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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit issues with desktop freezing/ other issues

Q: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit issues with desktop freezing/ other issues

Hi all,
Going to try and make this brief, "try" being the operative word here..

I have a Gateway PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
4 gigs of ram but obviously not all useable (yet)
Dual core processor
Nvidia 9800GT graphics Card
Corsair 650 watt PSU
HT Omega Striker 7.1 Souncard..

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Nvidia 280.65 driver (latest)

Basically have done a lot of upgrades on this PC with the exception of the motherboard and CPU.

Two days ago I noticed when I log into my PC, it will boot up, however shortly after, programs will begin to stop responding. Sometimes the PC will boot into a black screen, other times I get to the desktop and the taskbar clocks and just does not work, then other times as stated, will boot up, work for about 15 to 30 minutes until explorer stops responding and ultimately, everything else I try to use.

Here are some behaviors I noticed:Is probably not hardware related as safe mode does work as should no matter how long I use it
Could not install programs - when trying, would freeze or fail (in reg desktop)
One weird thing I noticed is that the hard drive activity LED will start doing a repetitive pattern when the system begins to freeze... it will light up for 3 to 4 seconds to show activity, then blink on and off, then light again for the same time, then blink.. same exact pattern over and over again.. all the while you can hear the drive making the same noise, almost as thought its "skipping" (again, safe mode does work fine though)
Originally, this started with a blue screen that showed a Logitech webcam file that caused it. I uninstalled the software altogether and reinstalled and seemed to have fixed the BSOD issue
That's it for behaviors that I have noticed so far
Here is what I have tried with no success:Start up repair
SCNDSK /F
SCNDSK /R
SFC /SCANNOW
MSCONFIG - disabled all non microsoft startup items AND services
I am above the average user as I do some repairs myself but this has me baffled!! I'm at a loss and really do not want to format...

Any ideas on what else I can try or mayve have missed? Anyone else come across something similar? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit issues with desktop freezing/ other issues

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: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit issues with desktop freezing/ other issues

Try working through these troubleshooting steps to utilize the logs and System Resources to find clues, clear all hardware.

There are other tools listed which may help working up to a Repair Install as a last resort before Reinstalling Windows 7 to get a perfect clean baseline reinstall which should solve anything not hardware related.

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i have installed dual boot with my pc XP 32bit and 7 Ult 32bit and a PCIE ait radeon x1600 with 512Mb memory..

problem is when i boot with 7 my video graphic card in "dxdiag" registers about 1200+ of memory while when i boot with windows xp with drivers loaded it only stays with 512Mb of memory. is there a way to make it reach up to 1200Mb of memory same as Seven[7]?

please help..

A:XP & 7 Ultimate x86[32bit] video card issues...

Given the ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 shares RAM with your OS, the short answer is no.

This is nothing to worry about, in my opinion. When in Windows 7, it looks like dxdiag calculates the chip if it were to share with your RAM. In XP, it does not.

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I just reformatted my Desktop using win7 Ultimate after it finished It can't connect to my LAN Network But Wifi is working and it say I need a network adapter , I tried downLoading Drivers in asus but it still did not work. I think what I need to install is the Ethernet Controller/Network Controller/PCI Simple Communications Controller drivers.
but I cant find those driver for my Motherboard . my mobo is asus ph861-m le anyone here have this problem? please help me. thanks in advance

please excuse my english

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Desktop 32bit Can't connect to LAN Internet

Try the Chipset Driver

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8H61M_LE/#support

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I have just installed win 7 ultimate 32bit on a brand new PC i just purchased yeaterday. Once logged in, before attempting to do anything the PC locked up / froze. I restarted and began installing drivers. I now keeps freezing every 5min to half hour. Every item in the PC is new. Except a sata 320gb hdd from my old PC ( no os on this hdd - storage only ) and my TV card. I have installed all required drivers. It was locking up prior to driver installation during installation and continues to do so. Please help me fix this as soon as possible. Thanks

Specs as per below :

MSI N9800GT
SAMSUNG 22X DVD-RW SATA
Huntkey Titan 650W PSU
Transcend 8gb DDR3 RAM ( 4 x 2gb )
Core I5 750 CPU
Kworld TV card ( From previous PC )
MSI P55 GD65 Mainboard
2 x 1TB Seagate hdd's
1 x 500gb Seagate hdd
1 x 320gb Seagate hdd ( From previous PC with data )

All devices are SATA

What can I do to fix ? Should I switch to 64bit ?

A:Win 7 Ultimate 32bit Freezing - new PC

Does it happen in safe mode?

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I have an i7 930 @ 4.2ghz and 6GB ddr3-1600, a couple Raid0's on the X58's ICH10R, and 2 GTX 460's at 900Mhz in SLI.

I get complete lock-up's in game, one thing I notice is my volts droop to 11.984v from 12.100v when the problem occurs.

I ran a 10 hour Memory Diagnostic on Extended mode and it found zero errors.

I also made sure the cpu was stable and it is, ran it for a few hours at 100% load saw like 80C on core #1, cpu was 70C.

GPU's are at 1.125v and it's a stable voltage setting.

Could the EPS 8-pin power cause a freeze up under heavy load? I extended mine a few inches and I'm not sure if the wiring or solder is failing. Just stumped on this random in-game under load freeze issue.

Win7 ultimate sp1 x64

Thanks

A:Random freezing in-game or on desktop issues

wow 80c thats high!

Are you OC'ing?

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Ok. So a while back I installed windows 7 ultimate I thought it was x64 but it was x32, on my toshiba a-300 o5m laptop and had no issues except for the fact I`m almost loosing 2 gb`s worth or ram...So now im tryig to reformat my laptop and install 64 bit. But, when I got to my boot menu on start up it will sit there with a underscore flashing in DOS prompt until it boots into windows again...it has become very frustrating and some input would be greatly appreciated....
Cheers.

A:Windows 7 32bit. reformatting issues. Plz Help

Is your laptop set to boot from your DVD Drive in the BIOS? If not, you will need to check in your BIOS and set this. Additionally, is this retail media or some other type of media for 64-bit Windows 7?

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Hey guys,

Been having some BSOD issues over the last three or so weeks, really ramping up over the last week. Has been coupled with numerous Explorer crashes and some major slow downs in performance too (slow down is a bit hit and miss - sometimes won't notice it at all, other times it renders the comp almost unusable, 30secs+ to alt-tab to a new window, etc). I've scanned for malware/spyware and virii but to no avail (which is probably a good thing!).

