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Errors persisting in windows 10 even after clean install. Help needed!

Q: Errors persisting in windows 10 even after clean install. Help needed!

I have been having these errors right after the upgrade. Once I did a clean install still having these same errors!
I did sfc scan and says there is no problem at all.

Can you guys kindly take a look and see if you have a solution or any idea what the problem could be?


The User Data Access_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The User Data Storage_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The Contact Data_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The Sync Host_Session1 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The driver \Driver\WUDFRd failed to load for the device USB\VID_138A&PID_003D\0020dc4dd58c.

Preferred Solution: Errors persisting in windows 10 even after clean install. Help needed!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Errors persisting in windows 10 even after clean install. Help needed!

Does it have a fingerprint sensor?

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Good Day

After installing windows again on the laptop I am still receiving this error on random intervals after reboot. It doesn't occur every time but randomly.

A:Windows Error persisting even after clean re-install

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Your UEFI/BIOS dates from 2012. Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system. Also check the readme file to see if they apply to the problems that you are having. Please be advised that flashing the UEFI/BIOS is a very unforgiving process - and one mistake can physically damage your motherboard. If possible, use the "inside Windows" flash mechanism (if your OEM provides one) - that is much more forgiving than the traditional (floppy drive) flash method.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

Rt630x64.sys Wed Oct 19 08:12:55 2011 (4E9EBEC7)
Realtek PCI/PCIe Adapters

Beyond this, as there was only 1 memory dump in the upload, I have these 3 suggestions:
1. Get ALL available Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all
2. Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
3. If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifie... Read more

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Hello everyone I am hoping someone here can possibly help me as I have no idea whats going on any more.
A few weeks back I updated my Nvidia drivers to 320.49 and shortly after began having BSOD's relating to the drivers. I rolled back to 320.18 which had previously worked fine for me but the random BSOD's continued so I did a complete wipe of the drivers and ran Driver Sweeper before putting 314.22 drivers on. Then my BSOD's began relating to various Windows processes rather than Nvidia and after attempting to resolve one error, another popped up. I ended up wiping the whole computer and putting on a fresh copy of Windows in case something had borked my previous Windows install. I was running perfectly fine for the past few days until today where I had another BSOD, this time relating to ntoskrnl.exe whilst playing War Thunder.
All of my BSOD's occur when I am on games, either Civ 5, Tomb Raider, APB Reloaded, Bioshock Infinite and War Thunder. I did originally think maybe my computer was overheating as it has been rather hot (35C +) in my room and my temps were higher than usual but even whilst maxing my fans the BSOD's have continued. I'm completely stumped as to what is going on here and would greatly appreciate any help anyone may be able to give me.

A:Random BSOD's persisting after clean Windows install

BSOD Analysis:

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80002db45ad, fffff8800a5bffa0, 0}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption

Usual causes: System service, Device driver, graphics driver, memory

3: kd> !chkimg -lo -d -db !nt
1 error : !nt (fffff80002db45a9)
fffff80002db45a0 9c 56 08 00 65 48 8b 34 25 *8c 01 00 00 44 0f b6 .V..eH.4%....D..

CHKIMG_EXTENSION: !chkimg -lo 50 -d !nt
fffff80002db45a9 - nt!NtQueryVirtualMemory+59
[ 88:8c ]
1 error : !nt (fffff80002db45a9
I'm guessing a range of corrupt virtual memory addresses may be been referenced.


3: kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`04840000 fffff880`052eb000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Fri Mar 15 01:37:00 2013 (51427B3C)
CheckSum: 00A8D47C
ImageSize: 00AAB000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Since, you have tried a range of different graphics card drivers, then I would suggest stress testing the graphics card for any problems:Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark
Run the test for 2-3 hours; stop the test immediately when the temperature exceeds 80*C.

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Hi there,

I had an issue of my computer locking up (screen went black, stopped connecting to computer then computer restarting).

Following this I had problems starting it up. Immediately after the Starting Windows came up and did it's little animation, the computer would immediately BSOD and restart. I decided to do a fresh install of windows, but after the fresh install the computer is once again locking up and restarting after the screen goes black.

Possibly a hardware failure? I'm obviously not sure at all. Thanks for the help.

Just realized it crashed twice while playing League of Legends and now I can cause BSOD by turning on twitch streams. When the first commercial plays, after a few seconds, my computer screen goes black and after a minute or so the computer restarts.

A:BSOD Problems persisting after clean install


Your logs show issues with your Nvidia Graphics Card / drivers:


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 116, {fffffa800986a4e0, fffff880050f1700, ffffffffc000009a, 4}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+8ed700 )
Followup: MachineOwner
0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Your Nvidia driver has been updated to the latest which is problematic/buggy.
Please install version 314.22, which is stable: Drivers | GeForce

Then disable the Nvidia updater:

1. Press "Win key + R" c... Read more

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Trying to do a clean install of Windows 7. I formated the hard drive (using the Win 7 install disc) but then it asks for drivers. What drivers does it need. I've tried every disc I can find that may remotely have anything to do with this PC and none of them fix the issue. I end up with a screen that tells me windows can't install to my hard drive (even though there is almost a terrabyte of unused space (minus the 100 m it reserves for the system files.)

What in the name of Gates am I doing wrong???

(and please speak slowly and use small words, it's been a long day)

Thanks in advance


A:Windows 7 clean install - ERRORS


Finally got windows to start loading but it hung up with 1% "expanded"
Got an error message that reads

Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all the files for installation are available and restart the installation Error Code 0x8007045D

How can I NOT have all the files? This is a store bought Windows 7 Home Premium FULL INSTALL version (purchased for $199 at Fry's today) not a download or an upgrade version.

I have read some posts where cleaning the install DVD sometimes clears up the problem, I used DiscDr and no luck.

Should I try a different (new) Hard drive?


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Hi everyone,
I am SO SO confused by how windows 8 works now without the sticker key on new laptops. I've searched all over the internet and all I can find are dumb articles telling users to use the manufacturers recovery image. I DON'T WANT THAT. I was hoping that someone could please give me detailed and explained instructions on how to do a CLEAN install of Windows 8.
My new windows 8 has NO sticker key on the bottom so my understanding is that it's stored on the bios? Is this correct? So my question is, is if I get an ISO of windows 8 and install it, will it automatically recognize the key or is the key only set up to be recognized by the PC manufacturers crapware filled image? ALSO, if thats the case, can I use a 3rd party product to pull my key and then use that with the clean ISO? Lastly, where can I download a clean ISO of windows 8? I know you can download official windows 7 ISO's, but i cannot seem to find an official windows 8 iso. I have no desire to download a torrent or from some shady website, I just want an official ISO.
Thank you soo soo much for your help in advance.

