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Windows 7: Random reboot/BSOD when playing WoW, Minecraft, watching VLC videos

30 Jul 2014   #11


Auslogics BoostSpeed is not for Win7 and may have ruined your install.

The System flag on C means it is booting the OS and any other you have on there.

If there is no OS on D any longer then mark System REserved Inactive and delete it as it could interfere. If there is an OS still on D which you want then post back a screenshot from it so we can confirm what's boot it.

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30 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

I'm curious how Boostspeed may have done that... it's designed to help, isn't it?

Yes, that is correct; I have Win7 installed on an internal SSD (C: ) so it boots quickly. The D: drive is simply storage and does not have any OS files installed on it at all.
As you can see in the screenshot, though, the primary partition for the D: drive is inactive, but then there's a system reserved portion of the D: drive. Should that be a part of the C: drive, since the C: drive is the OS drive? Is that what you're saying?
The partitions have been this way for about a year now, but if it's recommended, I'll do what you're suggesting.

Also, a friend of mine recommended purchasing a PSU tester like the one here, just to be doubly sure the PSU is indeed putting out the proper wattage.
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30 Jul 2014   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium X64

So, as it turns out, I missed a few dump files that occurred recently. A HW tech friend of mine inspected them, but I want to see what verdict comes out of one of you guys inspecting them:
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31 Jul 2014   #14


If there is no OS on D then System Reserved is not needed and should be marked Inactive and deleted in Disk Mgmt. It has nothing to do with C which must have been correctly installed with the other drive unplugged since it is booting itself clearly as signified by the presence of the System flag.

I used Boostspeed on XP and Vista but it became clear with Win7 beta that it wasn't needed and could cause various issues, as with any optimizer which is not needed for Win7 since it is a featherlight and instantaneous OS to begin with on adequate hardware.

If you have low hardware then either upgrade it, or for less than 4gb RAM install 32 bit, edit Visual Effects of fading, sliding, animation, dragging box intact and selection rectangle. These are RAM hogs which aren't even visually noticeable: Optimize Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums.

If you've done heavy optimizing or tweaking on Win7 then I would start over and invest in one perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (same for retail) using the steps, tools and methods which assure you'll get and keep a perfect install for as long a you follow them. This is the best install one can have.
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