Windows 7 turns into windows basic into nothing loading...

June 17, 2012 at 21:51:26
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate Edition, Ripjaws 8.00 gigs ram
Windows 7 turns into windows basic, how to fix?

Windows 7 starts up normally with everything as default settings, then at a random point turns into windows basic for a good minutes turns back into windows 7 then after about another minute nothing will load. I cant even shut down my computer properly so I have to hold the power button. I have thought about re-formatting, but I want to see if there is another way to fix it.


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#1
June 18, 2012 at 00:18:30
My thought would be a hardware issue so if it is then reformatting won't help. As it starts off with 'turning into Windows Basic' that points at a problem with the graphics system. Have you got a separate graphics card or is it integrated into the motherboard? If it's a separate card then make sure it isn't overheating (does the fan (if there is one) spin freely or is the card covered in dust. Also make sure it is firmly pushed into its slot - do the same for your RAM chips while you are there (& everything else for that matter).

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#2
June 18, 2012 at 03:08:29
Ahh well this problem has been happening for about a year and its getting unbearable, but more to the point ive replaced most of my hold parts (aside from the hd), most of it is covered in dust, also my graphics card is a separate card (Nvidia Twin Frozr GTX 560 Ti with Overclock) although im not sure if overclock is on. Ill check to see if it overheats thanks for the suggestion.

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#3
June 18, 2012 at 09:15:03
what about ur power supply ? list ur power supply specs.
A bad power supply not giving enough juice to the graphics card can cause the graphics card to turn to basic to save power.
it also could be a silent program trying to run, thus turing the basic theme the program that is running could be a virus or malware
id say list the psu specs first so we can determine

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#4
June 18, 2012 at 15:19:38
It is currently 500 psu I have a 630 one but it crashes very often so I swapped it with my old trusty 500 psu.

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#5
June 20, 2012 at 09:01:25
care to mention its name ? it could be a cheap low powered psu wattage does not matter what matters is the amps on the 12V rail
mention those

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#6
June 20, 2012 at 16:23:31
The 630w is called Raidmax Hybrid 630W ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply RX-630SS and as for my 500w I have no clue what brand it is I got it included on my old computer case.

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#7
June 21, 2012 at 10:38:07
the raidmax is a bad psu it has 2 12V rail and is weak for ur gtx 560 ti
the 2 12V rails are bad because the power distribution would be different for every piece of hardware.
the other 500 i suspect to be similar to this one with power i suggest u change them immediately get something from coolermaster or rosewill or ocz any of those respected brands
make sure it has a 1 12V rail with at least 32Amps
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#8
June 22, 2012 at 23:31:56
Oh eh um this might have been a good thing to include into details but the reason why I said I wanted to reformat it was because ive never had any of these problems till someone spilled an alcoholic beverage into my top external fan... and ive replaced all my parts except for the hd and battery...

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