A:Help needed to do a CLEAN OEM windows 8 install?

Welcome to EightForums

Have you made the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD. (Windows 8 only)
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8 (Windows 8 only)

I would recommend you making the OEM manufacturer's Recovery DVD's or USB drive.
You can order the Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from the OEM manufacturer's website.

Originally Posted by Derkuda

where can I download a clean ISO of windows 8? I know you can download official windows 7 ISO's, but i cannot seem to find an official windows 8 iso.

There are NO official downloads for windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 ISO's for OEM manufacturer's installs.

Take a look at those posts for more info.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

The only legal download:
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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I can't find my specific install problem on the forum, so here is the problem:

I have a 4 core 64 bit HP laptop (pavilion) with a Radeon graphics card and 16 gig of ram.

I installed W10 over W7 from the laptop microsoft link when the free offer was available. I have two downloaded disks (burned from iso files), one with threshold 2 the other without.

I have tried booting from both these disks without success, the laptop just boots into the problem W10.
In the bios boot from CD is enabled but this makes no difference?

I'm sure I am missing something (maybe the disks are not configured properly but how do I find out?)
Does anyone know how I can get a clean install to work please?

A:Windows 10 re-install (clean install to fix errors)?

Is there a file and folder structure on the DVDs including a setup.exe in the root folder? Or is there just an ISO file on the DVD?

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I installed the operating system for the third time again, but just the same errors continue. I do not know anymore than what I could do that, buy a new machine, or at least a new motherboard.

Every time you boot the machine so the errors are coming, but the errors are different every time. I think that in 2006 purchased the machine is too old for windows7, as the sole measure munulla does not have the BIOS update, but I do not know even that helps.

I have to restart the machine every morning for about three or four times before it starts normally. Device Manager as I have just one question mark that is "NTativrv01" Event Log I get the following errors:

2 x Critical kernel power event 41
2 x error application error or hang event 1000-1002
13 x error dhcp-client event 1001-1003
7x error disk event 11
5 x error event log event 1101-6008
9 x error event system event 4621
3 x error HAL event 12
6 x error NVNET event 5008
2 x error security-spp event 1017
13 x error service controll manager event 7011-7026
6 x error sidebyside event 33

Then there are some specific error messages.

I would appreciate help, if anyone would know what to do. Below is a link, when I asked about it just now.


A:Windows 7 clean install, but always multiply errors ?

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which should flag up any compatibility issues:

Download: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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A couple weeks back i had to install a new hard drive and fresh version of windows 10 on lenovo laptop. something happened and now i have to re-install windows again.   I am using a  USB flash with windows on it. when trying to install it shows four partitions, only one of which it will allow install. I tried to install there and it tells me i cant, dont remember the error message......i tried to delete that partion and create new one, but it wont let me delete either.  how do i get windows back on?

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My HP Pavilion Elite 110F had so many issues that I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7 so I could move forward and only download programs that I need currently.

The clean install went fabulously, however, now I have 135 Important Updates and 57 Optional updates. There are 20+ Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1 R2 SP1 for X64 systems updates, 50+ security updates, and 15 or so various other updates Windows 7 updates. These don't include all the other "important" updates.

It seems that I would be back in the same boat with all these various updates for each category as previously my Programs list was full of all kinds of different Microsoft versions of updates that were never removed with the Cleanup Utility. Isn't there a current not-bloating list of updates that I install? How can I locate the cleanest list of most recent updates that will keep my system running?

A:Clean install of Windows 7 - what updates are needed?

I'm not aware of a "non-bloating list of updates" and would be suspicious of any such list I might find.

Your HP had many issues.

Do you have any particular reason to think that Windows Update was the source of any of those issues?

Windows Update isn't perfect, but in my experience it's not a leading suspect on a PC with "issues".

I'd think about doing them in batches, first concentrating on those rated critical and most likely taking all of that class, in batches.

Then move on to those rated important, again in batches. Probably taking them all, in batches.

The optional ones I'd evaluate one by one, accepting any that appeared to apply and possibly rejecting the others. I wouldn't necessarily accept an optional update for something that was working well or that applied to some functionality I never used.

I'd guess your prior issues have other causes unless you have specific reason to believe to the contrary. I don't know what your habits are regarding PC maintenance and don't know if you have any hardware issues.

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Hello there, I recently did a clean install of Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo G50-45 and I'm wondering which drivers I need to install and how I can access them? When viewing my Device Manager, the 4 yellow exclamation errors I'm seeing are for the following:1. Network Controller2. PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller3. Unknown device4. USB2.0-CRW Since it was a clean install, I'm wondering if there are drivers I may need in addition to the ones shown in the Device Manager. For example, when I push the brightening/dimming function on the keyboard, nothing happens. The volume function works, but I have no tried playing music or listening to anything to test it.  I tried searching for the drivers on the Lenovo site, but may have the incorrect Serial number, as no results come up. I purchased the laptop from a previous user, so they may have attached the incorrect Serial number.  Any help would be appreciated so I can set up my laptop.  Thank you!Keith

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Hi Everyone,

First time poster but I have often lurked and found solutions here. Yeah!

This time though I'm not sure what to do to get my computer up and running again. I'm happy to say that I've rarely had a BSOD and now while rebuilding my system I'm getting them all over the place.

Here's the short version. I built myself a nice gaming / multimedia system about 18 months ago. (I do web and multimedia work with video, cd, dvd etc.). On a daily basis the computer is heavily used. Adobe Master Collection by day, Battlefield 3 by night.

I first installed a new hard drive, partitioned and installed Windows 7 to the C Drive. The next thing I always do is install Acronis True Image and Disk Director. I then archive the clean install install all my apps to the E Drive and then do another archive.

A couple months later I installed an SSD drive (60 GB) and restored my Windows 7 archive on it. Ran great but always running out of room on C Drive.