If it's relevant, I usually have a lot of word documents, pdfs and webpages open at one time. BSOD seems to occur at random.

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
It's the original install, came pre-installed on my HP dv6 notebook
Purchased the notebook a little more than 5 months ago.

No new hardware installed. Some new software about a month ago.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:BSOD issues - Windows 7 32Bit

These were caused by your vfilter.sys which is part of your VPN client software. Either uninstall it, reinstall it or update it

This was likely caused by the following module: vfilter.sys
Bugcheck code: 0xA (0x16, 0x2, 0x0, 0x83042A5B)
Error: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\101110-21153-01.dmp

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Hello,
I have a Dell XPS 1730 and the problem started about 2 months ago and while it is manageable it is somewhat annoying.

1. I have a wired mouse and the touchpad remains enabled.
The first sign of a problem was the mouse pointer jumping slightly this is soon followed by interruption of any audio and then later freezing of the display. I found that by waiting for several minutes the mouse pointer was unfrozen but could no longer select anything and no keyboard entries have any effect.

2. The collected symptoms associated with this problem are,
a. At some point during login a reboot can occur.
b. During the first login of the day the problem is most likely to be seen and after pressing and holding the Off button to force the shutdown a subsequent login seems to be Ok (for some time eg. hours).
c. I have tried in Safe Mode both with and without networking and the freezing can still happen.
d. sometimes I get a blue screen with a memory parity error message but running the Dell memory check sw confirms the RAM to be good.

3. I have tried a number of things to fix this with no success.
a. CHKDSK did find and correct some errors.
b. Using the Dell updates site I upgraded to the latest A011 BIOS and to the latest drivers that were suggested.
c. I checked through all the BIOS settings but all seemed OK.
d. I have used Spybot, IOBit, Ad-Aware, AVG Free to check the system and two minor things were reported and removed.
e. Yesterday I noticed my IPV6 status was shown as limited ... Read more

A:Vista Ultimate 32bit Freezing - Multiple Symtoms

Welcome
Run a full anti virus scan (seems that you did this already)
Dowload and run malwarebytes. Make a full scan and update first
Send us any mini dump reoprts that were generated from the BSOD
The fact that it happens in safe mode may indicate hardware problem
Run SFC 3 times to try to correct errors
If you have not used memtest86 for the memory test do so now
Guide to using Memtest86+
Run for 8 passes. Then test each slot with a know good stick of RAM
The most important thing is send us those dump reports (BSOD)
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

If you have a Vista DVD and you cannot solve the problems with an SFC scan do a repair install.
Repair Install For Vista[11]=Performance Maintenance

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Still can't get my Windows 7 32bit system to operate w/ Nikon Coolscan 4000 ed.
I tried advice from other postings by downloading/installing Vista 32 bit driver plus a scanner.info file. I first downloaded to a flash drive and then tried installing them using the wizard. Both are on my desktop, but not in a file. I do get a nikon scan window to show, but only prefs, tools, and help respond to clicks.Clicked on batch scan for SF 200; nothing happens . FYI, Nikon 4000 is firewire. Please help.

A:Windows 7 32bit/Nikon scanner issues

You may have more luck with a scanner application called "VueScan" which uses it's own drivers and requires no drivers or other vendor software. It also runs fine on Windows 7. There's a trial version for you to test that it works with your scanner, and it's user interface is far more sophisticated than that of many vendor drivers.

It worked for me when I upgraded to Windows 7 & discovered that Epson had no compatible driver for my scanner.

It's not free if you want to continue using it but if it gets you out of your current problem it's worth paying for.
Get it here: VueScan 9 Scanning Software for Windows 7, Mac OS X (Snow Leopard) and Linux

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Hey guys, I'm hoping someone can come up with some ideas here..

Just purchased a tyan S5396 (Tempest 5400XT).
Dropped it in, with 2 Quad Core intels, 4GB of Ram (crucial), and 2 Western Digital 750Gig Sata-II drives. Also, I have tried a SATA DVD writer (LiteON) as well, but I will get to that in a minute. I'm running BIOS 1.01

In BIOS I turn on RAID in the ATA controller settings. I reboot, and configure the RAID bios for RAID 1 in an array called VOLUME01. So far things are good.

So using the SATA DVD drive, I pop in my new Windows XP SP2 disk (32bit) and away we go.

I press F6 to load the RAID drivers from the Tyan website, and pick any of the 4 options available. Mind you there is only 1 RAID option that doesn't say "Mobile" in it. With any of these drivers loaded I get a BSOD 0x7b - Disk controller driver issue.
Fine..

I pull the SATA DVD on a hunch and put in a PATA CDROM drive from another computer.
Load the RAID driver and this time no BSOD, YEAH!

However now the XP setup is claiming that it couldn't find and hard disk drives installed on this computer.

I have also tried turning off raid and just using the 2 disks as regular SATA drives..

Same issue...

This is supposed to be a server class board, so I would have figured RAID wouldn't be an issue. Any ideas on this?

The driver options are as follows:
Intel ICH9 SATA AHCIController (Desktop ICH9R)
Intel 82801HEM SATA RAID Controller (Mobile ICH8M-E)
Intel 82801HEM/HBM Sata ... Read more

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Hi there,

This is my second computer that I am having problems with. This computer seemingly has more of an issue than my other computer in that I cannot run the GMER program at all, I can't run the DDS application (it freezes my computer everytime). The only thing I can do is run the defogger.

There is some kind of worm/virus/malware that is causing my system to run inefficiently and with such poor performance as the computer just started acting up. I checked my PC usage and it was at 100% which is extrememly abnormal. Also anytime I open internet explorer, it freezes and has to be shut down and reopened, just for the same thing to happen. (Same with Chrome)

I don't know what to do since the DDS freezes everytime I try to run it, the black screen appearing to be working but never producing any logs and freezing the computer....and the GMER isn't working either. I am typing this from my other computer because the infected PC has the above mentioned browser/internet issues.

I ran antimalware bytes and it said there were no infections found, I'll include the log, also I have AVG2011 for my antivirus. It is noteworthy to say that the desktop Icons are present but do NOT work, I can't click them half the time...I'll have to use the start, computer etc. buttons to get to use the shortcuts.

