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Windows 7: Constant BSOD on brand new setup

07 Apr 2011   #1
ashmicro

Windows 7 x64 b.7100 RC
 
 
Constant BSOD on brand new setup

Hi all - hope you can help!

Scenario:

Brand new Gigabyte EP45T-UD3LR motherboard
Brand new 1TB Hitachi SATA HDD, 3.0GB/s
2GB DDR3 RAM
SATA DVD-RW
Core 2 Quad Q6600

I am trying to set up a new install of Win 7 on the above, with no success. (Retail CD bought today, too)

I used my external caddy to partition the drive (1 partition, whole drive), and built up the board etc.

So, I boot from the Windows 7 DVD, wait for the "press any key to boot from CD/DVD, do so, and the "Windows is loading files" message appears with the white progress bar.

All OK so far.

Then, I get the Windows splash screen, followed by the screen to chose Language, Time and currency and keyboard screen. Having done so, I click NEXT.

As we all know, the next screen is "Install now"

When I click on "Install now", Setup is starting appears briefly, followed by a BSOD

REFERENCE_BY_POINTER


STOP: 0X00000018

I'm guessing this is an issue with a driver, but at no point do I get the opportunity to point to a driver?

Does anyone have any ideas please?

Thanks in anticipation


Andrew


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07 Apr 2011   #2
NavyLT

WIN7 HP 64bit
 
 

I would go into bios and set everything at "DEFAULT".

Also, if I remember correctly, and it's been a while - set the SATA mode to IDE. I think there was some concern over AHCI, but I might be totally out to lunch.

There is also this:
GA-EP45T-UD3LR Rev. 1-BSOD
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07 Apr 2011   #3
ashmicro

Windows 7 x64 b.7100 RC
 
 

Thanks for your reply NAvyLT. I cleared the CMOS, set all of the settings to whatever the default is in the mobo manual, and tried both IDE and AHCI. No dice, alas.
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07 Apr 2011   #4
NavyLT

WIN7 HP 64bit
 
 

From what I read in the thread I linked to (after editing), I'll bet it's going to be a memory problem.

Are you running 1 2GB stick or 2 1GB sticks? If you are running 2 sticks of memory they can't be in two memory slots that are next to each other - there must be 1 empty slot between them. You can put them in full slot, empty slot, full slot, empty slot; OR empty slot, full slot, empty slot, full slot.
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07 Apr 2011   #5
ashmicro

Windows 7 x64 b.7100 RC
 
 

It's a single 2GB stick

I think I'm gonna "stick" a 9mm in it shortly LOL!

I have a broadly similar spec Abit board in my other PC and have had no such issues.
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07 Apr 2011   #6
NavyLT

WIN7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashmicro View Post
I think I'm gonna "stick" a 9mm in it shortly LOL!
OMG! Aren't you in the UK?!? Aren't you afraid the black helicopters are going to start circling your house now?!? :-)

Might want to try pulling the memory out of your other computer and put it in the new one, if it's DDR3.

Also, try downloading a Linux CD that runs off the CD only and see if it boots all the way.
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07 Apr 2011   #7
ashmicro

Windows 7 x64 b.7100 RC
 
 

Haha! It's OK, I'm allowed to have my Glock. Good call, I think I'll pull some RAM and report back.

I run Ubuntu 10.10 on one of my older laptops, so I'll hunt out the DVD and give that a pop too.

Cheers Navy!
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07 Apr 2011   #8
NavyLT

WIN7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashmicro View Post
Haha! It's OK, I'm allowed to have my Glock. Good call, I think I'll pull some RAM and report back.

I run Ubuntu 10.10 on one of my older laptops, so I'll hunt out the DVD and give that a pop too.

Cheers Navy!
Thank goodness for Linux. My daughter's laptop just crashed - we could get past the welcome screen and login, but then the hard drive would just spin like it was defragging and could not do anything at all with it after that. Of course could not do a re-install to replace Windows because Windows 7 will only "upgrade" if you start it from within Windows .

I first tried using Linux to copy CMD.EXE to replace OSK.EXE, but couldn't even get CMD.EXE to run before logging in.

Thank goodness I know a little linux and was able to use a Linux system CD to copy her 21,440 pictures onto another hard drive and all other data before wiping for new Windows 7 install. I think it's horrendous that you can't do an "upgrade" or total repair install by booting from the install DVD.
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07 Apr 2011   #9
ashmicro

Windows 7 x64 b.7100 RC
 
 

OK booted successfully to LiveCD (Linux Mint8) proceeding to install. Original RAM


Wait out LOL!
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07 Apr 2011   #10
NavyLT

WIN7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashmicro View Post
OK booted successfully to LiveCD (Linux Mint8) proceeding to install. Original RAM


Wait out LOL!
Bad Windows 7 DVD maybe? Do you have a big USB thumb drive? Maybe copy the Windows 7 DVD over to the thumb drive, make the thumb drive bootable and try installing from that?
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