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Problems on windows 7 boot up (Fresh Build)

So I can boot it up, all this happens when my desktop shows up.

Ive done a bit of trouble shooting, when it was DWM errors, but now im getting more.



Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Build is
i5 6600k
ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming
EvGA 960 FTW+ ASC2.0+ etc. e tc.
16gb or Corsair
750w Antec Power Supply
And a old 1tb HDD


Also ive already followed these and had no luck
http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/197294-windows-desktop-manager-stopped-working.html

Im about to the point where im just going to reformat again. I read my user could of been corrupt but a i made a new one with no difference.
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  1. You need to reinstall the graphics drivers using the clean install option in the custom install option.

    That and get rid of the useless Asus crapware you installed, it's a nightmare for compatibility.
  2. So reinstall the graphics drivers, and remove whatever ASUS Program it is? The only thing on under uninstall pros by asus is product registration. If i update the graphic drivers (Since i used the CD Key) can i just update them without removing the old ones?
  3. Fubar231 said:
    So reinstall the graphics drivers, and remove whatever ASUS Program it is? The only thing on under uninstall pros by asus is product registration. If i update the graphic drivers (Since i used the CD Key) can i just update them without removing the old ones?


    You're making no sense. Here's what you do:
    1) Go to the control panel and then uninstall a program. Select the Asus suite and uninstall.
    2) Go to http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us and download the newest driver for your OS and card. Run the installer and click "custom install" radio and then the "clean install" button
  4. If Baroil`s solution does not work, and you keep getting application and windows tasks that stop working.

    The problem can be down to your memory in the new system build.
    The cause is often down to Corsair memory.
    Where the voltage selected for the memory is slightly lower than the memory needs to run stable.
    Make sure if the memory is Xmp capable that Xmp mode is enabled in your bios settings of the motherboard.

    When your system is powered down and switched off via the wall socket.
    Take out one of the memory sticks checking the speed they are stated to run at and the latency timing values. along with taking note of the stated voltage the memory runs at.
    Write the settings down.
    Put the memory stick back in the motherboard making sure both sticks of memory are placed in the correct two memory slots of the motherboard that you will find in the user manual for the motherboard what slots the matched pair of memory sticks must be placed to avoid errors.

    Enter the bios and double check all of the settings detailed on the memory stick.
    To stabilize the errors you are seeing a small increase in the voltage of the ram modules via the bios can in some cases resolve the problem of tasks terminating in windows.

    Increase the voltage in small steps, try adding about 0.250Mv to the memory modules if your board allows the settings to be altered. A setting of just over 1.65v if running DDR 3 memory modules is fine.
    Don`t go above 1.75v, you should not need to the addition of 0.250Mv should fix tasks terminating in windows while in use.


    Save the changes in the bios before you exit it.
    And test the system for stability.

    Windows loads it`s self into your ram, so any task that terminates like you have been seeing suggests the memory in relation to it`s speed settings, latency timings or voltage selected for the ram to run may need to be checked.

    It has been known for Corsair ram modules to require slightly more than the xmp voltage of 1.65v to make them stable in windows.
  5. This is the RAM i have, does it have have that XMP you were talking about? I removed the only ASUS Program that was installed, and im updated my GFX Card Drivers now.
    RAM: ( http://www.microcenter.com/product/458668/16GB_2_x_8GB_DDR4-3000_PC4-24000_Desktop_Memory_Module )

    Ill report back after this.
  6. After doing the drivers, all i got was the ATKEX_cmd.exe stopped, and the Desktop Window Manager stopped.

    Also heres all the specs on my ram

    Memory Type
    DDR4
    Number of Modules
    2
    Memory Capacity
    16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Memory Speed
    PC4-24000
    Voltage
    1.2 Volts
    CAS Latency
    15
    Latency
    15-17-17-35
    Buffered/Unbuffered
    Unbuffered
    Error Correction Code
    Non-ECC
    Memory Slot
    288-pin
    Memory Heatsink
    Aluminum Heat Spreader


    So go into the BIOS and made sure the RAM Voltage and Latency is the same?
  7. I just made sure my windows 7 64 bit was up to date, with the SP's and whatnot so thats all good to go.
  8. Fubar231 said:
    After doing the drivers, all i got was the ATKEX_cmd.exe stopped, and the Desktop Window Manager stopped.


    Still sounds like the asus program is installed. Make sure all asus stuff is uninstalled.
  9. Im still getting that other DWM error though... The asus too but let me look around for something in the background the instgall progs isnt picking up.
  10. Theres An Asus Folder under Prog Files
    Asus --> IO --> AsIoUnins but it doesnt do anything.

    Should i get Unlocker and delete the whole Asus folder on startup?
  11. Fubar231 said:
    Theres An Asus Folder under Prog Files
    Asus --> IO --> AsIoUnins but it doesnt do anything.

    Should i get Unlocker and delete the whole Asus folder on startup?


    It's probably better if you reformatted (fresh install so not much to reinstall) and avoided installing the asus stuff in the first place.
    Hell, while you're at it you might as well upgrade to Win 10, since Win 7 doesn't natively support your equipment (and therefore relies on extra drivers that might be causing issues)
  12. Think if I just upgraded to 10 all would be well? Well, cause I used the Mobo CD and the GFX Card CD to install the drivers...

    Maybe ill try and refromating without doing the asus stuff and using the drivers off the cd's again and see where it goes...

    Thanks for the help. I might be posting again tomorrow with more issues... If none of the above works ill try the Win 10 upgrade and see...
  13. Don't use the cd drivers, get the newest from the respective manufactures websites
  14. So i reformated again, and I installed the drivers off Mobo CD (Skipped the prog, got rid of that error) and my GFX Drivers off that cd, and im still getting that DWM error on startup... GRR...

    I dont know what to do, i went into my BIOS and made sure the ram was being ran at the 1.200 volts it needs, pretty sure the latency was set right at 15-17-17-35 (There was only 3 options, but the to was 15, mid was 17, and last was 35, and that was how it was so im pretty sure thats all good.)

    If i remember correctly I didnt get that error after reformatting until I installed drivers off of my motherboard CD... I dont want to have to reformat again to try and narrow it down by instaling them one by one. I HAVE to use the Mobo CD cause it has my LAN drivers on it, so i need it for that for sure... UGH!

    I dont know what to do...
  15. Probably going to have to reformat again, and try installing them one by one, or just seeing what all drivers are installed off that disc, and look around online for updated versions or see if anyone else was having compatibility issues...
  16. Best answer
    Fubar231 said:
    So i reformated again, and I installed the drivers off Mobo CD (Skipped the prog, got rid of that error) and my GFX Drivers off that cd, and im still getting that DWM error on startup... GRR...


    Pretty sure I was clear about downloading the newest drivers from the manufacturer websites and using those...

    The CD drivers tend to be old beta copies that still have plenty of bugs
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