I tried Windows 7 32 bit loved it much faster for me than vista, then thought I would give Windows 7 64bit a go after 4 days of pulling what hair I have left out I am still none the wiser.
I downloaded Windows 7 64bit burnt it to a dvd and restarted Windows Home Premium 32bit.
I put the dvd in and booted from it, the install screen came up no probs,
selected custom install selected my D: Drive (500gb WD),[vista is installed on 2nd partition of C: 750gb with 1st partition used for storage b:]
I selected to install on D:
"Windows cannot find existing system partion or install on partition see log file"
'don't know where log file is??'
ok so formatted drive in advance options same error
deleted partition then selected new partition and tried again .. same error
tried b: and c: same error
tried downloading smbus drivers
and using the load driver
option to no avail.. although out of the drivers not sure which it needs so went through them one at a time each time coming across same error?
Saw a thread re nvida motherboard with similar issue and they somehow managed to force to go to basic drivers and it worked tried same route to no avail.
The Processor is Q6600 2.4 with 4GB RAM,
2 USB Drives 1TB, 500GB [K: and M:]
2 Drives not in RAID - 750GB and 500gb
updated all my drivers for whole system in windows 32bit to see if would make difference in the install (dont know why i though it would) and it didnt