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why does windows 8.1 get corrupted every time i update?

by tyredwingz / December 7, 2014 8:52 AM PST

Recently built a computer, have had nothing but trouble.

I have numerous issues with my build, most i think are driver issues, but downloading the drivers has been a pain.

On several occasions, i began by installing windows updates only to be greeted by bsod, on others the updates fail, and a few times on successful installation with a pending restart, i restart and find myself stuck in a repair loop.

I was mainly curious if anyone knew a proper fix, or have had similar issues?

I would also like to ask if anyone can walk me through some troubleshooting, to figure out what exactly is my issue.

I am not the most proficient at these types of things, so any help would be much appreciated.

Things i have done:

Ran memtest86 - six passes 0 errors
check my wiring, made sure everything is secure
clean install of windows 8.1 three times now

Currently, i am sitting on a frsh installation of windows 8.1, have yet to install any windows updates, or drivers.

Thank you all for being patient and considering my situation. All help will be greatly appreciated.

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Retail version of windows 8.1

System:

mobo:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4672#ov

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

GPU:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4948#ov

RAM:
http://www.amazon.com/PNY-1600Mhz-Desktop-Memory-Module-MD8192SD3-1600-X9/dp/B00D1IUEE0

PSU:
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cx-series-cx600m-modular-atx-power-supply-600-watt-80-plus-bronze-certified-modular-psu

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" yet to install any windows updates, or drivers."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 9:01 AM PST

That could be it. Another moderator and I went over their desktop with a fine tooth comb and it turned out it wasn't going to be stable until the drive firmware was current as well as the motherboard chipset drivers PLUS Intel's RST was installed. The bare OS was unstable. So folk think this means Windows days are numbered. That is, it's not easy to setup anymore.
Bob

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roadbloacks
by tyredwingz / December 7, 2014 9:25 AM PST

I forgot to mention that most of the drivers (in particular the ones for the gpu) do not recognize my hardware until i install about half of the windows updates. I spent too much time attempting to download these drives, yet windows would not even recognize my gpu. It would only find a "microsoft basic display adapter"

However, i will consider your advice and install every driver i can find, hopefully this time i wont run into a reapir loop T.T

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I never used the every driver I could find method.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 9:43 AM PST
In reply to: roadbloacks

I have a basic install plan that is like this.

1. Update all the firmware in everything. It's all new so if it blows up, I can RMA it.
2. Install the OS.
3. Install the motherboard chipset driver package FIRST. Then audio, video and such. If it's an Intel chipset I go get Intel's RST.

Not once do I ask Microsoft for drivers. I've been burned too many times.
Bob

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