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Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

  1. #1


    lockup Guest

    Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    Hi,

    I've got a fresh install of 32bit Vista Ultimate running on,

    Shuttle SD37P2 (latest BIOS)
    QX6700
    4GB
    Gainward 7950GT 256MB

    This will hang at any point from boot (animating green bars) to a few
    minutes after I've logged in. Everything freezes; mouse, keyboard, second
    hand on clock etc. Power off / reset is the only way out.

    Safe mode with networking works.
    Vista memory test passes.
    Memtest86 (off a boot cd) passes.
    CPU stress (off a boot cd) passes.

    This appears to be some kind of driver error, but I'm not seeing anything in
    the event viewer. An old fashioned BSOD would be helpful (!) as then I'd be
    closer to what's causing this.

    I've done an "Update driver..." on every device in Device Manager. No change.

    What should my next steps in resolving this problem be?

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  3. #2


    lockup Guest

    RE: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    > Safe mode with networking works.
    >

    To be more specific, I just did a parallel run of 4 SuperPI's calculating to
    32M places, which finished after 32 minutes. The hardware appears to be
    perfectly stable.

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  4. #3


    lockup Guest

    RE: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    Startup Repair doesn't report any errors.
    The BIOS has been flashed to the latest level available from Shuttle
    (SD37S204).

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  5. #4


    lockup Guest

    RE: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    Further information, I have two 150GB Raptors (SATA) installed and one IDE
    DVD rewriter.

    Has anybody got any suggestions on how I should go about debugging this?
    What debug or logging can I turn on? What devices could I uninstall etc?

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  6. #5


    Andersbarcode Guest

    Re: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs


    Hi! i have the same problem!?

    I have a shuttle SD37P2 V2, Intel core 2 extreme QX6700, Microsoft
    Windows Vista ultimate fullversion.
    I have tried clearing the Cmos and installed various BIOS but no
    result?
    (now i have SD37S204), i have tried different memory, harddrives,
    graphic cards etc. the only thing that worked was when i tried a
    different CPU (inte P4 640) then the system runs fine! So it has
    something to do with the QX6700 CPU?? please respond if u have found a
    solution?

    Regards
    Anders


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  7. #6


    Anders Guest

    Re: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    I Contacted Shuttle support and they sent me an email with an new BIOS file
    (sd37s211.bin) i flashed he BIOS with this file and installed the latest
    chipset drivers for my chipset
    (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scri...12150&lang=eng)

    Now the system runs fine and stable with no problems! =)

    Regards
    Anders


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  8. #7


    ThomasD650 Guest

    Re: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    Me too, but with a different Motherboard. Got the ABIT AW9D-MAX. Everything
    runs fine until I put in the QX6700, then it hangs and wont boot. Yet it
    goes into safe mode without a problem....

    Any Solutions??

    "Andersbarcode" wrote:

    >
    > Hi! i have the same problem!?
    >
    > I have a shuttle SD37P2 V2, Intel core 2 extreme QX6700, Microsoft
    > Windows Vista ultimate fullversion.
    > I have tried clearing the Cmos and installed various BIOS but no
    > result?
    > (now i have SD37S204), i have tried different memory, harddrives,
    > graphic cards etc. the only thing that worked was when i tried a
    > different CPU (inte P4 640) then the system runs fine! So it has
    > something to do with the QX6700 CPU?? please respond if u have found a
    > solution?
    >
    > Regards
    > Anders
    >
    >
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    > Andersbarcode
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    > Andersbarcode's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/member.php?userid=21938
    > View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=677108
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  9. #8


    Anders Guest

    Re: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    Hi, If you havent already flashed your system with the latest BIOS (AW9D-MAX
    BIOS 1.3 released 2006-12-12) i vould try that, if it still doesent work i
    vould get in contact with ABIT support, and maybe they can send you a updated
    BIOS file? I vould also update my chipset driver:
    http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scri...12150&lang=eng


    Regards
    Anders

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  10. #9


    Chess Guest

    RE: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    Has anyone found a cause and solution for this? I just bought a Gateway
    GT5426 about three days ago and was beginning to think I might have had
    malfunctioning hardware. Random lockups, not restarting, not starting at
    all, some BSOD's including one after reinstalling vista. I'm about to just
    get XP and install that until this nonsense with Vista is fixed. I've seen
    multiple threads on various discussion forums with the same or very similar
    problems.

    "lockup" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > I've got a fresh install of 32bit Vista Ultimate running on,
    >
    > Shuttle SD37P2 (latest BIOS)
    > QX6700
    > 4GB
    > Gainward 7950GT 256MB
    >
    > This will hang at any point from boot (animating green bars) to a few
    > minutes after I've logged in. Everything freezes; mouse, keyboard, second
    > hand on clock etc. Power off / reset is the only way out.
    >
    > Safe mode with networking works.
    > Vista memory test passes.
    > Memtest86 (off a boot cd) passes.
    > CPU stress (off a boot cd) passes.
    >
    > This appears to be some kind of driver error, but I'm not seeing anything in
    > the event viewer. An old fashioned BSOD would be helpful (!) as then I'd be
    > closer to what's causing this.
    >
    > I've done an "Update driver..." on every device in Device Manager. No change.
    >
    > What should my next steps in resolving this problem be?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    Rock Guest

    Re: Fresh Vista Ultimate install randomly hangs

    "Chess" <Chess@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > Has anyone found a cause and solution for this? I just bought a Gateway
    > GT5426 about three days ago and was beginning to think I might have had
    > malfunctioning hardware. Random lockups, not restarting, not starting at
    > all, some BSOD's including one after reinstalling vista. I'm about to
    > just
    > get XP and install that until this nonsense with Vista is fixed. I've
    > seen
    > multiple threads on various discussion forums with the same or very
    > similar
    > problems.


    <snip>

    A new computer should not have problems. Personally I would return it and
    have a serious chat with Customer service.

    --
    Rock [MS-MVP User/Shell]


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