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15 Aug 2012   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

What ever bios you had before you updated install them back. A few tricks.
1. Wright down what bios you have in your owners manual and if you change them write down that new bios number and why you changed them.
2. Don't update bios unless you have a problem and that update address that problem.

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15 Aug 2012   #12


Move the HD to another PC to install Win7 with only it connected. Then SysPrep to move HD to another computer before moving it back to problem PC to start up.

What happens?

This will confirm if Win7 install has anything to do with it. If not it's hardware and you have your Win7 install ready to go to help troubleshoot.

Run the HD tests in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.\

I would also revert the BIOS flash if nothing else works, since it appears this is the only hardware change made. Can you think of anything else?
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16 Aug 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I have solved the problem. I switched one of my SATA3 cables in my case that came with the motherboard with a sata 2 cable, and I can finally install Windows now. Thanks all for the help.
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16 Aug 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

That wouldn't have been Marvell 3.0 would it? So far I have found it doesn't work well on Intel, Gigabyte and Asus boards. Do I get to add MSI to the list.
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