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Hey People's

I have been an avid reader of this forum, which made me wanna go out and get my own gaming system.

Now that I have it, I am having some problems with the system. (In signature)

When ever I do a windows update it tends to freeze on the "Configuring Updates" screen. Whcih leads me to do a hard reset.
Sometimes it will boot back into windows normally, but other's I am forced to use the windows CD to recover to a previous restore point.

Also, I haven't update my BIOS, is the best method to burn the image onto a CD and flash this way?
I know I can through windows, but I honestly can't trust it at this point.
Everything is standard at the moment, I havn't overclocked anything yet, so this cant be causing my problems.

Any help would greatly be appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

Josh
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I would try reinstalling Windows, and then try updating again.

On the BIOS front, if you can, put it on a USB stick and flash it like that, I don't know about eVGA mobos but with ASUS you can just use EZFlash.

Btw, apart from the soundcard you have a fricken killer system there
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Originally Posted by Jaffa Cakes! View Post
I would try reinstalling Windows, and then try updating again.

On the BIOS front, if you can, put it on a USB stick and flash it like that, I don't know about eVGA mobos but with ASUS you can just use EZFlash.

Btw, apart from the soundcard you have a fricken killer system there
Cheers Buddy,
Vista was just a fresh install before I started the updates.
The updates where the first thing I did after installation.
Thanks for the comments, Dont need a sound card yet, use headphones most of the time!
Cheers
Josh
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Quote:
Vista Freezes at “Windows is configuring updatesâ€
Posted on Nov 26, 2007 under Windows Vista Tips |

When you shut down your computer, Windows Vista freezes at:

Windows is configuring updates

This can also happen if Windows has just installed a large amount of updates. Be patient and let your computer site as this can normally be a long process.

According to Microsoft, it is also normal for Windows Vista to configure the updates for up to 50 minutes after the Out Of Box Experience Wizard has been run. This process is only supposed to occur one time.
This might help.
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Holly Crap.
50 Mins, that's nearly longer than it takes to install the OS itself.

But thanks for that, makes alot of sense.
I will just update a small amount of updates at a time.
Most of the updates are regarding crap I don't use anyway.

Cheers
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Just a heads up, a sound card will drastically improve the sound quality to your headphones as well assuming they are of decent quality.

Yeah, your system does look excellent, if you have any cash left over spend it on a good air cooler (eg. T.R.U.E) and overclock that QX9650 to 4Ghz+. Another recommendation is the power supply. You may think I'm nit picking, but honestly, this is akin to getting a Ferrari and chucking crude oil in. It's dangerously unstable and could fry your expensive stuff down the line. I'd suggest one like the Silverstone DA850 or a Corsair 550VX.

Otherwise welcome and I hope you get to enjoy that system as much as we do
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Just a heads up, a sound card will drastically improve the sound quality to your headphones as well assuming they are of decent quality.

Yeah, your system does look excellent, if you have any cash left over spend it on a good air cooler (eg. T.R.U.E) and overclock that QX9650 to 4Ghz+. Another recommendation is the power supply. You may think I'm nit picking, but honestly, this is akin to getting a Ferrari and chucking crude oil in. It's dangerously unstable and could fry your expensive stuff down the line. I'd suggest one like the Silverstone DA850 or a Corsair 550VX.

Otherwise welcome and I hope you get to enjoy that system as much as we do
Cheers for that.
I will keep a close eye on the PSU, I may get a soundcard for it now that everyone has said that! hehe.

Cheers
Josh
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