Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › I've crashed Win7 a zillion times learning to overclock - should I re-install it when I'm done testing?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

I've crashed Win7 a zillion times learning to overclock - should I re-install it when I'm done testing?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hi folks,

This is my first time seriously overclocking. I'm doing it methodically and have rebooted hundreds of times. It's crashed, frozen, or BSOD'd in Win7 plenty, of course. Sometimes it happens during startup (at the Windows "balls"), but more often after I'm at the desktop. Also, every now and then I am asked if I want to "Launch Windows Repair?" I only said Yes, once. Shrug.

Should I re-install Windows once I've got all my overclock parameters set?

But can I ask for input only from folks with definitive experience, or a lot of info on it? And if you can point me to said info, that'd be best of all.

We can all make guesses. I'd like to know for sure, before I do (or don't) hassle with a re-install.

My rig is in my sig.

Thanks if you can help!!

Mike
post #2 of 5
IMO yes you should, i always manage to screw up my OS's even without all the BSOD and lock ups from getting my overclocks perfected. Ive re-installed windows after overclocking on my last 2-3 systems and ive had far less problems after.
Silent Dominator
(28 items)
 
Classy Lady
(26 items)
 
TUF Inside
(18 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
Silent Dominator
(28 items)
 
Classy Lady
(26 items)
 
TUF Inside
(18 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 5
    You should be fine without reinstalling, as long as nothing is corrupted.  To check for and possibly correct this:

  1. Open an elevated (Admin) command window.
  2. Type "chkdsk C: /f /v /x" and press [Enter].
  3. Follow the prompts to schedule a disk check, and then reboot your computer.
  4. Your computer should boot into chkdsk.  Let it run and finish.  It should correct any lingering inconsistencies remaining on your C: drive from being powered off/reset without shutting down.
  5. When your computer boots back into Windows, repeat step 1 again, and then step 2 for every other drive in your computer.  You shouldn't have to reboot for these since chkdsk can temporarily dismount them.
  6. Go back to the elevated command window, and type "sfc /scannow" and press [Enter].
  7. System File Checker will start scanning your system for Windows files that don't match the authorized checksums, and it should detect and replace any that got corrupted.

    After this, if for some reason you experience strange issues, you could always reinstall Windows anyway. thumb.gif
My desktop PC
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
MouseAudio
Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
  hide details  
Reply
My desktop PC
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770K Gigabyte P67A-D3-B3 NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS  1x Corsair 8 GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Kingston SV300S3 WesternDigital WD10EZEX Samsung HD154UI Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Daewoo L947BK Gateway FPD1530 HTK-2001 Dynex DX-400WPS 
MouseAudio
Kensington K72400 Realtek ALC889 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
Don't forget to also free up space by deleting the error report dumps. wink.gif

%homepath%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER
MEGATRON
(17 items)
 
GIGATRON
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 Crosshair VI Hero Gigabyte RX 580 2x8 G.Skill Trident 3200 CAS14 @ 3466 CAS14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x1TB WD Black RAID 0 3TB WD Red Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Stock... hue hue 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Benq XL2411Z Dell U2412M Dell U2412M KBC Poker II MX Clears 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP Aurum PT 1200W Thermaltake Core X9 Mionix AVIOR 7000 old school Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Aune T1 -> Yamaha A-720 -> Sennheiser HD650 | S... 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 @ 2.00GHz Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 @ 2.00GHz SuperMicro X10DAL-i nay 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
2x8GB (for now) Kingston DDR4 @ 2133MHz/C16 Samsung 840 120GB EK-Vardar F4 on an Arctic Freezer i11 Ubuntu Server 16.04 
PowerCase
SeaSonic SS850-AM overrated 
  hide details  
Reply
MEGATRON
(17 items)
 
GIGATRON
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 Crosshair VI Hero Gigabyte RX 580 2x8 G.Skill Trident 3200 CAS14 @ 3466 CAS14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2x1TB WD Black RAID 0 3TB WD Red Samsung 840 Evo 250GB Stock... hue hue 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Benq XL2411Z Dell U2412M Dell U2412M KBC Poker II MX Clears 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP Aurum PT 1200W Thermaltake Core X9 Mionix AVIOR 7000 old school Razer Goliathus 
Audio
Aune T1 -> Yamaha A-720 -> Sennheiser HD650 | S... 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 @ 2.00GHz Intel Xeon E5-2650 v4 @ 2.00GHz SuperMicro X10DAL-i nay 
RAMHard DriveCoolingOS
2x8GB (for now) Kingston DDR4 @ 2133MHz/C16 Samsung 840 120GB EK-Vardar F4 on an Arctic Freezer i11 Ubuntu Server 16.04 
PowerCase
SeaSonic SS850-AM overrated 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey cool beans Techie007 - Win7 can tell me if it looks bad, eh? Can it really be that easy?? Thanks!!

Fragamemnon, I wondered about that - thank you for the tip. Cool name btw

Thanks all,

Mike
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › I've crashed Win7 a zillion times learning to overclock - should I re-install it when I'm done testing?