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

17 Oct 2010   #1
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Install Problems.

Hi all,

I have done a quick search around here to see if I could locate this problem so as not to replicate it but couldn't find anything so I'll fire away.

I recently bought Windows 7 Pro 64-bit upgrade, I'm currently running XP Pro 32-bit. I ran into some problems during setup, most of which I managed to fix, but the latest one has me stumped.
Basically when the setup reaches the 'expanding Windows files' part of the setup I get a BSOD which reads: Clock interrupt not received on secondary processor within allocated timeframe.

My system is as follows:

ASUS M2A-VM motherboard.
Athlon 5000+ x2
4gb DDR2 memory (not paired - 2 x 1gb + 1 x 2gb)
256MB Radeon HD 2400 Pro PCI Express + DVI
500gb SATA HD (three partitions)
350W (Peak) Dual Rail PSU
Super Quiet 22 dBA AMD CPU Cooler

I suppose I can safely assume that the problem is hardware related, but exactly what is beyond me. I was wondering if it could be to do with the memory not being paired? I have recently replaced my hard drive with a new one as my last XP installation's registry became corrupt beyond the point of salvaging.

I've ended up reinstalling XP just so I can get back on my machine for the time being, but I'd love to get Windows 7 installed and running. Thanks for any help in advance.


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17 Oct 2010   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Make sure you have latest bios for the motherboard.
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17 Oct 2010   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Boozad, Welcome to SevenForums
You may try the old trick of removing taking out all but 1 gig memory. Also have a look at the clean install tutorial. You know that you can't do a regular upgrade install with xp right? Good luck to you with your problem
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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17 Oct 2010   #4
Boozad

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

Thanks for the replies people.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
Make sure you have latest bios for the motherboard.
This is something I've been looking at but for the life of me I can't find which is the latest update. ASUS don't make it easy, unless it's just me being thick!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Boozad, Welcome to SevenForums
You may try the old trick of removing taking out all but 1 gig memory. Also have a look at the clean install tutorial. You know that you can't do a regular upgrade install with xp right? Good luck to you with your problem
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Thanks for the welcome.

Removing memory was one thing I hadn't thought of. Is 1gb the minimum required for running 7? I've been stuck to XP for the best part of nine years

The version I bought was listed as an upgrade, but I did look into it before I bought it and have gone the custom install route. As soon as I installed XP I threw in the 7 disc and chose the partition with XP on and formatted before continuing. I've been surprised at the trouble I've had trying to install this OS (having to disable floppy in BIOS as I don't have one, monitor bombing out as it was set to 75Hz for some reason), is this my penance for never buying Vista??
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17 Oct 2010   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Boozad
Yes remove all down to 1 gig and then boot the dvd. That looked like a good buy on that upgrade. If you burned your own dvd then maybe a bad burn. Try burning at slower speed.
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17 Oct 2010   #6
Boozad

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

I actually had the media delivered on DVD so it is a genuine copy.

One more bit of info that may be relevant (I only just thought to look into it). My two sticks of 1gb RAM (Corsair) have a 667MHz memory speed, whereas my 2gb stick (Transcend) has a speed of 800 MHz. Could this be the cause of the problem?
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17 Oct 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Boozad, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a good look through these tutorials at the links below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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17 Oct 2010   #8
Boozad

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello Boozad, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a good look through these tutorials at the links below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Thanks for the welcome and the links!

I've had a quick flick through those links, I'll look at them more in depth when I have a bit more time. Basically one quick question, looking at those links does it mean that the problems I'm having are not actually hardware related?
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01 Nov 2010   #9
Boozad

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

I eventually solved the memory problem, installing a second stick of 2gb DDR2 800 MHz sorted it. I managed to get the installation through to the finalising stage when I get yet another BSOD saying 'Attempt to recover display driver abd timeout failed'. So now this is a graphics card issue, I have ordered another graphics card, but I'm so annoyed at the problems I'm having trying to install this OS. I wouldn't mind if I hadn't downloaded the Microsoft compatability software which said everything was fine.
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06 Nov 2010   #10
Boozad

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
I eventually solved the memory problem, installing a second stick of 2gb DDR2 800 MHz sorted it. I managed to get the installation through to the finalising stage when I get yet another BSOD saying 'Attempt to recover display driver abd timeout failed'. So now this is a graphics card issue, I have ordered another graphics card, but I'm so annoyed at the problems I'm having trying to install this OS. I wouldn't mind if I hadn't downloaded the Microsoft compatability software which said everything was fine.
So, I bought another graphics card, replacing the ATI Radeon HD2400 Pro 256mb PCI-E with an XFX ATI Radeon HD4350 512mb PCI-E HDMI, but still I'm getting the 'Attempt to recover display driver and timeout failed' BSOD when Windows 7 is finalising the installation.

I'm about given up on this installation and am going to stick to XP Pro, at least I have that running sweet due to all the formats and clean installs I've been doing. I'm wondering if ATI cards have a problem with Windows 7, I suppose I could disable the adapter and use the onboard VGA but I really can't be bothered after buying a new card.

Windows 7 has me beat, kudos to you Microsoft
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