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Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« on: November 29, 2013, 05:16:04 PM »
Sometimes, Windows 7 doesn´t complete start-up; the process stops at Intel DG43NB logo screen (the number 92 shows up inside a square in the lower right corner). When I press the restart button, most of the times it works, but sometimes it requires pressing that button twice. Once started. everything goes OK.

I have repaired Windows 7 and was told that something was fixed in the MBR, but fail persist. Then I run checkdisk, Western Digital Lifeguard Diagnostics (all mys disc are WD), Seatools for Windows, etc. and no problem was found.

Since I also have XP Professional installed in the same PC (a clone), I switched to XP and had no start-up problem at all.

I suspect that the Windows 7 related MBR is the guilty but I don't know what else to do to fix that.

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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 04:49:04 PM »
Bios flash required to bug fix for hung boots of Vista or newer OS. XP runs fine, but newer OS can hang at boot or install.

https://communities.intel.com/thread/22502


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3. Re: Intel DG43NB and windows 7 issue..
 
 Flying_Kiwi Jun 12, 2011 2:53 PM (in response to hassanfarooq92)

There are some fixes in the newer BIOS versions for this board to prevent Vista (and presumably newer OSs) from hanging on installation so it'd be worth checking that you have the most recent BIOS version installed on this board. It's available from the Intel website downloads section for your board and make sure you follow the installation instructions in the Readme file carefully!

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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 09:26:03 AM »
Thanks. I've just known that my BIOS is from 2008 (0054) and a lot of updates have been released since then. So I've decided to accept the risk of updating it using version 0107, with NBG4310H.86A.0107.EB.EXE

I'll let you know what happens.

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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2013, 05:01:48 PM »
I'm now confused because my BIOS is from year 2008 and there are several updates available for it since then. Newest one is number 0107 (year 2011). See Bios rel. notes.

However, I run this detector:
http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/dsktpboards

and the result was that my "Intel driver is current".

1) Are BIOS update and Intel driver two different things? As per attachment 'Drivers & BIOS' it seems there are not, but I'm not sure.

2) Does BIOS update #0107 include all previous versions updates, or should I install each one of the updates from 2008 through 2011?


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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2013, 05:12:28 PM »
I'd never do a BIOS flash to correct a Windows issue...just sayin.
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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2013, 05:17:42 PM »
Patio, what I want to correct is the "freeze 92" issue, but I don't know it it's a BIOS's or a Windows' one.

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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2013, 05:23:04 PM »
Replace your CMOS battery...Part # CR2032...available anywhere.
Do this with ALL power unplugged.
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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2013, 05:27:50 PM »
Fine, Patio, I'll do it. This is something easy, inexpensive and not time consuming. Thanks a lot!

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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2013, 02:32:14 PM »
Also, has it done this the whole time you've had Win 7 installed? Or is this a new issue. If it's new then it's very unlikely that it's a BIOS issue as nothing has changed there.

I totally second patio's vote for CMOS battery as a first item to check.
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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2013, 04:00:58 PM »
Kyle_engineer, I installed W7 last March and keep in place XP, each in a different hard drive.  The "freeze 92" failure appeared about one month, in intermittently way; It didn't show up this morning, for instance. And it happens that whenever I start from XP there's no failure at all.

There's more. Under W7, my Samsung BX2235 monitor presents two empty bands 1 cm wide each, and each side of its screen if set to 75 Hertz, or only one band 2 cm wide on right side only if set to 60 Hertz. It's a non usable space that appears no matter what screen resolutions I choose. This doesn't happen under XP.

Whenever a battery had needed replacement I've been presented with an error message, but no message so far.

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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2013, 04:33:21 PM »
So you havent replaced the CMOS battery yet ? ?...it will NOT notify when it's dying...as opposed to say a laptop battery...2 different things.
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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2013, 04:03:32 PM »
I received a new monitor last night; installed it this morning, and the "Freeze 92" fails persisted. This evening I installed a new battery... and the "Freeze 92" fails persisted; it's alive and kicking.  :-[

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Re: Sometimes Windows 7 doesn´t complete startup
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2013, 06:22:32 PM »
I have no idea what that means but congratulations.
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