Eventually upgraded to a 120 GB Vertex Agility 3, installed OS from Acronis Image and again all was well for a while. Agility 3 started acting wonky and I read of the sandforce firmware issues. I was about to start a big job so I got an ADATA S510 120 GB on sale and it immediately that cleared up those instability issues I was having and allowed me to finish my job. Its been running great. Yeah.

Over the past 3 weeks though my system has been lagging. Just opening a directory in Windows explorer was unsually slow but the... Read more

A:Windows 7 clean install on SSD - Now BSOD errors galore

All of the crashdumps point to an ancient snapman.sys driver (2006) that's part of Acronis True Images. The installation of it may be corrupt which would cause this problem. I went ahead and googled a bit and came up with this thread that explained how to manually uninstall it.

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I've had my Lenovo Y570 for some time now and lately decided to a clean install and update all drivers and everything. I got an ISO copy of Windows 7 HP and was planning on using the serial on the back. I created my bootable DVD and when I got into installation it told me that since it was (OEM reserved) I couldn't install on this drive. I searched around for some time and I formatted my HDD and cleaned it using diskpart. I went on to try and install and I got the error "Setup was unable to create a new system partition". I searched around some more and I tried to re-partition from diskpart and still getting the same error.

I currently can't boot into Windows since I formatted the drive. And the only thing I have at my disposal is the Windows 7 DVD I created.

Any help would be immensely appreciated, I've been going at this since yesterday and still nothing.
Thank you.

PS. Yes I've already posted this in the Lenovo forum but I'm really desperate for help since my entire university and gaming life depends on that laptop.
Thank you (again).

A:Lenovo Y570 Windows 7 Clean Install Errors

Sorry to bother but I found my answer here Setup was unable to create a new system partition
Thank you again.

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I've searched HP's support site, but I don't see any drivers for any OS available for my model, the Pavilion g6-1d21dx. I did a clean install of Windows 10, but the Wi-Fi button doesn't work. Apparently there is a driver called HP Wireless Button Driver that I need to install. When I do a Google search for it, there is a link to an HP download page, but the link appears to be dead. Is HP not allowing us to download drivers anymore? This is frustrating, because getting drivers should be simple and easy. Can someone please tell me where I can get this and any other drivers I might need after doing a clean install of Windows 10? Thank you.

A:Drivers needed after Windows 10 clean install on Pavilion g6...

Hi, No, it is still alive:          http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_123643_1 Regards.

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I've been having BSOD crashes for weeks. I haven't made any hardware changes, although I did reinstall Windows 7 Home Professional a week ago to see if it made any difference, which it did not.

Memtest didn't appear to collect any errors with RAM.

The BSOD's being returned change all the time.

My system details are:

System Age: 1 year
OS: Windows 7 Home Pro 64bit OEM

A:Persisting BSOD errors


You should go to this gear link:
DRIVERS: Windows - Updating, removing, 64 bit versions, etc - GEAR Software Knowledgebase

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Sorry to trouble you again.  I posted about two months ago about the intermittent, and apparently random, failure of my system images (all partitions) of my computer to pass verification checks.  Link to original post: Link to Previous Windows 7 Forum Post
I had tried, in those days, an internal 2 TB WD Caviar drive and an external WD 3 TB My Book Essential drive as target backup drives.  I alternate two backup programs weekly (Paragon HD Manager Suite 12 and Easeus Todo Backup 8.02).  Originally, it randomly failed backup image checks of the backup software regardless of target drive selected and regardless of the backup program used.  Both programs always report a successful backup operation, then and now.
You had me run a Mini-Toolbox scan.  Upon analyziing it, you were concerned that possibly the RAID0 array of two 600 GB WD Velociraptors might be an issue, either the RAID) controller or some Windows glitch with the RAID0 array.  I contacted Maingear, the company which built my computer and they concurred with your analysis, but also suggested that if breaking and resetting the RAID0 array did not work, then the next step would be a complete reinstall of Windows 7, and if that didn't work, then ....
I decided to purchase a 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD drive and cloned my former RAID0 array to it.  Then I broke the RAID0 array, swapped the drives around, so that my current configuration has the SSD as... Read more

A:Intermittent Backup Verification Errors Persisting ...

Have you excluded your backup destination drives, folders, and/or files from the on access scanner?
How to Add Exclusions in Bitdefender 2015

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I'm currently on OEM Win7 pro 64 bit.
As the automatic W10 update came along in my updates I let it download and install....failed with error 80004005.
Then I did a lot of research on the interweb & W-forums and tried the following suggestions:
1. WUfixit; => failed installation with error 80004005 in win update log

2. Net stop wuauserv and bits, delete history & logfile and net start wuauserv and bits; => failed installation with error 80004005 in win update log
4. Disconnect all third party devices such as USB's, printers etc, uninstall in device manager all audio, video and network hardware and uninstall anti virus and spybot software; => failed installation with error 80004005 in win update log
5. jcf /scannow from CMD; => failed installation with error 80004005 in win update log
6. Use GetWin10 app ISO file maker and booted from Win7 with this dvd.....failed installation in popup window;
7. Clean start Win7 with msconfig.exe => failed installation with error 80004005 in win update log

Net result after downloading and upgrading W10 serveral day & nights => error 80004005 (no additional specifics)

Upgrade fails every time again at the first reboot.
I'm running out of possibilities and getting po

Who can help me with my upgrade ?



A:Help needed with troublesome W10 upgrade & persisting error 80004005

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

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Was using computer like any other day and it became unresponsive. Music was still playing normally but nothing would respond. Couldn't even use CTRL+ALT+DEL. So I turned computer off. Restart wanted to do a 'Startup Repair', that seemed unresponsive as well. Can't get into Windows anymore. Can't seem to do a clean install either. When I start computer it stays at the all black screen with a blue windows logo forever; the one with the circle of dots going around.

Was booting from SSD but do also have HDD. I bought SSD new in November 2015.

I've never had so much trouble trying to do a clean install before. Please help.

A:Clean Install Errors - Bad SSD?

Originally Posted by Alien51

Was using computer like any other day and it became unresponsive. Music was still playing normally but nothing would respond. Couldn't even use CTRL+ALT+DEL. So I turned computer off. Restart wanted to do a 'Startup Repair', that seemed unresponsive as well. Can't get into Windows anymore. Can't seem to do a clean install either. When I start computer it stays at the all black screen with a blue windows logo forever; the one with the circle of dots going around.

