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15 Aug 2012   #1
doofesh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device conne...

Hello,
I have recently built a custom PC. When I wanted to install Windows 7 I got a message saying "Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to my computer". Somehow I managed to fix this problem, and now I don't remember what I did. Now I am trying to reinstall windows on my PC and got the same message. After I insert the Windows DVD, it starts loading then the error screen appears. I've tried removing and disconnecting every device from the motherboard, and still have the same problem. I get the same error when trying to install on my SSD and HDD. How can I fix this? Thanks


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15 Aug 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Disconnect all devices.
Disconnect the HDD.

When the computer boots up, do you hear any beep sounds and if so what?

Are you using the touchpad on a keyboard?
Are you using a separate mouse?
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15 Aug 2012   #3
doofesh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I do not hear any beeps at startup. The only things connected are a standard microsoft keyboard(no touchpad) and a microsoft mouse. I even tried disconnecting the HDD and SSD and got the same issue.
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15 Aug 2012   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Disconnect the HDD. Leave the SDD connected.

Consult the manual for your motherboard.
Does the motherboard show that a short beep at startup time signifies that all is well.
Sometimes no beep means motherboard failure.
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15 Aug 2012   #5
doofesh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I used to hear a short beep everytime I boot. Today, I updated the BIOS and since then I don't hear anything on startup.
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15 Aug 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

try the website of the mfg of your mobo.

You might want to review the process for updating the bios and possibly even "update" to the old bios version.
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15 Aug 2012   #7
doofesh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

There is no information regarding motherboard beeps in my motherboard manual. Also, I have followed the exact instructions on how to update/flash the BIOS to the new version.
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15 Aug 2012   #8
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'm out of ideas.
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15 Aug 2012   #9
doofesh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I even removed the video card and wlan card. Still no beeps. I will check with the store I bought my PC from. Thanks for the help.
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15 Aug 2012   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

a good decision.
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