Please post ANY help, it is greatly appreciated.

A:Serious Issues (Freezing issues/No internet/ Can't run DDS, GMER, etc) [Computer 2]

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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A couple days ago, my computer started getting laggy when I use windows 7. The funny thing is, it only lags after a period of time after the windows starts (don't know exactly how long or if it's even consistent). It doesn't matter how many programs I was running at the time (well, it do lag a bit more when I open multiply programs) and this certainly isn't the hardware's fault (since it only happen lately while I have been using windows 7 for quite some time).

Any idea on how to fix this?

Oh yeah, my younger brother said around that time period (he didn't remember exactly when), he deleted a few folders and some of them contain dll files, don't know if that is related.

A:windows 7 ultimate: lag issues

Welcome

If due to changes, just do a system restore.

If that does not work, test thememory with memtest86

If still does not work Type cmd in search, then right click and run as administrator. In the cmd type sfc /scannow.

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Hello Guys,

I'm sure this has probably been asked, but I have not yet found any way to solve my RAM issue.

Basically, I have Win7 64bit Ultimate installed on a machine with the following spec:1.5TB HDD
8GB of Corsair 1066MHz RAM
nVidia 9800GT Graphics Card

However, then I go to the system properties menu I see the following (attached image):
"Installed Memory (RAM): 8.00GB (3.19GB Usable)"

Why am I seeing this?

Thanks in advance,
Leyton Reed

A:Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate -RAM Issues

Please generate a report from msinfo32.exe, save it as an .nfo file, zip it up and upload the .zip file with your next post.

Also, check in msconfig...Boot tab...Advanced Options button to see if the Maximum memory is selected there. If so, let us know what it says.

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Hello,

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I put together a computer for the first time and I'm having bother with the RAM. I have 12GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Ram installed, I am using a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard.

The motherboard supports up-to 24GB of DDR3 RAM.

When I right click on computer in the start menu and click properties under RAM it says 12GB (8 Usable) and idea how I can get windows too use the remaining 4GB?

Also sometimes when I boot after the BIOS screen where it says verifying pool data (can't quite remember but it's something like that) it will saying checking DRAM SIZE and reboot and it will keep doing this until i turn off my machine. Any idea how to fix this?

The RAM and motherboard are fine as I've checked and replaced them.

Thank you for your time.

Kind Regards,

Imogen


My specs:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
CPU: Intel Core i7 950
GPU: XFX HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
SSD: Crucial 64GB
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB x 2
DVD: LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD/RW
Bluray: Pioneer BDR-206DBK 12x BD/RE
PSU: Antec Truepower Quattro 1200W
CASE: Antec Dark Fleet DF-85

Windows Experience Index: 7.3

Just one more quick thing I spent maybe about ?800 - ?900 on my computer it was my first self-build. Is that an ok score and is there anyway I could improve it using my existing hardware.

Thanks again

A:RAM issues Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit

Well if the BIOS can't verify the RAM and just keeps rebooting then something is wrong with either the RAM, how it is seated or the motherboard.

What else could it be.

Are you sure you have the RAM modules in the correct slots. On your board there are six slot and should be color coded. All 3 sticks of RAM need to be in the same color slots, that is if they are color coded.
If not then they are set up in 3 banks of 2 slots II II II with a space between them. Make sure the RAM sticks are in the same slot position in each bank I- I- I-

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Hi everyone. I know there are a lot of windows 7 experts here and I know this has been asked in other forums but I'm still at a loss of how to fix it after numerous google searches.

I'm using windows 7 ultimate x64 and basically I'm connected by wireless on an asus pce-n13 network card to a dir-625 router. Internet runs fine but after a while the internet browsers cut off (ie and firefox) and it tells me dns server not responding.

Therefore I can still transfer files on the network and game online but the browsers don't work. When I change the dns address it causes the browsers to work for a while but then this keeps on happening again and again after a certain period of time.

I haven't had this problem on my other computers connected to the same router so the wireless router I don't think would be a cause. I've tried disabling the microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter and manually configuring the dns address on tcp/ipv4 to 208.67.222.222 or 208.68.220.220 but these didn't work. I've also tried reinstalling my wireless network card drivers to no avail.

Thank you in advance for any possible suggestions.

A:DNS issues windows 7 ultimate x64

Start - Accessories - Right click on command prompt and select run as admin.
Fire the command,
ipconfig /flushdns

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I need to create a new system reserved partition on drive: 0 and delete the current one from drive 1:

There was a thread on this some time back, explaining WHAT to do, but it was never clearly explained HOW to do it!

Could someone please explain in DETAIL step-by-step how this is done?

A:BCD issues in Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi

Assuming Windows partition ( C drive ) is on "Disk 0" and "Active/System" partition is on "Disk 1", basically what you need to do is ;

- Mark the OS partition on "disk 0" as "Active".

- Power down the system and disconnect "disk 1".

- Boot from Windows install disc or "System Repair Disk" and run 'Startup Repair" up to three times separately ( to create necessary boot critical files on the new "Active" partition on "disk 0").

- Boot the system without connecting "Disk 1" and make sure Windows can boot successfully.

- Reconnect the "disk 1" ( "disk 0" should be connected to SATA port one and it should be the first boot drive ).
I would recommend refering - Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

Make sure not to delete any partition on disk 1 before making sure disk 0 is bootale it's own. If you are in doubt, please post a "Disk management" snapshot as per Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Hello All,

I have an old computer with following configuration:

1. CPU - AMD Athlon 2.8 GHz
2. RAM - DDR400 - 1 GB
3. HDD - Seagate ATA - 250 GB
4. Motherboard ASUS - Supports USB & DVD start up.
5. LG - DVD/CD ROM Drive. / MAD DOG DVD ROM Drive. - Working

Recently I tried to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate edition in my system here is what's happening.

1. First it loads Windows is loading Files... Screen for few minutes.
2. Next after getting Windows 7 Blue Graphics screen which we usually see before set up window opens I had to wait for 10 to 20 minutes just get the Installation Overview Window.
3. After I select Edition & Language etc and Type of Windows 7 Installation I need after I click 'Next', I had to wait for 10 to 20 minutes more just to get the Disk Partitioning Window to select installation location.
4. Then after formatting partition chose it to installing windows it takes almost 30 to 40 minutes of time just to get installed.
5. Later after installation finishes and computer restarts I get nothing. it's just a blank screen even after restarting and going to Safe Mode also I am not able to see any Desktop.

