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Windows 7: Install and format probs!

18 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7
Install and format probs!

I just built a gaming system and i am having major problems installing Windows 7
ok are my system specs..
coolermaster HAF 932 case
MSI 790GX-G65 Mobo
AMD Phenom ll X4 965 black box edition CPU w/ stock fan/heatsink for now (non-Oc)
4 Gb OCZ DDR3 1066Mhz Ram
500 Gb western digital Sata HDD
LG DVD multi format (Sata)
running onboard video and sound for now. sound and video hardware on the way

ok here are my probs...
when i try to install windows 7 it goes straight to the windows load screen
it will not let me choose what type of install or even give me the option to format my HDD. as soon as the initial load is done and it goes to the microsoft splash screen with the animated windows logo it goes to the BSoD (blue screen)
it is not giving me any specific error messages or driver errors.
i have gone through the Bios (AMI 1.6) many times with no improved outcome
I have tried different raid and IDE options
the motherboard driver dvd loads straight to the HDD backup software and will not go to any menu options either. I am at a loss!!! Anyone have any ideas??
my windows 7 version is home premium 64 bit system buiders edition

My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

It looks like you have a single edition disk. The edition config is stored in a file called "ei.cfg' which is located in the "Sources" folder in the root of your dvd. So open your dvd in an iso app like poweriso, then navigate to the sources folder, then view ei.cfg. You'll be able to see the edition the disk is configured to install. If you want to be given the option to choose the edition at bootup, delete the ei.cfg file, then save the iso and burn to disk. Then boot from this disk.

Incidentally, where did you get this disk from? You can easily download a clean generic iso off the web and use that.
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19 Apr 2010   #3

windows 7

I will try that..thnx I ordered the disk from tigerdirect.
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19 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

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19 Apr 2010   #5

windows 7

here is what the ei.cfg file says:

this seems correct to me? am i missing something?
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19 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64

Try testing the hard drive: HD Diagnostic

Also see this post:

Follow all tips such as removing all but 1 stick of RAM and the like.
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19 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7

Ok, taking out all memory except for one via DIMM 1 has helped. I got to the install windows screen but it hung up after that. now i am gettine many different errors (one at a time) here are a few of the errors i have received:
WimFsf.sys-address FFFFF880018Bf22C base at FFFFF880018B3000,Datestamp 4a5bc362.




System Service Exception

any ideas about these? could it be my hard drive?

I am very gratefull for your help = )
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19 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64

Hmm... try testing your RAM. Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder. Boot from the CD, and run at least 5 passes.
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19 Apr 2010   #9

windows 7

Ok i swapped out the 2 gig stick of ram i had in DIMM #1 with my other stick i had taken out and now it seems to be working! yay!. it let me set up my partition and start the install. it seems to installing just fine now! tyvm for your help!!! you are the master /bow lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64

Great! Glad it's working now.

I still recommend a memory test before your warranty expires. If you have a bad stick, see if you can return it.
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