Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Where did you get the ISO? Use ImgBurn at 4x speed to burn DVD
Try install from USB flash stick. Install UltraISO, on File tab open ISO, on Bootable tab Write Image, Format, Write.
Check for newer BIOS version update. If none, Reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
WHile in BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI first, then if neccessary try IDE mode.
Test your RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes. Remove all but 2gb RAM for install, swap RAM sticks.
Test your HD with maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
See if the HD not detected by installer is seen in BIOS setup. Swap cables, check connections.
Not an ISO, this is a purchased install disc. I had done a pin reset of the CMOS last night.
I'll be going through all the diagnostics listed here by the great help I have been offered and running them, no matter how flawless this install seems to go for me. I just NEED to know what the original error was.
EDIT: Bugger! My install key isn't working. Double checked that it is typed in properly, but saying that the key isn't valid. Pretty sure this is the 3rd time I have installed from this disk (original drive twice, now this one), so even if it was somehow getting online already (LAN is connected) I should still be able to use this key...
EDIT2: A search on the net shows that the issue is that this is an upgrade version. I know I saw a walkthrough on here for installing clean from an upgrade CD, so that should tell me what to do at this step. Maybe I can use my old XP code and then this one? Anyway, off to find that walkthrough.