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Windows 7: cannot install win7 64 on uefi system

18 Jun 2014   #31
gregrocker

 

Are your RAM sticks in same color slots? They appear to not be in matching slots from the BIOS screenshot. This might pertain. Try changing them to either the A slots or the B slots. Consult your Manual on the Support Downloads webpage to see what it recommends.

Try also Fast Boot and Hardware Fast boot disabled.


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18 Jun 2014   #32
uefi newbie

win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have attached every shot I can think of concerning the bios, csm, boot order, sata settings, hopefully you can find what your needing. If you need something else I'll post it.


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cannot install win7 64 on uefi system-secure-boot-options_resize_20140618_104325.jpg   cannot install win7 64 on uefi system-csm-description_resize_20140618_104325.jpg   cannot install win7 64 on uefi system-sata-cfg_resize_20140618_104324.jpg   cannot install win7 64 on uefi system-boot-priorities_resize_20140618_104324.jpg   cannot install win7 64 on uefi system-boot-menu_resize_20140618_104323.jpg  

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18 Jun 2014   #33
uefi newbie

win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are your RAM sticks in same color slots? They appear to not be in matching slots from the BIOS screenshot. This might pertain. Try changing them to either the A slots or the B slots. Consult your Manual on the Support Downloads webpage to see what it recommends.

Try also Fast Boot and Hardware Fast boot disabled.
I am sure they are in same color slots, I will check. I will try fadt and hardware disabled.
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18 Jun 2014   #34
uefi newbie

win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ok ram is where it should be, tried fastboot disabled hardware disabled still no go.
So i tried something I tried before and that is plugging one drive at a time. Well it worked this time and I have found the drive that is keeping the box from booting. I have stuff on that drive I cannot loose. Home videos being main thing. (I will go thru the same process with bios back to defaults to be sure it is that single drive.) If it is how can I rescue that data?
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18 Jun 2014   #35
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you can find the exact disk which is messing with boot, i would suggest converting it to a logical partition non destructively. Unplug all other disks including the boot disk and connect only the suspected disk. Then boot from "Partition Wizard" bootable CD and convert the "Primary" partition to "Logical".

"Partition Wizard" boot disc download : Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

How to convert a "Primary" partition to "Logical" : How to set partition as Logical with partition manager? Partition Wizard help.
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18 Jun 2014   #36
uefi newbie

win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

This will not delete any data?
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18 Jun 2014   #37
uefi newbie

win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It is disk 3 that is giving the problem.


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18 Jun 2014   #38
gregrocker

 

I suggested in my first post to find the problem drive by process of elimination. So all this time has been wasted when we could have had it fixed after the first step.

Conversion to Logical would not destroy data but your data should always be backed up anyway against drive failure.

The strategy is to convert to a non-bootable format so the disk won't even be queried at boot which is itself brilliant. However in the past the disk required wiping with Diskpart Clean command to clear boot code which seemed to be interfering. This will help demonstrate if format or code is the culprit.
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18 Jun 2014   #39
uefi newbie

win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you read my last post I said I did try this and it didn't work. We have tried alot of different things since then, I was out of options so I tried it again. I can't explain why, but it worked this time. VERY ODD. I read somewhere that win7 likes all same drives either logical or primary but not mixed. Being this drive is the only logical drive send causing the box to not boot may hold water.
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18 Jun 2014   #40
uefi newbie

win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Well converted all logical to primary with partition wizard and boots fine, all data intact!. So I guess the solution to having additional HDD's with a win 7 uefi install is to make sure all drives have primary partitions not logical.
I reset bios back to defaults secure boot ON, CSM enabled with default settings fastboot on hardware fastboot on and Windows boots fine. I don't guess all those settings matter.

Wierd thing while doing all the reinstalls and using diskpart clean cmd, I accidentally wiped a storage drive..any free software out that will recover that data? If not I will pay for one that is proven to work. I have not written anything to this disk since the wipe.
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