Please help me how can I get my Windows 7 Work in my PC.

Note: I have installed Windows 7 Professional few years back on the same computer without any issues.


Thanks for your time,
Sudh... Read more

A:Issues with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit. Installation

So why not just install Pro again ?

Where did you get the 32 bit Ultimate install dvd from ?

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I am noticing some system slow-down and stuttering, especially when streaming video and using the internet. I have ruled out the ISP/router, etc. already. This just started happening in the past week, and this install is only about a month old with brand new SSD.

Could it be related to a couple of windows updates that refuse to install? I'm running SP1. I was thinking of getting those failed updates via a 3rd-party repository like WHDownloader, what do you guys think of such things? I haven't tried them before but it sounds handy and has a high rating from users it would seem.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16323 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: D: 1862 GB (1112 GB Free); E: 235 GB (22 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AF7
Antivirus: None

A:Having some issues with my Windows 7 Ultimate install

Where did you get a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate?

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Hi guys,

I'm having some problems with SMB style shares. First, some background.

My roommates and I are on a college campus and have always been able to access computers on the residential network via Network Neighborhood/Workgroup (aka SMB shares). This was true regardless of operating system. My server, which sits in the next room, is publicly accessible to those on the network.

For awhile, it was running Windows XP Professional SP2 and everything was fine. I then upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate. It took me awhile to figure out how to do simple folder shares (and avoid the whole Homegroup nonsense, since non-Win7 computers can't use those). Eventually I got everything running with the same public share folders, and everything was fine.

Some time passed and we decided to upgrade the server's motherboard, processor, and RAM. Our new motherboard is an Asus M4A79XTD EVO. I planned to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate, but the operating system was clever enough to install all the appropriate drivers on its own. I installed an upgraded chipset driver set, and everything seemed fine. But then the problems began.

Initially, people transferring or streaming media from the server would be find themselves disconnected from the server, regardless of operating system. Basically, while the server could be pinged, the SMB/Samba aspect/identity of the server would disappear. The server could still see other computers (and still had internet), so from its perspective ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate & OS X networking issues

No takers?

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Having problems installing updates to my Laptop: Dell 702 16GB I7 processor 500 GB SSD main drive 750 GB Hard Disk.


Have not been able to install most Windows updates since last year. Have been researching and  trying suggested solutions. Any help would be appreciated.   Thank you 

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Having problems installing updates to my Laptop: Dell 702 16GB I7 processor 500 GB SSD main drive 750 GB Hard Disk.


Have not been able to install most Windows updates since last year. Have been researching and  trying suggested solutions. Any help would be appreciated.   Thank you 

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I am noticing some system slow-down and stuttering, especially when streaming video and using the internet. I have ruled out the ISP/router, etc. already. This just started happening in the past week, and this install is only about a month old with brand new SSD.

Could it be related to a couple of windows updates that refuse to install? I'm running SP1. I was thinking of getting those failed updates via a 3rd-party repository like WHDownloader, what do you guys think of such things? I haven't tried them before but it sounds handy and has a high rating from users it would seem.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4130 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16323 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: D: 1862 GB (1112 GB Free); E: 235 GB (22 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AF7
Antivirus: None

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Hi
I am new and despirately seeking answer(s) to my question
I recently installed Win 7 Ultimate on my dad's laptop (Acer 4720Z
Intel premium dual cpu @1.73ghz,ram 2gb,32-bit operating system)
all seemed fine until I tried conecting to my wireless router(belkin n+)
it asks for the password and I imput it but it comes back as wrong and I am very very certain I am putting in the right keys.
I have the atheros wireless driver installed.
then i tried installing a TP-Link wireless usb adapter but it also wont connnect.checked the device manager and I noticed a ? besides other devices,I expanded it and then it showed up to deice icons with ! beside both under the name base system device,right clicked on both and tred to update the drivers but the computer keeps saying it cant find the drivers.
Also,which usb wireless adapter is best for the computer to use with a belkin wireless g router,computer OS is win 7 ultimate

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Connectivity Issues

Go to the ACER website and search for Windows 7 drivers for your dad's computer.

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No matter what changes I try to do, my computer has developed a mind of its own.  Keeps telling me I do not have permission and must login as administrator.  Even after I log off and log back in, it still will not let me delete programs or make changes to setup.  I tried the Run as Administrator  option, and again, it tells me I do not have permission.  Should I throw it out a window or am I missing the obvious here?

A:Run as admin issues in windows 7 Ultimate

G'day ohgreylady, Please...read the following pages with great care.  Incredible problems can result from clicking without sufficient thought......all problems can be negated by a reinstall of course, but even that is not for the faint hearted !!
 
After you have read and digested the content....and are sure you know what you are about to do......go for it !
 
A final word of warning....set a new RESTORE POINT, before you proceed.  HERES HOW
 
and.....backup the registry....USE THIS
 
(I noted the "i know just enough to be dangerous" in your profile.... ....)
 
The link in BLUE, is especially good reading...it was penned by our illustrious leader Grinler
 
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/enable-disable-windows-administrator-account/
 
 
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-run-programs-administrator-windows-7#main-content
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows7/how-do-i-run-an-application-once-with-a-full-administrator-access-token

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Every time I resume Windows from sleep the display from my monitor stays black. It shows the resuming windows and everything just not anything past it. I know its just the display because when I press the power button twice (returing the computer to sleep) what I typed is still in the password box.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.


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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/26/2010, 23:48:47
Machine name: *****
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 5542
BIOS: Ver 1.00PARTTBL]
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300 (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2814MB RAM
Page File: 1920MB used, 3706MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode
DxDiag Previously: Crashed in DirectShow (stage 1). Re-running DxDiag with "dontskip" command line parameter or choosing not to bypass information gathering when prompted might result in DxDiag successfully obtaining this information
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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI display adapter (0x9712)
DAC type: Inte... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate Sleep Issues

Welcome!

Try updating your video card and monitor drivers. Go to the manufacturer's site and choose the latest ones.

