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Windows 7: Windows 7 wont start after 8800GT


03 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 64
 
 
Windows 7 wont start after 8800GT

Hi

I built a new computer, and all was going well... probably too well!!!


The specs are:-

E8400 45W Intel Cpu
8 GB Corsair XMS RAM
400W OCZ PSU
Asus p5q-EM mobo
Nvidia 8800GT

I built it on Windows 7 64 RC.

It all worked fine, until I plugged in the Nvidia card.

It posted first time fine. So I went and downloaded the Nvidia drivers and then it would not post. I got to Windows is starting and then it seems to hang. I can see the logo, and then the HD light stays on.

So, I thought I would reinstall Window 7 64. Oops! I can no longer install windows 7. I deleted the hard drive, and ran the install app. Runs fine and then when it reboots the same issue.... gets to Windows is starting and then hangs.

What could be causing the problem? I suspect it is the video card - but I do not know what aspect. Could it be voltage? So, infuriated I went to bed....

When I get home tonight, I will remove the card and reinstall windows 7 and try again - unless anyone can suggest something else?


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03 Sep 2009   #2

 
 

Hi Elliot, welcome to the forums.

You may want to try my 'Device Manager - Access during Windows 7 install' tutorial. Just click the link on my signiture below

I would use it to disable your GFX card & Windows should boot with Standard VGA, so you can download other drivers

Hope it helps
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03 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 64
 
 

Hi

Ok ... real noob question

Why can I not see any replies?

thanks
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03 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 64
 
 

Orbital

Thanks... I will try that

For some reason I cannot see replies - and get error on page....! Lol!
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03 Sep 2009   #5

 
 

Can a 400w PSU power 6ITB hdd's.. an e8400.. 8GBRAM... and an 8800GT?
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03 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Can a 400w PSU power 6ITB hdd's.. an e8400.. 8GBRAM... and an 8800GT?
Nope it can't. The Op's system specs are the cause of his problems. I think I might unplug all the hdd's except one and also reduce to 4GB Ram and try again. I might also try to set up the memory, timings and voltages in bios.

400 watt psu's aren't the best idea these days. I have a 450 watt on my old P4 system which is stripped down.
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03 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 64
 
 

Ahhh ... I did wonder if 400W would be enough.

Just reinstalled, so will try removing the other disks.

Other thing I noticed, is I went and installed 7100 - not 7600.
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03 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 64
 
 

All good.... :-)

Think it may have been the bottle of wine last night :-) I had miss aligned a usb cable!

Running pretty sweet !

Are the drivers being supplied by Microsoft any good?

Not wanting to run OT, but my SATA performance is slow - 45 MB/S.

Also the site looks great in safari ;-) I can see everything. Must be my work IE8.
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03 Sep 2009   #9

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Note to self: Alcohol consumption wile working on computer is not recommended!
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