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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

22 Dec 2013   #31
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Try plugging the DVD into another sata port. Sometimes in the bios you can control which are activated or not.
Does the bios see the DVD ? Try a different cable as well.
The bios sees the SSD and DVD. As far as I can tell there is NO reason that the DVD should not be booting.
Power is enabled on all four ports. I'll trying moving the DVD. The bios does see that it is in Port1 and the SSD in Port0.


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22 Dec 2013   #32
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I moved the DVD, with the power off and all, and booted back into it and the BIOS said it had been reset.
1 load optimized then boot
2 load optomized then reboot
3 go into bios

From experience I know I have to go into the bios because onchip sata has once again been changed back to IDE.

This is getting ridiculous. I just reset the bios back to AHCI, all boot options (boot order options) disabled except
SATA DVD
SATA SSD

and I'm still getting Reboot and select proper media.

Where is the bang your head into the wall smiley?
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22 Dec 2013   #33
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It sounds like the 3v battery is no good and the BIOS is not keeping the settings.
This symptom can also be caused if the ClearCMOS jumper is not on pins 1&2, or is missing, or is not pushed all the way down.
Also could be caused by a short circuit on the motherboard.

And it could be that it is a bad motherboard. It sounds like you are doing everything correctly, but if you are dealing with a defective board then there is nothing else you can do but bang your head.
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22 Dec 2013   #34
gregrocker

 

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failures.
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22 Dec 2013   #35
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

In order for the system to boot to the dvd drive you must have the OS loaded in the tray otherwise it will boot past the dvd to the other drive.
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22 Dec 2013   #36
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
It sounds like the 3v battery is no good and the BIOS is not keeping the settings.
This symptom can also be caused if the ClearCMOS jumper is not on pins 1&2, or is missing, or is not pushed all the way down.
Also could be caused by a short circuit on the motherboard.

And it could be that it is a bad motherboard. It sounds like you are doing everything correctly, but if you are dealing with a defective board then there is nothing else you can do but bang your head.
Battery tests @ 3v, CMOS has 2 little black things on the bottom. Is that the jumper??? I shorted it out a couple days ago and it did clear the CMOS.

I don't know what else to do. I doubt I can return or replace it. I got it from newegg months ago.
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22 Dec 2013   #37
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Likely will need to RMA to Giga.....I would call and discuss this issue completely with them they may have insights that we're not considering?
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22 Dec 2013   #38
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
In order for the system to boot to the dvd drive you must have the OS loaded in the tray otherwise it will boot past the dvd to the other drive.
and it is and has been.

I've got a friend who's been in the IT business for decades. He's my last resort.
I appreciate all the help you guys have given me but there's only so much you can do across the web in a situation like this. Y'all have to assume I'm doing what I'm saying and not missing something obvious (like putting the DVD in the tray!)

Anyways, building this PC was meant to be a learning experience and I've probably learned a lot more than I would have if it had just run perfectly the 1st time.
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22 Dec 2013   #39
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

No disrespect intended as in many instances it's the dumbest things overlooked. Case in point on my 7th build I slammed an amazing build together only to have major problems. After changing out mobo, psu, gpu and other stuff I come to learn that I missed an extra standoff and it cost me one mobo and almost the second. Goes to show that it's normally something simple.
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22 Dec 2013   #40
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I had a build a few years back in which the Installation disk would not boot in the DVD drive, even though the boot order was set correctly. I did not get the usual "press any key to boot from DVD" message, and it just went straight to "select boot media and restart".

For some reason I just decided to try resetting (press the reset button on the computer case) and let the system reboot. Then the CD was recognized and I got the "press any key" message.

This was weird, so I tested it both ways a few times. And that DVD would only boot on a warm boot - never on a cold boot.

Might as well give it a try. Your mileage may vary!
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