Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Slow W7 boot after installing nVidia GTX470

10 May 2010   #11
Everlong

 

I just went on to their website and had a look at the type of file it is.

It seems you just burn all 3 files to a disk, boot from disk and it should go through from there as the .BAT file that's in it just runs the .exe program then then .ROM, and then it loads the new BIOS and restarts.

I read the instructions on the Foxconn website as well, and it goes on about typing all this crap. You shouldn't need to do that as all of them are in the .BAT file, which will run when you boot from the disk.

Also flash the CMOS as well with the jumper pin on the motherboard, for good measure.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 May 2010   #12
apollodominion

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unaligned View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Does the BIOS update program you used flash the CMOS when it updates, or have you flashed it yourself?
I don't think that the update program flashes itself, and I've tried to figure out how to flash it myself, but Foxconn's support (and instructions, for that matter) are notoriously bad. On a side note, it is one reason why I'll never by anything from them again.

Regardless, none of the BIOS updates they have on their website seem to have anything to do with the problems I am experiencing...

I have attempted to flash the newest update that Foxconn has for the Intel chipset driver, but again, I cannot understand Foxconn's flash process. The files that are given with the driver do not match the intructions Foxconn gives for flashing.
Im guessing its floppy/USB boot flashing XD dang i hate them.
But still its not as bad as my old DFI mobo flashing. I told it to flash it and auto select the best one for it and the damn thing put a DDR3 edition of the award bios on and the mobo was DDR2 and now i cant flash it anymore and can not get warrenty on it i did pick it up for a cheap deal so im not fussed (DFI P55 DDR2 3x PCIe 16x) looks good to get but it has too many features to play with and void stuff. so ill just stick with gigabyte and Asus

But its safer from viruses and bos from tampering with when u flash so thats a +
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #13
unaligned

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
It seems you just burn all 3 files to a disk, boot from disk and it should go through from there as the .BAT file that's in it just runs the .exe program then then .ROM, and then it loads the new BIOS and restarts.
I've tried to do this but I can't quite seem to make a CD or thumb drive that is bootable... I've used PowerISO and burned onto it the extraced boot info from the W7 install DVD, but it keeps telling me that bootmgr is missing. What's a simple way to create a bootable thumb drive that I can put the BIOS files onto?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 May 2010   #14
Everlong

 

I wrote a guide over on the Vista forums, which will still work DOS USB boot drive - Vista Forums.

Once you've followed the instructions, just put the 3 files (the .rom file, .bat file, .exe file) and boot from the USB pen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #15
unaligned

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Awesome thanks... I've been looking for a simple bootable USB technique.

And I seem to have found the culprit behind the slow boot; it was AVG Free... since I've deleted it, the boot is faster but the computer is still taking up most of my system resources, creating a choppy experience and making it impossible to play games. When I go into task manager, there is nothing that would indicate which program is accessing all of the CPU's power..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #16
Everlong

 

Well that's one problem solved then, but now a whole new problem lol.

The only time I've had something like that was because of Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service, disabling this service (all it's needed for is sharing media through WMP to your Xbox 360) and that solved it as when I was playing games, 90% of my RAM would be used with 100% CPU power.

Though that's funny that it was AVG causing your slow boots. I used to use AVG just before I got my GTX470, but switched to Microsoft Security Essentials, otherwise I could have had the same problem, lol.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 May 2010   #17
unaligned

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Though that's funny that it was AVG causing your slow boots. I used to use AVG just before I got my GTX470, but switched to Microsoft Security Essentials, otherwise I could have had the same problem, lol.
Yeah, kind of annoying... I guess I'll switch to MSE. I've got everyone online telling me I should.

Why does this thing have to be so damn hard?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Slow W7 boot after installing nVidia GTX470




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows won't boot after installing Nvidia GPU drivers
I am having an issue with a new build. I am running Windows 7 Pro 64 on an SSD (Crucial M500). Windows installation runs fine with no visible problems, as does installation of the motherboard drivers (Asus M5A97 R2.0). The CPU is an AMD FX-6300. After installation of drivers for my graphics...
Graphic Cards
Slow boot, followed by crash and reset. Very slow repair center load
Running Win7x86, and it started getting extremely slow, within 2 days of this it started refusing to load at all. The system is brand new (ready built from ebuyer), and the only alterations have been a sysfan, spare hdd, spare dvdrw. When trying to load the boot screens take AGES, often...
General Discussion
i7 2600k/msi p67a-gd65/GTX470
Hi guys. Recently I have purchased a new computer. 2600k/msi p67a-gd65/GTX470 more info in my profile. I have constant computer freezing during booting, in bios, right after windows starts, during playing games or watching youtube. I have no idea what can be wrong. I heard that many msi p67a-gd65...
BSOD Help and Support
How To Flash a GTX 465 to a GTX470! And SLI with a real one!
Just a Quick Mini Tutorial for anyone interested, it worked for me! Sorry if something similar has been posted before, searched but could not find :geek: I just purchased my New GTX465 a few days ago 08/07/2010 then read about this so though i might give it a go. What I did is I used...
Graphic Cards
Installing Nvidia 195.62 driver causes BSOD on boot
After installing the latest Nvidia driver for my GeForce 8800GT my Windows Ultimate 64-bit crashes to bluescreen on booting, the only way to start it then is in safe mode. Removing the drivers does not help, forcing me to reinstall Windows completely. Using the driver that Windows downloads...
Graphic Cards
W7 won't boot up after installing NVIDIA drivers
Well, I have this problem: After installing 64bit 186.03 (tried 185 too) NVIDIA drivers for notebooks (I have geforce 9200m gs) and restarting, windows just won't boot up. The screen goes black and then reboots without even showing the "welcome screen". I've tried this with 7100 and RTM builds...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:15.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App