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Windows 7: install problems

21 Sep 2010   #31
DocBrown

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

I think you may need to have your HD connected to Sata1 & DVD drive connected to Sata2 on the MB & Bios set to ACHI mode first.




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21 Sep 2010   #32
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

everything is brand new, no dust.. fans were working.. i shut it off for now

i didnt try the install with the one stick because of the bios not recognizing my devices.. isint that something i should take care of first?

docbrown: can you elaborate? would i connect them to those ports first and then later move whichever SATA 6gb/s devices i want to the other ports? i dont need the optical drive connected to the sata 6gb/s port, just the HDD right?
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21 Sep 2010   #33
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
everything is brand new, no dust.. fans were working.. i shut it off for now

i didnt try the install with the one stick because of the bios not recognizing my devices.. isint that something i should take care of first?

docbrown: can you elaborate? would i connect them to those ports first and then later move whichever SATA 6gb/s devices i want to the other ports? i dont need the optical drive connected to the sata 6gb/s port, just the HDD right?

I have not used any 6gb devices or MB's yet, so I am just taking a guess here for the initial install. Then if it works you can move them to the 6gb connections later. I am a very firm believer of the 2gb memory initial install
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22 Sep 2010   #34
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

i guess its worth a shot. i should get the drives recognized in the bios before installing again right?

im gonna search around on the internet, maybe asus has forums, and see if i can find anything out about my specific board and the sata ports (ive got all the cables tied back and pretty... would hate to take it all apart )
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22 Sep 2010   #35
DocBrown

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

This is where I found the pic of your MB, to snip the close-up of the Sata1 & Sata2 connections.

Newegg.com - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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22 Sep 2010   #36
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try plugging into SATA 1 and 2 as Doc suggests to see if they are recognized, then try install with controller set to AHCI.

Also remove all but one RAM stick.

Doc: check his settings in post #25, first one listed is current setting. He thinks Marvel controller is for current ports - is there a settings change needed there?
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22 Sep 2010   #37
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

thats where i bought it from, newegg that is

it will take me a while to undo all the wire strips and move the sata ports and its getting late.. i have to work in the morning

will you guys be around tomorrow night when i'll have more time to work with it? i really appreciate the support.

either way ill try to get the devices recognized in the bios before trying to install the OS again.. good plan?


edit: it only has one stick of ram in it now
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22 Sep 2010   #38
DocBrown

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

Yes, we usually monitor our posts daily. So just update us on the progress & being recognized in the Bios.
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22 Sep 2010   #39
DirtyElf

Windows 7 64-bit Home
 
 

much appreciated.

one quick thing before i go to sleep for the night, is the 52C temp anything to be worried about? it was literally just sitting in the bios screen, i obviously don't even have an OS installed... shouldn't those temps be more like 39-40C?
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22 Sep 2010   #40
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Sure I will be here tomorrow night after 7 PST.

Maximum mobo temps: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/143

I'd install Mobo Monitor which you can put in SysTray easier to monitor temps, then add a case fan if needed. http://majorgeeks.com/Motherboard_Monitor_d311.html
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