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Windows 7: Calling all experts!! Very unusual problem here.

28 Apr 2010   #11
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You kids today don't know nothin'.

If you are old enough and been fooling around with computers a long time, the name Winchester means something. It was the name IBM gave to their new hard drive technology in 1973. It's the same basic technology used today. In the bad old days we'd talk about Winchester hard drives. Soon that will be eclipsed by SSD.


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try fully reinstall Win7, with formatting the winchester...
most of the times it helps
Thanks. That is my absolute last resort since it will take forever for me to re-install everything, but what does "formatting the winchester" mean?

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28 Apr 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium

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Bonus question:

How much partition should I allocate for Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit or should I even bother creating a partition? FYI I didn't partition my hard drive when I initially installed it.

Thanks again!
Yes. You should partition your drive if for no other reason than to have a place to store your drive images. Hopefully you have learned from this experience that YOU MUST create drive images to use when things go south so that you don't have to re-install Windows again.

As to what size to make the partitions - that will depend upon the size of your hard drive. The C Partition for Windows 7 should probably be at least 40GB or a little more. Your Installation won't take up all of that, but you should leave room for expansion.
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28 Apr 2010   #13
Microsoft MVP


Sounds like you have a failed in-place Upgrade, which is often an inferior install since it carries over any corruption in your settings from Vista.

In making your fresh start with the best OS yet, gather your program installers, back up your files, boot the Win7 DVD, select Custom install, use Drive Tools to delete all partitions, create New one(s) as you wish, then format before installing to first partition.

I would rely only on an external for your backups including image backups, which make future reinstall unnecessary as you can then reimage your HD or a replacement in 20 minutes.

So it's important to get it right the first time: The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Put your wireless driver on a stick/CD to make sure you can get online quickly. Any missing drivers along with favorite apps can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your computer/device model.

Take your time to reinstall your programs so you can gauge performance for at least a day after each. Don't let any freeloaders into msconfig>startup besides your AV and gadgets to save CPU/RAM.

After programs are in place, Updates complete and its running as you like, clean and order HD with free state-of-the-art CCleaner "Run Cleaner" and Registry tab, and the Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers. Then get a Win7 Backup image stored externally.
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29 Apr 2010   #14

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

bit of a guess ,you dont have 10 bit security 360 installed do you . it messed with my computer in a similar way to yours until i uninstalled it
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