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#1 Barrock

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:29 PM

I had Windows Vista 32 bit until the other day something went wrong. I kept getting (Not Responding) problems. Sometimes it would just be for a minute, sometimes I would be able to move the mouse but not click anything, others the mouse simply wouldn't respond. I ran chkdsk and that seemingly reset Windows settings. Same problems though. Another chkdsk and I couldn't get to the desktop due to a missing file.

So I bought Windows 7 since the computer didn't come with a Windows Vista disc. Installed it and got an error, \Windows\system32\winload.exe is missing or corrupt. I managed to run chkdsk. After that it installed and got to the desk top. HOWEVER, I'm still getting the (Not Responding) problems so everything runs super slow. Seems like it does it if I'm doing multiple things. Also, when I reboot it attempts to do a chkdsk that I can't skip until it's down to 1. I'm afraid it's going to delete files that don't need deleted.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:01 PM

Was it an upgrade, or clean install?

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:16 PM

I clicked clean install but it kept my old programs in a BACKUP folder.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:24 PM

Sounds to my amateur self like maybe a RAM problem. After troubleshooting by wiggling, swapping, cleaning, etc., if it still has problems, there are utilities like memtest86 you can check it with.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:28 PM

I was just running an Avira check and I got a BSOD. The only word I could read was Kernal.

Booting back up it said Client Mac Address... DHCP.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:40 PM

So you no longer can run windows? Can you put the drive in another PC and get your data off of it.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

So you no longer can run windows? Can you put the drive in another PC and get your data off of it.


I can run Windows 7. It's still working, but still having problems. I'm worried I have some sort of rootkit.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:08 PM

I'd suggest, you re-do clean installation, following steps from here: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsys...tall-part-1.htm
If you still will have problems, you may have some hardware issues, RAM, as mentioned before, or hard drive.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:22 AM

I did the clean install but after I selected my network I got a black screen with my mouse pointer. Is it doing something or should I restart?

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:26 AM

Your network card may not be compatible with Windows 7.

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:34 AM

It just worked earlier. Gonna restart it.

Hmmm... It booted up to the desktop. I hope the problem has been fixed.

Still seems like the response time is really slow.

Edited by Barrock, 21 March 2010 - 12:39 AM.


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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:53 AM

Ugh. I installed updates and it's in a boot loop.

Failure Configuring Windows updates...

What the hell?

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 12:55 PM

in my opinion i think it is either a Ram issue or a driver problem.
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:10 PM

Did you run the Windows 7 compatibility checker prior to installation?

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:34 PM

Did you run the Windows 7 compatibility checker prior to installation?


Yes, and the problem started with Windows Vista so I'm pretty sure it isn't Windows itself.




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