I attempted install of RC1 on a new hard drive and got as far
as "Completing Installation". System reboots and after logo goes
to black screen. No error codes.
Reboot and selected Safe Mode. Win 7 says "Can't complete installation
in Safe Mode".
Reboot, press F8, select Low Resolution. Same results. Black screen.
Asus P5Q3 Deluxe Wifi
4 gb DDR3 memory
E8500 Intel Processor
EVGA Nvidia GeForce 9800GT with 512 mb ram
On board Marvel Lan
On board Ralink Wifi
On board sound
1 - 500 gb SATA II hard drive
1 - Sata DVD
This machine runs Windows Vista Business with absolutely no problems.
This machine runs Mac OS X 10.5.6 with Absolutley no problems.
This machine runs Windows 7 Build 7000 with absolutely no problems.
I use a different hard drive for each operating system and I have
a brand new drive that I'm using to install Win 7. The drive I'm
using to install Win 7 can run Win 7 Build 7000 perfectly.
I do a clean install attempt to install RC1 and I get above results.
I reinstalled Win 7 Build 7000 on the same drive and just before boot
it says "Checking Vidoe card performance", then reboots and Win 7,
Build 700 is installed.
On clean install of Win 7, Rc 1 it appears to get to the exact same pont
(although I don't see the message about testing performance), reboots,
and gives black screen.
I have been on a couple of board and the predominant them is BSOD's
at boot for machines running Nvidia graphics. It would appear that RC1 has fouled up the Nvidia drivers
I can't get into Low Res mode to load the approved 9800gt drivers from
EVGA so I can't complete the installation.
I'm hoping someone from Microsoft sees this and comments.
Any other thoughts or suggestiuons would be welcomed.