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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezing and Graphics card

06 Nov 2009   #1
AndrewC

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 freezing and Graphics card

Hi All

The first time I ran Win 7 it worked fine, then after all the drivers loaded up, it didn't! This is what happens and this is what I've done. I would like your opinions please!

Windows 7 (32 bit) will boot up and start all the way through, everything will look fine until I try to use the start menu or anything on the sticky menu, when nothing will happen (the icons don't even 'shimmer' when the mouse moves across them). I can right button click until my hearts content until I open a short cut on the desktop. The program will open then just freeze like the start button, although I can still move the mouse and the windows button on the keyboard will open the menu and I can run programs through the keyboard, but when they open, they all freeze. The way to get out of this was to open the task manager (ctrl-alt-del), then just shut it down (X in corner!) and then the system runs. This would even happen in safe mode with everything I could take out, taken out of the start-up. I tried a fresh install of the 64 bit software and same happens again, but this time, the only drivers Windows went looking for was my graphics card. As soon as I restarted the same happens.

My graphics card is an NVid Geforce FX5200 and I am very tempted to buy a new card tomorrow as I am convinced its that!

Any comments or ideas?

Yours

Andy C


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07 Nov 2009   #2
AndrewC

Windows 7
 
 

Any ideas or do you all agree with me?
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07 Nov 2009   #3
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AndrewC View Post
Any ideas or do you all agree with me?
I don't agree with you, but then I don't disagree with you either. In fact, in the absence of firm evidence one way or the other, I try not to form any opinions at all. It might be your video card, or it might not. Spending substantial money on hunches is a bad idea unless you're out of options (or well-heeled).

- As a suggestion, test the effects of completely uninstalling your anti-virus utility.

- If that doesn't help, ensure the BIOS is up-to-date.

- If that also fails to address the problem, do a "vanilla" reinstall of the OS - no apps, no games, no updates, no new drivers... nothing at all that's not sourced from the Windows disc.

- Only if that results in the exact same symptom again, as soon as Windows is up and running, should you think about the probability that you've got damaged hardware.



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I'll bet you $1 that it's NOT a hardware problem
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07 Nov 2009   #4
AndrewC

Windows 7
 
 

Solved it...............................................................




Bleedin Logitech wifi mouse!

All that reloading for a bleedin mouse!

Live and learn



Andy C
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07 Nov 2009   #5
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

FX5200 is pretty ancient and slow slow slow if gaming at all, I'd still upgrade that. 8)
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