~JK

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Can I upgrade from Windows ultimate 32bit ver 6.1 ( build 7600) to windows 7 ultimate 64bit edition and keep all of my installed programs and files ?

[meaning not having them moved to a new folder called windows.old]

A:Upgrading from Windows ultimate 32bit to Ultimate 64bit

No, you will need to do a clean install.
Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ

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I've had a re-occuring problem with my wife's PC having multiple boot up issues. The first time it happened to us (3 months or so ago)...I did the usual Google search to try to find a solution as well as following the instructions on the boot up error screen. As noted in the tutorials here...it suggested putting in the boot up disc & using the Repair system function. Since our disc was a restoration disc & not a full version of Windows Vista...when I attempted to access the Repair function...I unwitingly started a new install of Windows on to the hard drive. Long story short...I tried to see if there was a way to undo what I had done...but to no avail...so we just went ahead with a fresh install on the hard drive & tried our best to rescue what we could from the Windows.old directory.

Fast forward to this past weekend...I believe it was Saturday night...as I logged out for the evening...Windows indicated that there were some updates that needed to be installed & that it would be installed after I logged out...followed by a system shut down. I turned in for the night. When I woke up the following morning & attempted to boot the PC up...I got another one of the boot up issue error mesages that I had seen months ago. It was a missing or corrupted winload.exe file. Before resorting to yet another fresh install of Windows & yet another Windows.old directory...I tried to find a better solution online. That's when I happened upon your community. I was able t... Read more

A:Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit Boot Up Issues

Is there any type of reliable data recovery programs that I could potentially use to recover the data on the drive? I've been doing a search over Google...but the options out there appear to be endless. Would it be better to use a professional service? Based on our financial situation...I'm just afraid of the potential cost involved. I know that the last time I looked into professional data recovery from a failed hard drive...the cost was close to $1000...granted that was over 10 years ago. I just don't want to potentially make the mistake of trying a program I found online & end up losing the data by trying to cut corners.

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I just got windows 7 64-bit ultimate edition for my laptop, and I notice that it does not read my graphics card. The graphics card I have is the nvidia 8800 gts for my sony vaio laptop (model vgn-fz283bn). My computer was working correctly with it when I had windows vista business 32- bit, but for some reason it is not showing on windows 7 64 bit version. When I look at the graphics card I have (in the hardware tab) it said I had the standard vga adapter, when I actually have the nvidia. Please help me with this issue so I can get my nvidia operating with the computer.

Thank You

A:graphics card issues with windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

You need to download and install the latest driver for your video card. Windows 7 couldn't detect what type of card it was or didn't have a compatible driver on the disk for it.

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It seems as if folders/files are, in effect, "locking" themselves. Whenever it happens, I use the "Take Ownership" utility to fix the problem, but I don't understand what is causing this and how to permanently fix it. FYI, I have UAC turned off, if that matters.

This has been going on for a while, but here are two recent examples:

1. I was trying to install the latest version of iTunes and it repeatedly popped up messages that I didn't have permission to access certain files/folders. I used "Take Ownership" and eventually got it installed.

2. Windows search indexer turned itself off and I couldn't turn it back on without using "Take Ownership" of the files/folders.

Thanks!

A:Recurring Ownership Issues - Windows 7 Ultimate N

Does anybody have any theories as to why this is happening?

Thanks

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Hello everyone,

Today I decided to help my Brother in law by upgrading his HP Pavillion Entertainment Notebook from Vista Ultimate x64 to 7 Ultimate by means of a clean install as he didn't want most of the junk on the HDD.

I've done many, many Windows installs in my life and haven't encountered any problems that I couldn't work out quite quickly, though today has been a real challenge!

I'll describe the situation below;

1) As any HP user would know the HDDs are often partitioned in an irritating fashion. In the Windows installer I formatted the partitions and was left with two 150gig partitions. There was an original system partition for Vista OS, but I deleted it as it wasn't large enough for the Windows 7 install.

2) Fist problem encountered was that the unpacking of files was interrupted due to 'corrupt files'. I know this isn't the case as the disk is fine, I checked it on another PC to be sure. Probably a dodgy DVD drive in the old notebook. I did a workaround by installing from an external hdd and that went fine. Here's where things get strange...

3) On restart after installation the notebook booted from the external hdd again and wanted to do another install... I figured it was a boot order issue and changed the boot order in bios accordingly (HDD first etc.)

4) On restart there is a report of OS missing or not found...

5) Tried a re-install, I noticed however when selecting the HDD for install, Disk 0 partition 1 has a message at the bottom of the screen say... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 clean install issues.

Not sure what's happening here but when you're installing 7 the partitioner should show what partitions are on the drive as well as show the options to delete them under advanced settings. Delete all partitions and then hit next, it should install fine on the hdd.

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So this semester I am in a computer course that's using Office 2013. I need to work on the assignments from home sometimes, but the problem I had was that since I only had Office 2007, most of the features I was required to utilize weren't there. My professor showed me how to download Office 365 from our community college's website, and I did that. After installing, however, now every time I try to run Outlook, I get the message "This operating system is not configured to run this program", and then Outlook 2007 will crash.

I tried to uninstall 365, but even that didn't fix the issue. I tried going into control panel > programs and features > Microsoft Office > right click > change > repair, and that resulted in the message "Microsoft Office did not configure successfully".

I have important emails in Outlook 2007, and unless I can somehow get to them and copy/paste those to a file and import them maybe to a reinstall or a newer Outlook, I am up a creek.

Any advice on fixing this?

**EDIT**: After restarting the computer again, running Outlook now gives the following message: "There is no email program associated to perform the requested action. Please install an email program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default programs option in Control Panel."

There's a few problems with this. First, attempting to set defaults in control panel doesn't work for some reason, since ... Read more

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This device has never worked particularly well, and recently stopped completely. I have the most recent driver that is said to be compatible with my OS; I am almost positive that this driver works. If I simply select the driver in the "Update Driver..." dialogue box, so I manually browse to the INF file (let me choose driver > have disk), when I try to manually install it from Device Manager, I get the error "The requested device registry key does not exist." I have tried everything, even editing the INF file to not remove registry keys; nothing works. I have no idea what this error means. Does anyone know how to fix this? or at least possibly do a verbose driver install that will tell me WHICH registry key its even talking about or what this error even means. I am confident that if I actually knew what the problem was I would be able to fix it, but it simply makes a vague statement and I have had trouble finding additional information on this error.

