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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Install Problems.

06 Nov 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

ATI Radeon HD4350 512mb PCI-E HDMI



Hello again.



It can't be the card as I'm using this exact same card as a second to run my TV without a hitch.


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06 Nov 2010   #12
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Hello Bo
Did you try completing the install by taking out your new graphics card and letting onboard handle the video. Then after install is finished and Win7 is booting for you then insert your new card and install driver? Again good luck to you with your problem.
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06 Nov 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Hello Bo
Did you try completing the install by taking out your new graphics card and letting onboard handle the video. Then after install is finished and Win7 is booting for you then insert your new card and install driver? Again good luck to you with your problem.


This is an excellent idea!
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06 Nov 2010   #14
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Hello Bo
Did you try completing the install by taking out your new graphics card and letting onboard handle the video. Then after install is finished and Win7 is booting for you then insert your new card and install driver? Again good luck to you with your problem.
Unfortunately no, as it was the sixth attempt I sort of got slightly angry and just threw XP back on (I'm getting very quick at getting my PC back to where it used to be now!). As a side note, the first time this happened with the old graphics card in, I did move my monitor connection to the onboard VGA connector, but as I had no operating system I couldn't disable the soundcard/enable the onboard. I never actually thought of physically removing the graphics card and seeing if the onboard took over.

I may give this another week or so as I'm sick to the back teeth of trying at the moment, but I'll remove the graphics card while running XP, set the onboard graphics as default and try again. I have read in a few different places that Windows 7 doesn't like ATI drivers, but that looks like it's been proved wrong right here.

One thing I did think of was that when you perform the custom install, on the page where you format whichever partition/disk you want to install on, there's a 'Get Drivers' option. Would it be worth inserting the ATI disk and trying that? I'm not sure what the option does as I've never clicked it.

Again, thanks for all of your input and putting up with my moaning

EDIT: I may have missed out a pertinent piece of information. The BSOD doesn't sit there permanently, it flashes up briefly before the system restarts itself and boots back into the Windows finalising process. Then it goes through the same routine over and over again. I had to watch the BSOD seven or eight times just to get part of the error message, that's how briefly it's on the screen.
I have tried booting into Safe Mode, but obviously Windows can't finalise the installation in Safe Mode. From what I've seen (although I'm probably completely wide of the mark) this is some sort of driver loop? I can't see it as there can't be any bad/conflicting drivers.
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06 Nov 2010   #15
DocBrown

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

Windows 7 installs best & the quickest with the least amout of extra memory & hardware add-ons. Also best to be connected to the internet so Windows 7 can check for & get the latest drivers need during the install. I did a bare bones install of 32 bit Home Premium in 25 minutes 2 weeks ago, with only 1 x 2gb stick of ram, onboard video, mouse, keyboard, & virgin 1tb HD. Then you can usually add in the additional hardware & Windows 7 will get the proper dirvers for them. Don't give up, our members here will get you installed.
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06 Nov 2010   #16
DocBrown

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

The re-boot of the BSOd is sometimes the fault of a BIOS setting, that is set to re-boot the computer to Power ON after a power failure. You might check for that in your BIOS setup.
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06 Nov 2010   #17
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Hey Doc,

Luckily I do have my sticks of 1gb RAM still available, although the paired 2gb sticks seemd to have solved the problem that memory was causing me. I'm tempted to try the onboard graphics solution, like I said earlier if it fails I can get my XP setup back to how it was in roughly two hours, programs and all. I'm just tired of doing it right at the moment.

I do have the internet connected whilst performing the install so that shouldn't be an issue.

It's very frustrating as I haven't even seen Windows 7 in action yet and knowing it's sitting right in front of me is a killer!
I won't give up, that was eerily like you read my mind as I was on the verge, I'll just have a little respite for a week or so. But I will definitely persevere and keep you guys here updated.
And on that note, it's about time I thanked you all for your help so far and offer kudos for a very helpful and informative site. I have spent many an hour browsing through reading about different problems and solutions offered.

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06 Nov 2010   #18
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Have you tried installing the asus update utility?
It should when installed and when you run it ask you whether you wnt to doownload or if you have it on disk click download and click search for the closest net provider than click download bios than it will download the will take a few minutes before it starts downloading than after that is finished close it than reopen it and click install from disk find the download of the bios than click install this will freeze your desktop DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER than your BIOS should be updated
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07 Nov 2010   #19
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

I have indeed tried the ASUS updater, but it reads: 'Warning! The date of BIOS image is later than the current one, please flash the BIOS using ASUS DOS utility if you still want to do this.'

I've always had automatic updates on BIOS settings before, but for some reason I never installed the updater on this PC when I bought it. It was a raw PC with driver discs as I had my own OS to install. My fault on that one, and I've never manually flashed my BIOS so I'm a bit in the dark on how to do it with EZ Flash. A bit more legwork is required I think.
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07 Nov 2010   #20
Dogz

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

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