Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

7 & Vista (fresh install) freezing right after startup

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
I was using XP but was having some issues (not freezing) so I decided to buy windows 7 and install, but right after start up it will simply freeze for no apparent reason every time. I cant go more than 5 minutes before it freezes and I have to restart. I ran a program from ms to test if my hardware was compatible with windows 7 and it said I shouldn't have any problems. I then installed Vista and I am having the exact same problems. I dont have XP anymore so I cant test that. It seems that when I run in safe mode I dont get the freezing, but I havent tested for more than 10 or so minutes. I have checked to see if there is something physically wrong with the MB and no signs of damage.

specs: Motherboard - MSI P4M890
RAM - 1 x 1gb kingston (i think)
Video card - gforce 7600 GS
CPU - pentium D 2.8 dual core
WLAN - DLink wda 1320

please, tell me anything else you need to know to help. I have absolutely no idea what to do.


Edited by kmart, 13 September 2010 - 10:29 AM.

  • 0





  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 561 posts
Probably a bios upgrade is in order.
Pentium D is like 2005.
I have a 3.0 Pentium D from Gateway.
The bios update from them helped.
Still an occasional blue screen crash when I install driver related software.

If you can run it in safe mode with networking,
use windows update and run it.
Update the graphics card from nvidia's site.
USA and Canada- http://www.nvidia.co...ge/support.html

Do you have a manufacturer that you can find downloads?

And since XP was having trouble as well I'd think to test the memory.
W7 has a built in memory checker, have you tried it?
After reboot with Windows 7 there should be choices off what to boot to.
If not, press f2 or whatever it shows for boot options.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP