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Windows 7: Numerous attempts to install Win7 64

26 Oct 2009   #31

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26 Oct 2009   #32

Windows 7 64bit

Point of origin is Canada. I select the Global d/l option.

Well the install just completed and no joy. it installs as expected, but after the final reboot done by the sytem, i see the Starting Windows spash but not the flying colours and the sytem is non-responsive. After a few minutes it reboots itself again and then i get the same old screens to attempt a recover, which fails and then around in a circle from that point.

So i dont think its a storage configuration issue - but what do i konw

Adrian sorry to bail on you but i need to get some sleep, will continue wiht this tomorow durring the day. I sincerely appreciate the assistance.

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26 Oct 2009   #33

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Just a suggestion, I saw in another thread, a guy with an Asus board turned off "Cool n' Quiet" and "Low and behold the system installed".

Crashing during install? Turn off Cool 'n Quiet! - His CPU is AMD, but turning off ASUS Fan Xpert Cool n' Quiet is worth a try.

We have seen some strange things with Win7 x64, and with Asus MOBOs.

Win7 x64 seems to be touchy with RAM, try running memtest so that can be ruled out.

Kind of a long thread, I did read through it but don't remember seeing the question asked about overclocking, if it's been asked already you can disregard, Any Over Clocking of the RAM, CPU or GPU? Reset all to defaults.

Do you have onboard graphics? Try the install without the graphics card and/or with a VGA cable, if you can.

There have been a lot of issues with burning the DVD, did you burn at low speed? x2 seems to give the best results.
Try putting it on a USB memory stick, it's usually faster installing, How to Create a Windows 7 Installation USB Key, and doesn't take long to put it on the USB key.

Didn't see an answer for the 32bit Win7 question, it's on a separate DVD.

These are most of the issues we've seen so far, just want to give you some more options.

Let us know your progress.
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27 Oct 2009   #34

Cool and Quiet

Dave, I remeber that thread also, I run the M4A78T-E and I never bothered with all the crap that was on the install disk maybe thats why I had an easier time during the install.
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27 Oct 2009   #35

Windows 7 64bit

Ok, so i seem to have solved the matter...

If your having trouble sleeping, read the whole long thread, but the relevant point is that i have probably been through about 20+ installs on this rig and no luck at any time - crash, fail to install, you name it...

On the last attempt i got a new error that was not there before - at boot, i got a SATA error on one of the devices. So as an experiment i took one of my unused WD 640 SATA2 black drives that was handy and replaced the WD 250G caviar drive that i was previously attempting to install on (recall that this drive ran perfect for both XP and Win7RCx32..).

Voilla! it works. The next install went smoothly, all the updates and drivers went in without a hitch and i have rebooted the PC about 10 times now to see if it fails. It was the HD in the end!!!

Now i dont know why it would make it through soooooo many installs and probably 100+ reboots through the whole process and never give me any indication that the HD was not well, but at this point im just happy to have the rig back again.

I want to personally thank all the folks who so quickly jumped in and offered assistance - in contrast the MS forum moderators did not read my full post and assumed i was some chump attempting to upgrade with a full install and gave a one line response that was worth jack squat. This crew here is the best! Adrian, Dave76 and Keg, thats you!

PS. Ill not add any new vendor drivers for few months unitl they iron out any bugs, ill stick with what Win7x64 has selected... "if it aint boke, dont fix it"


[EDIT] I even tried to do a chkdsk /f from the command prompt on a dvd boot, to see if i could salvage the disk, but it could not comply as the "NTFS was not fixed"....
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27 Oct 2009   #36


Enoch, so as of now you are using the Western Dig hard drive?
Are you planning to configure a redundant config?
If so install another hard drive either a usb or an internal and make a back up image. In the case of the RAID/AHCI issue you will have a working system ready to go.

All the best! It was a pleasure assisting you.

Escuse this poster's feeble attempt at humour, ehh!

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28 Oct 2009   #37

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64


Glad to hear that you got it in the end.

Thank you for the compliment.

You are very persistent, and it paid off. Good work.

Adrian as well.

Most of us have had to deal with an issue of our own and know that input from others along the way will help to keep your sanity.

Let us know if you have any other questions.
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