Thanks in advance,
Reese
 

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Hi there.

First of all, I've spent all day searching and being frustrated with this issue. And I've already seen topic "Mirrored Drives in Windows Vista" at this forum. I know that thread has a similar subject, but I feel mine is different because I've already got my system up and running fine apart from the raid issue for example. I'll try to keep it short.

Here are my specifications.

Windows Vista Ultimate

Motherboard: Asus A8N SLI Deluxe (socket 939)
GPU: Point of View 7800GT (PCI-Express)
RAM: 2048MB Geil 3200
Hard drives: 1 37gb 10.000 RPM SATA (Western Digital) and here are my two storage units, 2 500gb 7200 RPM SATA (I think SATA2).
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2ghz "San Diego"

I discovered that Windows Vista Ultimate does not have the the option to have mirrored drives. Is that correct? I suppose. So what could I really do apart from frowning? I thought I'd look around for a driver for my motherboard. But it seems my Google skills just aren't that high. As far as I know, there are no drivers for the built-in SATA-raid controller on my motherboard, Asus A8N SLI Deluxe. I've tried to download the nForce 4 drivers (I think it was the package including network tools), but when I rebooted I got a bluescreen, so I manually rebooted and then selected last good configuration - it worked. I've tried downloading the Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows 2003 drivers for my RAID controlled, but they wouldn't work eith... Read more

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Pinnalce 14 Studio Ultimate Collection Issues

I have Pinnacle 14 Studio Ultimate Collection on my windows 7 platform and have the Pinnacle 700usb device attachment hub attached to my computer as well, and regardless of what I do when trying to import video to capture from my old VCR or Vid Cam I keep getting the no video signal error. In the menu of studio 14 the pinnacle 700usb device is in orange and connected displayed as working fine. In the device manager of control panel same applies, all good. Have changed the leads, checked connections, made sure all in right in locations out /in etc but still nothing, except no video signal!
Any ideas as what could be going wrong here would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me nuts!!

A:Pinnalce 14 Studio Ultimate Collection Issues with Windows 7

Post in the Pinnacle Systems Forum for better results

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Ok so I bought a new pc the other day it was delivered with Win 8 preinstalled 64 bit version, its a Packard bell Imedia. I've had a play about with it and I hate windows 8, that's why I have my windows 7 ultimate at hand ready to go on there. I've changed the boot priority for dvd drive first and enabled boot mode. Once I've got to boot mode the dvd drive never shows up in the boot menu, just the 1 of 2 1TB hdds I have in there appears. The drive is working as I've tried to run windows 7 install from the desktop though it has failed and I've read a little online to find out its due to the hdd drives being formatted in GPT format? I have never come across this before I know a little about pc's but not enough to know how to solve this issue. I really want to go back to Win 7 as I got on well with it and I hate windows 8 and I don't have a touch screen monitor to go with it either and nor would I want a touch screen monitor YCH!

hope someone here can help me i'm at my wits end haha

A:GPT Hard drive issues with installing Windows 7 Ultimate..

Hello DrWolfenstein, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since this is a new PC and formatted as GPT, then you have a UEFI motherboard.

If you have not already, then I would recommend creating a factory recovery USB to be able to restore Windows 8 back to factory conditions on your PC if you should ever want to in the future.Create a Packard Bell Factory Default Backup in Windows 8
Next, double check to make sure that there are Windows 7 drivers available for all devices on the PC. There's no sense in installing Windows 7 if you don't have drivers for the PC.

To install Windows 7 on UEFI, you would first need to create a bootable Windows 7 UEFI USB flash drive using the tutorial below.UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
Next, the tutorial below will show you how to install Window 7 on UEFI with the UEFI USB.UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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If this isn't the specific section for it i'll take my question somewhere else, but I figured this would be the closest. I've spent hours searching high and low for my issue, here and there i'll find someone post the problem but no answer is ever posted.

I can't open any ports, everything is perfect port forwarding is enabled, hell I even enabled DMZ on my router. Works on my laptop (XP Operating System) and on my Xbox Live. Only doesn't work on this computer.

Information - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Static IP set.

WRT54G Router with the most recent firmware updates.

Ports are fowarded, double/tripple checked to make sure they're correct.

DMZ is enabled (Enabled it after I couldn't just get regular port forwarding to work)

Windows firewall is off @ all 3 levels. (Domain, workgroup, and local I think they're called)

No antivirus/malware/spyware anything protection on.
Went to msconfig, disabled everything on startup, disabled IPV6.
Windows defender is also disabled.

I simply can not think of anything else to disable.

To check i've been using Portfoward.com's PFPortChecker and Canyouseeme.org just as a doublecheck.
If anyone cares to help me, i'll take pictures of all my settings.
I've probably sunk a good 5 hours into this issue.

It also only seems to be a windows 7 64 bit issue from what i've read.

The acctual software i'm trying to foward ports for is GGPO. It's 6000 - 6009 UDP and 7000 TCP.

I've already talked to Cisco's Live chat su... Read more

A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Port Forwarding Issues. (Out of ideas)

Same someone please help, Screw this ultimate when its not ultimate at all

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It's my computer. How do I get access? Cannot left click anything on the panel. I need to turn the updates off.

A:Disable Windows 7 Ultimate Updates administrator issues

Click Start button, type gpedit.msc and press enter.


Navigate to Computer Configuration-> Administrative Templates -> Windows Component -> Windows Update. Make sure the state of each setting is "Not Configured".


Navigate to Computer Configuration-> Administrative Templates-> System-> Internet Communication Management-> Internet Communication settings. Make sure the state of “Turn off access to all Windows Update features” is "Not Configured".

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Greetings, I just switched my main computer from XP Pro to (in a different HD) Vista 64.
One of the reasons for the switch was that I had purchased the computer with 8GB of RAM and I wanted to see what kind of performance I could get from it.

