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Windows 7: two installation problems

29 Jul 2009   #1
theoldone

vista ultimate 64 bit
 
 
two installation problems

I am trying to instal W7 x64 7600 Home Premium, I am doing a clean install from Vista Ultimate, since that is the system I preordered from MS. I am having two problems.

The firstproblem is W7 does not recognize an extra 120gb HD after installation. During the install procedure it gives me the option of installing on the 120gb or my twin 500gb HD raid setup but once installed on the raid drive the 120gb HD is nowhere to be found. If I install on the 120gb it will recognize the raid drive after installation.

The second issue is my computer contiually freezes at random forcing me to turnoff the computer and reboot. The freezes are random and usually within several minutes of bootup. During installation, usally during file expansion, it will also freeze.

I have 8gb of ram installed, twin nvidia gtx 8800 video cards with 750mb of ram each, audio is run from the ASUS motherboard.

The first thing I update after installation is the nvidia drivers to the latest ones and get W7 updates off the net, freezes still continue.

Any help is appreciated


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29 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldone View Post
I am trying to instal W7 x64 7600 Home Premium, I am doing a clean install from Vista Ultimate, since that is the system I preordered from MS. I am having two problems.

The firstproblem is W7 does not recognize an extra 120gb HD after installation. During the install procedure it gives me the option of installing on the 120gb or my twin 500gb HD raid setup but once installed on the raid drive the 120gb HD is nowhere to be found. If I install on the 120gb it will recognize the raid drive after installation.

The second issue is my computer contiually freezes at random forcing me to turnoff the computer and reboot. The freezes are random and usually within several minutes of bootup. During installation, usally during file expansion, it will also freeze.

I have 8gb of ram installed, twin nvidia gtx 8800 video cards with 750mb of ram each, audio is run from the ASUS motherboard.

The first thing I update after installation is the nvidia drivers to the latest ones and get W7 updates off the net, freezes still continue.

Any help is appreciated

TOO

Sometimes win 7 needs the Minimum ram (like 1 gig) to install. Also your raid might be giving you grief. Did you install win 7 on the raid or in the 120 gig?

Ken
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29 Jul 2009   #3
theoldone

vista ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I did tried an install on both HD, and had freezes on both. I also tried to install just using 2gb of ram vice the 8
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29 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldone View Post
I did tried an install on both HD, and had freezes on both. I also tried to install just using 2gb of ram vice the 8
TOO

BIOS? maybe upgrade, maybe settings like max mem, max cpu, or legacy floppy support ( all should be unchecked).

Ken
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29 Jul 2009   #5
theoldone

vista ultimate 64 bit
 
 

updated motherboard bios to latest, it appears to be working very good at this point. With both of my problems fixed.

Thanks for the hint
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29 Jul 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theoldone View Post
updated motherboard bios to latest, it appears to be working very good at this point. With both of my problems fixed.

Thanks for the hint
got to tell you I was sweating bullets. glad to see your working

Ken
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