Was booting from SSD but do also have HDD. I bought SSD new in November 2015.

I've never had so much trouble trying to do a clean install before. Please help.

Hi Alien51 and welcome to Tenforums.

Think you have a failed SSD? Do you have another drive you can try installing Windows on? If so, grab the ISO from TechBench and clean install, then see if you can grab your data from the SSD using a SATA/USB adapter or something like that.

Hard Drive Sentinel Std is free on Bits du Jour today. Might want to grab that for future...

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hi i have a custom build PC (Build by a technician) And i want to do now a clean install, i know that to get the drivers i need to download them from the motherboard site, as i install it while not connected to the internet, i want to download them beforehand, and not use windows update.
1. but what i want to know is, as i have an INTEL chipset maybe i should download from Intel the chipset drivers, (i guess that they are more updated then the motherboard site)
2. as i have a separate GPU from the build in one should i install the build in motherboard graphics driver? or not?
Thanks in advance
my PC spec are as fallowed

Intel Core i5 4430 @ 3.00GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology

8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3

Gigabyte P85-D3 (rev. 1.x) (SOCKET 0)

Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti (Gigabyte)

111GB Crucial_ CT120M500SSD1 SCSI Disk Device (SSD)
931GB Western Digital (SATA)

Doesn't really matter

NVIDIA High Definition Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
Intel Display Audio

A:Doing clean install, some help needed

Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10

i know that to get the drivers i need to download them from the motherboard site

That is what I do beforehand, then save them on a stick so you can easily access them later after the initial OS installation.

Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10

...and not use windows update.

After doing the initial OS installation, install the OEM drivers and then just watch closely during Windows updates so you can decide then about whether or not to accept driver updates. For the most part, however, driver updates from Microsoft have seldom been a problem for me.

Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10

as i have an INTEL chipset maybe i should download from Intel the chipset drivers, (i guess that they are more updated then the motherboard site)

Intel has a driver-check utility at its site where you can check your system after the OS installation...but Intel typically says its drivers are generic in nature and that you should likely use the OEM drivers provided my your MoBo manufacturer.

Quote: Originally Posted by avismile10

2. as i have a separate GPU from the build in one should i install the build in motherboard graphics driver? or not?

I would, and I do that because I often connect a separate monit... Read more

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Hi everyone,
I am in need of help to cure a problem that I have brought on myself, but am not knowledgeable enough to sort out.

Here's my problem:

Back a few years ago I bought a new Dell Inspiron 531. Had Vista on it. And I hated it so much that I never used Vista.
I installed a second SATA hard drive on it and installed XP, which I really understand.Then the meomry battery in the computer failed without my knowledge. I had been able to boot to either system before the batt failure. But no longer.

Next I installed Win 7 over Vista, or so I thought. Didn't happen as planned. It installed 7 over XP.Now I have Win7 that will not run without locking up all the time on one hard drive, and Vista on the other. I want to rid myself of BOTH systems and
start a clean slate.

I want to totally Clean both Hard Drives and then install XP Pro on one of the HD's and put the computer
back into service, using the second drive for back up.
I understand how to set up the bios to look for a disc first. But I don't have a clue as to how to completely clean
both HD's to complete a "clean" install.

I have an install disc for XP pro with key. But I need instructions of how to totally clean the two HD's before I install XP on one of them.
Bottom line --- I want to get this computer set up to use with XP Pro only. The computer is virtually new with less that 25 hrs run time on it.

I would really appreciate knowing how to accomplish this while avoiding as ... Read more

A:Clean install for XP help needed

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Hi everyone,

So i was running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and a couple weeks ago i ungraded to Windows 8 pro 64bit.
However my computer has started crashing and now i want to do a clean install of Windows 8 on a new hard drive.
Is this possible? and how do i go about making an ISO image file as i cant find any options in my email apart from to order a new cd at an extra charge. I already have my product key but am i looking in the wrong place for the ISO image of windows 8 pro ?

Many thanks


A:Clean Install (Help needed)

Hello Sam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Toward the top right of your email from Microsoft, you should have a link like below to click on to download the Windows8-Setup.exe file that will let you download another ISO again.
Afterwards, the tutorial below can help show you how to create a bootable DVD or USB flash drive with the ISO.
Create Bootable USB or DVD with Windows 8 ISO
You can then use the bootable DVD/USB to do a clean install with your upgrade copy of Windows 8. You would enter your same product key number.
Clean Install - Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hi There

When I bought my PC (about 3 years ago) Windows XP was pre-installed. There's a Windows XP licence number on a sticker attached to the case and I have a Windows XP 'recovery cd' that came with the PC.

My system is really slowing down and I'd like to perform a clean install i.e. format hard drive and install everything from scratch, but I don't think I can do this without a Windows XP cd. Is that correct? I've tried the recovery cd but it doesn't give me any re-installation options.

If I do need a windows xp cd do I just need the media or would I also need a licence?

Thanks, MM

A:Clean install needed but no XP cd

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hi just need a few answers for clean install of windows im geting ramdom reboots and then messaged come up with ' the system has recovered from a serious error

with multible errors



BCCode : c2

ecseterar its different every time its like ether reacked ram/ hardwhare or driver or software just wondering if i do clean install of windows xp will it go away/fix it if it is a software/driver issue?

i wouldnt think a clean install would fix a hardwhare problem but any way

if anyone knows if so the clean install fixes the sofware/driver problems if i have them of suddernly restarting if the clean install does fix? driver solfware

then if it happes again it can be hardware fauilts

im up grading sorn any way and there is nothing inportant on my pc any way so the clean install wont effected me

ill up load the mini dumps any way just in case u can read them as i have already done on another post

thanks for the feedback/answers hopfully u can understand what i am saying

A:Need help and answers for clean install xp for serious errors

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Towards the end of January, I was receiving a BSOD which would not allow me to log in normally. After trying various methods, I bought a new hard drive and performed a clean install (retail).

