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May 4, 2013 2:00:09 PM

Recently my windows 7 has become practically unusable and I'm unable to determine any cause as when I get to the desktop, windows begins constantly freezing, usually lasting from a few secs to about 7 minutes. There are also various error messages that occur which say things like 'program has failed to load' 'or missing file error' until it says 'windows has experience a critical error and must be restarted' to which all it does is close everything except the desktop backround.

I've tried going into startup repair, system image restore, system restore, but it tells me that I am unable to use these. Safe mode has the same issues as well.

It started happening after I did two system restores, I thought windows had an issue since it was crashing but it was a hardware issue, which set me back a couple days to my knowledge. After that I installed a new GPU, CPU, Motherboard. The only effect I was able to determine this had on Windows was that I had to Re-Verify it. Now it constantly freezes when I attempt to do something, I'm unable to open any programs as it just gives an error message, and even opening the start menu takes about 10 minutes of constant freezing.

Currently I've been thinking of backing up some of my important files to my Linux drive and resetting windows, but I wanna know if I can save everything first.

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May 4, 2013 2:26:10 PM

Loke_ said:
Recently my windows 7 has become practically unusable and I'm unable to determine any cause as when I get to the desktop, windows begins constantly freezing, usually lasting from a few secs to about 7 minutes. There are also various error messages that occur which say things like 'program has failed to load' 'or missing file error' until it says 'windows has experience a critical error and must be restarted' to which all it does is close everything except the desktop backround.

I've tried going into startup repair, system image restore, system restore, but it tells me that I am unable to use these. Safe mode has the same issues as well.

It started happening after I did two system restores, I thought windows had an issue since it was crashing but it was a hardware issue, which set me back a couple days to my knowledge. After that I installed a new GPU, CPU, Motherboard. The only effect I was able to determine this had on Windows was that I had to Re-Verify it. Now it constantly freezes when I attempt to do something, I'm unable to open any programs as it just gives an error message, and even opening the start menu takes about 10 minutes of constant freezing.

Currently I've been thinking of backing up some of my important files to my Linux drive and resetting windows, but I wanna know if I can save everything first.


how do you "know" it was a hardware error?

looks pretty clear to me it's time to do a clean install of windows. You replaced half the system, windows won't load cause it's either got the wrong drivers or corrupted drivers, or corrupted program files or all of the above.

even more, if it IS a hardware issue your symptoms scream only 3 pieces of eq... and you replaced none of them. If it's hardware causing this it would be your ram/hd/psu... not your gpu/cpu/mb.

clean (reformat the drive) install windows bro, before you spend another dime.
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May 4, 2013 2:39:48 PM

Well I would recommend re-installing windows. You can transfer files to another hard drive to back up all your files.
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May 4, 2013 3:10:54 PM

ingtar33 said:
Loke_ said:
Recently my windows 7 has become practically unusable and I'm unable to determine any cause as when I get to the desktop, windows begins constantly freezing, usually lasting from a few secs to about 7 minutes. There are also various error messages that occur which say things like 'program has failed to load' 'or missing file error' until it says 'windows has experience a critical error and must be restarted' to which all it does is close everything except the desktop backround.

I've tried going into startup repair, system image restore, system restore, but it tells me that I am unable to use these. Safe mode has the same issues as well.

It started happening after I did two system restores, I thought windows had an issue since it was crashing but it was a hardware issue, which set me back a couple days to my knowledge. After that I installed a new GPU, CPU, Motherboard. The only effect I was able to determine this had on Windows was that I had to Re-Verify it. Now it constantly freezes when I attempt to do something, I'm unable to open any programs as it just gives an error message, and even opening the start menu takes about 10 minutes of constant freezing.

Currently I've been thinking of backing up some of my important files to my Linux drive and resetting windows, but I wanna know if I can save everything first.


how do you "know" it was a hardware error?

looks pretty clear to me it's time to do a clean install of windows. You replaced half the system, windows won't load cause it's either got the wrong drivers or corrupted drivers, or corrupted program files or all of the above.

even more, if it IS a hardware issue your symptoms scream only 3 pieces of eq... and you replaced none of them. If it's hardware causing this it would be your ram/hd/psu... not your gpu/cpu/mb.

clean (reformat the drive) install windows bro, before you spend another dime.

For the current problem I don't know the issue, but the hardware issue was for an earlier problem, which I was able to determine cause neither of my Disk Drives were able to boot when I switched them out until after I replaced the equipment, though I did take this as a chance to upgrade other parts.
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May 4, 2013 3:19:08 PM

oi... yeah... then its looking more and more like a clean install of windows is called for.
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May 4, 2013 4:00:48 PM

ingtar33 said:
oi... yeah... then its looking more and more like a clean install of windows is called for.


Well I kinda figured I would have to do that :/ . Well thanks for the help.
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