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Windows 7: Windows 7 64 bit crashes.

21 Jul 2009   #11
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi,

I would say that if your 7264 and your vista are running without problems, there's nothing wrong with your hardware.

The BSOD states a warning about IRQ.

This indicates to me it could be the way 7600 handles ACPI.

Probably two pieces of hardware sharing the same IRQ are conflicting.

Try putting your soundcard into another PCI slot, thus forcing it to use a different IRQ.

I advise doing a clean install after that.

Good luck!


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21 Jul 2009   #12
dook

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Squuiid View Post
Definitely not your hard drive. Red herring for sure.

Any ideas as to what then? The sound card perhaps?

I'll install 7600 now and post any memory dumps.

Thanks guys.
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21 Jul 2009   #13
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dook View Post
Any ideas as to what then? The sound card perhaps?

I'll install 7600 now and post any memory dumps.

Thanks guys.
Read my post just above this one you posted.

Good luck.
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21 Jul 2009   #14
Squuiid

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dook View Post
Any ideas as to what then? The sound card perhaps?

I'll install 7600 now and post any memory dumps.

Thanks guys.
Check my 1st post on this thread.
Go with your gut. Either sound card or RAM in my opinion.
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21 Jul 2009   #15
dook

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 

Well in a twist of usual stupid fate (haha) I've just installed 7600 on a partitioned space and there's not an error in sight. It's nice and smooth!

So I'm just gonna stick with this for now! I really don't understand how partitioning the harddrive can stop the errors but I'm not complaining!!

Also, I know this could have been part of the problem, thinking back, I've been running 2 graphics cards, a Nvidia 9800gtx+ and a Radeon HD2600 so I can run 4 monitors.

This was the one thing that i couldn't stick with vista for, because vista requires identical WDDM drivers to run 2 cards whereas 7 can use 2 different ones.

Needless to say it's running perfectly now!

Thanks
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22 Jul 2009   #16
dook

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 

Spoke to soon as always.

I left my PC on today with uTorrent running and when i've come home it has litterally crashed about 10 minutes after i'd left.

I seem to recall that uTorrent's been running every time that it's crashed.

Incidentally, It's the same torrent everytime - but surely a torrent can't be crashing my desktop? There's about 1000 seeds and like 2000 leechers!!

It's truly bizzare. Anyway I'm gonna try a different client maybe.

Anybody heard any compatability isseus with uTorrent and Win7??

Cheers.


Btw it's a total freeze i'm getting. The image on the screen is the one from the time it crashed - ie. the clock still says 5:30pm at 11pm...

Thanks
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22 Jul 2009   #17
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

dook,

A few posts up I wrote you a possible solution.

Try moving your soundcard to different PCI slot in your pc.

It is most likely an IRQ issue.

Greetz
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22 Jul 2009   #18
dook

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 

@squonksc

Sorry man I've been completely ignorant towards you I don't know why I've repeatedly ignored what you've put. I sware it wasn't purposeful!!

All my PCI slots are being used, so i'll have to swap them around - will this be enough?

also could you explain to me what IRQ is? and what issues you can have?

Many thanks
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22 Jul 2009   #19
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dook View Post
@squonksc

Sorry man I've been completely ignorant towards you I don't know why I've repeatedly ignored what you've put. I sware it wasn't purposeful!!

All my PCI slots are being used, so i'll have to swap them around - will this be enough?

also could you explain to me what IRQ is? and what issues you can have?

Many thanks
No problem dook,

Explaining IRQ is a topic of it's own so I will give you a link to Wikipedia.
Interrupt request - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But what you should know is that hardware used to have it's own IRQ, but nowadays hardware can share IRQ.

This is normally a good thing because you can add more hardware, but it sometimes it can be the source of major problem / conflicts.

You said all your PCI slots are filled. I don't know how many you have, but filling more than 3 PCI slot is know to cause major conflicts too.

Depends alot on the hardware in question.

You should consider taking a card out, but if they are all absolutely necessary, you have to start moving them around and test it until you find a stable setup.

The hardware tab can actually assist you in this because you can find out which IRQ the different hardware is using.

If I were you I would first move the soundcard to the 1st PCI slot.

Older hardware is more likely to cause problems in the 3rd or 4th PCI slot.

If it's already in the 1st, put it somewhere else.

Also taking them all out and one for one putting them in can help you find the root of the problem.

It's a bit of fiddling but it will most likely solve your problem.

Good luck.
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22 Jul 2009   #20
dook

Windows 7600.16385 / Vista x64 / XP
 
 

Well I only have 2 PCI slots, the rest are PCIe

It's in the second at the minute so I'll give it a swap around.

I've had the soundcard for maybe 4 months now and it runs fine on Vista / XP which is why i can't understand why Windows 7 has a problem with it.

But i'll definately switch it around tomorrow morning when i get up.

I still can't help but think Utorrent is somehow responsible. I've read on the utorrent forums of other people with the exact same issue but people over there are saying only a driver could be causing the problem - which is strange.

Thanks man
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