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Windows 7: New System Setup

18 May 2011   #1
kool1zero

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
New System Setup

Okay, so i've assembled a new system. (not the one in my specs, but moving some components over.) anyways its a Asus P5N-D,Memory, Two video cards to sli, and some cheapo hard drives to hold the OS's for now (storage disk(s) to come later), and a 48x IDE cd rom drive

my problem is that i cant get it to boot into a install CD. i've tried other drives which work in other towers.


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18 May 2011   #2
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Does your CD player work with anything? Did you set your CD drive as 1st boot device or select the one time boot option (the key will be on your startup screen) and select to boot from the CD drive? Make sure the IDE is enabled in bios. Does your CD Drive show up in bios? I know it is a lot of questions but necessary I think.
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18 May 2011   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You need a DVD optical drive to boot the win7 install DVD, NOT a CD drive
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18 May 2011   #4
kool1zero

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

.....okay, I'm gonna go try a DVD drive.... be back soon >.<

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21 May 2011   #5
kool1zero

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Okay, so a DVD drive and one hard drive and video card at a time (a friend pointed out a 400w psu probably can't handle two drives and SLI setup) worked fine for installing seven. Now to get a bigger psu to dual boot ubuntu 11.04

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21 May 2011   #6
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Do I understand correctly that you got 7 installed?
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21 May 2011   #7
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Do I understand correctly that you got 7 installed?
Sure sounds like it!

Although your PSU wouldnt run 2 GFX cards it would probably run the second hard disk without any trouble. So you can try and get your linux build running before you buy a psu.
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21 May 2011   #8
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Do I understand correctly that you got 7 installed?
Sure sounds like it!

Although your PSU wouldnt run 2 GFX cards it would probably run the second hard disk without any trouble. So you can try and get your linux build running before you buy a psu.
I agree 100%. A hard drive will pull very little from the PSU.
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21 May 2011   #9
kool1zero

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yeah, but I'll need a bigger psu for the second card anywaysq

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