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Windows 7: BSOD after first reboot on a clean install.

12 Jun 2011   #1
shunk wugga

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
BSOD after first reboot on a clean install.

Posted this elsewhere, but this is the most appropriate place for this question so...

My PC:

Asus P4G800-V Motherboard
3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 HT (Prescott core) socket 478 processor.
Kingston 2GB PC3200 RAM (2x1GB)
PNY 256MB Geforce 6200 AGP video card
Creative Audigy 2 PCI card
2xMaxtor 320GB ATA100 drives
Iomega Zip250 IDE
Benq external DVD burner (IDE CDRW is installed but disconnected ATM).

k... here's the issue, and I have this problem with both Vista and Windows 7: I install either OS on my machine and at first everything is fine. At first login (immediately after the installer is finished, no reboot), I can enable Aero Glass, then download and install service packs, drivers, etc, reboot and immediate blue screen.

Since I can't get past this, I try it again: reinstall - ok, first login - ok, don't enable aero glass - ok, install service pack, reboot, blue screen.

Here's where it gets odd: If I simply install the OS all is well until I reboot even if I haven't install a thing. The first login is fine and everything works, but when I reboot, I get a blue screen.

The complaints I've read on the net have this being an issue between Vista/7 and Nvidia's driver, but I blue screen even when I haven't installed a driver yet; I'm still using the driver built-into Vista.

To see if that made a difference, I installed the latest NVidia driver with the same result: blue screen upon reboot.

I installed both using an old Matrox G400 card I have laying around and it worked just fine, no problems with blue screens. Same if I enable my onboard intel video.

so... is my only solution to NOT use my 6200 and switch to an ATI card or something? I know the machine is old and all, but it's what I have for a desktop. (My laptop runs Win7 Home Premium 64bit and there's some stuff I run that simply won't work under 64bit OS).


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12 Jun 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

Try resetting the BIOS to optimal defaults, or Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.

What are the settings available in BIOS for video card?

Working backwards, try installing each available display driver running the extracted .exe in Compatibility Mode.
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12 Jun 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

1) Windows 7 is not happy with AGP Vodeo Cards.
2) not seen a Iomega Zip250 IDE for years.

3) your Nootbook take look at this:
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup
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12 Jun 2011   #4
shunk wugga

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try resetting the BIOS to optimal defaults, or Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.

What are the settings available in BIOS for video card?

Working backwards, try installing each available display driver running the extracted .exe in Compatibility Mode.
that's the problem, it blue screens even before I install a driver. It does it with the default Nvidia driver that shipped with Win7. Everything runs beautifully during the first login session after it installs, but the moment I reboot, it blue screens when loading.
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12 Jun 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Try updating the driver in Safe Mode

What are the BIOS video card settings exactly?
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12 Jun 2011   #6
shunk wugga

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try updating the driver in Safe Mode

What are the BIOS video card settings exactly?
tried that (neglected to mention it), same issue.

I'll check the BIOS in a moment (machine is busy compiling some software atm)
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