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Windows 7: random BSOD and other issues

24 Oct 2009   #11
simpleheart

windows 7
 
 

is the AVG the best anti virus program to use with 7?


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24 Oct 2009   #12
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I prefer the Avira Free for Win7 32 bit, and the Avast Free for Win7 64 bit - but that's just a personal opinion.
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24 Oct 2009   #13
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE to get some breathing room while you back up files. The NVIDIA drivers do not load in SAFEMODE.

Are you backing up in preparation for a re-install ... ?

jcgriff2
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24 Oct 2009   #14
simpleheart

windows 7
 
 

i got rid of the McAfee and Norton, ran a full backup, and so far still up and running.. I did download AVG9.0 to try it out and see if any issues reappear..

I usually do complete back ups beacuse of the data on the system to keep all my photos and other files backed up.. and maintain a schedule to keep the backup up to date... I keep saying nee top put one of the backups in the fire safe.. hate to lose all these pics of the kids and trips
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25 Oct 2009   #15
simpleheart

windows 7
 
 
fixed BSOD.. but still have some issues

I still get a screen freeze on a cold start.. everything comes up, but when the users screen comes on my mouse freezes and I have to hold in the power button to reboot..

any ideas..
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31 Oct 2009   #16
jcgriff2

Windows 7 - Vista
 
 

The freezing when the mouse hits on users could be RAM. Logon to another user account & and see if the freezing persists. Use the hidden admin account if no others available -
START | cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe - type the following -

net user administrator /active:yes

Logoff your account. Administrator is waiting.

jcgriff2

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01 Nov 2009   #17
simpleheart

windows 7
 
 

my real copy of 7 came yesterday and I loaded it last night.. have to see what issues are resolved and if any new ones pop up..

as for switching users because of a ram issue.. it freezes and I can't log in as any user
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18 Dec 2009   #18
dserodio

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
athrx.sys BSOD

I've been experiencing frequent BSODs blaming athrx.sys (the Atheros wifi driver), specially when I have Bittorrent running. I remember having updated this driver a while back using Device Manager's own "Update Driver" function, but it hasn't solved the problem.

The currently installed driver is:
athrx.sys 2.0.0.75 09/06/2009

BTW, this notebook came with Vista factory installed, and I'm not running any antivirus software (dangerous, I know).
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19 Dec 2009   #19
usasma
Microsoft MVP

 
 

dserodio - Please start your own topic where your issue can get the individual attention that it deserves.
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