Several days later from the clean install, I am receiving the same errors I was getting before. I am including the dump files via this posting. Now I am not overclocking and my hardware is as follows:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
AMD Phenom II 805 Quad
8GB DDR3 1333
600 Watt PSU energy efficient
ATI 4770 Video Card
4 SATAII hard drives
LG Blue Burner
Logitech Web Cam
USB Keyboard/Mouse
Full Tower Case (great airflow; cooling)

CPU temps are 23C idle. After the clean install, I was stable for several days. On yesterday, I saw a Windows Defender error and when I clicked on it, The PC rebooted and then loaded a BSOD. The OS has not been stable since. I have ran Malwarebytes and no problems. Even had Defender run again?no errors.

During the clean install, I made sure to install all of the latest drivers and then performed all of the Windows Update(s). I did the Windows Memory test (Full) and the MEMTEST with no errors found within the installed RAM.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Same BSOD errors before and after clean install

Quote: Originally Posted by Youngstown

Towards the end of January, I was receiving a BSOD which would not allow me to log in normally. After trying various methods, I bought a new hard drive and performed a clean install (retail).

Several days later from the clean install, I am receiving the same errors I was getting before. I am including the dump files via this posting. Now I am not overclocking and my hardware is as follows:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
AMD Phenom II 805 Quad
8GB DDR3 1333
600 Watt PSU energy efficient
ATI 4770 Video Card
4 SATAII hard drives
LG Blue Burner
Logitech Web Cam
USB Keyboard/Mouse
Full Tower Case (great airflow; cooling)

CPU temps are 23C idle. After the clean install, I was stable for several days. On yesterday, I saw a Windows Defender error and when I clicked on it, The PC rebooted and then loaded a BSOD. The OS has not been stable since. I have ran Malwarebytes and no problems. Even had Defender run again?no errors.

During the clean install, I made sure to install all of the latest drivers and then performed all of the Windows Update(s). I did the Windows Memory test (Full) and the MEMTEST with no errors found within the installed RAM.

Any help would be appreciated.


Two problems
1-asacpi 2005

ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005

The 2005 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause.
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I decided to run 'SFC /scannow' on my recent clean install of Windows 10 and was surprised that it reported so many errors that cannot be repaired. I installed on a 256GB Samsung Pro SSD. After trying a few recommended fixes that all failed I decided to do clean install on a second SSD which I just finished doing. The only thing I've done is install Win10 Pro from a USB flash drive, install the motherboard drivers and then let Windows do an update. The update also downloaded and installed the NVidia graphics driver. Then when I ran 'SFC /scannow' the errors were there. Many seem related to the openCL.dll as well as other files that seem related to the Nvidia driver.

I have 4 other PCs running Win10 and they all pass 'SFC /scannow' without any problems.

Have any other folks noticed anything strange about Nvidia drivers?

Next step is to do a refresh install and run 'SFC /scannow' before the video driver installs...

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Hey there, basically my problem is that I want to wipe my computer clean, and have a fresh install of Windows 7.
I have the discs that came with my computer.
But here is the problem, when I boot my PC up with my CD Drive running first with the first installation CD, the computer says: "CD-ROM Boot Priority" and counts down for a couple seconds then says "CD-ROM Boot Priority .. Boot Ready" But then doesnt do anything, and after about 30 seconds it goes back to the screen that says "Launch Startup Repair" and "Start Windows Normally"
What should I do? I've tried all that I know of, and I'm thinking I should just take this in to the local computer store here..
Any help will be appreciated !


A:Clean Wipe & Install Errors..

Please fill out your system specs.

What is the title of the disk you are trying to boot from? Exactly what does it say on this disk?

Those disks may be able to do a clean install or maybe not.

Are you sure you want to do a clean install rather than restore your computer to factory specifications?

Even if your disks won't do a clean install, you should be able to download an ISO and burn a disk that will do a clean install---if that is truly what you want.

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I have a 256GB SSD; which has 117GB of FREE space available.

It ONLY has my Windows installation on it, and a few other key applications, while the bulk of my other apps and games are on a HDD via Steam Mover.

I now also have, a brand new ASRock Z97 Extreme6 Motherboard, and an Intel Core i5-4690K, and a new computer Case and I'll be using the rest of the parts from my current PC.

Essentially it will be the exact same computer, just with a new motherboard and a new CPU.

I am debating either (Option 1) using this...
Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap

Or (Option 2) partition the SSD and put a fresh clean installation of my Windows on the new partition, then gradually migrate data (ie My Docs, Etc) from the old to the new, and then just reinstall a few essential applications... the only catch being my Steam installation has a number of junctions created to the HDD using Steam Mover; so I'll presume that after reinstalling Steam, I'll probably have to copy the original from the old partition, over onto the new.

Then just gradually change size of the partition as things are moved over, and the old windows is no longer needed... until the SSD is just a single 256GB drive again...

But I am unsure as to whether or not I should attempt option 2 cause well I forgot just how much space a fresh and clean installation of Win 7 Ultimate 64bit will need; and what would I need to do to get it "reactivated" with Microsoft without having to go buy another copy tha... Read more

A:Reinstallation on SSD, how much GB needed for clean install?

Hmm personally I think you are for the sake of the cost of a new OEM going to have a lot of messing around to do like that tutorial lays out .

If it were me I would clone that drive to a spinner just to save my data (if it is only data you want to save) and then install the OEM onto that SSD after wiping it then just install my applications - it would not take so long and seems a simpler way to make the SSD your C: drive, and like I said just for the cost of an OEM.

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Hello to all....
Im hoping someone can advise me on the following.

I currently have two HDD's, one is purely for media storage and back ups. The seocnd is partioned with "C" being my XP os with all of my program files, etc. Dve "D" partition has Vista installed, I wanted to try it before I clean installed over XP.

Now I would like to remove Vista from "D" and clean install on "C" but I dont really want to lose all of my programs, drivers , internet favourites, etc.
So can I -
1. Remove Vista from "D" or does the partition need to be deleted?
2. Make some sort of CD/DVD copy of my programs, etc to make an easy re-install?

Lastly, How do I delete and/or recreate partitions?

I appreciate any help and thank you in advance.


A:Vista clean install help needed

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My desktop (which I now fondly refer to now as "Chernobyl" was really badly infected w a rootkit, so I'm going to do a clean install from XP to Win 7. Are there any extra measures I should take over the standard reformat/clean install to better ensure total destruction of this scourge? Thanks!

