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Windows 7: Can Install 32 bit; cannot install 64 bit version

27 Jul 2009   #21
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

[QUOTE=Kari;196720]Have you changed your BIOS settings? The only things coming to my mind which could (?) help you are.
1) If you have changed your BIOS settings, reset BIOS to factory settings
2) If you have not updated your BIOS lately, do it now
3) completely wipe and format your hard disk
4) Use only basic hardware setup when doing a clean install, i.e. no USB or Firewire devices except possible mouse and KB

When it is still not working, it is (in my opinion) a driver issue and you should install 32-bit version.[QUOTE]

1) Yes, I have. I have also rolled back to an older BIOS whcih ASUS sshowed me they succesfully installed with. No help. I was using the latest BIOS version 9posted about a week ago)
3) I started like that. In the meantime I have also used a second drive (IDE) and a different partition (on my SATA), all with same result
4) I disabled everything, including IRQs.

Maybe this either helps somebody else or somebody sees a solution. I am very inclined to think it is a problem with Win7 boot file as mentioned on the UNAWAVE article I posted the link to. But I can't prove it, because I don't have a Vista 64 boot file to try. The article was apparenlty written for the 32 bit versions.
I saw another post from somebody that has the same problem but could install Vista. I will suggest he tries this, maybe it is the solution


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27 Jul 2009   #22
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

[quote=wallyinnc;197923][QUOTE=Kari;196720]Have you changed your BIOS settings? The only things coming to my mind which could (?) help you are.
1) If you have changed your BIOS settings, reset BIOS to factory settings
2) If you have not updated your BIOS lately, do it now
3) completely wipe and format your hard disk
4) Use only basic hardware setup when doing a clean install, i.e. no USB or Firewire devices except possible mouse and KB

When it is still not working, it is (in my opinion) a driver issue and you should install 32-bit version.
Quote:

1) Yes, I have. I have also rolled back to an older BIOS whcih ASUS sshowed me they succesfully installed with. No help. I was using the latest BIOS version 9posted about a week ago)
3) I started like that. In the meantime I have also used a second drive (IDE) and a different partition (on my SATA), all with same result
4) I disabled everything, including IRQs.

Maybe this either helps somebody else or somebody sees a solution. I am very inclined to think it is a problem with Win7 boot file as mentioned on the UNAWAVE article I posted the link to. But I can't prove it, because I don't have a Vista 64 boot file to try. The article was apparenlty written for the 32 bit versions.
I saw another post from somebody that has the same problem but could install Vista. I will suggest he tries this, maybe it is the solution
Wally I know where you could get the 64 bit vista boot file. Our sister site vista64.

Im in it for the duration let me know what happening

Ken
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27 Jul 2009   #23
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Wally
...and the ISo image. Im just wondering what IM missing

Ken
Wally, burn a new DVD, using slowest possible burn speed. That´s about the only thing we have not yet tried?
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27 Jul 2009   #24
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Ken, sorry for delay, I am going to the Vista64 site right now
Kari, yes, I did that. I used ISO downloaded from MS, checked the checksum, burned with ImgBurn and verified it afterwards. I think my DVD is good
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27 Jul 2009   #25
trv

Vista, Server08, Win7, XP
 
 

I'm also having the same issue but it a dell vostro1200 notebook, whenever I've tried to install a 64bit OS on it it just ends up rebooting every 10min.
But I can't even get Win7 to install.
I can get as far the option to choose where to install the OS and then it just reboots.

I thought it might of been the Dell bios (running A09). So I flashed the latest Compal JFT00 bios (They make the machines) and still no go. I haven't tried to remove a stick of ram yet as I see no point (why use a 64bit os with only 2gb of ram).

Looks like I'm stuck with 32bit for my notebook. I doubt dell would try to sort this issue as there is no option for 64bit OS on the dell support site.

Its seems people are having issues with 64bit linux installs aswell on the vosta1200 also.
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29 Jul 2009   #26
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Some update on my saga:
- I got a hold of a Vista x64 boot file, slipstreamed it into the Win7 ISO and tried again, no difference
- I also tried a Vista x64 recovery disk and that went as far as trying to repair my Win7 installation, but then it quits saying OS mismatch.
- I downloade 7600 RTM and tried with that, no difference.

It must be somethign with my hardware, I just can't find what. I will keep trying (although I don't know what at this point)
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01 Aug 2009   #27
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

I got my hands on a Vista x64 amd installed it without problems. I loaded the Video drivers and SP1. I had a glitch with SP2, I had to reert back to the previous state before SP1. I might try again later.
from Vista I can call the Win7x64 (RTM 7600-16385) installation and it goes as far as the other attempts, that is, the dreaded "Starting Windows" screen. I tried both a clean install on a different partition and upgrading Vista. Nothing makes a difference. I submitted the problem report files to Microsoft but I am sure they go nowhere. Now I can't find those error files to post them
I am basically out of options. I will try to post my latest experience in the Microsoft Windows 7 forum as well. I don't think anybody can find a solution for that though.
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01 Aug 2009   #28
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
I got my hands on a Vista x64
Did you already get my package? That`s like impossible, I only posted it day before yesterday.
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01 Aug 2009   #29
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi wallyinnc,

Maybe a few redundant questions. But you never know.

I assume your disk is on sata?

How is the sata configuration section set in the bios? Sata, Raid or AHCI ?

CE1 configuration enabled or disabled?

ECC on or off?

Primary display? gfx-gpp-pci ? gpp-gfx-pci? or pci-gfx-gpp?

Plug and Play OS on yes?
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01 Aug 2009   #30
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Hi wallyinnc,

Maybe a few redundant questions. But you never know.

I assume your disk is on sata?

How is the sata configuration section set in the bios? Sata, Raid or AHCI ?

CE1 configuration enabled or disabled?

ECC on or off?

Primary display? gfx-gpp-pci ? gpp-gfx-pci? or pci-gfx-gpp?

Plug and Play OS on yes?
Hi squonksc, thanks for the interest. Some are new to me. here the answers

I assume your disk is on sata?
A: Yes. I have an IDE DVD drive and SATA HDD

How is the sata configuration section set in the bios? Sata, Raid or AHCI ?
A: SATA

CE1 configuration enabled or disabled?
A: woudl it be C1E in he CPU config? that is disabled and not accessible (what is it?)

ECC on or off?
A: disabled and not accessible

Primary display? gfx-gpp-pci ? gpp-gfx-pci? or pci-gfx-gpp?
A: GFX-GPP-PCI (i have no embedded video. I use a Radeon HD4550)

Plug and Play OS on yes?
A: No, it is on "NO". I remember tried on "yes" as well.

Any hint is appreciated
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