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Windows 7: It won't start!

17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate-64bit
It won't start!


I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit yesterday. After finishing installing Windows, I then, of course, started getting on with some drivers.

But then the problem came. While I was waiting for driver to install itself, I tried running WMC. It seemed working for 2 seconds then everything went blank and I had to reset my computer.

Then WMC never starts again. Is there anyway to solve this, please?

Thank you

PS. I'm not sure what I was installing when I ran WMC, and I'm not sure if that could have crashed WMC.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #2


System Restore should do the trick.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium


Its a bad idea to run programs when installing anything, especially drivers.

What driver were you downloading at the time.

Your systems specs would be of great help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate-64bit

I was probably installing Catalyst 9.10 I think. Here's the specification

Intel Core i7 860
Asus Maximus III Formula
G.Skill Ripjaws 1600Mhz (4x2Gb)
Asus EAH5870
NOX Krypton 1000w
WD 1TB Caviar Black

Is there any other solution besides System Restore though?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #5


Manual Restore.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Is the Catalyst 9.10 the beta driver?

If it installed look in Programs and Feature and use RevoUinstaller to uninstall it:
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download

If it is the beta, I Wouldn't recommend it at this time

Could you give us the exact make and model of your video card?

Go to Control Panel > device manager and see what shows up under display
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate-64bit

It is not beta, full version is released. I don't think it has anything to do with my devices as well, I think something crashed during installation. I might be wrong. Here's the card anyway:

ATI Radeon HD 5800 series
ATI HD5870: DDI version-10.1, Driver Model: WDDM 1.1

thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #8


See if you find your devices here and note that the W7 section for winqual includes WMC compatable devices.

Winqual Help

Did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor prior to upgrade/install?

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Also, I thought the 5800 series supported DirectX 11?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate-64bit

yes it does support DirectX 11, is that the case though?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Nov 2009   #10

6@Win XP 1@Vista (1@Win 7 (Mine))
One hard drive?

I have three hard drives in my system. I had issues dual booting between the two that had Os's on them. Once in awhile the system would loose it's ablity to boot from the 7 disk, while XP had not problem.
It wasn't untill I disconnected the XP drive and the Storage drive before installing 7 that 7 booted consistantly. I still havn't figured this out but it worked for me.

But then again, if you only have one drive... Well thanks for reading.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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