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Windows 7: New PC wont load


11 Jul 2011   #41
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

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As a test unplug your hard drives SATA connector and try booting from the DVD again. If my hunch is correct you will get a No operating system found, please insert system disk, or similar message. I think the flashing cursor is because your system is skipping by the DVD and still trying to boot off of the hard drive. When you used this DVD on your other systems did you do a clean install or did you run the install from the previous version of windows? It might be a good idea to put that DVD in one of your other PC's and verify it is in fact bootable. If some one knows of a good utility to do that would they please post it, I have to admit thats one thing I'm not up to speed on.
well i just used it to delete everything of my hard drive so im guessing it still works?
So you booted from the DVD and deleted all the partitions?


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11 Jul 2011   #42

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheekey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
As a test unplug your hard drives SATA connector and try booting from the DVD again. If my hunch is correct you will get a No operating system found, please insert system disk, or similar message. I think the flashing cursor is because your system is skipping by the DVD and still trying to boot off of the hard drive. When you used this DVD on your other systems did you do a clean install or did you run the install from the previous version of windows? It might be a good idea to put that DVD in one of your other PC's and verify it is in fact bootable. If some one knows of a good utility to do that would they please post it, I have to admit thats one thing I'm not up to speed on.
well i just used it to delete everything of my hard drive so im guessing it still works?
So you booted from the DVD and deleted all the partitions?
on my old pc yes to clean the hard drive
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11 Jul 2011   #43
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

OK, now we are getting somewhere, the DVD is bootable so the problem is with the motherboard or optical drive. If you haven't already reset your BIOS to fail safe defaults and double check your BIOS and make sure the DVD drive is selected as the first boot device. I would still like you to try disconnecting your hard drive SATA cable. I want to see what the BIOS says when the POST ends.
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11 Jul 2011   #44
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

What is the exact model number of your motherboard? What SATA ports do you have your drives plugged into? Make sure they are not dedicated RAID SATA ports.
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12 Jul 2011   #45

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheekey View Post

The DVD drive is fine i took it out of my mates PC after i fixed his pc for him
Did removing the DVD drive, fix your mates PC.
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12 Jul 2011   #46

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
What is the exact model number of your motherboard? What SATA ports do you have your drives plugged into? Make sure they are not dedicated RAID SATA ports.
There not raid there like AHDCI or something i can change the settings of my sata ports

andi have a

MSi p67a-g45
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12 Jul 2011   #47

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sheekey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
What is the exact model number of your motherboard? What SATA ports do you have your drives plugged into? Make sure they are not dedicated RAID SATA ports.
There not raid there like AHDCI or something i can change the settings of my sata ports

andi have a

MSi p67a-g45

Sata 1,2,3,4,5, or 6?
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12 Jul 2011   #48
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If your drives are connected to SATA ports 1 & 2 try moving them to SATA ports 3 & 4. Ports 1 & 2 are SATA III and 3 to 6 are SATA II. I would at least move the DVD drive to one of the SATA II ports. Why waste a SATA III port on an optical drive.
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13 Jul 2011   #49

Windows 7 ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If your drives are connected to SATA ports 1 & 2 try moving them to SATA ports 3 & 4. Ports 1 & 2 are SATA III and 3 to 6 are SATA II. I would at least move the DVD drive to one of the SATA II ports. Why waste a SATA III port on an optical drive.
I moved them all about but no luck.
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13 Jul 2011   #50
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I don't know why you can't boot from the DVD?
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