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Windows 7: Windows 7 Constant Freezing

15 Jan 2010   #31
natekolvek

Win7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

noticed that after I posted.


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15 Jan 2010   #32
blitz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
natekolvek very sound advice but I don't think it applies in this case i think he's suffering from corruption and or improper drivers
So then what should I do? Clean install and format it?
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15 Jan 2010   #33
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
natekolvek very sound advice but I don't think it applies in this case i think he's suffering from corruption and or improper drivers
So then what should I do? Clean install and format it?
I would yes
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15 Jan 2010   #34
blitz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

What if I have two partitions? Which one do I install to? Should I delete one? If so, which one?

They are:

Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved
Total Size - 100.0MB
Free Space - 71.0MB
Type- System

Disk 0 Partition 2:
Total Size - 698.5 GB
Free Space - 664.8 GB
Type - Primary
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15 Jan 2010   #35
natekolvek

Win7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

So then if i understand you correctly, it shows the co-processor as a separate device with no driver correct?

If this is the case, do this:
1. open device manager
2. select the co-processor/non-installed device from the list, right click and select properties. even though its not installed it will still tell you things about the device.
3. In the properties window click the details tab and from the Property drop down box, select Hardware ID.

This will typically look like this:
ACPI\AuthenticAMD_-_AMD64_Family_16_Model_2

Copy the line listed in the box and google it. This will help you identify the correct software (and device as well).

If this does not work boot into safe mode and remove the following from the device manager

1. Processor
2. co-processor/non installed device
3. PCI standard CPU Host Bridge (all of them)

Just to rule out the video card (which is part of the problem on most Kernel-Power event id 41's if you google it, due to not enough amperage on the 12v rail to the vid card)

Uninstall the card and (if it's not removed with the card) the nvidia system management device.

Reboot, let windows re-install the devices you just removed. test for freezing.

These are the steps that i would personally try

Just out of curiosity, There doesnt happen to be an integrated video on this mobo is there?
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15 Jan 2010   #36
natekolvek

Win7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blitz View Post
What if I have two partitions? Which one do I install to? Should I delete one? If so, which one?

They are:

Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved
Total Size - 100.0MB
Free Space - 71.0MB
Type- System

Disk 0 Partition 2:
Total Size - 698.5 GB
Free Space - 664.8 GB
Type - Primary
If you are not using the supplied OS that came with the machine then you can safely delete the recovery partition. Some branded machines come with either 2 or 3 partitions.

1 will be the OS (largest sized partition)
1 will be the recovery partition (anywhere from 13m to 30 gigs)
1 will be the Bios Slice partition (or in your case system reserved)

If you are not using the OS that came with the machine and want to ensure a clean drive, delete them all then let win7 handle it.

Manufacturers only include the recovery partition if they do not supply restore discs which is more often than not now...

If you are not sure or want to downgrade later then you can use a tool like norton ghost and just make an image of the recovery partition (or clone it to a small drive for storage and just dupe the partition back over again if you need it).
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15 Jan 2010   #37
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

when doing the install it creates the 100mb partition the rest of your hard drives space will show below that install to that larger partition leave the 100 mb partition alone
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15 Jan 2010   #38
blitz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

When I choose which to Partition to install to (Partition 2 with 664.8 GB of Free Space) I don't get the option to format... It only lets me load drivers.
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15 Jan 2010   #39
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

you just need to hit the apply button on the available free space that's left windows will do a quick format to that partition and install
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15 Jan 2010   #40
blitz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well, if it's going to format it for me like you say, then what's the point of going in to Custom Options? I though the whole point of choosing "custom" instead of "upgrade" was so that you can format and install it to a certain Partition. Obviously I'm not understanding what to do, mainly because I've see so many different instructions and guides that say all different things.

Some say to do delete all partitions and that they don't matter. Other guides say to delete only certain partitions. I've also seen multiple different ways to format, one from installation another from the desktop.

If someone could just give me a nice simple guide on exactly what to do inorder to cleanly install Windows 7 (so that the old version is gone) and how to format it, that would be great.
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