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Ok, As some of you know... I (Thought!) had problems with my previous HDD, so I bought a new one. I installed Windows on it yesterday and got all the drivers on and updates, including SP1.

I was playing the GRID Demo for a little bit, with my xBox 360 Controller. I'd finished so I went on the internet and was browsing around, Also chatting to a few people on Xfire. I un-plugged my 360 Controller and I got a message saying;

'Windows Sync Has Stopped Responding'

I then got a BSOD, With the Stop Code;

0x00008A

Now, Whenever I try to BOOT my computer, It does the loading screen with the green bars, but the 'Welcome Screen' doesn't appear. I just get a black screen, but with my mouse on it, which I can move around. The Numlock on my Keyboard comes on and the light on my Wireless Adaptor Flashes, and connects.

I left it for a while, Thinking it may take a bit longer than usual... When I came back, it had the screensaver on, When I moved the mouse, I had the black screen again, With the mouse.

I'm really starting to get fed up with computers, I just spent money on a new HDD thinking that was the original problem I was having, and it doesn't seem to have helped anything.
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Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
Ok, As some of you know... I (Thought!) had problems with my previous HDD, so I bought a new one. I installed Windows on it yesterday and got all the drivers on and updates, including SP1.

I was playing the GRID Demo for a little bit, with my xBox 360 Controller. I'd finished so I went on the internet and was browsing around, Also chatting to a few people on Xfire. I un-plugged my 360 Controller and I got a message saying;

'Windows Sync Has Stopped Responding'

I then got a BSOD, With the Stop Code;

0x00008A

Now, Whenever I try to BOOT my computer, It does the loading screen with the green bars, but the 'Welcome Screen' doesn't appear. I just get a black screen, but with my mouse on it, which I can move around. The Numlock on my Keyboard comes on and the light on my Wireless Adaptor Flashes, and connects.

I left it for a while, Thinking it may take a bit longer than usual... When I came back, it had the screensaver on, When I moved the mouse, I had the black screen again, With the mouse.

I'm really starting to get fed up with computers, I just spent money on a new HDD thinking that was the original problem I was having, and it doesn't seem to have helped anything.
Have u tried booting with the wireless adapter disconnected ?

From what ure saying seems like a driver issue maybe..
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if your not using your wireless adapter disable it in the BIOS that might work, good luck
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Originally Posted by Kornowski View Post
Ok, As some of you know... I (Thought!) had problems with my previous HDD, so I bought a new one. I installed Windows on it yesterday and got all the drivers on and updates, including SP1.

I was playing the GRID Demo for a little bit, with my xBox 360 Controller. I'd finished so I went on the internet and was browsing around, Also chatting to a few people on Xfire. I un-plugged my 360 Controller and I got a message saying;

'Windows Sync Has Stopped Responding'

I then got a BSOD, With the Stop Code;

0x00008A

Now, Whenever I try to BOOT my computer, It does the loading screen with the green bars, but the 'Welcome Screen' doesn't appear. I just get a black screen, but with my mouse on it, which I can move around. The Numlock on my Keyboard comes on and the light on my Wireless Adaptor Flashes, and connects.

I left it for a while, Thinking it may take a bit longer than usual... When I came back, it had the screensaver on, When I moved the mouse, I had the black screen again, With the mouse.

I'm really starting to get fed up with computers, I just spent money on a new HDD thinking that was the original problem I was having, and it doesn't seem to have helped anything.
I agree with Benny, this sounds like perhaps an nvidia driver issue I have experienced before. You could try this... boot into Safe Mode (Hit F8 after BIOS POST but before windows loads) and uninstall the nvidia drivers, restart, then download the new drivers (the latest WHQL Ones from the nVidia website, to be safe) and reinstall them.

Another thing you could try for the time being is disabling Legacy USB support. Sometimes this causes vista to black screen as well.

if its not the nVidia drivers or the legacy usb, its a different problem than I had before but is most likely driver related. If the nVidia reinstall doest work, you may be forced to try a system restore to a point where you knew your computer was working properly.
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I really doubt it's my wireless adaptor, I was using it all day, fine yesterday. I've also had it working with Vista before I started having problems. I'll give it a try though, Thanks.

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I agree with Benny, this sounds like perhaps an nvidia driver issue I have experienced before. You could try this... boot into Safe Mode (Hit F8 after BIOS POST but before windows loads) and uninstall the nvidia drivers, restart, then download the new drivers (the latest WHQL Ones from the nVidia website, to be safe) and reinstall them.

Another thing you could try for the time being is disabling Legacy USB support. Sometimes this causes vista to black screen as well.

if its not the nVidia drivers or the legacy usb, its a different problem than I had before but is most likely driver related. If the nVidia reinstall doest work, you may be forced to try a system restore to a point where you knew your computer was working properly.
You say you've had this problem before?

I'm using the nVidia 169.44 Drivers, I've also had no problems with them in the past.

Is that in the BIOS that I'd disable the 'Legacy USB'? Would this stop be from being able to use the USB ports on the front of my computer?

I'd also do the restore point in 'Safe Mode', right?

A friend suggested that I try a 'Repair Install'...

Thanks a lot for the help, I really hope that I don't have to throw more money at it, because I really can't afford to!
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I really doubt it's my wireless adaptor, I was using it all day, fine yesterday. I've also had it working with Vista before I started having problems. I'll give it a try though, Thanks.



You say you've had this problem before?

I'm using the nVidia 169.44 Drivers, I've also had no problems with them in the past.

Is that in the BIOS that I'd disable the 'Legacy USB'? Would this stop be from being able to use the USB ports on the front of my computer?

I'd also do the restore point in 'Safe Mode', right?

A friend suggested that I try a 'Repair Install'...

Thanks a lot for the help, I really hope that I don't have to throw more money at it, because I really can't afford to!
Legacy USB is in the BIOS, yes. The only thing it would prevent is your usage of the keyboard and mouse before windows loads, unless you have a PS/2 mouse and keyboard. However it wont disable your usage of USB to get into the BIOS.

You can do the restore point in Safe Mode or by booting from your windows install cd/dvd.

I would say do the repair install as a last resort. Going back to a previous restore point is the easiest option.
    
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Whatever the problem turns out to be, it will most likely be something that you've had "no problem with in the past". The only way to diagnose it is to start to isolate potential sources.
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Legacy USB is in the BIOS, yes. The only thing it would prevent is your usage of the keyboard and mouse before windows loads, unless you have a PS/2 mouse and keyboard. However it wont disable your usage of USB to get into the BIOS.

You can do the restore point in Safe Mode or by booting from your windows install cd/dvd.

I would say do the repair install as a last resort. Going back to a previous restore point is the easiest option.
At the moment, I can get into the BIOS with my USB Keyboard, but I can't select 'Safe Mode' or anything like that, I'd have to plug in a PS/2 Keyboard.

The most recent WQL nVidia Drivers are 169.25, they seem a bit out-dated, I may try the newest, 175.16, or even just re-install the 169.44, What do you think?

Ok, Thanks a lot for the help. It's strange though, I don't get why it'd do it... I had USB Pen Drives plugged in and taken out and they didn't cause a problem.
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well, now that youve changed to legacy USB, is windows booting? just curious
    
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hmmmm........its a strange one


unplug the power cord & reset the cmos manually ...may not help at all if its software related ...but worth a shot

is this a fresh install on the new HDD....? if so i don't see how there can be further corruption unless its bios or board related
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