A:Advice Needed on Clean Install of OS

Should you decide to do a clean install from XP to Win 7 due to malware infection, you can back up all your important documents, personal data files, photos to a CD or DVD drive, not a flash drive or external hard drive as they may become compromised in the process. The safest practice is not to backup any executable files (*.exe), screensavers (*.scr), autorun (.ini) or script files (.php, .asp, .htm, .html, .xml ) files because they may be infected by malware. Avoid backing up compressed files (.zip, .cab, .rar) that have executables inside them as some types of malware can penetrate compressed files and infect the .exe files within them. Other types of malware may even disguise itself by hiding a file extension or adding to the existing extension as shown here (click Figure 1 to enlarge) so be sure you look closely at the full file name. If you cannot see the file extension, you may need to reconfigure Windows to show file name extensions. Then make sure you scan the backed up data with your anti-virus prior to to copying it back to your hard drive.If your CD/DVD drive is unusable, another word of caution if you are considering backing up to an external usb hard drive as your only alternative. External drives are more susceptible to infection and can become compromised in the process of backing up data. I'm not saying you should not try using such devices but I want to make you aware of all your options and associated risks so you can make an informed decision if its worth... Read more

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Ok so my stepfather let me use his WindowsXP for a while but since I was a newb then I messed it up during a graphics update. He went to get it fixed and since we were in an argument he didnt leave it here for us. Luckily there was a program at my school; CFY. They gave us a Windows2k and I've updated it(carefully!) to my every need. But I can't seem to shake the feeling off that it's too... old fashioned for me to use. I hate the msn features and mmorpgs aren't the same anymore.
So here's the point. I've googled this but the answers are too complicated for me. I want to borrow a Windows Vista disk from a friend so that I can make a clean install of it on this computer. I'm just hoping that it's possible because I've heard it's only good with WindowsXP. Please tell me if there is any way that I can get a better OS that doesn't involve buying anything cause I'm poor
If I need to post my system information just tell me =/

A:Clean Install Desperately needed :(

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I have just clean installed Windows 10 14393 and event viewer is showing 367 errors and warnings and one critical event. Is this normal and is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?

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Hi all,
Operator skill level- medium - its been 4.5 years since my last build, zero experience installing Win8 or Win10

Brand new Clean install from full WIndows 10 USB3.0 retail package

Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P motherboard
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera
16 Gig G*Skill DDR3 1600 RAM
240 gig SSD Ultra L5 Team Drive SATA III

While installing W10, I get the error message that windows cannot install on GPT partition. This was a brand new unformatted Drive. Windows 10 itself created the GPT partition if there is one there! Tried several times to delete partition and reformat, but it wont let me reformat to NTFS at that point.

I took the SSD out and attached it via USB external SATA drive adapter onto a Win8.1 machine. It shows up on this machine as a NTFS partition! I delete the partition, but it wont let me delete the reserved or system partitions- and I created the partition again and formated it to NTFS.

When I take the SSD back to the new machine to try the install again, I get the same exact error messages all over again.

This SSD drive is going to be the primary OS HD for the system- Once installed there will be a 1Tb disk for files and archive but that is not even attached at the moment.

Any advice on how to properly format this SSD SATAIII drive to allow Win10 to install?

A:Clean Win10 install on New SSD- formatting errors

GPT is not about the individual partition itself. It is a new replacement for the Master Boot Record. Easiest thing for you to do is convert the SSD to MBR:

Convert GPT drive into MBR using Command Prompt (cmd).

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 7850 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240, 10 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 460981 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1442033 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, K9N6PGM2-V2 (MS-7309)
Antivirus: None


Hey there, today I did a complete wipe of my hdd (using dban) and re-installed windows 7 home premimium. There are no other programs installed, and only the first 3 or 4 windows updates that auto install upon first load. With that, I can only assume these warnings or issues are hardware relate. Any help or input would be greatly appreciated.
Here are the 3 warnings that are already in the event veiwer.
Event 11, RPC (Microsoft-Windows-RPC-Events)

Possible Memory Leak. Application (C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted) (PID: 952) has passed a non-NULL pointer to RPC for an [out] parameter marked [allocate(all_nodes)]. [allocate(all_nodes)] parameters are always reallocated; if the original pointer contained the address of valid memory, that memory will be leaked. The call originated on the interface with UUID ({3f31c91e-2545-4b7b-9311-9529e8bffef6}), Method number (20). User Action: Contact your application vendor for an updated version of the application... Read more

A:Solved: Win 7: Clean/fresh install errors/warnings

The first message I don't know about. The second message may be due to not yet updated network drivers. ISATAP is a tunneling technology that tunnels ipv6 over ipv4 - I turn off all tunneling because they bypass my hardware firewall which is ipv4 only. The third message I won't worry about, it seems like an information message, telling you it is starting a new index.

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I've been trying to install win7 ultimate Upgrade on a M.2 SSD (SM951 Nvme). I have found a Nvme SSD driver that i could load during setup that shows my drive. Since this was quite an ordeal I will try and retrace my steps here:

1) In BIOS I set PCI-EX16_3 Bandwidth to X4, and SATA Mode Configuration to M.2
2) I run win7 install from a retail Upgrade DVD
3) When the installer asks for a drive there are none listed
4) To see USB (3.0,3.1 and 2.0 are not recognized by the installer) I choose Load Driver and load the USB3 driver from the Asus driver CDROM.
5) After this my USB is visible and I install a downloaded NVME driver
6) After this my M.2 SSD is visible so I prepare a partition and continue install
7) Install finishes, windows 7 boots from the M.2 SSD
8) I install system drivers from the ASUS driver CDROM
9) I install drivers for my GPU from CDROM
10) I start updating through Windows Update

During this process I get several errors and some strange behaviour. Amongst which (I can't recall all):

-) Loading USB drivers in setup failed the first time, crashing my mouse and keyboard that were connected to USB2.0 ports. Second time around I loaded an unsupported USB2.0 driver, didn't work either. Tried the supported USB 3.0 drivers and they magically worked and showed my USB stick.
-) When windows loaded, I had no (USB) mouse/keyboard control. Had to use PS/2 mouse and keyboard to get to the Asus Driver CDROM and install USB drivers. After that they wor... Read more

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I was told to do a clean install of windows 10 because of less problems, well I have more errors and warnings in the event viewer than I did before. Here are some of the errors, can someone explain why I'm getting them, just started today and I haven't installed anything.

