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24 Aug 2011   #111
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Does your motherboard back panel, the connections at the back of your computer, have a VGA connection?
According to this snip from your motherboard site, there is no VGA connection, this indicates there may be no on board graphics.
Looking through your manual there is no mention of it.

Attachment 171867

This is the list of back panel connectors from your motherboard manual, no VGA connection is listed.
Attachment 171868


To disable the 'Cool 'n Quiet' setting in your BIOS,
Attachment 171879Attachment 171878
Go to 'Advanced' and then 'CPU Configuration' and select 'Disable'.
Thank you. That is done. It is my understanding that with Cool,n,Quiet disabled the fans simple run at full rpm all the time. Not a cooling issue. Am I correct?
Cool 'n Quiet lowers the CPU frequency and voltage when the computer doesn't need the full speed, and brings it back to full speed when needed.
When the computer is idling it doesn't generate much heat and this allows the fans to slow down, this is the 'Quiet' part.

This works great and reduces the stress on your computer.
I use a similar function on mine, it is a very good option.

Your computer will run cooler with this function.
After the installation is complete go back and 'Enable' it.


Did you take out one of the RAM sticks?
Leaving only one installed.


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24 Aug 2011   #112
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Does your motherboard back panel, the connections at the back of your computer, have a VGA connection?
According to this snip from your motherboard site, there is no VGA connection, this indicates there may be no on board graphics.
Looking through your manual there is no mention of it.

Attachment 171867

This is the list of back panel connectors from your motherboard manual, no VGA connection is listed.
Attachment 171868


To disable the 'Cool 'n Quiet' setting in your BIOS,
Attachment 171879Attachment 171878
Go to 'Advanced' and then 'CPU Configuration' and select 'Disable'.
Thank you. That is done. It is my understanding that with Cool,n,Quiet disabled the fans simple run at full rpm all the time. Not a cooling issue. Am I correct?
Cool 'n Quiet lowers the CPU frequency and voltage when the computer doesn't need the full speed, and brings it back to full speed when needed.
When the computer is idling it doesn't generate much heat and this allows the fans to slow down, this is the 'Quiet' part.

This works great and reduces the stress on your computer.
I use a similar function on mine, it is a very good option.

Your computer will run cooler with this function.
After the installation is complete go back and 'Enable' it.


Did you take out one of the RAM sticks?
Leaving only one installed.
No. I missed that request. It shall be done.

I will leave A1 unless I hear otherwise.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2011   #113
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Leave A1 installed.

Your motherboard will run fine with one RAM stick in slot A1 or B1.
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24 Aug 2011   #114
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Leave A1 installed.

Your motherboard will run fine with one RAM stick in slot A1 or B1.
A1 only is my current configuration.

I am reviewing greg's instruction for cleaning the HD partition in preparation for the next attempt.

I don't want to screw up because I need this machine to carry on with this.
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24 Aug 2011   #115
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It appears you do have onboard video chip you can use to try install instead of card:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
Observation: Don't understand While browsing through the BIOS I noticed Chipset - "NiVidia GPU (Disabled)" - Is this consistent with the fact that I am using a GeForce GPU.
You would need to disable card when enabling the onboard chipset. There should be a way in BIOS but if not you can just unplug it, since reinstalling card is one of the troubleshooting steps when GPU is indicated.

It's possible that the 3D video element showing in error in Device Manager is hanging install, or something else about the card whose driver is apparently not loading in final drivers-loading phase which is why it shows in error in Device manager.

What do you think, Dave?
When I exchanged GPUs - the reference to 3D Graphics and the VGA were eliminated. There are NO ALERTS left in the category OTHER. In fact - there is no longer a category OTHER.

I must apologize for allowing your other question unanswered. In Chipset there is an entry "NiVidia GPU Ex with options to be Disabled or Auto.

There is additional information that reads "Enabled eith Optimized NiVideo EX graphics driver. Requires NiVidia Forceware Graphics Driver with NiVidia Ex support.

From device manager: I am now using driver dated 8/3/2011. Just recently downloaded. Sorry but I know not what was there before. I D/L 6.14.12.8026 from here.
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24 Aug 2011   #116
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use SATA mode.

Haven't heard of UPgrade advisor being offered by installer before. Might be something new. What does advisor report?

If USB isn't listed in BIOS Boot order or one-time BIOS Boot Menu key when plugged in, look under HD's or Removable. It should list the stick model, select it to boot. Clean Install Windows 7
I am rereading the thread:

If the flash stick is installed when I enter the BIOS Boot Menu, there is an option that is not there otherwise. I assume this is USB boot option.
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24 Aug 2011   #117
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Wipe a Partition vs Format a Partition

I assume that wiping the partition is an erase operation or a write 0 operation. Is that correct?

Would either result in eliminating an OS that was on that partition?

I am contemplating trying to get to a "Start from Scratch" position.

REASON: Nothing that I seem to do now results in the sequence of events that is depicted in the installation tutorials.

Using the Explore function, both the Windows 7 Installation Disc and the ISO Flashstick that I created seem to be the same (size and folders, etc).

They both perform the same way - not to the script.

I am either doing something wrong or I have some bad tools -and- I do not believe the installation discs are defective. The 32 bit and the 64 bit act the same way.
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24 Aug 2011   #118
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at the information contained in this tutorial linked below for the different options.


Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
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24 Aug 2011   #119
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Have a look at the information contained in this tutorial linked below for the different options.

Secure Erase / Wipe : Definition and Methods
Thank you. I believe you have answered my questions with this link.

I need to spend some more time in the index; it might save me from answering questions that are already answered in the tutorials.

Thanks again
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24 Aug 2011   #120
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Leave A1 installed.

Your motherboard will run fine with one RAM stick in slot A1 or B1.
Thank you Dave. I am about ready to give this another go.

I think I need to clean the partition where I intend to put Windows 7 though. That partition already contains what was supposed to be a W7 installation from the flash stick that I created but it doesn't seem to work correctly.

At the moment, the plan is to prepare the partition, verify that Cool'and'Quiet is disabled and boot W7 from disc.

Won't happen today. I need to get away from this for a couple hours.
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