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Windows 7: Can't install on new EVGA 680i MB

14 Aug 2009   #1
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 
Can't install on new EVGA 680i MB

It goes to 100% and restarts, then when it gets to "Completing installation" it will go to a black screen and quit.

What's up with that?

Tried 2 DVD's now.


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14 Aug 2009   #2
woolswell

Server 2008 R2 SP1, Win7 x64 Pro SP1
 
 

Only the mouse cursor on the black screen?

If the installation goes like that, to my 'old' experience, you may try to go the
Safe Mode, and install the Nvidia Forceware Driver and problem will be fixed.

Find drivers for your graphic card here:
NVIDIA Driver Downloads Page
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14 Aug 2009   #3
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

I downgraded the BIOS because EVGA sent me a P33 BIOS and I was having no problems with P30.

I'll know in a few seconds, on my 8th install of win7..


Yup. It was the BIOS.

I don't understand why, though.
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14 Aug 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by woolswell View Post
Only the mouse cursor on the black screen?

If the installation goes like that, to my 'old' experience, you may try to go the
Safe Mode, and install the Nvidia Forceware Driver and problem will be fixed.

Find drivers for your graphic card here:
NVIDIA Driver Downloads Page
since installation fails at "Completing Installation"...he won't be able to go to Safe Mode. Now there is a trick he can do...

1. Redo the installation until it gets to the point that it restarts to "COmpleting Installation"
2. Before it gets to such stage press F5(6,7,8 never can remember)
3. Boot to Safe Mode
4. It will start loading and eventually pop an error containing ("Windows cannot continue in safe mode...")
5. DON'T PRESS OKAY!!!!!Instead hit shift+F10 and type compmgmt...this will bring up the admin console...go to Device Manager
6. Disable your graphics card...and what over devices you suspect it to be
7. restart and see if setup can finish
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14 Aug 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
I downgraded the BIOS because EVGA sent me a P33 BIOS and I was having no problems with P30.

I'll know in a few seconds, on my 8th install of win7..


Yup. It was the BIOS.

I don't understand why, though.
lmao...andI posted such a good way to bypass driver issues in setup
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14 Aug 2009   #6
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Bios and Ram can be an issue also

Make sure the Bios that you have installed is specific to Win7 x64 version.
I discovered that the older xp/vista bios had some issues with win7 install.
XFX nForce 680i LT drivers are up to P08A level, you might check with you MB manufacturer for the latest bios updates (maybe even Alpha / Beta versions if you can get them).

You could downgrade your ram to 2gb during the install and then upgrade back to 4gb after the install is completed. I have read a number of install issues related to 4gb ram on install causing unexpected results and that using 2gb seems to solve it for the install.

Let us know what works for you.

The 680i LT Motherboard is a VERY good choice. See my specs
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14 Aug 2009   #7
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

it's 680i A1 SLI ..
p33 is current
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08 Nov 2009   #8
ezmac

Win 7
 
 
DVI messed me up!!

I was having the EXACT same problem. I upgraded my BIOS to P33, messed with the BIOS settings; nothing, then P31, messed with BIOS; still nothing, then P30 and messed with BIOS; still didn't work. I had an EVGA nForce NF68 motherboard with an ATI Radeon 4850. I was going from Windows XP 32bit to Windows 7 Pro 64bit. The problem I faced was that my video card had two DVI ports on the card. Windows 7 Pro apparently doesn't have that driver for DVI so I tried a DVI to D-Sub connector and I got passed the Startup! So for all of you that are trying to upgrade I hope this helps. Definitely use a D-Sub connection to your monitor, it made a world of difference for me!
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