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Windows 7: Can't Get SYstem to BOOT...

09 Jan 2013   #1
Ccaptain Jack

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 
Can't Get SYstem to BOOT...



This my very first build ever and I can't get the system to BOOT ....I keep getting .....Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device and press a key_ After I have accessed the BIOS and selected the ASUS DVD/CD drive as options#1 boot and CRUCIAL M4 SSD option#2 boot. The other drives are disconnected at the present moment. What have I done incorrectly? I am able to boot using a recovery disk but I am unable to load the Windows 7 from the actual program disk with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit on it. I have tried using bootsect.exe as well as disk that came with ASUS DVD/CD drive once the system BOOTs using the recovery disk and I get nothing! I even tried loading the MOBO drivers and I get....error...message...no OS is load on this computer. What is left for me to?

I am attempting to load Windows 7 PRO and the drivers for the MOBO, ASUS DVD/CD, VIDEO Card and HDD's so I can do the following once they are loaded:


1. Using the SSD for Boot/OS/Programs
2. Using the 2 TB HDD in RAID1 for libraries (data/media, my DOCS, Music, Pics, etc.)
3. Using the 1 TB external HDD for backup-Microsoft Sync and Norton backup Utilities

Please Help!!!

System specs:
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2G DDR5 PCIE 3.0
Cosair GS 700
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad Core
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H-MVP mATX LGA 1155
Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Crucial m4 256GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200 RPM
Seagate Barracuda 2x(1TB 3.5" 7200 RPM)
Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower
Asus BC-12B1ST-BLK/B/AS Blue-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
WD 1 TB external drive


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09 Jan 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you getting the words " Press any key to boot from cd/dvd " ??

Where did the W7 pro disc come from ?
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09 Jan 2013   #3
Ccaptain Jack

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 

Yes. It is what came with my other system.
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09 Jan 2013   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ccaptain Jack View Post
Yes. It is what came with my other system.
http://viglink.pgpartner.com/rd.php?...d&mt=~~~~~~~~n~~~
You can not use a HP/Compaq Recovery DVD & product key, on a Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H-MVP mATX LGA 1155, that would be a illegal install.
You may like to download a ISO from a good source like:
Windows Download and Shop - Microsoft Windows
Than install Windows 7.
As the Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H-MVP mATX LGA 1155 has a uEFI/BIOS firmware.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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10 Jan 2013   #5
Ccaptain Jack

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 

Ok, I have located an ISO image from a good source: Microsoft as recommended. It is in the process of downloading to my terminal! Once it finishes downloading. I will need to convert it from an ISO image to the USB bootable data / an UEFI for use on a USB disk. Does it matters if I use an external HDD of 500 GB? Will I need to remove any of the data I have stored on there? (It is the only storage item I have large enough to store 4GB or more.) Then, I will need to plug the ISO image to USB/UEFI into a USB port on my new build, SELECT=====> F12 which is used on my MOBO to access the BOOT sequence for one time use or DELETE to change the boot sequence in the BIOS ====>Then SELECT====> USB as primary boot. Also, since I want to use the SSD of 256GB for programs and BOOT does it need to be select as BOOT option #2 as well as change IDE to ACHI in BIOS and disconnect the other 3 HDD I have connected that I will eventually setup in RAID once I research that subject? Finally, are there any other changes I need to make to BIOS that I may have over looked?
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10 Jan 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When booting from win7 system repair DVD enter command prompt

Code:
diskpart
list disk
exit
Do you see all disks? Detach the external disk (at least temporary) , to make it easier to troubleshoot

Did you try startup repair?
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10 Jan 2013   #7
Ccaptain Jack

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, I entered Diskpart, list disk, select disk X (the 500 GB external HDD) list partiton, select partition 1 (which is the 500 GB external HDD). However, I don't know any of the other commands to use after that. I can see the drive but I don't know how to load the file from this point on.....perhaps would it be excute...etc?
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10 Jan 2013   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

list disk
clean
convert GPT
exit
exit

Click on Install now.



As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with


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10 Jan 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ccaptain Jack View Post
Yes, I entered Diskpart, list disk, select disk X (the 500 GB external HDD) list partiton, select partition 1 (which is the 500 GB external HDD). However, I don't know any of the other commands to use after that. I can see the drive but I don't know how to load the file from this point on.....perhaps would it be excute...etc?
sel disk X (x=0,1,2)
list part

All partitions are still there? Did you delete partition(s). Waht's the problem, so what do you want to achieve?
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10 Jan 2013   #10
Ccaptain Jack

Windows 7 PRO 64 Bit
 
 

All of the items are new and never have been used before. I just finished assembling them and wasn't able to get the optical drive to read my windows CD. So I am simply trying to get the computer to load Windows from my DVD/CD drive so I can:


1. Using the SSD for Boot/OS/Programs
2. Using the 2 TB HDD in RAID1 for libraries (data/media, my DOCS, Music, Pics, etc.)
3. Using the 1 TB external HDD for backup-Microsoft Sync and Norton backup Utilities


Then I would like to load...my other files/drivers and games on to my SSD.

Originally, it would only say......Reboot and select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device and press a key. So I rebooted the computer and I can get it to do the screenshot from above by using my recovery disc to access the command prompt and not disc which has my Windows 7 Pro on it. At the prompt on the screen I entered Diskpart, list disk, select disk #4, list partition (there are none), select partition #1, clean,……and I was left without any other commands to enter.


So here is where there is a big……disconnect!

Now I know that I should have been entering convert gpt which I wasn’t aware of. So once it converts the SSD to gpt format. I will enter exit, exit. Now I should have a newly formed uEFI BIOS for the MOBO to read the upload from the USB to the SSD! Then, I will have to click install!
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