These are my specs:
Computer Systemax
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz (2397 MHz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista x64
8GB of RAM (4 when I extracted these specs - I was testing to see performance)
DirectX version: 10.0

Realtek Winfast PX8600 GT HDMI(NVIDIA)
GPU processor: GeForce 8600 GT
ForceWare version: 162.22
Total av. graphics mem.:2014 MB
Dedicated video memory: 256 MB

As far as the performance issue, I am afraid I am not seeing a definite increase in performnce comparable to the XP Pro installation with just 4GB (3.25 to be exact, due to XP utilization of memory)

I am starting to woonder if there is something I can do to increase the system performance otehr than the obvious (Take out Aero, etc.) It's not the the computer is slow in handling programs, but some interface activities, such as opening and closing folders and windows, launching programs, etc. Are as fast or slower than on the XP OS.

Most recent problem:

It's actually hard to explain precisely what is going on, but I'll try my best.

With a frequency of about 4 times a day and with no apparent cause, the screen will go black. Open windows and the desktop below will flash on and off and if I move the mouse arrow ov... Read more

A:Vista 64 Issues - Pyrotechnic Desktop - Performance Issues

Performance is an elusive issue in higher end computers such as yours.First tho' - Most likely your graphics drivers are a tad bit corrupted, and the following will help to update them:Download the latest forceware drivers for your OS and video card (according to what I read, these are the most current: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_169.25_whql.html )Uninstall the nVidia stuff from Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program.Uninstall the video card from Device Manager (go to Start and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter)Reboot and dismiss any "Found New Hardware" dialogs.Double click on the freshly downloaded drivers and follow the prompts.In most computers the big 3 performance issues are:- the hard drive- the RAM- the CPUSo, that's the first place to check. Luckily Vista has a number of tools to help with this. The first is Task Manger (right click on the Task Bar and select "Task Manager". Scroll through the tabs to see what's going on inside of your system.Next, go to Start and type in "compmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then start looking at this stuff (it's listed in the left hand pane):- Event Viewer...Windows Logs...both the Application and System logs- Reliability and Performance...Monitoring Tools...both the Performance and the Reliability monitors- Device Manager- Disk Management- Services and Applications...ServicesWhat are you looking for? Well, that's a bit toug... Read more

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hi,
A may be easy question for who knows..
User Account Control on: "Notify me only when programs try to make changes to my computer"" doesnt allow me to use my scan (allinone>> epson tx130)
i have to set it up on "Never notify" to be able to scan w no problem,
.. but i dont like the idea of having UAC on "Never notify", what can i do?
thanks in advance!

A:User Account Control issues (windows 7 ultimate english)

Are you using one of the drivers certified for use under Windows 7? Some of the older drivers needed to be able to write to places in the registry they will not be able to under Windows 7 (old WinXP assumption, I presume):
Epson Stylus NX130, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.

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My first problem is that Windows will randomly freeze up and I end up having to hard reboot my system. Windows will also BSOD on me randomly. I've read a number of things online about how to fix it, but nothing seems to help.

Also, another problem, I'm not quite sure how to explain this one. I'm not too computer savvy so forgive me if it doesn't make sense. Windows seems to "lag" from time to time as well. I'll move the mouse and it will appear off somewhere else, just like how you lag in video games, where you would move and appear in other places because the computer can't process it. Also, during this "lag" if there is any audio playing it will "loop"? The sound will repeat until the "lag" spike goes away. This will happen about 3 to 6 times within a few seconds and then it will stop. Sorry if I made that confusing but that's the best way I know how to describe it.

If anyone can offer any suggestion on how to fix these two problems, I would greatly appreciate it.

I've included the most recent minidump file and my system specs.

Processor Information:
Vendor: GenuineIntel
Speed: 2669 Mhz
2 logical processors
2 physical processors
HyperThreading: Unsupported
FCMOV: Supported
SSE2: Supported
SSE3: Supported
SSSE3: Supported
SSE4a: Unsupported
SSE41: Unsupported
SSE42: Unsupported

Network Information:
Network Speed:

Windows Version:
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A:Freezing issues and BSoD issues. Help please!

Hello Welcome to SF,

I guess the issueis with one of the core Windows compenent ndis.sys This problem may occur if you installed the NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport protocol on your computer and you are using the Driver Verifier Manager to troubleshoot your Ndis.sys driver's Special Pool feature.
Reinstall you display driver and make sure you download them from vendors wensite and NOT from Windows update. Uninstall if your using any third party anitvirus or Firewall see whether that makes any difference. Update you BIOS firmware. If your Overclocking please stop it.






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Run the Memory Diagnostic & HD Diagnostic

Also i would recommend to run System Integrity Checker
Start > Run > CMD >Right Click and Run as administrator > SFC/ SCANNOW






Probable Cause


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Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\ndis.sys
Image name: ndis.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jul 14 04:51:40 2009 (4A5BC184)
CheckSum: 000F0209
ImageSize: 000F2000
File version: 6.1.7600.16385
Product version: 6.1.7600.16385
File flags: 0 (Mask 3F)
File OS: 40004 NT Win32
File type: 3.6 Driver
File date: 00000000.00000000
Translations: 0409.04b0
CompanyName: Microsoft Corporation
ProductName: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
InternalName: NDIS.SYS
OriginalFilename: NDIS.SYS
ProductVersion: 6.1.7600.16385
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Hi,
Specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 955
8gb ram
ATI Radeon HD 5750
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system

So i've upgraded from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional, and since then my computer has just been terrible. Its become so unstable and unreliable to the point that I've reinstalled Vista on the other half of my hard drive (I split my 1 TB to 2x 500 gb hard drives).

I know that its Windows 7 that is messed up because the Windows Vista is working perfectly. When i try to boot with Windows 7, I get lagging issues, computer hang, and freezing.

The only common problem among the two OS is when I'm editing with After Effects, I will periodically get a message like "display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered"

I have no idea what is wrong, and if you need any information, please just ask.
Any suggestions as to what may be wrong is greatly appreciated.
And if all else fails, is there any way to downgrade Win 7 back to Vista?
Thank you
 

A:Windows 7 Freezing Issues

Ditch the upgrade and do a full CLEAN install...

This should sort your issues out...
 

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Hello

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and am having a few freezing issues.
I tried playing World of Warcraft but it would freeze on the loading screen, no BSOD, no error message, not 'this is not responding' just total lock up and having to force shut down.
So I uninstalled and tried to reinstall it. The downloader would freeze every few minutes, again, no error message no crash or BSOD, just total lock up and a force reboot. It took unpteen attempts for me to download the patch. I managed to log into the game for about 1 minute, then total freezing again.

