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Windows 7: Cannot get a clean install x64 win7

30 Jul 2012   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

BigMack,

Here's the link I use, and it's valid:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life


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30 Jul 2012   #12
lostjonny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks Again Mac,
I will use this link although im not 100% convinced that the installer is the issue, im leaning toward the sata controllers or a possible problem with my motherboard, it uses both intel and asmedia controllers, I have tried both during the install but while I was in the bios this morning I noticed that two sata ports that are reported as sata 6g are listed in bios as 3g im not sure if this is relevent as I am far from expert in theses matters. Im going to remove the gfx card and have a fiddle with the sata configuration.
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30 Jul 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Make sure the RAM is also spec'd correctly for the mobo, test the RAM - Test with Memtest86+,
remove and check the slots for debris. Try install with one stick.
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01 Aug 2012   #14
lostjonny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It looks like we are getting somewhere here, I stripped the whole thing down and rebuilt it last night, I got the iso from the link (thank you again) using the newly burned dvd, bare essentials and only one stick of ram the install was a complete failure, same problem although I got past the watergate 18% unpacking files the PC got right to the finnish line (finalising) but crashed after the reboot. I have been examining the memory configuration and am now convinced that this is a memory issue. Iam using 4 matched sticks of corsair vengence 1600 ddr3 (x4.16gig) and although this memory is listed as suitable in the motherboard user manual ...... (now is the part where my brain starts to rust) Im guessing that dimm4 is standard for a matched set? I am using 4 sticks of 4gig but the manual only lists corsair on dimm4 running at 1600 up to 8gig 2x4 or 32gig 4x8, now im not too sure if this is significant as im a dummy when it comes to understanding memory configurations, I had to ask an (Expert) <-----pha about choosing the vengence in the first place. so now im looking at swapping out the memory but have no idea what would be best at a reasonable price, do i need to consider the cpu as well as the moby when choosing the type of memory?
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01 Aug 2012   #15
lostjonny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

update!
ASUS support suggested I reconfigure the sata controller in bios to IDE mode rather than AHCI, would you belive it worked perfectly, still a bare bones set up with minimum hardware but it has now installed windows, now I have to figure out why it refuses to install with sata set to ahci, I thought this was the optimal sata setting for a new/recent setup.
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01 Aug 2012   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

There are some guys on here who have said theirs is set to IDE. I am not sure why. Maybe one of them will post.
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02 Aug 2012   #17
lostjonny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi guys.
At last I have a stable and working build. Thank you all for the support ,,, I do however have one more issue that is as yet not resolved ..
In bios the sata configuration list shows x2 sata 6gb and x4 sata 3gbs . it should be x4 sata 6gbs & 2 sata 3gbs... I really need to know if this is a fault on the moby so I can get it replaced.
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02 Aug 2012   #18
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lostjonny View Post
Hi guys.
At last I have a stable and working build. Thank you all for the support ,,, I do however have one more issue that is as yet not resolved ..
In bios the sata configuration list shows x2 sata 6gb and x4 sata 3gbs . it should be x4 sata 6gbs & 2 sata 3gbs... I really need to know if this is a fault on the moby so I can get it replaced.
Even if you took the MB out of your PC and tried to return it, I doubt if they would take it back because the number of different sata ports. Even if they did exchange it, would you really want to go through all the hassle of getting a new board, installing it again for something that you could not tell any difference in performance?
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02 Aug 2012   #19
lostjonny

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I really do see your point Mac, and yes It would be a major pain haing to start again with a new moby, I guess its just having to accept that the machine although now running is just a little short of perfect. uess I can chalk it up to within expected peramiters.

Thanks again.


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02 Aug 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

Our threads don't close as someone else searching the issue may learn from this thread or add to it if they have additional information.

Let us know how the install performs as well.
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