• BSODs
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It's been scanning for 5h 36 mins and 6 passes. No errors? Also do I just quit buy hitting esc.
hit escape and find something around the lines of exit or just restart and eject the disk. Only other thing that could be the problem is that you got a incomparable driver.
Well I'd rather have an incompatible driver than screwed up RAM. I'll go check for updates and tell you guys later tonight.
Anyway to check for drivers/updates for important things?
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30624154]Anyway to check for drivers/updates for important things?[/QUOTE] Windows Update should be configured to get updates automatically, if you want to check for driver updates for specific things then go to Device Manager and right-click on whatever items you want Windows to search for drivers for.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30624154]Anyway to check for drivers/updates for important things?[/QUOTE] You're going to have to look at the manufacturers website. Check your chipset drivers for updates, and BIOS updates as well. IF there is a BIOS update for your board, grab it. This may resolve an issue with the voltages for some of your components. It takes only a millisecond to cause a computer to crash. Be careful when flashing your BIOS though. DOn't power down, and don't do it during a time where a power shortage/brownout/blackout may occur (like in a freekin thunderstorm). Another point to look at will be your voltages on both your critical components, especially your RAM. Perhaps, the RAM you bought does not like your motherboard? I recommend what Jord suggested like what types of RAM you bought, and what your motherboard model is.
Hi guys. Last night I rolled back my GPU drivers like what Jord said, except I reinstalled the latest one after. I did this by: 1) Device Manager > Uinstall device 2) It rebooted itself and Windows installed some very old drivers (it was like 270. something) 3) I went to nVidia's site and reinstalled the latest drivers, 275.33 (which I was on before the rollback) It seemed to work last night as I played AVA for a good hour withiyt crashing or anything. Temperatures seemed ok as well for both GPU and CPU. My brother played APB after me without crashing and I went to bed. When he wakes up I'll ask if there were any problems. The only thing is that like before, the problem might arise in a few days. The only way is to keep using the computer right? If nothing happens in a week or two, then I guess it's finally fixed. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Richard Simmons;30633393] Another point to look at will be your voltages on both your critical components, especially your RAM. Perhaps, the RAM you bought does not like your motherboard? I recommend what Jord suggested like what types of RAM you bought, and what your motherboard model is.[/QUOTE] I ran Memtest86 a page or so ago. Almost 6 hours with multiple passes and no errors detected. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Richard Simmons;30633393] IF there is a BIOS update for your board, grab it. This may resolve an issue with the voltages for some of your components. It takes only a millisecond to cause a computer to crash. Be careful when flashing your BIOS though. DOn't power down, and don't do it during a time where a power shortage/brownout/blackout may occur (like in a freekin thunderstorm). [/QUOTE] I've read about BIOS updating before. It's a little more complicated than just downloading an .exe right? First I guess I should look if there is an update at all for my motherboard. I forget what it is, I can use Speccy to find out right? Also my RAM should be compatible with the board, since I've paired the board and RAM for well over a year. Also the RAM is Patriot DDR3 1333 MHz if I remember correctly. Motherboard is an ASUS, but as I said before I forgot. It was M4A something, gonna need to get the box it came in out of storage or find another way to identify it.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30634169]Hi guys. Last night I rolled back my GPU drivers like what Jord said, except I reinstalled the latest one after. I did this by: 1) Device Manager > Uinstall device 2) It rebooted itself and Windows installed some very old drivers (it was like 270. something) 3) I went to nVidia's site and reinstalled the latest drivers, 275.33 (which I was on before the rollback) It seemed to work last night as I played AVA for a good hour withiyt crashing or anything. Temperatures seemed ok as well for both GPU and CPU. My brother played APB after me without crashing and I went to bed. When he wakes up I'll ask if there were any problems. The only thing is that like before, the problem might arise in a few days. The only way is to keep using the computer right? If nothing happens in a week or two, then I guess it's finally fixed. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] I've read about BIOS updating before. It's a little more complicated than just downloading an .exe right? First I guess I should look if there is an update at all for my motherboard. I forget what it is, I can use Speccy to find out right? Also my RAM should be compatible with the board, since I've paired the board and RAM for well over a year. Also the RAM is Patriot DDR3 1333 MHz if I remember correctly. Motherboard is an ASUS, but as I said before I forgot. It was M4A something, gonna need to get the box it came in out of storage or find another way to identify it.[/QUOTE] If you're uninstalling drivers you should use Driver Cleaner and Driver Sweeper to check they're being removed fully before you install new ones. Best way to be sure. I don't know about Asus mobos but my msi mobo can update its BIOS with an .exe, I would assume most can.
Oh crap, didn't use Driver Cleaner or Driver Sweeper for the rollback. Also I realized I didn't do those two when I upgraded from my ATi card to my current nVidia one a few months back. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Ok Driver Sweeper detected some ATi drivers on my PC. Should I analyze and clean 'em? [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] :siren: Went into safe mode and ran Driver Sweeper. Took out the old ATi Display drivers that were leftover from the the basic uninstallation from ATi :siren: [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Shit, BSOD'd again. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Ok I uninstalled Driver Sweeper and got the newer version. The newer version found even more AMD Display drivers. Went back into Safe Mode and cleaned those out. Currently testing computer out by using it and playing games.
Driver Sweeper also found drivers from two different manufacturers for sound, Realtek and Creative. Is it bad to have those two together?
generally yes
Ok, which one should I remove?
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30637798]Driver Sweeper also found drivers from two different manufacturers for sound, Realtek and Creative. Is it bad to have those two together?[/QUOTE] Yeah, probably.. maybe. Why didn't you just reinstall your OS 3 weeks ago and be done with it?
