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Hey, guys.


I recently got myself a new rig and installed Windows 7 Professional since I hate 8.1 and 10, but started experiencing weird freezes at the welcoming screen just after I entered the password. And I need help figuring out why.


Specs: ASRock B250 PRO4 motherboard

Intel Core i5-7400

Teamgroup Elite 2400MHz 8GB RAM. BIOS settings are on 1.2V which should be correct as the retailer also listed that value for this particular module.

Toshiba DT 2TB HDD

Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB


Video driver version 387.92


Safe Mode works. I've tested it after having had to do a force reset.

Sometimes normal bootup works too, sometimes not. From what I could see it happens after my PC hasn't been used for the better part of the day and is thus cold, though I don't know if that would have any effect on it.

I have also installed this unofficial patch to be able to download updates for my OS.


If anyone has any suggestion how to solve this I'd be really grateful. I can't even use repair function from the install disc since it says not supported, so my only options are either system restoration or a clean install which would be a royal pain since I'd have to backup all my data first.

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You have too new hardware for Windows 7. Try to find the appropriate drivers, otherwise it will work like this all the time.


Too new? Don't others still use Windows 7 for Skyrim and other games on similar rigs without problems?



Hence, others have the necessary drivers. Check which drivers are conflicting with your hardware and replace  them, it's not hard to do.


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  • 4 weeks later...

Does sound like it could be  a potential race condition, either caused by drivers or some software you have installed, 


I suggest you use msconfig (start > run > msconfig) and deselect all startup items. Once this has been done, reboot, and one at a time, re-enable them to the point where the issue returns. You may find it's something like nvidia expirience kicking in.


Another thing would be to check that device manager shows all your hardware correctly, and that there are no "unknowns" or devices with driver faults,


hope that helps!


- Ainsey

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I do have Geforce Experience on autorun in msconfig, Adobe, Avast and nvidia services ticked on. But when I had a look at the event logs, I found 2 red errors which said,


First: The following service is not starting: server service, event ID7022. It's the LanmanServer C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs entry in services.msc

Second: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the ShellHW Detection service

They are from the Service Control Manager.


Also, this might be unrelated, but I also see a yellow warning from e1dexpress saying Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V Network link is disconnected.


EDIT: It might be the wufuc unofficial patch since appearantly someone else is having the same problem as me. https://github.com/zeffy/wufuc/issues/120

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