Windows 10: Black screen every Thursday, PC quit sleeping this past week. Solved

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  1.    08 Mar 2017 #81

    Sorry mixed you up. Your data is 100% transferable. This is good on driver. Now we know it works, so we can hopefully cross that off list. Now new wireless dongle and updated chipset drivers.
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  2.    11 Mar 2017 #82

    This is something that I had forgotten about for awhile, but before the Windows 10 upgrade, I THINK the BIOS settings may have gotten reset wrong. Don't recall exactly when it was. But I have the Asus Essentio ASUS CG5270-BP004 MOTHERBOARD E4576_P5QL-VM EPU

    If I wanted to go through and check all the BIOS settings that came with the PC, is there a place where I could download and print them all out, then go through and check them all in the boot menus?
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  3.    12 Mar 2017 #83

    Normally the BIOS settings are within manual. I did find one Essentio and they listed nothing, just how to enter BIOS, so no help at all. To find more info you will likely need model number from machine label.

    If you just want to reset to the settings it was shipped with then usually within the BIOS there is an option to load defaults. I looked for boards like P5QL and then looked at their manual. Found a P5QL-CM

    Assuming it's a close substitute for yours, enter the bios and click on exit tab.

    You should see "Load Setup Defaults". If it is not under exit tab snoop around until you find. On some it is on opening page but the words should be the same.

    This will zero out any mods you may have made.

    Before you do this you may want to make some rough notes on current settings or if you have digital camera take pics. This way you will have a record should something need to be reset after load defaults.

    Sound like you are planning to install Win 7 yourself.


    Ken
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  4.    12 Mar 2017 #84

    No, if I can save this thing and still keep Windows 10, that's ideal.

    If I set up the refurbed newer PC next to this one, and just run an ethernet cable between them, will I be able to easily copy data across, fast, using a two panel file manager like my Altap Salamander? ( it's a modernized version of the old Norton Commander, which is really cool, if you remember that! )
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  5.    12 Mar 2017 #85

    I just reset the BIOS to default settings, then it BSOD'd twice in about ten minutes. This whole time, it always seemed to be when I was moving the mouse cursor around rapidly. It was like it was tripping up the video. So I got curious and checked the mouse settings, and discovered that the mouse speed was set at the very max, from years ago. I turned it down to about 2/3 and will see if that helps any. Meanwhile, I need to install the new wireless dongle, and then find out how to upgrade the chipset, by which I think you mean the BIOS?

    It has some kind of "Easy Flash" BIOS, from what I saw in the settings there. Perhaps they upgraded it for Windows 10?

    After that, I'm even thinking that a new video card wouldn't cost all that much, or am I trying to save a dead horse here, when I have that much newer refurbed 8.1 PC on the sidelines waiting?

    Just dug up the old Asus Win 7 recovery disk and it says it's from 2009. Whew...
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  6.    13 Mar 2017 #86

    Great.

    I would not update BIOS unless you have to. A BIOS update can brick your machine. (Bricking - as in turns it into a brick.) Now this doesn't happen often but it can happen.

    Now given all the stuff and crashes you've had maybe you should update BIOS but that decision has to rest with you.

    By chipset I meant updating the chipset drivers. You ran a tool from Intel and it told you newer drivers were available.


    Ken
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  7.    13 Mar 2017 #87

    Caledon Ken said: View Post
    Great.

    I would not update BIOS unless you have to. A BIOS update can brick your machine. (Bricking - as in turns it into a brick.) Now this doesn't happen often but it can happen.
    Oh ok. Dont recall if I checked to see if there were BIOS updates anyway.

    Now given all the stuff and crashes you've had maybe you should update BIOS but that decision has to rest with you.

    By chipset I meant updating the chipset drivers. You ran a tool from Intel and it told you newer drivers were available.


    Ken
    Oh yeah, ok. Yeah, I have the Intel Driver Update Utility Installer here. Let me see how this week goes. Thanks!
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  8.    13 Mar 2017 #88

    If the wifi dongle and chipset update don't work, I'm thinking a new video card. I don't play games, so it just needs to be newer tech, nothing expensive. A PCI Express, I think.( The existing one is Radeon HD 5670 )
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  9.    13 Mar 2017 #89

    Yes I abandoned by 6000 series card and bought new. That said this was a device that I expect to run for several years.

    Lots at newegg.com

    If I were you I would make the move to the 8.1 machine. When everything is running after move blow away your old Win 10 installation and do a clean install. It has just given you to many issues to trust.


    Ken
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  10.    13 Mar 2017 #90

    This thing is making me crazy today. It's been rebooting over & over, most of the time right after it reboots. Then striped or blank screen and it does it again! It seems like it's GOTTA be the chipset that needs updating, and I need to do it NOW.

    I ran Intel Driver Update Utility Installer and it said something about uninstalling some stuff, opened a DOS window, did some stuff, then said it was done.

    Is that all I have to do, or is there an actual chipset update utility to run now?

    I was looking here and it's confusing me: Download Intel(R) Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)
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