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Windows 7: Almost no response from windows 7..angry wife

21 Aug 2010   #41
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Lemur. No havent looked at Event Manager. If you can tell me where and what to look for I can do that?


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21 Aug 2010   #42
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

MoInSTL no disrespect intended my wife is much better than me at sorting out most things. When you say start from scratch do you mean format the hard disc and reinstall the operating system or something less drastic? I suspect that doing that and reinstalling al lthe same things will produce the same result if it is some kind or driver issue or hardware.
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21 Aug 2010   #43
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masplin View Post
MoInSTL no disrespect intended my wife is much better than me at sorting out most things. When you say start from scratch do you mean format the hard disc and reinstall the operating system or something less drastic? I suspect that doing that and reinstalling al lthe same things will produce the same result if it is some kind or driver issue or hardware.
Yes, personally I would format the drive and start over. Double check your drivers to be sure you are using the correct and most recent ones. Check your BIOS version as well. You may want to create a system restore point prior to installing each driver and reboot in between. Then if you install the wrong driver you can roll back via system restore. I realize that's a long way of doing things, but it should help isolate any software driver issues. You need to install your chipset drivers first. If you have not installed those, that could be a source of your issues. If the RAM is new, turn off the machine, touch the power supply to discharge any static electricity and unplug it. Carefully remove and re-seat each stick of RAM. Not sure if you have run memtest or not. It's been around for several years.

Edit: In your case, I would also set a restore point prior to installing a large app like Office, etc. Then find and download a free back up program like Easeus To Do (Windows 7 has a fairly decent one) and back everything up once while the clean install is new.

Btw, just type in Event Viewer in the run box. Info from Event Viewer.

Are your specs of the PC having issues?
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21 Aug 2010   #44
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

yes the specs are the problem pc
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21 Aug 2010   #45
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Event viewer has lots of different information and no idea what I'm looking for
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21 Aug 2010   #46
masplin

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Bit too ignorant to understand how to use the memtest link? Could you tell me whichof the many link I should down load and what I am meant to do with it?
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21 Aug 2010   #47
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Use this link...Download MemTest 4.0 Free - A small but very powerful utility for RAM testing - Softpedia

It's used to stress test your RAM, check reliability and discover any memory errors.

There are instructions included in the download. Just unzip it and run it. May want to fire it up in Safe Mode.

Did you re-seat your new RAM?
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21 Aug 2010   #48
MoInSTL

Windows 7 Professional x64, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masplin View Post
Event viewer has lots of different information and no idea what I'm looking for
Did you read the article I posted about Event Viewer?
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21 Aug 2010   #49
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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21 Aug 2010   #50
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by masplin View Post
Hi Greg. sorry being dim, but what do you mena by "boot to desktop"? I can boot up normally or in safe mode and it starts off fine i.e. get to the desk top. In regular mode just slowly keels over despite only saying its using 30-40% of RAM. In safe mode seems to be performing better, but now getting these display issues with Outlook. Is your suggestion:

1. Normal boot?
2. reinstall sound driver
3. reinstall printer driver
4. Run sfc /scannow as Administrator

Failing that do a repair install.
Yes, these are steps I would take while googling the repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin View to see what kind of problems I have and how others have solved them. It may seem mystifying and daunting at first but you'll gradually learn to troubleshoot the repeat errors to solution even it it takes weeks.

You may need to reinstall the problem drivers in Safe Mode if Normal is unstable..

Then try running sfc /scannow as Admin to see if it can fix damaged System Files.

Do you have the Win7 installer to run a Repair install from the desktop in Normal Mode? It will fix issues like this 90% of the time, once you have eliminated it being a bad driver.

All of the suggestions offered here are good and will work your way to a solution. Keep asking the questions and we will help you along. Memtest86 needs to be downloaded and burned to CD, booted to run 5-6 passes to test RAM.
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