I repair and install Computers for other peoble, since a long time, somthing about 27Years. I belive, (sorry) that i understand what i do and there is A strange behavior installing Windows 7 ultimate x86 on this kind of Chipsets (g31)
Two weeks ago I had an ECS motherboard with this chipset (Dont remember the model) and the only way to make Windows 7 work, on this machine, was to clone the harddisk from an other (working) Windows 7 installation. After the first pass of Windows 7 installation, when Windows 7 goes into graphic mode... nothing... black screen and the monitor led blinking... No signal on VGA Port and i was beliving, that something was wrong, with this motherboard. But the cloned Windows 7 installation was/is working very well and there was no other problem installing the drivers
and the Programs.
Now, today i recived a Gigabyte Motherboard (GA-G31M-ES2C) with the same Chipset and the same error. Black screen after the first part of Windows 7 installation and the Monitor Led still blinking...
My question to you is, is there some special options on Windows 7 installation boot up (like F5 or F6 in Windows XP) to disable some installation options? Or is there some workaround to make a normal Windows 7 installation from original Windows 7 DVD?
I dont belive, that i am the only one, who have this kind of problems with this chipset and i don't belive, that i recive two motherboard in two weeks, from different manufacturer with this identical problem.
Some idea, some help
Thank you very much for your reply
Thilo Ebers (hope, that you understand my (bad) english