Today I tried to download a programme, froze after a while, again, total lock up. Tried watching a video on window media player, another total lock up.

I checked my error logs and I am getting this message :
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0

Just before I get a bunch of error messages about my pc not shutting down properly, which is leading me to assume this is the cause of my problems.

Could anybody tell me what it is and how to fix it? Or if this is indeed the causes of my freezing? I'm going nuts!

A:Windows 7 freezing issues

Hi missmuffy,What is the make and model number of your computer?It sounds as if there is a driver issue with your hard drive controller. Before you upgraded to Win7 from XP did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to determine if the computer was capable of running Windows 7? Before upgrading, it's also a good idea to check the computer manufacturer's web site to make sure that there are Windows 7 drivers available for that particular model?

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So recently i built my first computer to see if i could do it,
Im having some problems with the computer freezing when i try to install, update, or use some programs. The freezing isnt a normal windows freeze it seems to be a full system freeze. A+C+Del doesnt work, and there is no response from Mouse or Keyboard. I dont know if this is a windows thing or if it is a hardware thing or a combination of the two. Can someone please help.

Cheers,
Greg

A:Windows Freezing issues

Please follow the instructions below to get Task Manager open and on your desktop.
Maximize the Task Manager window so you can see all of the processes (if it's too big, you'll have to do this a couple of times to see all of the processes).
Wait for it to freeze - and look for the image name of things that show excessive resource consumption (and let us know what they are).


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Task Manager:
Also, you can monitor the system for excessive resource consumption. To do this, open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar.
Then select the Processes tab.
Then select the "Show processes from all users" button (in the lower left)
Then select the View menu item, then select "Select columns"
In the Select columns window, place checkmarks next to I/O Reads and I/O Other.
Click OK to accept the changes.
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see the most of the columns.
Wait for the system to freeze.
Look at all of the columns to see if there's anything that looks excessively high - if so, let us know the Image name of the process.
FWIW - System Idle Process is supposed to have high CPU readings - anything else with high CPU readings is an issue.

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help! I'm soooo confused. I'm trying to handle a lot of data, over several disks. Have a laptop on the network connected via a router, and network drives and shares have been working well in Windows 7 so far...

I've reached a point where I'd like to create shares using cmd. I found and downloaded rmtshare.exe, and after some time I managed to create some network shares (on a windows 7 desktop) using the command

rmtshare \\(computername)\(sharename)=(drive:\path) /grant (user):f /remove everyone

It works, but When I try this on my laptop (same OS) however I get "command failed error 5". The interesting thing is I can create and delete network shares on the desktop computer (DESKTOP) when at the command prompt ON THE LAPTOP (ACE), but not vice versa. rmtshare \\ACE returns the network shares, but none can be added or removed. Same user account / pwd on both machines, same OS... same workgroup now too...

So, I can create shares on the desktop computer from EITHER computer using, for example



rmtshare \\DESKTOP\moreusers=c:\users /grant zephyr:f /remove everyone

but when trying the equivalent on the laptop

rmtshare \\ACE\somemoreusers=c:\users /grant zephyr:f /remove everyone

I get the error (5)

rmtshare \\computername works on both machines when calling both machines, ie it lists all network shares, but only shares to the desktop can be created...

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A:rmtshare issues on windows 7 ultimate laptop (acer aspire one d250)

well the rmtshare stopped working on both, but I'm still able to map networks, just unable to set "advanced" permissions on the share. Any info still, of course, most welcome

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Hi, I would appreciate if someone could help me please.

The problem I have has been going on since about the time I formatted my PC and reinstalled Windows 7.
(Had issues with BSOD on install because of my graphics card seem to have been slighty dislogded). (See http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic160389.html)

Okey the problem is my mouse keeps freezing up after a while, and after moving it or clicking a couple times it works again. When this happens I get either a beep or the usb disconnect/connect sound (depending on which mouse is being used).

Current using Bluetooth Apple Magic Mouse (connecting to a generic bluetooth dongle) this makes a beep when it freezes.
The USB Wireless (Logitech Dongle) Logitech Mouse I had before this made disconnect/connect sound.
The USB Wired Mouse before the Logitech also made disconnect/connect sound.

I have tried to work around this using several methods but have had no luck.

Steps taken to try and rectify issue;
Changed mouse, I am on my 3th mouse now. I will not change for another again, the mouse is not the problem
Tried all the mouses on other computers where they all worked fine.
I have switched ports on numerous occasions, (all other device work with no problem, {keyboard, touch screen monitor, external hard drive(s), usb flash})
I have removed conflicting hardware and ensured only on mouse is plugged in (also removed touchscreen cable from monitor)
I have gone to Device Manager and set USB Root Hub and Power Management tab and u... Read more

A:Windows 7 mouse freezing issues

This is a problem I have not seen before. Try using this guide to find any other mouse drivers that you may not have deleted.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/remove-old-drivers-after-upgrading-to-new-hardware/
 

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I'm having the same freezing issues that alot of people have had. The system freezes randomly, 10ish seconds later the mouse freezes, and you have to reboot the system by pushing reset on the case. The music loops in the background if there was something playing and im getting no BSOD.

All of the hardware in my pc is x64 compatible and is up to date (AMD quadcore cpu, gtx 280...ect)

Ive tried to fix the problem by researching other posts and nothing has worked, basically this is a last ditch effort before I go back to XP and give 7 another try when SP1 comes out. The problem started when I put windows 7 x64 on my system.

Things ive done/observed...

All drivers are updated and correct.
scanned memory overnight twice (memtest86) - no errors
scanned HDDs - no errors
took out individual components and tried w/o them (sound card, video card)-nothing
BIOS is up to date
adjusted power setting to max- seemed to help but still freezes
no helpful errors in even viewer...only critical is unexpected shutdown

it seems to work better in safe mode but will still freeze.

Freezes are random put they seem to happen more often it alot of data is being transferred or if im doing a lot on my pc at one time. Like if im just playing online poker or on the net it wont freeze as often, but if im trying to listen to music at the same time it will freeze. When I tried to transfer a large amount of music from an external HDD to my pc it would freeze up very quickly.

A:Windows 7 x64 freezing issues like others have had...any other ideas

I've experienced same problem on my PC,but I've tried a diferent version of Windows 7,and update it.
Don't turn off automatic updates,install al updates,and see if the problem persists.

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