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Windows 7: serious crash Gremlins in the works?

04 Aug 2011   #41
TVeblen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Have you checked your BIOS settings?

Might want to re-set CMOS also.
+1 on this advice.

Keep in mind this is not a "flash the BIOS" suggestion. This is simply a more thorough method of resetting the BIOS defaults and clearing up any issues with hardware enumeration at the BIOS level.

The key is the event where Windows needed to reinstall all of your hardware drivers. This indicates that Windows thinks that all of your hardware is new or changed. That could happen if the BIOS was interrupted/corrupted during the power failure.

In both a "Reset BIOS Defaults" and a "CLR CMOS" procedure you are not changing or "flashing" the BIOS chip and risking the dangers of doing that procedure. These procedures simple "clean install" the existing BIOS instructions and re-enumerate your hardware fresh.


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04 Aug 2011   #42
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Have you checked your BIOS settings?

Might want to re-set CMOS also.
+1 on this advice.

Keep in mind this is not a "flash the BIOS" suggestion. This is simply a more thorough method of resetting the BIOS defaults and clearing up any issues with hardware enumeration at the BIOS level.

The key is the event where Windows needed to reinstall all of your hardware drivers. This indicates that Windows thinks that all of your hardware is new or changed. That could happen if the BIOS was interrupted/corrupted during the power failure.

In both a "Reset BIOS Defaults" and a "CLR CMOS" procedure you are not changing or "flashing" the BIOS chip and risking the dangers of doing that procedure. These procedures simple "clean install" the existing BIOS instructions and re-enumerate your hardware fresh.
right ok i will look into it thanks if i reset this then will windows need to re install drivers etc?
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04 Aug 2011   #43
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Another long shot, takes a little time but is safe and rules out a lot....:

Do you have an extra Harddisk laying around that you could use for a test W7 install? Replace your current W7 boot disk (take it out completely) and do a fresh install. As I said before, I fail to see the connection with BIOS/mobo etc.. but this test would surely rule that out (or prove me wrong )

Or... the other way around? A spare system that could hold your current C: and check if the error is really within that W7 install on that harddisk?
na this is not another option
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04 Aug 2011   #44
MvdB

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Another long shot, takes a little time but is safe and rules out a lot....:

Do you have an extra Harddisk laying around that you could use for a test W7 install? Replace your current W7 boot disk (take it out completely) and do a fresh install. As I said before, I fail to see the connection with BIOS/mobo etc.. but this test would surely rule that out (or prove me wrong )

Or... the other way around? A spare system that could hold your current C: and check if the error is really within that W7 install on that harddisk?
na this is not another option
bummer... and your AV?
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04 Aug 2011   #45
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i found this How To Clear the CMOS>>> Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS i may try this but i feel it has nothing to do with sfc not running. my bios was upgraded one year ago, if i reset it will it still have the upgraded version?
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04 Aug 2011   #46
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MvdB View Post
Another long shot, takes a little time but is safe and rules out a lot....:

Do you have an extra Harddisk laying around that you could use for a test W7 install? Replace your current W7 boot disk (take it out completely) and do a fresh install. As I said before, I fail to see the connection with BIOS/mobo etc.. but this test would surely rule that out (or prove me wrong )

Or... the other way around? A spare system that could hold your current C: and check if the error is really within that W7 install on that harddisk?
na this is not another option
bummer... and your AV?

my av never had a problem i turned it off and ran sfc with no luck
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04 Aug 2011   #47
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I'd look on ACER or Packardbell website or in the manual if you have it already to find the exact method for clearing your CMOS for your moboard.
Hopefully the manual or method will be on the web site if you don't have the manual.
One of the three methods you linked to will probably be used but which one for your board?

Not sure it will help but won't hurt. I'm just suggesting where you may find the right method to do so if you wish.
Mike
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04 Aug 2011   #48
Dave76

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i found this How To Clear the CMOS>>> Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS i may try this but i feel it has nothing to do with sfc not running. my bios was upgraded one year ago, if i reset it will it still have the upgraded version?
Yes, it will just re-set it to original settings, it won't change the version. It will have all the BIOS settings as the day you got it.

If you have changed your BIOS to AHCI, clear CMOS, start the computer and go straight to BIOS and change it to AHCI, then save and exit.

If you have OC'ed anything, this will set it to defaults.
Any adjustments in BIOS on the RAM will need to be done again.

Have seen this work or help with situations as you described.
Power interruptions can cause several different types of issues.
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04 Aug 2011   #49
TVeblen

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
i found this How To Clear the CMOS>>> Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS i may try this but i feel it has nothing to do with sfc not running. my bios was upgraded one year ago, if i reset it will it still have the upgraded version?
Yes. It will reset the BIOS version currently installed. It will not revert to some old version - it can't, the old version was erased and overwritten by the new version.

And NO - you will not need to do anything different to the OS in a normal reset. The OS is usually unaffected.

However, in your particular case, because you may be correcting a more global BIOS issue - you may get different results - But I think that any fix on the OS end that is based on a possibly faulty BIOS checksum is going to cause you problems.

And I wonder if the SFC issue has to do with Windows Authentication? If the OS thinks it is installed on a whole new system and all of that.
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04 Aug 2011   #50
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK lets look at this another way, Go to services and start the services Windows Modules Installer and Windows Installer so that they are running then try to scan and see what happens this time.
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