Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Windows 7 Bluescreening on Old Computer

Last response: in Systems
Share
October 25, 2011 3:25:44 AM

Hey guys, having some issues with a friend's computer. His brother built it and it was running a pirated version of Windows 7. I think it ran fine for him until recently it started asking for authorization. I told him to just get an OEM version of Windows 7 for $110 and throw that on there. He did and now it randomly bluescreens when windows update is run.

Here are the specs:

CPU: Pentium D @ 2.8 Ghz (Smithfeild)
RAM: 1.5 GB
MOBO: Microstar MS-7187
VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 4350

I've done the following to try and figure out what's wrong:

- Ran MEMTEST on it (7 passes) and it passed.
- Ran HDD diagnostic tool off Ultimate Boot CD and it passed.

I also ran HW Monitor and the CPU was around 60c, I have no idea if that's out of the ordinary.

Any help would be much appreciated!
October 25, 2011 3:58:00 AM

Booted off Windows 7 disc and tried a fresh install and it bluescreens during the 2nd part of installation.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2011 4:04:14 AM

reformat the hdd with the oem disc and install after
m
0
l
Related resources
October 25, 2011 4:05:21 AM

There's no more full reformat option in Windows 7 installer so maybe I will reformat it with something else.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2011 4:36:37 AM

put cd first in boot and then do the reformat
m
0
l
October 25, 2011 5:03:06 AM

I did that - deleted partitions, made new one, installed win 7 - it blue screens during 2nd phase of install.
m
0
l
October 25, 2011 5:52:20 AM

I give up, just gonna put linux on it and tell the dude to buy a new computer.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2011 5:41:37 PM

reinstall xp if he have one
m
0
l
October 31, 2011 11:56:37 PM

I just gave up guys, sorry.
m
0
l
!