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Windows 7: Random crashes

29 Oct 2009   #1
meoran

windows 7rc 32 bit, and on Desktop is windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 
Random crashes

So basically from what I have been reading is that if I have anything on my pc that isnt brand spankin new like from tomorrow, I will have to remember all of the components on my pc and go hunt for all of the driver updates. Otherwise I can look forward to a lifetime of crashes, or its back to xp till I want to deal with this new OS?


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29 Oct 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Not true. Look at my specs. I also have a machine with all 2001 hardware running flawlessly. A P4 1.5 Ghz 768 RDRAM.

How can we help you?
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29 Oct 2009   #3
meoran

windows 7rc 32 bit, and on Desktop is windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Not true. Look at my specs. I also have a machine with all 2001 hardware running flawlessly. A P4 1.5 Ghz 768 RDRAM.

How can we help you?
I litterally just got done installing a 64 bit version of 7 that I downloaded through the msdn academic site and the first blue screen was right when it was preparing the dektop for the first time, the second was when it asked me if I wanted the crap that goes with IE8 like preferred websites, and the third and final one before shuting it down was really random I think I was inbetween windows. Any help I guess would be much appreciated, and I do understnd that its a new OS and bugs and problems for any OS this new is very common.
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29 Oct 2009   #4
meoran

windows 7rc 32 bit, and on Desktop is windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Not true. Look at my specs. I also have a machine with all 2001 hardware running flawlessly. A P4 1.5 Ghz 768 RDRAM.

How can we help you?
Also whats the difference between windows 7x64 and windows 7x86?
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29 Oct 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

C:\Windows\Minidump

Place the .dmp files into a .rar file using Winrar, upload to Rapidshare, and post a link here. We will look at the .dmp files and advise.

x86 is 32-bit
x64 is 64-bit

Simple explanation is that x64 can address and use greater than 4 GB or so memory while x86 can not.

x64 performs greater for intensive tasks such as video editing and encoding.

Those are by far not the only differences. But they are most talked about.

You can use safe mode + networking to do what I asked above if you really need to.
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29 Oct 2009   #6
meoran

windows 7rc 32 bit, and on Desktop is windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
C:\Windows\Minidump

Place the .dmp files into a .rar file using Winrar, upload to Rapidshare, and post a link here. We will look at the .dmp files and advise.

x86 is 32-bit
x64 is 64-bit

Simple explanation is that x64 can address and use greater than 4 GB or so memory while x86 can not.

x64 performs greater for intensive tasks such as video editing and encoding.

Those are by far not the only differences. But they are most talked about.

You can use safe mode + networking to do what I asked above if you really need to.
safemode with networking will make it to where I can go ahead and actually have time to get the files the you are looking for? I guess time will tell I am going to go ahead and power back up the ol desktop to find out.
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29 Oct 2009   #7
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Yeah. I doubt you will have crashes running like that because any problematic drivers will not be loaded. Networking driver will be loaded though. Not a problem in all likelihood.
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29 Oct 2009   #8
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Actually what you say can be true.

My machine is made up of various parts from 2 months to 4 years old and Some of the pieces required some special attention to get going. Same thing I had to do with Vista, same with the switch to win 2k.

If you have a older franken machine then yeah, install clean, then upgrade drivers or add hardware one by one after that. The main initial issue is the motherboard drivers. Storage, memory, chipset. If those are not right, then you may get random crashes.

In some cases my hardware did have Vista drivers but not W7 and generally those work fine.
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29 Oct 2009   #9
meoran

windows 7rc 32 bit, and on Desktop is windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 

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29 Oct 2009   #10
meoran

windows 7rc 32 bit, and on Desktop is windows 7 64 bit professional
 
 

I dont mean to rush but would like some feedback as to if I did the archive the right way or not, thnx
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