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Windows 7: ASUS Z170-A, red LED near southbridge on and crashing on boot

12 Dec 2016   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post

win 7 is already installed on the SSD, i used a legit disc and a DVD drive. i know win 7 doesnt support USB 3.0 natively. you would only need the USB drivers preloaded if you plan to use USB to install win 7 right?

i disabled fast boot but i cant disable secure boot. it only gives me an option to change the OS type (windows UEFI mode OR other OS). it has been on "other OS" the whole time

for CSM, here are the current settings (in bold)
Launch CSM.......................................(Auto, Enabled, Disabled)
Boot Device Control.............................(UEFI and Legacy OPROM, Legacy OPROM only, UEFI Only)
Boot from Network Devices...................(Ignore, Legacy Only)
Boot from Storage Devices....................(Ignore, Legacy Only, UEFI Driver first)
Boot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices....(Legacy Only, UEFI driver first)
USB - The USB 2.0 are from the Z170, and in my case, they also needed the drivers to work. Suppose you install Win 7 with the DVD without the USB drives using only the keyboard. When you finish the installation, you wont have mouse. Put the Asus disk and, with the keyboard, navigate to the disk and install all drives.

OS type Windows UEFI = Secure boot, so if OS type = Other, secure boot is disabled.

for CSM, here are the current settings (in bold)
Launch CSM.......................................(Auto, Enabled, Disabled)
Boot Device Control.............................(UEFI and Legacy OPROM, Legacy OPROM only, UEFI Only)
Boot from Network Devices...................(Ignore, Legacy Only)
Boot from Storage Devices....................(Ignore, Legacy Only, UEFI Driver first)
Boot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices....(Legacy Only, UEFI driver first)

Boot from the Win 7 installation disk ON UEFI MODE (important).
Go to Install - advanced - delete all partitions - Create new - Win 7 will create 3 partitions
- 100 M Fat 32 - UEFI
- 120 M RAW - MSR
- a large NTFS
Install on the large NTFS


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12 Dec 2016   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Now that I think about it @Solarstarshines had so much fun he had to go with a AsRock board
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12 Dec 2016   #13
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post

win 7 is already installed on the SSD, i used a legit disc and a DVD drive. i know win 7 doesnt support USB 3.0 natively. you would only need the USB drivers preloaded if you plan to use USB to install win 7 right?

i disabled fast boot but i cant disable secure boot. it only gives me an option to change the OS type (windows UEFI mode OR other OS). it has been on "other OS" the whole time

for CSM, here are the current settings (in bold)
Launch CSM.......................................(Auto, Enabled, Disabled)
Boot Device Control.............................(UEFI and Legacy OPROM, Legacy OPROM only, UEFI Only)
Boot from Network Devices...................(Ignore, Legacy Only)
Boot from Storage Devices....................(Ignore, Legacy Only, UEFI Driver first)
Boot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices....(Legacy Only, UEFI driver first)
USB - The USB 2.0 are from the Z170, and in my case, they also needed the drivers to work. Suppose you install Win 7 with the DVD without the USB drives using only the keyboard. When you finish the installation, you wont have mouse. Put the Asus disk and, with the keyboard, navigate to the disk and install all drives.

OS type Windows UEFI = Secure boot, so if OS type = Other, secure boot is disabled.

for CSM, here are the current settings (in bold)
Launch CSM.......................................(Auto, Enabled, Disabled)
Boot Device Control.............................(UEFI and Legacy OPROM, Legacy OPROM only, UEFI Only)
Boot from Network Devices...................(Ignore, Legacy Only)
Boot from Storage Devices....................(Ignore, Legacy Only, UEFI Driver first)
Boot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices....(Legacy Only, UEFI driver first)

Boot from the Win 7 installation disk ON UEFI MODE (important).
Go to Install - advanced - delete all partitions - Create new - Win 7 will create 3 partitions
- 100 M Fat 32 - UEFI
- 120 M RAW - MSR
- a large NTFS
Install on the large NTFS
but i had both mouse and keyboard when i could still get into win 7..... THATS the confusing thing, its only when i try to plug in my external USB 3.0 HDD into the USB 2.0 ports to install the drivers that it wouldnt recognize the drive

i just tried those settings btw and still couldnt get in. i already reinstalled win 7 once and i deleted all other partitions until only the "next" button appeared on bottom of the dialog box
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12 Dec 2016   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If you pluged in the external USB 3.0 HDD into the USB 2.0 ports to install the drivers and it didn't recognize the drive, it's because you didn't have the USB driver.
Did you open the Device Manager to see if all drivers were installed?
Put the Asus disk that came with the MB and install all drivers.
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12 Dec 2016   #15
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

but you dont need drivers to use USB 2.0.......

isnt it common knowledge not to use to outdated drivers that comes on the disk?
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13 Dec 2016   #16
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The USB2.0 are from the Z170 chipset and you need the driver.
Put the Asus disk that came with the MB and install all drivers.
Then open the Device Manager to see if all drivers were installed.
Then you can update all drivers you downloaded.
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13 Dec 2016   #17
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

ok, just tried to reinstall win 7 yet again, this time with the ASUS tool that preloads the USB drivers. but upon reboot, the same thing happens, it goes into a black screen and stays there......
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13 Dec 2016   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Are you using a wireless keyboard and mouse or something ??

Have you ever made it into setup with I believe F1 or F2 ?
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14 Dec 2016   #19
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now mate in my experience the software that comes with the board is more than likely to be outdated when you buy the board always best to go to the Asus site for the board and get them - the latest. Access Denied

Now if the machine is not able to boot or work properly at all what I do is access the site on another machine and download the drivers onto a stick that way if you can get it to boot then you can at least install from the USB - if the KB and mouse are working in a port then utilise one of them - double adaptor for both those devices.

In all honesty I have USB ports on my machines and truly I cannot say that they are any quicker than the 2.0 USB ones. Plus if you can access the drives albeit they are 2.0 ones it is better than nothing at all.

I stand to be corrected on anything I have suggested of course.
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14 Dec 2016   #20
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Are you using a wireless keyboard and mouse or something ??

Have you ever made it into setup with I believe F1 or F2 ?
nope, wired USB mouse and keyboard and yes, i can make it into setup/BIOS with F2
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