I have a 7 year old home built system with the following specs: Dual-boot w/Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 64bit
Case- CoolerMaster Centurian 5 mid tower
MB- Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe ( AMD 939 platform)
Memory- 3 Gigabytes Corsair XMS EXtreme DDr (2 @ 1 GB, 2@ 512 MB)
Current Graphics Card- PCI Express 2.0 PNY Geforce GT 620 (1024MB DDR3)
Previous (failed graphics card) PCI Express 2.0 Asus Geforce 7600GS silent w/256MB DDR
CPU- AMD dual core Opteron 170 w/Thermaltake "Big Typhoon" cooler.
2 Hard drives- both 7200 rpm SATA Seagate Barricudas @ 160GB
Combination multi card reader/floppy drive (yes I said floppy drive).
Have run this system overclocked from 2.0Gigahertz to 2.6 Gigahertz for over 5 years at stock voltage.
Here is my dilema:
Just prior to previous graphics card failure, I started battling random blue screens, crashes, and errors. Finally, the system would not boot into Windows or Ubuntu. I gradually narrowed it down to the graphics card. I bought and installed the new card and it boots up Ubuntu boots quickly and runs very well, however, Windows 7 does not boot. I suspect some kind of driver corruption or the like. Windows hangs while displaying the animated logo. I have tried booting into safe mode (which it will do), but windows runs so slowly it is unusable. It literally takes about 10 minutes to get completely booted into safe mode, then it is so slow I can't do anything. I have tried the "repair my computer: option but I always reports that it could not be repaired. The problem signature always contains the message "Bad Driver". I have tried the repair from within Windows and from my repair disk, always with the same result. I even tried running System File Checker and CHKDSK with no success. System File Checker hangs during the verification stage at 7%. I let it run for over 4 hours at 7% with no success. I have also run Memtest overnight without errors.
Is there any way to do a repair install from my install disk without losing my data? Obviously,I am unable to do a repair install from within windows. I have also tried running the hardware using bios defaults with no difference. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am posting this from within Ubuntu on said machine.
If this the wrong forum for this, it could be moved to the Hardware section.
Edited by painterh52, 15 February 2013 - 12:35 PM.