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Windows 7: Display constantly freezes after RC1 install

07 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7 rc1 7100
Display constantly freezes after RC1 install

I was using the Beta since Feb. with no problems whatsoever. When the time limit was up I installed the RC1. I did a freesh install, not an upgrade. Ever since the install, my display will freeze at random and the pc requires a hard reboot. I initially assumed it was a video driver issue. First, I updated all my drivers to the latest, but it kept happening. So I tried the driver for Vista, but it kept happening. Well, gaming and watching video is the main thing I do with my pc, so as is it is useless. I disabled the video driver so I could download another OS but it still freezes, even with no video driver.
I can't stay unfrozen long enough now to download a linux distro, and my XP is no good becasue it doesn't come with the drivers I need to get online, so I can't install it and update the drivers, so basically I'm screwed.
I have searched online for hours, but no real answers. Its frustrating as hell that the beta was working flawlessly, then they made me ugrade, now its broken.

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07 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Hello Nitesmoke, welcome to the forums.

You might try one of the newer builds, such as 7264. If you want a link, PM me.

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07 Jul 2009   #3

windows 7 rc1 7100
Sure, I'll take the link.

I was actually re-downloading the beta and was going to use some "methods" to get it working past the 2 hour shutdowns. I'll try the newer build firts, though.
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