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Mikkrutel
09-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Hi gentelmen, got this laptop a few days ago and did the following:

Got the clean install single language win 8.1 ISO
Installed and activated
Updated windows
The startup black screen ocurred, fixed it with reinstalling nvidia drivers

Now in the login screen keyboard and mouse are not working, only first click or keypress to remove the pic and bring up the login works, after that nothing.
In device manager following yellow marks ocurred:
monitors:
generic pnp monitor
other:
BCM202702A0
PCI simple communications controller
unknown device

bluetooth drivers are unable to install due to safe mode (only way to get into os)
tried networking drivers, no help

Im on my 4th clean reinstall now and after the first one already disabled auto updating drivers, after second time disabled all updates. Only driver I installed was chipset and nvidia from the nvidia site, others are the ones coming in win 8.1 installation.

Problem occurs after a few restarts every time.

Any ideas? Thanks

P.S. I still have the old win 8 on hdd and the new 8.1 is on ssd
This thing is drivin me nuts as I have it for work (video & 3d) and things are just piling up. You don't expect that wit a new computer which is marketed as a top series to go for!

hmscott
09-12-2014, 08:03 AM
Mikkrutel, did the JW come with an OS on the drive originally? Did you pull that drive and replace it with one you preferred and that is why you are doing the install from Microsoft Media? Why the reinstall?

The JW came with Windows 8, and a Windows 8 recovery partition. The drivers on the JW support site for 8.1 are old, and you should pull them from the JM support area. And, several other central locations to get the latest.

There is no advantage to a Microsoft install over the Asus install, and you can get to Windows 8.1 as an upgrade fairly quicker than 4 re-installs.

If you still have the Asus OS install, boot on that and create a recovery flash drive, 16GB USB 3.0 using Asus Backtracker, install that on your new drive, and upgrade Windows 8.0 from there until you see Windows 8.1 update available in the Microsoft Store, then do that and all the Windows 8.1 updates - then install all the downloaded Windows 8.1 hardware drivers - you can get the list of what you need from the Windows 8 Programs / Features list of what it came install with.

You can skip Asus Splendid, Asus Power4Gear, Asus Live, Asus Vibe, Asus Gaming Mouse, and that takes about 2-5 minutes to uninstall if you already have them installed.

Here is the current list of places I look for Windows 8.1 drivers - I currently have a JH - but the parts are the same between the JW/JX/JH and JM/JS/JZ, except the GPU's.

G750 support areas - The JM download area has the latest of all the G750, with JS/JZ next, the G750JW/JX/JH are out of date:
http://support.asus.com/Search.aspx?SLanguage=en&keyword=g750&ps=10&pn=1

Here is the latest Notebook Audio - for G750 => Realtek driver package Version V6.0.1.7283
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Audio&os=30

Here are the latest Notebook Bluetooth drivers
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=Bluetooth&p=3&ft=27&os=30

Here are the latest Notebook WLAN drivers (no Intel)
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=WLAN&os=3

Here are the latest Notebook LAN drivers
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&s=589&m=LAN&os=&hashedid=n%2fa

Here is the latest KBFilter driver
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=KBFilter&hashedid=n%2fa

Here is the latest Asus Backtracker for Windows 8.1
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=Backtracker&hashedid=n%2fa

Notebook Asus SmartGesture
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+Smart+Gesture&hashedid=n%2fa

Notebook ATK Package
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ATK%20Package&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Graphics Cards, currently at release 2.6.7.0 for the G750JW/JX/JH
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=9&m=ASUS%20GPU%20Tweak%20for%20Graphics%20cards&hashedid=n/a

Asus GPU Tweak for Laptops, currently at release v1.0.9 for the G750JS/JM/JZ
http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&p=3&m=ASUS+GPU+Tweak+for+Laptops&hashedid=n%2fa

Here are the Asus posted VGA drivers, it's better to get the latest from Nvidia - currently 340.52, except for the JM owners you probably want to keep using 332.60 to avoid random crashes - as reported by a lot of people.
http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=VGA&p=3&s=111[/url111

