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Windows 7: Another hang on Welcome screen, windows 7

18 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 pro 32 bit
Another hang on Welcome screen, windows 7

Did quite a bit of searching, and am now stuck, so I thought I would post my own thread.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, builder version, SP 1 part of install disk.

Just upgraded my case, transferred all equipment (on static mat with grounding strap to me attached to case), plugged everything back in. When I booted up, posted fine, got to login screen fine, then when it got to "Welcome" screen, it seemed to just sit with the "loading" circle constantly spinning.

I can get into safe mode with no problem. Running repair with disk returned with no errors.

The only thing I changed internally was -1 front usb connection, and I now have my HDD and Optical drive hooked into SATA 6 ports, before Optical was SATA 6 port and HDD was SATA 3 port. BIOS is seeing HDD and Optical at correct locations.

Interesting note, when I loaded up safe mode, I got a message saying the computer had to be restarted for changes to take effect. All updates to Windows must be approved by me before downloading and installing.

Any thoughts or ideas? Altho I'm no stranger to doing HDD wipes and full re-installs, I would like to avoid this if possible.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

If it works in safe mode chances are it is a corrupt driver (video?) or conflict. To find out which I would run driver verifier

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation (an estimate on my part).

If you can't get into Windows because it crashes too soon, try it in Safe Mode.
If you can't get into Safe Mode, try using System Restore from your installation DVD to set the system back to the previous restore point that you created.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2012   #3

windows 7 pro 32 bit

I'm now remembering that I had an update to Avast AVG recently that called for a restart, however I cannot recall if I have had a restart / shutdown and boot since I applied the update. Could that be another route to check?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Mar 2012   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bivrington View Post
I'm now remembering that I had an update to Avast AVG recently that called for a restart, however I cannot recall if I have had a restart / shutdown and boot since I applied the update. Could that be another route to check?

Absolutely. AVG has issues with some systems

AVG can be a contributing cause of BSOD'S .
Please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST

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