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Windows 7: Windows crashes on startup only when powering on system

16 Jul 2011   #31
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

No matter what I do, it keeps saying the folder I specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for my device, and says to make sure it is designed to work with x64. I picked x64... what am I doing wrong here?


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16 Jul 2011   #32
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am not sure what is going wrong, but I don't think you are at fault. In the driver folder is a msi installer try right clicking on this and selecting run as administrator.
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16 Jul 2011   #33
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Actually I might be at fault, because I was trying to update the driver for the "disk drives" but not the "storage controller" and they are two separate and different things on my device manager.

But it does still say that the AHCI compatible RAID controller is up-to-date even though I don't think it is.


Never mind, I got it to respond and update the driver. I don't know if that worked or not to stop the BSODs, but I'll have to check soon.

When looking at the "driver version" under the details, it does in fact say it's the latest version.
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16 Jul 2011   #34
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got my fingers crossed
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16 Jul 2011   #35
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

I just did a power on after a shut down. Windows successfully booted without a hang or crash.

With the knowledge I received about the case having shorting issues with the optical drive being in the top slot on a Cooler Master, I moved it down a slot into the second one, from the advice of Essenbe. It worked. I'm touching the USB ports on the top now and they aren't shorting. I also blew some massive amounts of dust out of the front of the case, 'cause.... damn.

I'm thinking that the updated RAID driver and moving the optical drive combined may have helped. I won't say this is 100 percent solved just yet. I may run a few tests just to see, and I'll keep everyone informed.

As for the help I got here, thank you to everyone, and I'll rep you accordingly

Note: his PC is now incredibly bizarrely silent compared to before. Whatever I did, it must have helped in other areas, too.
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16 Jul 2011   #36
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am pleased that it is working and I hope that it stays that way. Damn that dust!! I think we are all afflicted, that and in my case cat hairs. lol I wish you well in your testing.
Pooch
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16 Jul 2011   #37
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Oh yeah, there is cat hair abundant. XD
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16 Jul 2011   #38
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Woops, I forgot to put the SATA plug back into the Optical drive lol. Guess I have to do that, now. I hope the optical drive wasn't the reason for the BSODs.
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16 Jul 2011   #39
MelancholyRose

Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, well, I plugged the optical drive back in, and I got a BSOD while Windows was starting up.

STOP 1E
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16 Jul 2011   #40
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MelancholyRose View Post
Woops, I forgot to put the SATA plug back into the Optical drive lol. Guess I have to do that, now. I hope the optical drive wasn't the reason for the BSODs.
lol if it was just unplugged I doubt it, but at least you will save your self a panic in the future when you want to use it
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