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Windows 7: Green Ribbon of Death is back with venegeance

04 Dec 2009   #11
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Did you run a registry cleaner on the RC?


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05 Dec 2009   #12
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Yip. Ran a checkdisk from XP on the drive which contains the 7 installation. Rebooted into 7 and ran IObit Advanced SystemCare and Smart Defragmenter. The GRoD is still there.
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05 Dec 2009   #13
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kookoo View Post
Yip. Ran a checkdisk from XP on the drive which contains the 7 installation. Rebooted into 7 and ran IObit Advanced SystemCare and Smart Defragmenter. The GRoD is still there.
That may be your issue...there are many topics on the net where a registry cleaner has caused these kind of issues...

Three updates ago Ccleaner caused the same issue (the green bar would never fill)...

I would try a repair install to fix it
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05 Dec 2009   #14
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Sorry, what I meant was that I ran all these as an attempt to get rid of the GRoD issue, which was there first.
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05 Dec 2009   #15
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

This is the last will and testiment of Kookoo who was driven to insanity by 7RC. Just kidding, but I am pretty close to that state.
I decided to reinstall with the Upgrade option (I had no saved system images or restore points earlier than GRoD appeared). That should be simple, right? Got my trusty 7RC DVD, in it goes, yada-yada... Compatibility testing... hold on. My IDE controller is not compatible with Windows 7? Right...
Actually, it didn't surprise me. I was starting to feel like that joke about the bloke who comes to see a doctor and says "Doc, wherever I poke myself it hurts like hell. My arms, my legs, my gut, my head, they all hurt when I poke there." So the doctor gives him a through exam and says "There is nothing wrong with your arms, legs, gut, or head, BUT YOUR FINGER IS BROKEN!"
In my case, any partition I poked wouldn't work, so the issue must be the finger - i.e. the IDE controller. Now, I haven't touched my IDE controller and have no idea what happened there, but never mind, reinstall of 7 should sort it out, right? Only my installation of 7 got stuck at the 92% mark of the "Gathering program and files" stage, and stayed there for an hour, at which stage I exited. And guess what - it is still trying to roll back the changes, and I sure hope it manages to do so.
So here I am, sitting at my wife's laptop, posting this, and I must say, over the last 2 days I went from slightly worried to really worried to majorly pissed off with Windows 7.
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05 Dec 2009   #16
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Apparently the IDE controller was part of DaemonTools. Uninstalled Daemon, but didn't resolve the GRoD issue. But then I rebooted and made an interesting discovery - the issue was gone for just about a minute, but then was back again. So this might mean that there is a process which kicks in about a minute after login, which causes this issue. Any ideas, anyone?
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05 Dec 2009   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Something you are installing is causing you these issues, but since it was all installed in one big gob it will be hard to pin-point without uninstalling one by one...I would start with the antivirus if there is any then move on from there, testing each one after uninstallation. Might even reboot between each just to be sure.
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05 Dec 2009   #18
Kookoo

Windows 7RC
 
 

Not sure. I've just successfully reinstalled RC and the issue is gone. Phew.
However, since I haven't uninstalled anything from my previous installation (and I didn't do a clean install this time), I'd say that it was not a third-party software issue, but rather the OS. It could have been that I played around with the libraries in WMP12 at some stage (setting new ones, changing location of default ones), but then again - I never did anything that I was clearly not supposed to do.
So I guess case closed on this one, and we'll never know what caused it.
Thanks all for your help!
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05 Dec 2009   #19
Qdos

 

A bad workman always blames his tools...
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05 Dec 2009   #20
Adrian

 
Explorer

I see that you have 2 or 3 HDD's, the issue may stem from your secondary drives.
C:\ drive is always active and indexed, the other 2 drives go into standby mode.
If you use access either of the 2 they have to come back online and it causes Windows 7 to wake them up and you'll see the explorer bar in green move very slowly as the drive is being indexed.
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