You mean System Restore?
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30638973]You mean System Restore?[/QUOTE] Yea just save us ALL the trouble, and just format your drive and just reinstall windows. Then all you need are video drivers. Unless you have a stereo system connected to your computer, you dont need special sound drivers.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30638973]You mean System Restore?[/QUOTE] No. What jord said. Backup your documents that you want to save. Don't back up your program files or that. Just music etc.. Format your harddrive, and reinstall the entire operating system. From the ground up. This should have been done WEEKS ago.
So I have to reinstall everything else? Also can someone explain the process of reformatting and reinstalling Windows, as in what steps do I do? By the way the Windows 7 Disk is OEM, not retail. Because of this is there anything I should be aware of?
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30640152]So I have to reinstall everything else? Also can someone explain the process of reformatting and reinstalling Windows, as in what steps do I do? By the way the Windows 7 Disk is OEM, not retail. Because of this is there anything I should be aware of?[/QUOTE] You can still reinstall it. Just put the disk into the CDRom, and boot to it. Press F12, or Del (whatever POST says for "quick boot selection") Read the prompts and go from there. Its just like installing Windows for the first time. Then install your drivers and your programs and all that. Be clean about it. After you reformat, you should take that as a lesson to learn how to organize your computer better. But most importantly, its the best thing for windows. Its obviously messed up at the OS level.
Organize computer better? Need clarification for that. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Getting my Windows 7 Disk right now.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30640337]Organize computer better? Need clarification for that. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Getting my Windows 7 Disk right now.[/QUOTE] Anywhere from folder structures, to drivers. I'm sure you learned a great amount from this thread so far. For a fact, page 4 looks like a tech support chat.
I guess, learned about Memtest, msconfig, and a couple other things. I really only knew about specs and building computers, never really learned about the software side of things. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Gonna reinstall Windows 7 once my family members get their files, homework, and stuff onto flash drives.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30640152]So I have to reinstall everything else? Also can someone explain the process of reformatting and reinstalling Windows, as in what steps do I do? By the way the Windows 7 Disk is OEM, not retail. Because of this is there anything I should be aware of?[/QUOTE] Take a note of how big your C drive is When you get to this screen: [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3664177/win7install-090205-6.png[/img] You click drive options You click your drive that is the size of your C drive (if there are multiple options) You click the format (eraser) Click yes and it will format the drive. Click next and it will install windows. If you have itunes, deauthorize the computer and back up everything you need before doing this. Back up anything else. This format is a quick format but quite a bit of it will be damaged beyond repair. ONLY INSTALL VIDEO DRIVERS WHEN YOU GET BACK ONTO YOUR DESKTOP Limit the programs you install to things you actually use. Everything else should not be installed or uninstalled after you are sure your done using it (it can be installed later). [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Do not choose upgrade you want to do custom.
I'm confused as to the last few sentences Jord. Oh and my iTunes library is already safe. Only things I'm upset about is having to reinstall over a couple dozen games. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=jordguitar;30641318] Limit the programs you install to things you actually use. Everything else should not be installed or uninstalled after you are sure your done using it (it can be installed later). .[/QUOTE] I think I get what you mean here, if you need to use a program only once don't leave it (even though you think you might need it in the future).
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30641412]I'm confused as to the last few sentences Jord. Oh and my iTunes library is already safe. Only things I'm upset about is having to reinstall over a couple dozen games. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] I think I get what you mean here, if you need to use a program only once don't leave it (even though you think you might need it in the future).[/QUOTE] Explain what you are confused with.
[QUOTE=jordguitar;30641318] ONLY INSTALL VIDEO DRIVERS WHEN YOU GET BACK ONTO YOUR DESKTOP [/QUOTE] Windows Update automatically installs video drivers when you log on, albeit to very old drivers right? That's what it did last time. After the OS reinstall I'll go to nVidia and get the latest driver. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] "This format is a quick format but quite a bit of it will be damaged beyond repair" Confused with mainly this sentence.
[QUOTE=FalcoLombardi;30641483]Windows Update automatically installs video drivers when you log on, albeit to very old drivers right? That's what it did last time. After the OS reinstall I'll go to nVidia and get the latest driver. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] "This format is a quick format but quite a bit of it will be damaged beyond repair" Confused with mainly this sentence.[/QUOTE] When it is done installing, choose to not have windows automatically install updates. You can set it to automatically do it after your done (it will bug you). [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3664177/windows-7-install-Setting%20Windows%20Update.jpg[/img] red shield.
[QUOTE=Richard Simmons;30640222] Just put the disk into the CDRom, and boot to it. Press F12, or Del (whatever POST says for "quick boot selection") Read the prompts and go from there. Its just like installing Windows for the first time. [/QUOTE] -snip- nevermind [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Formating my C drive only took a few seconds, is that supposed to happen (I'm follow Jord's guide). [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] What the fuck apparently I forgot my password for my new Windows account. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Reinstalled Windows 7 because I "forgot" my password :saddowns:. Seriously, it was that password! Well I only got so far as installing the nVidia drivers and MSE.
You're quite the mess Falco lol. Hopefully this resolves your issues though.
Yes. I am a mess :buddy: but I swear that was the password. [editline]22nd June 2011[/editline] Ok password works now on second reinstall haha. I'll post back in this thread in a couple hours to tell how things are going.
Wow I think it BSOD'd. I was letting some of my Steam games download so I came back in a hour and found the computer restarting. How do I check if a BSOD occured?
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