Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Computer unusable due to frequent crashes, even on startup.

12 Nov 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Good evening Old Rookie. Try running this to see if Windows 7 like your computer.
Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Nov 2012   #12
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might consider trying a run of this: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

If you did a clean install of w7 over Vista, had BSOD issues before and after, it might be that there are hardware issues. Running a memtest is a good check as most everything that machine does relies on memory.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Nov 2012   #13
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Typical hardware problems with older machines is overheating CPU, RAM and PSU.

System specs will help.
You can use this app to find them: Speccy Free System information Utility
Then enter them in the 'My System Specs' drop box at the lower left of any of your posts.

Check the CPU core temps.
Use Core Temp , to check the CPU temps when at idle, under load and/or testing.
Let us know the minimum and maximum temps you get.

Run the RAM test as F5ing suggested.

The PSU is difficult to test, after the other tests are done and if your still having issues, the PSU can be tested.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Computer unusable due to frequent crashes, even on startup.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Frequent BSOD (050,f7,fc,3b,1e), frequent service and chrome crashes
Dear Seven Forums, I'm looking for help regarding my pc that I built 3 months ago. I am having random crashes of all types: - 99% of the games crash to desktop after 10-15 minutes (Overwatch,Eu4,Hoi4, CIV V is OK,Witcher 3) - can't use chrome / firefox for more than 1-2 minutes because...
BSOD Help and Support
Disappearing Icons, Computer Crashes, BSOD, computer unusable
I have been having a long running problem with my computer. It started out as a lack of internet access which turned out tI o be a bad virus. I fixed that problem by doing a complete reformat of my system. I thought that that would fix the problem and it did for a bit. After a week or so I...
General Discussion
BSOD, Then random computer crashes when playing, freezes on startup.
Hello, Lately there are weird things going on with my computer. Firstly, on the 07/01/2014 I had a BSOD. Details below : 71d3160702ca3f91376bc753df0c5547.png (unfortunately my MiniDump folder is empty, so this is all I can provide) And ever since then every time I come home, and turn my...
BSOD Help and Support
Computer crashes after the Windows sign appears during startup
About an hour ago, I took the side panel off my computer to get rid of some dust inside the case. Once I had finished up, I started up the computer again to find the message 'reboot with proper start up device' or something a long those lines. I proceeded to put the disk of Windows 7 into the disk...
Hardware & Devices
Frequent BSOD's making laptop nearly unusable.
I just want to thank you guys for taking the time to look at my thread. As stated in the thread title, I'm receiving BSOD's almost every 10-15 minutes. Not every BSOD creates a dump however, some don't even give a reason, just that it was done to protect the computer. Attached is the most recent 12...
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App