Boot up issues on new Win7 install
Posted on 2011-03-03
It all started just fine for an new install. But then in the short time it has been up and running, issues began to build.
The system is unstable: At times it boots seemingly fine, but boot time has progressively lengthened. Presently, the system boots up and at the welcome panel it will spend two to three minutes before opening to the desk top. Repetitve boots don't resolve the issue.
I have had a few difficulties when setting preferences and settings. In "personalize" (right click desktop) I have had the system freeze up. With a little experimentation I found the system to work "alright" when I worked with system available resources for personalizing the desktop. I"m thinking now about the internet connection. The system will freeze up when selecting one of microsoft's online personalizing options. However, I haven't seen much issue (yet) working in Firefox.
Here's the skinny on the internet connection: I had a D-Link DGE-530TX ethernet card installed and the Windows 7 system refused to install a driver from any of the available sources (cd-rom, file on disk, MS auto search). Eventually, I plugged the e-net cable into the LAN port on the I/O panel of the motherboard, ran setup software from the motherboard disk and connection was made. Then the wife, at one point, had problems with her connection. When I unplugged the cable from my machine, her problem disappeared. Coinsidence? Maybe.
Here's a run down of the physical system
Motherboard: ASUS M4A87TD EVO (Brand new)
AMD Phenom II 1090T CPU
Ram: 8GB Corsair 1600Mhz (set in BIOS)
60GB SSD disk
USB 3.0 enabled
I'm not sure if more info is needed. Let me know. I'm working on an older XP machine to type this so I'm not stranded.
Would a repair install resolve any of this?Thanks.