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
> I've got a fresh install of 32bit Vista Ultimate running on,
> Shuttle SD37P2 (latest BIOS)
> 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?