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Windows 7: Story of my Desktop

04 Dec 2015   #1
SuperDesktop

Window 7 64Bit
 
 
Story of my Desktop

I recently upgraded my GPU to ASUS GTX970. After installing the GPU, I tested it by playing games and I felt confident that the GPU was not defected. From there, I decided that it was time to revert my desktop from Windows 10 back to Windows 7 (I don't like the blocks) and has since been reformatting my desktop over and over.

Initial attempt:
1)Inserted Windows 7 Home premium edition into DVD drive
2)F8 and deleted all old partitions and created a new one
3)Stuck on “Window Expanding Files” at different percentage of recovery
4)1-10 attempts later I managed to have desktop reformatted
5)Installed mobo, and gpu drivers and desktop started freezing up
6)Started another reformat session

Current attempt:
1)Inserted Windows 7 Home premium edition into DVD drive
2)F8 and deleted all old partitions and created a new one
3)Stuck on “WindowExpanding Files” at different percentage of recovery
4)1-10 attempts later I managed to have desktop reformatted
5)Installed mobo, and gpu drivers
6)Tried installing Windows 7 updates and ended up with “Reverting update changes”
7)Windows would now boot straight into Bios and when I “Save changes & exit” windows would just restart and boot to BIOS again and again.

I’ve searched online about this problem and have had no luck. Help save my desktop!

Questions/Assumptions:
1)How could I tell if Window 7 disk is corrupted/bad?
2)Is GTX970 not compatible with my other hardware?
3)My SSD is dying?

MY Desktop Specs:
CPU: i5 4690k (1 year old)
MoBo: Asus Z97a (1 year old)
GPU: Asus GTX970 Strix (Brand new)
SSD: OCZ 228G (1 year old)
Asus DVD drive
Compact Flash Media

Thank you!


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04 Dec 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Have you restored your bios to optimize defaults ?
Make sure Boot/ CSM is enabled and also not set as uefi only ?
Also if secure boot is disabled if available ?
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04 Dec 2015   #3
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)
 
 

Just a thought if I may. After all the trial and error installs it might be an idea to use CMD from your windows DVD and clean the hard drive with diskpart. Then try a clean install after setting up as per ThrashZone.
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