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Windows 7: Garbled Screen - ASCII? - DURING POST

12 Nov 2009   #1
ronnaroznyjr

Windows 7
 
 
Garbled Screen - ASCII? - DURING POST

I recently attempted an install of Win7 onto a friends PC. The specs are listed below. Here is a link to a screenshot of the problem www.ronnarozny.com.

This occurs after a Windows 7 install. The system boots to the Windows 7 setup, where personal options are selected. After this, a reboot will begin the POST, and prior to completion, this screen appears. I do not believe the POST has finished, and I do not think it is handing boot duties to the OS.

What I have attempted so far is:
Memtest - checked out ok.
Replaced CORSAIR mem with other sticks.
Reformat from command prompt on boot disk.
Removal of all hardware, including video card.

I am completely stumped on this issue, and any help would be appreciated.


Compaq Presario SR1110NX
Mobo.MS-6577 ver 4.1
Celeron 2.5 ghz
1gb ddr (2x512) corsair value select
40gb hd
ATI Radeon 9250, 256mb
onboard sound, onboard vid (disabled in BIOS)


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12 Nov 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Can you enable onboard video and leave the dedicated card out. That looks a graphic problem.
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13 Nov 2009   #3
ronnaroznyjr

Windows 7
 
 

Yes. The onboard video does the same thing. However, it is only 8mb...
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13 Nov 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Your motherboard is probably defective. Replace it.
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16 Nov 2009   #5
ronnaroznyjr

Windows 7
 
 

I doubt it is the mobo. I did search for a BIOS update... However, the HP and Compaq sites that link to the file are down, and I have had zero luck from other locations.

Out of curiosity, I installed XP PRO without an issue. It does boot to XP, but XP detects both the Radeon and onboard video. I have disabled the onboard video controller, and am now attempting to do an update to 7 rather than a clean install...

Noone has any other ideas?
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18 Nov 2009   #6
ronnaroznyjr

Windows 7
 
 

Discovered the issue.

Legacy USB devices evidentally caused issues with Windows 7 on this PC. I have not seen an issue in any of my other 5 boxes. After disabling legacy USB support, windows 7 boots with no issues.

However, the Radeon 9250 is not supported even though it IS listed compatible on the windows 7 compatibility site.
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