The Sync Host_39c26 service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 10000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM SID (S-1-5-18) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.
AddLegacyDriverFiles: Unable to back up image of binary Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol.
System Error:
Access is denied.

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I've been working at this one for a few days and have exhausted my ideas. I googled the error codes, hit up MS KB with no help. Even tried different bootdisk(95, 98se, xp) and bootcd(98, xp, xppro) combinations. Fdisked, formatted, memtested, etc.etc... And I still get the same results:
I install XP from the CD and it finishes the basic setup, then when it reboots and finishes the system settings and windows environment setup (language options, etc) as it continues it returns with BSOD 0x50 PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA

This is a hot new Shuttle XPC

Pentium 4 3.0E 800MHz
512 MB PC3200 DDR400
19" LCD

Help Please?

A:XP Pro Clean Install on new system.... STOP:0x50 Errors! help?

I got a win98 bootdisk to reboot the system, formatted the drive(fat32), then slapped the CD in, rebooted and did the whole \i386\winnt to start the xp install... now it seems to copy all of the files, but upon the reboot, it misses the installation and tries to make a new one.

I've tried a few different directory names and even a few different installations....

What did I get?
one word


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Ok guyshere is my problem. I am building a budgetpc. I bought new in box an AMD X3 450 and a asus m4a78lt-mle mobo, and 4gb of DDR3 1333mhz memory Kingston. First off out of the box the processorposts as a amd x4 b50. Not sure if they packaged the wrong one or the mobo is reading wrong. I dont want to pull the cpu fan back off tok read the cpu. I did a clean install of win7 ultimate. After install finished i went to install drivers, well the mobo drivers cd was not in the mobobox so i planned on installing usb wireless nic and downloading drivers. This is where the problem starts. When i click on the exe install file i get ,a cmd box popup that says program to big to fit into memory. So i cant install any drivers, i downloaded alla the mobo drivers from asus on a thumb drive and copied over to the hard drive. Tried to run those files and i get the same error message. So i reinstalled win7 this time the 64bit version and this time i still get the same error but on other exe files i get a message sayinng that they are not 64 bit files. Even though i downloaded the 64bit version. So im not sure what is up. All parts were new in box. Any help is very appreciated.

A:Multiple memory errors after clean install of windows7 help!!

Best thing to do if you suspect the motherboard is misreading a chip is to check for bios updates for it.
Cpu compatibility is a common bios update.

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Can I trouble you for your feedback on something else. Every few months I clean install the Windows operating system on my PC. Is it the same for you in that sometimes the Windows 8 setup picks up all of the devices (it usually only misses one..a Bluetooth peripheral device with a question mark. That's easily sorted by installing Wireless drivers from Dell site). Then on other occasions it'll leave the occasional exclamation mark usually listed in Other Devices but not always that disappears when the chipsets are installed. Most of the time I never get these at all but its happened a couple of times lately. Im wondering if its caused because Im installing from Windows 8 DVD and not from a factory image.
I guess really what Im asking is..Is the Windows Installation sometimes a bit hit and miss at picking up everything in Device Manager during initial setup?

A:Device Manager errors after a clean install feedback

A factory image will have ALL the drivers and utilities.
A standard Win 8 DVD will install the vast majority of the drivers.
8.1 will recognize even more drivers, as MSC strives to get Windows to recognize all drivers.
As for redoing your system a few times per year, I do that too, but I use an image, not the OEM factory restore, otherwise it would take me hours to set it all up again the way I like it.
Are you familiar with the built in Windows System Iamage feature?

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Hey guys,

I've recently inherited a Dell Inspiron (N7110) laptop with Windows 7 Home installed (now Windows 10 after Microsoft decided to trick me into installing its OS) that I would like to revert back to Windows 7 Pro. To do this, I plan on doing a clean install with an OEM Windows 7 Pro disk that I purchased from Dell. I've delt with OEM disks before -- on a Windows XP desktop, for instance -- but never where I've had to physically add the drivers myself, so that's why I'm here. I've had time to check on Dell's website where they have all sorts of drivers available for my laptop, I'm just not sure which ones to install.

Thanks in advance.
List of drivers available for my laptop on Dell's website:

Technical Specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4010 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1813 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461837 MB, Free - 397708 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YH79Y
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Drivers Needed for a Clean Install of Win 7 on a Dell Inspir

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Hi everyone,

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium from scratch on a 2010(2009?) HP p6500z desktop (64-bit) for a friend who says the computer might have a virus. I've already did this before, but never for somebody else, only for myself, so I want to make sure I have all the right information before proceeding.

If I'm correct, one is supposed to install drivers in the following order:
1) Install the OS
2) Install Service Pack 1(if not included in install disc)
3) Install chipset/motherboard driver
4) Install sound
5) Install network interface card or nic
6) Install video driver
7) Install all Windows updates
Feel free to correct the order if you think I'm wrong.

The processor is an AMD Sempron 140 Processor 2.70 GHz.

The only thing is I can't find the chipset/motherboard driver listed on HP's website:

Also keep in mind that this was a CTO deskop, which stands for configure to order, where you can choose the networking, sound, etc..., so I'm not sure which drivers to install.

Would anybody be so kind as to provide a list of links of drivers, in the order they need to be installed?

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When I try to start a clean install from a Windows Vista DVD, it asks for a CD/DVD driver...

I want to perform a clean install on a new, unformatted HDD on my laptop using my OEM Windows Vista (32 bit) installation DVD. It boots from the DVD ("Windows is loading files. . ."), and evidently creates a RAM disk "X". The first screen hsa me select my language (English), and I click "Next". The next window has "Install now->" in the center and at the bottom left if has the "What to know..." and "Repair your computer" selections. If I click "Install now" the system is busy for a moment, and then a "Load Driver" window appears. The box says, "A required CD/DVD drive device is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, lease insert it now." It goes on to say that I can take the Windows installation media out of the CD/DVD device if necessary to access the driver. Only, the system will now access the CD/DVD drive, and I am stuck, dead in the water.

I had previously screwed up my operating system and had been unable to boot, which is why I was reinstalling Windows. I had hoped to use the installation disk to repair Vista and I accessed the "Repair your computer" selection and tried all the options without success. I was able to get to the command prompt and look at the C drive, and I copied the drivers CD to the HDD using another system by putting the ... Read more

A:Stymied on clean install attempt (CD driver needed?)

