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    Windows 7 hanging

    Hello. I've just installed Windows 7 on my 2 year old system and I'm getting a problem where after ~5 mins of my Windows session starting the system completely hangs and I have to hard reboot.

    System spec: A-bit AX-78 mobo, AMD Athlon Dual core 2.6GHz, GeForce 8800 GT, 4GB Corsair TwinX XMS2 DDR2.

    The system has been running 64 bit Vista smoothly for 2 years. I have tried installing x64 and x86 versions of Win7, I've tried 2 different hard disks, and have run memory checks on the RAM (they passed).

    There don't seem to be any Windows 7 drivers available for the A-bit AX-78 but I've read that other people run Win 7 on that board without problems. I've tried installing the nvidia drivers for my GPU but the system crashes before the install finishes.

    Can anyone help?

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    Re: Windows 7 hanging

    Sounds like a driver issue to me, Vista drivers will usually work fine on Windows 7 - try installing those if you haven't already. Also, if you're not using them, try disabling things like IDE controllers in BIOS. You can download the AMD southbridge driver from here (64 bit version): http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloa...win7-64.aspx#3

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    Re: Windows 7 hanging

    yeh probably osme driver thing, could be something silly like integrated sound

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    Re: Windows 7 hanging

    Best what you can do is format your hard drive and setup new windows , always best and your pc will work as new

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