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Windows 7: W7 crashing soon after booting up.

02 Aug 2009   #11
babatoetbag

Windows 7
 
 

The only things that auto start windows are CCC (ATI drivers), Hitman Pro and speedfan. I installed Hitman after the problem first occurred. No virus scanner, no malware scanner other than that. Nothing of the other things you suggest.

Tried the taskmanager, but it (taskmanager) freezes up as well...

The only programmes I frequently use are Firefox, Chrome, iTunes and Live Messenger.

Oh and the GPU's are extremely power-efficient, they only use 90W each.


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02 Aug 2009   #12
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The first thing I would check are the ATI cards ... you're running 2 of them plus the rest of your hardware with a 450W PSU .. way under powered if you ask me... The first thing I would try is a system restore .. if that doesnt help, remove one of the ATI cards and see if that helps... good luck
Hi Tews,

450w is indeed tight yes, and for sure with any hard gaming it will get into trouble.

But he stated it has been running solid for 4 months.

Plus, if a graphic card fails, the lights go out.

He is just typing and the browser works, but the rest freezes.

Looks like an explorer crash.
And since it crashes a short while after login, I think it must be something that loads on boot.

And I saw a remark about Logitech setpoint.
Could very well be the culprit.
That or any other program that starts with windows.
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02 Aug 2009   #13
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by babatoetbag View Post
The only things that auto start windows are CCC (ATI drivers), Hitman Pro and speedfan. I installed Hitman after the problem first occurred. No virus scanner, no malware scanner other than that. Nothing of the other things you suggest.

Tried the taskmanager, but it (taskmanager) freezes up as well...

The only programmes I frequently use are Firefox, Chrome, iTunes and Live Messenger.

Oh and the GPU's are extremely power-efficient, they only use 90W each.
Ok.
Ditch speedfan first. It diggs very deep in your system and even the maker of the program states it is at your own risk.

Do you have the latest catalyst 9.7?

uninstall MSN also.

You have to first start as clean as possible and then one by one reinstall, to see where it goes wrong.
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02 Aug 2009   #14
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Have you read other stories about Explorer crashes here in SevenForums. My own, this with Logitech Setpoint I mentioned earlier, you can find here. Here is another story, here one more. Searching the forum you'll find you are not alone with your problem, and that somebody might already have a solution. This is a big forum, the best you'll find, with lot of geeks who really know what they are talking.

Hope you can solve this.

Kari
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03 Aug 2009   #15
babatoetbag

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the responses and suggestions! I didn't expect all of that so soon. I am going to try a system restore next, but maybe not today since I have some things to arrange for my school first (I'm going to university next year).

If the problem is solved, I will let you know!
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03 Aug 2009   #16
babatoetbag

Windows 7
 
 

I removed MSN, speedfan and some programme called relevantknowledge that I didnt remember installing, turned out to be spyware, and now everything seems to be fine.

Again, thanks for all the help!
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03 Aug 2009   #17
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Spyware hmmm that will do it. That's one of the reasons I don't like helping people who havn't at least tried to reinstall Win7 first because that seems to solve 98 percent of the problems. I've been using setpoint since day one never caused a crash for me.
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03 Aug 2009   #18
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I've been using setpoint since day one never caused a crash for me.
Please tell me more, I would like to use all of my mouse and keyboard features but when trying to use Setpoint, it simply don't work and it crashes my system.

Have tried in two laptops and one desktop, always the same problems.
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03 Aug 2009   #19
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Please tell me more, I would like to use all of my mouse and keyboard features but when trying to use Setpoint, it simply don't work and it crashes my system.

Have tried in two laptops and one desktop, always the same problems.
It's a pain to install them because the set point drivers havn't passed the Windows certification process, but the ones for the G-15 keyboard have been certified so they install easily.

You should uninstall the set point drivers first and then reboot. Once at desk-top right click the set point drivers and choose run in Vista compatability mode, the drivers will fail to install with a warning message... but then just wait approx ten seconds....... after which point Windows will prompt you to reinstall the drivers with different settings, choose to let Windows reinstall the drivers for you.

After that let the the program open up, double click on settings at which point it should ask if you want your mouse associated with this program, say yes and adjust settings. This procedure works for me everytime.

Logitech really needs to get those drivers approved, i'm not sure what the hold up is.
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03 Aug 2009   #20
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
It's a pain to install them because the set point drivers havn't passed the Windows certification process, but the ones for the G-15 keyboard have been certified so they install easily.

You should uninstall the ...
I'll give it a try, now. Tell you later if you just earned some rep
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