through the same process. Do you think there is something wrong with my Nvidia card?


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05 Nov 2010   #12
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patfield View Post
You suggested that I try to update the bios. I did check to see that the motherboard was the one you asked I had, and that was right. When I download the bios update it states "must have Vista operation system". I was afraid to go ahead and continue with the installation because I am running Windows 7 (although not all that well). Should I still continue with the bios update?
Have you checked to be sure your BIOS is win 7 compatibile?

Sometimes when installing drivers it is nec to install them in compatibility mode. I havent seen it in BIOS updates but...

To install in compat right click the installer>properties>compatibility>chose OS
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05 Nov 2010   #13
wish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patfield View Post
I used the tool to completely clear the Nvidia driver and installed the new one (although when I use Driver Whiz to test the new installation it still shows up as needing a newer version, but I downloaded it right from the Nvidia site). I ran the Furmark test but there is no temperature recorded (always 0) and the fur just turns really slowly. I let it run for about 20 minutes but didn't get any results.

Even when I was running Vista and I would be playing a game (like Bejewelled) and it had to change screens, it would take forever to change to the next screen. When I run Bejewelled on my laptop, when it goes to a different level it changes right away, but on my desktop, it would take forever to go through the same process. Do you think there is something wrong with my Nvidia card?

Yes, It has narrow down the problem to your Nvidia card.
For the furmark, you may use Speedfan to monitor the temp.

Since I have little exp with hardware stuff, I'll search help for you.
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06 Nov 2010   #14
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Did you run the memtest86+ as suggested previously?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wish View Post

Then try some hardware test:
1] RAM test with memtest86 for at least 7 passes.
This tutorial will explain how to run the test.


Let us know if you have any questions and what the results are.
Is that the RAM that came with your computer?
Any upgrades done?


From what you said about your integrated Nvidia graphics above, that will be something to look at.
Your integrated graphics will be using some of your RAM to run, so the RAM test should be done first.
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06 Nov 2010   #15
patfield

windows vista 32 bit
 
 
continuing saga

Yes, I did run the memtest and after six passes there were no errors.

If the problem is with my graphics card, does that mean that I need to buy a new graphics card to run Windows 7 properly or do I need to reinstall Vista instead? I have been doing some searching on graphics cards and I am getting more and more confused about which one would be the best choice.
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06 Nov 2010   #16
wish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your hardware meet the minimum requirement.
Free Download PC Upgrade Advisor Windows 7 Hardware Programs Issues
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06 Nov 2010   #17
patfield

windows vista 32 bit
 
 
upgrade advisor

I ran the Upgrade Advisor (again) and it says my system meets the minimum requirements. I had also run it before doing the clean install of Windows 7.

You suggested that I try to do a bios upgrade using compatibility mode. I tried that and it also failed to install.
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07 Nov 2010   #18
wish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

From what you said before, you were confuse whether buying new graphic card or go back to vista. I think the most suitable for you is going back to vista since your motherboard is old enough so I cannot guarantee your problem will solved just by change the VGA card.
But it will be worthy if you buying all new systems for running win7.

Take a look what jcgriff2 said here:https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post1033591
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07 Nov 2010   #19
patfield

windows vista 32 bit
 
 
going back to vista

Thanks to all that have responded to my problems. I think I will just do a system restore and go back to Vista. I had alot less problems when I was running it. Although my graphics were sometimes slow when running some games, at least my system didn't crash.

I appreciate all your effort in trying to get my BSOD problems resolved.
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07 Nov 2010   #20
wish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome mate
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