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Windows 7: USB Enabled in Bios - Win 7 Won't Start

15 Apr 2010   #1

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USB Enabled in Bios - Win 7 Won't Start

I had WindowsXP SP3 installed on this home made desktop and everything worked fine. I formatted the drive to install Windows 7 Home Premium.

1-I had issues installing, it kept getting stuck after the install at the "Starting Windows" screen so I disabled USB in the bios.

-Now everything works great but when I re-enable USB it freezes in the same place.

-Taken out RAM and tried different sticks.
-Tried disabling the floppy and other drives
-Updated the bios

Any other ideas?

ABit KX7-333 Motherboard

AMD Athlon XP 2000+ @ 1.67 Ghz (I actually think that this is an XP 2300 or 2600 chip, that the motherboard is just running like a XP 2000+ chip)

All-In-Wonder 9600 TV Tuner
and Graphics Card

1.75 GB PC 2700 RAM (4-DIMMs)
Plextor DVDr Drive
Linksys Internal Gigabit Ethernet
60GB Primary Hard Drive
250GB Secondary Hard Drive
3.5” Floppy Drive

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


The motherboard isn't listed at the Windows compatibility site: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs and Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, and Downloads

You might try this driver:
And install it using compatibility mode for Windows XP according to these directions:
Compatibilty Mode Driver Installation:
1 - Download the latest driver from the manufacturer's website.
2 - Uninstall the current drivers using the Control Panel...Programs and features...Uninstall a program applet. Then verify that the driver/device has been removed in Device Manager
3 - Right click on freshly downloaded driver installation file and select "Properties"
4 - Select the Compatibility tab - and do the following:
- Click on the "Change settings for all users" button
- Click on the box to select "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and then select Windows Vista Service Pack 1
- Click on the box to select "Run as administrator"
- Click on OK to exit all the dialogs
5 - Right click on the driver installation file and select "Run as administrator"
6 - Let it install and see if that stops the BSOD's.
Also, here's an article on adding legacy devices to Win7: Configure Legacy Devices to Run on Windows 7
If it doesn't work, you'll either have to avoid using the USB, or get a new motherboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

In the BIOS: Try specifically denying USB devices from being bootable (remove them from the boot list) Or make sure that the boot order is after your main harddrive...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Apr 2010   #4


Ensure Plug and Play OS is set to yes in the bios.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7

Plug n Play is Enabled.

USB is not selected as a boot option.

I tried to install the new drivers listed but... it says it copies over the files then I have to reboot to finish the install. The computer reboots and the install doesn't start back up. If I double click it again it just does the same thing.

Any other ideas? This is getting silly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Apr 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP


If the drivers don't install, and the board isn't listed as Win7 compatible - then it would seem to me that the solution is to purchase a Win7 compatible mobo.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7

I don't like that answer ;-)

I might have to though... but it did pass the compatibility test so I figured I was good.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Apr 2010   #8


Use the device manager to manually install the driver Usasma pointed to.

Extract the driver's contents to a folder.

Then open device manager. Go to the usb controller adapter and right click it. Update driver software. Browse my computer. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse. Now find and double click on the .inf in the extracted folder. Hit ok. Hit next and let it install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 May 2010   #9

windows 7

hi guys....i am having similiar problem with my sony vaio i just remember i install windows 7 from a usb flash drive now i was doin some work on my comp and it seems like i uninstall something which corrupt some driver file in the comp so i try to do a reinstall of the OS using my flash drive and i couldnt do as i wasnt seeing my usb in the bios so i did the install from a dvd........but now i want to do a reinstall again from my usb flash drive and i,m still not seein my usb in the bios........can someone help with this problem??

thanks in advance
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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