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windows 8 crashed twice already

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    windows 8 crashed twice already


    I have installed windows 8 64bit today and it has crashed twice already to the point I had to press the power button until it turned off.

    the first time the screen just went blank (music was still playing) but I couldn't do anything.
    about an hour after the above the screen went on again and came back on and got a message saying the GPU driver crashed and then recovered. so I upgraded the graphics driver to NVidia 326 driver.
    the second time the music stopped and got a awful tone (continuously) and muse cursor wouldn't move.

    it has been installed less than 6 hours.

    I use NVidia GeForce gtx460 with NVidia 326 driver. connected to Samsung monitor via HDMI.

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    windows 8 64 bit


    this has happened several times now and it is really annoying me now, it seems to happen when I'm browsing the internet
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I would run a memory diagnostic. Also try some other video drivers if possible.
    Last edited by Vincenzo; 25 Aug 2013 at 17:16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    I would run a memory diagnostic.
    what program can I use for this.

    it shouldn't be that since I have been using Ubuntu and manjaro for ages and never had a crashing problem
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Go to the Start Screen and type Memory, then click Settings.
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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by terrygardener View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    I would run a memory diagnostic.
    what program can I use for this.
    Memtest86 - Download now!
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    windows 8 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    Go to the Start Screen and type Memory, then click Settings.
    ran the memory test and no problems detected
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    Windows 8 Pro


    Was it a clean installation or an upgrade? Upgrades are known to create problems.
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    windows 8 64 bit


    Clean install from oem dvd
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8 Pro


    I would re-install Windows, and run it for a while without doing any updates or software installations at all to assess it. If there are problems, do just the video driver update. If there are no problems, skip the video update and do other updates, not too many at a time.
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