Hi DHartson,
Did you install the latest updates for the Vista DVD?

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Hello all,

I recently put this system together:

Trying to install Windows 7 ultimate V64.

MSI P67A-G43 (B3)
Intel I5 2500k
Nvidia GTX 560 Ti SC
2x4GB of Patriot G2 DDR3 RAM

So upon building it, went into BIOS, everything was running great minus my 1666 RAM running at 1333, but I left it there for now.

I had a friend's windows 7 home edition CD, tried installing it and it gave me error code 0x8007005 right as it tried to install after formatting...tried two CDs that are legit non-burns....

I had an old XP 32 bit SP2...tried installing that and after one fail of installation it worked. This was a burned CD so I figured it could have been the drive or the CD that caused the first failure.

After running XP for a few days I created a windows 7 bootable USB HD (I was an engineering student and had an ISO of windows 7 ultimate v64 on my other comp.

Tried booting from the USB drive and at the format stage it says it's unable to format the partition....I reformat the drive with my XP CD and wiped out that OS then retried and it seems to accept the format and starts installing....then it gives me another error after 10% of it's installation has been completed.

I now get this error code 0x8007057!

Any ideas? The HD checks out in disk check and it formatted fine with XP so I can't figure out why it wont format OR install.

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A:Major Clean Install issues: 0x8007057 and 0x8007005 Errors

Remove all but 2 gigs of the ram while attempting install and follow this:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

and then this:
Clean Install Windows 7

That should at least eliminate any possible hardware/formatting issues that may be causing the problem.

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So, here. I just reformatted my pc and installed windows xp pro successfully. Then, I tried to upgrade it with my windows service pack 3. On the setup (after it copied all the installation files and everything):At Installing Devices Part:C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe - Cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item.At Registering Components Part:Same errors, different files - RUNDLL32, rundll32, regsrv32 (too much of them, so i pressed enter until all the errors stopped popping.)After that, it can't run msiexec (i think) so it didn't continue with the installation of tuneup utilities.~Now, I can't access everything in the control panel, my desktop properties, command prompt, run (nah. i can't execute some apps anyway), system restore, regedit. EVERYTHING. i mean, at least i can still use internet explorer. And the manage thingy after right clicking my computer.> I was even admin when installing the pack. Now I have to format this thing again so I can use this properly. Yet, with the default windows xp pro OS, IE keeps crashing so i can't dl the service packs from microsoft.So, I managed to get the event log for the setup:Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: SetupEvent Category: NoneEvent ID: 60055Date: 5/13/2009Time: 11:18:21 PMUser: N/AComputer: STRONGHOLDDescription:Windows Setup encountered non-fatal errors during installation. Please check the setuperr.log found in ... Read more

A:Errors in setup when upgrading to service pack3 after clean install

Does the XP Pro disk you used have at least Service Pack 1 [SP1] ?

The original XP disks had no service packs & you have to have SP1 or SP1a installed before you can install SP3.

If you have an original disk, with no service packs, install XP then go to Windows Update & install SP1a.
Then install SP3 .

BTW, when you install delete the existing partition & format the disk to NTFS .

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I have done a number of Win7 clean installs on desktops. So far I have found no need for installing the vendor specific chipset drivers. All devices have, so far, been recognized, and for the most part a basic driver has been installed with Win7. Secondary vendor specific drivers are sometimes needed for video cards, printers and audio devices, etc.

1) Is the baseline Win7 installation including the appropriate chipset driver, via an MS download, by default?

2) If all devices are working correctly, is there any need to locate and install the vendor specific chipset driver when available?

Since many of the systems I have upgraded using a clean install have been from XP 32 bit to Win7 64-bit on Dell systems, sometimes a chipset driver package is not even available (at least from Dell) that is Windows 7 64-bit specific.

I remember having to hunt down vendor specific MOBO chipset drivers to pacify XP but the problem seems to have minimized with Windows 7.

What has been your experience?

A:Win7 clean install - is Chipset driver package needed?


* Just have a look in device manager. If you have any exclamation or question mark for unknown devices, you can just update the driver via online.

* Sometimes, you may get audio problems while using the microphone, However, you will be able to hear windows sounds, music and other audios. To make your microphone work, you will have to update the drivers.

* Otherwise, you can just go ahead and use drivers that were installed by Windows 7.

Hope this helps

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I had a system that was blue screening and having sporadic critical Kernel-Power errors. I have since replaced the power supply, motherboard, CPU, graphics card and RAM. the only parts that remained were the ODD and HDD.. I am still getting Kernel-Power errors ("information" and "error" level only now) but it is not blue screening.

I read another thread that made me think it could be my old power strip/surge protector that could be failing. but I'd like to ask if this would possibly be the hard drive? it was wiped, reformatted and a clean install of Windows was done. I can't think of a way the hard drive itself could cause my issue but I just wanted to double-check.

System Info:
Intel Pentium G3258
Kingston HyperX Fury 1x8GB DDR3 1600MHz
Sapphire R7 250X
Corsair CX500M
Win7 Home Premium, 64-bit


A:random Kernel-Power errors persist on clean install/new hardware

try to download and use a live CD of any Linux OS such as mentioned in this post Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup and if it still gives you error then it's probably a hardware problem. Also download Seatools and test the hard drives as per this tutorial SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

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Finally decided to wipe my drive and reinstall windows.   PC has been working good but lately started acting strange with intermittent connectivity and the just yesterday all connected wifi devices lost their log info so that was odd.  Today when I rebooted this PC, I saw the original windows start up screen you'd see if during a fresh install or a restore and that's not right.  Finally I took at look at event viewer and saw a new NT user was added and I didn't do that so here we go again.   This time I suspect the vectors is a compromised Gateway which I have reset but will need to replace with better quality equipment than the junk Comcast is renting me.  This prompted me to run Farbar and come back to the forum for help.
2nd issue-  I need help with my Norton firewall settings.   I want to lock this pc down except for approved programs.
​Here is the log and thanks in advance again.  Farbar and addition below
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 26-12-2017
Ran by Ronin Asus (administrator) on DESKTOP-O7VPJFK (26-12-2017 17:33:55)
Running from C:\Users\Ronin Asus\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ronin Asus (Available Profiles: Ronin Asus)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1709 16299.125 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-... Read more

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