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Windows 7: Dell 5748 Won't Start Unless I uninstall graphics drivers

04 Sep 2017   #21
Matron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
When you ran chckdsk did it say that it found bad sectors? If so.. I'm sorry if I missed this in your past posts but this a good indicator that your HDD is on it's way out. Backup all your important data just to be safe. Now create a system image. Time to look for a new hard drive. I've installed a lot of HDD's over the years in Laptops and towers so if it comes down to it I could walk you through the process. Anyway... Get this done OK..
This is the event log from chkdsk:

Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.
Volume label is OS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
232960 file records processed. File verification completed.
1800 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 0 EA records processed. 44 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
307824 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
232960 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 38 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 38 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 38 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
37433 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
35975256 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying file data (stage 4 of 5)...
232944 files processed. File data verification completed.
CHKDSK is verifying free space (stage 5 of 5)...
215733565 free clusters processed. Free space verification is complete.
Windows has checked the file system and found no problems.

951834623 KB total disk space.
88426972 KB in 152737 files.
109956 KB in 37434 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
363435 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
862934260 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
237958655 total allocation units on disk.
215733565 allocation units available on disk.

Internal Info:
00 8e 03 00 dd be 02 00 72 e8 04 00 00 00 00 00 ........r.......
fa 00 00 00 2c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ....,...........
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................

Windows has finished checking your disk.
Please wait while your computer restarts.

I've done the system image, on a flash drive, will that work, or does it have to be a disk? And, is it possible to re-use an old hard drive out of a different laptop, or does it have to be new? I don't have a Windows disc, just the factory image I made when I got the laptop.


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05 Sep 2017   #22
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Matron, Seeing as chkdsk found 0 KB in bad sectors, and windows has checked the file system and

found no problems, I was just wondering if it could be something running on startup causing the problem.

I noticed you have Avast Free Antivirus, is it running on startup.

Click on the startorb

Type in msconfig in the search box

Click Startup

If Avast has a tick in the box, uncheck it, click apply, ok and then restart. It is just something else to

try
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05 Sep 2017   #23
Matron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

It just crashed on my again, while I was watching a news video. The whole laptop locked up, I could hear a harsh buzzing sound from the video itself, and it wouldn't respond to anything, including ctrl alt delete. I had to hold down the power button to get it to go off, and then when it restarted, I could hear all the windows startup sounds, but the screen never came on after the Microsoft splash screen. Right now, I'm back in safe mode, which always starts up ok.
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06 Sep 2017   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok Matron my two cents worth I would dump the Avast try MSE for the time being and try installing the Intel driver Downloads for IntelĀ® HD Graphics 4400 for the graphics
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06 Sep 2017   #25
Matron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Ok Matron my two cents worth I would dump the Avast try MSE for the time being and try installing the Intel driver Downloads for IntelĀ® HD Graphics 4400 for the graphics
OK, giving that a shot.

Another glitch in the system: today when I went to start up my laptop, I was greeted by 8 really loud beeps. This happened twice and then it started up, went into windows repair, was unable to find the problem, and then started, with the resolution all messed up. I don't currently have the latest graphics drivers installed.
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06 Sep 2017   #26
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate now the beeps are part of a system that warn one of things that are happening however the coding system can vary from brand of BIOS to BIOS or indeed the manufacturers machine as you can see from this article Computer POST and beep codes For example many desktops will sound one beep to let you know the RAM has been found to be ok.

So it then follows we have to determine first up what BIOS you have in that machine and to do that you need to power on the machine while tapping a dedicated key in your case a Dell which is usually F2 when the screen comes up you can then determine the brand (for want of a better term) of the BIOS.

From the article for example you can see in an AMI BIOS the eight beeps would indicate a memory issue - probably bad or requiring attention ie reseating it often works. If those fixes did not work then it means replacing the memory as there is no way of fixing RAM sticks, and if you are really unlucky bad RAM slots which would mean the motherboard is either dying or a RAM slot you are currently using is no good, and cannot be used .

Please say if I am telling my grandmother how to suck eggs as I am not sure if you know this already.

So find out the make of BIOS and then from that article you should be able to track down the source of those eight beeps but I strongly suspect this is a memory issue as it is one of the more common failures.
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07 Sep 2017   #27
Matron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok, here are things I've tried: the BIOS is AMI/American Megatrends, and according to their site, 8 short beeps means the system video adapter is missing or defective, which goes along with the video drivers issue. Suggestions include replacing or reseating your video card, but this has onboard graphics.

I followed the instructions to run that Pre Boot test thing (PSA?), and everything passed. Again.

I uninstalled Avast, ran CCleaner to clean up after, installed MSE, and installed the intel video drivers that were linked in post 24. It initially started after that installation and restart, but has since crashed once (Blue screen, memory dump), and is now back to not booting except in safe mode.

Another odd thing, that the laptop has been doing for at least a year, long before this problem started, is it makes the New Hardware beeping sound whenever it's jostled. I've tried to see in Device Manager what's causing it, but I've never managed to see what changes, the menu moves to quickly. Not sure if it has anything to do with anything, but I HAVE taken the laptop apart, and nothing seems loose.
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08 Sep 2017   #28
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

The Avast did you just uninstall it in Control Panel if so then you should run the Avast removal tool as with AV's they have their own dedicated removal tools Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal

Now personally I always check in the registry in the HKEYs' LOCAL_MACHINE and CURRENT_USER > Software to make sure any entries are still left in there because I know for past experience even the removal tool does not clear those registry entries - Norton (Symantec) is a prime example of that happening even though one has run the Norton removal tool. Attached is a pic of what I mean that I made up for someone else.

If you can could you resend the dump files please and if you like you can run msconfig32 and see if there are any problem devices - see pic
You probably know how to dot that but Start type "msinfo" without quotes and open it up see my pic

let us know what comes up


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10 Sep 2017   #29
Matron

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I used the Avast removal tools, and I can't find any trace of the program anywhere on my laptop. I have WSE running instead. It's still randomly not booting up properly, and now, I'm having crashes, as well. Several blue screen memory dumps, as well as a few where everything just freezes, the screen turns grey, and the system reboots. If I knew for sure it was the hard drive, I'd just replace that, but I hate to spend the 50 bucks and then still have to buy a new laptop, when I really can't afford either one.
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11 Sep 2017   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate now please follow these if you are having blue screens I for one would like to see the dumps and it you are worried about the drive then I would also be testing it you do this use this http://www.seagate.com/au/en/support...oads/seatools/ you only need run the short generic test unless it comes up with some really suspect stuff then we may need to run the long generic but it takes a fair while to do

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

&

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Now I don't know if you have access to another machine but you could use the second machine to run Seatools for example.

Just as a by the by when you start up the machine is there any noticeable noise coming from the area where the hard drive is for example is there any quite loud clicking or scraping noises.

But really it would be good to get those dump files if at all possible.
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