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Windows 7: Computer abruptly shuts off while installing

04 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


After much frustration, I finally was able to correct the issue, which was actually very simple, and now I feel relatively stupid...

The motherboard has an 8-pin cpu power connector with a factory cover over half the pins. I found no documentation in the manual about it, so I figured they were covered for a reason. Finally this morning I said to hell with the cover and plugged in the other 4-pin connector... and windows finshed installing on the first reboot.

I then changed the settings in the bios to raid on the Intel chipset, and reinstalled Windows without a single hiccup.

I feel like it was a very stupid error on my part, but I was playing it safe on the build since it has been so long since my last build.

I appreciate all the help you guys offered, especially gregrocker. It sounds like I may have annoyed you a bit, and I apologize. I wasn't in the best state of mind through a week of failure with this build.

Thanks again for your efforts.


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04 Feb 2011   #12


Glad you got it up and running. Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with.
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