Asus stopped updating their Intel INFUpdate support area, so go directly to Intel to get the latest - currently 10.0.13
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&FamilyId=42&ProductID=816&ProdId=816

Let us know how it works out :)

Mikkrutel
09-12-2014, 08:16 AM
Thanks a lot, will try the drivers first on the already installed win 8.1. I chose the oem disk due clean install without any bloatware, as a second but not so minor issue is that im literally in the ass of the world for another few weeks and flash disks dont grow on trees.

hmscott
09-12-2014, 08:39 AM
Thanks a lot, will try the drivers first on the already installed win 8.1. I chose the oem disk due clean install without any bloatware, as a second but not so minor issue is that im literally in the ass of the world for another few weeks and flash disks dont grow on trees.

Mikkrutel, ok, sorry to hear that. Flash disk tree's would be cool :)

If you google for asus g750 Windows 8.1 Clean Install Guide - it's within a few from the top.

To recover that recovery partition you would need to either return it for another with the seller, RMA it to Asus to reload the OS, find a seller with another one in stock and take in a 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive to burn a copy off their laptop, or find a friend with a G750 for the same - either a JW/JX/JH would do.

Mikkrutel
09-12-2014, 08:51 AM
The updates wont work in safe mode, most of them. I still have the original os and recovery partition, that is what im using now and switching between the ssd and hdd.

Strange that even with the automatic updates disabled (also for drivers) the os is screwed after a few reboots while connected to the internet just after refreshing from dvd. Is there a way I can do it properly with the given DVD I already have here without going 200km for a flash drive?

hmscott
09-12-2014, 09:00 AM
The updates wont work in safe mode, most of them. I still have the original os and recovery partition, that is what im using now and switching between the ssd and hdd.

Mikkrutel, aha! :)

You can clone the original boot drive onto the SSD, without Asus Backtracker, that is how I did it the first time. I used Macrium Reflect Free, and it let me resize the partitions from a 750GB/1TB harddrive to a 512GB SSD, and I could still use my recovery partition later when I heard about Asus Backtracker.

Here is the tool I used:

40953

40955

40954

You should be able to do the same thing. I did the cloning with the HD in the original boot Drive Bay and the SSD in the 2nd drive Bay - but I also did it with the SSD in an external USB 3.0 enclosure - just to see if it would work. Then I pulled the HD, and put the SSD in it's place, and it boots right up. Give it a try :)

Then you can update to Windows 8.1 as above.

Macrium Reflect Free
http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx

As to the munching problem after a few reboots on the Windows 8.1 disk, I have seen Windows go for a generic driver from it's bag of tricks after failing to connect home for an update. Whatever is the driver/device, if you can disable it, or find a driver for it before Windows does, that is about it. I make sure and turn off the router just in case there is some live ethernet/wifi between disablements, before I do an install. As I recall Windows will start looking for and downloading updates from the Disk layout screen... so you might be lost before you even have a chance to disable the device - so kill the internet completely till you are ready for it.

Mikkrutel
09-12-2014, 09:02 AM
I have the hdd in first and ssd in second, will give it a try now.

Mikkrutel
09-12-2014, 09:06 AM
anyway im dissapointed that it doesnt work just normally out of the box with a clean install dvd. a bit regretting already, perhaps should have really gone for precision m4800...

hmscott
09-12-2014, 09:17 AM
anyway im dissapointed that it doesnt work just normally out of the box with a clean install dvd. a bit regretting already, perhaps should have really gone for precision m4800...

Mikkrutel, it's pretty typical for laptops, it's not like a desktop motherboard build where you have control over all the parts you put in to it.

Mikkrutel
09-12-2014, 09:23 AM
Been on mac for 5 years but turned back to pc for hw configurations which the macs start to lack, therefore the perhaps already antiquated approach. SW however in their case is a wonder to work wtih.

Mikkrutel
09-12-2014, 11:40 AM
It's working, don't ask how I don't know. Just went all ass backwards on it and managed to get into windows, install the latest drivers and it is done now. So far.. ;)