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Windows 7: Asus Z170 motherboard W7 install failure?

16 Feb 2019   #11
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

I don't know why you don't try what jagurdo said in post #9. Here is all there is to it:

1) On old system, go into device manager > IDA ATA/ATAPI Controllers, right click your disk controller listed within that section, right click and select "update driver software", then click "browse my computer for software", then "let me pick from a list...". then choose "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controller", then click next to install it.
2) After it installs, IMMEDIATELY shut down, remove the drive and connect it to your new motherboard.
3) Boot up, first checking to make sure bios of new motherboard has AHCI selected for SATA Contoller (its usually set to AHCI by default)
4) It will boot to the desktop and you will need to then install the new motherboard's chipset drivers (intel management interface), usb 3.0 drivers, vga drivers, etc. Your 2.0 usb ports will work already so there is no loss of keyboard/mouse
5) Once all drivers are loaded, run freeware "Device Cleanup Tool" which deletes all old drivers from your system (for anything NOT currently connected). Here's the link
Tools for Windows
6) Run windows update


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23 Feb 2019   #12
malstrom

CA
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
I don't know why you don't try what jagurdo said in post #9. Here is all there is to it:

1) On old system, go into device manager > IDA ATA/ATAPI Controllers, right click your disk controller listed within that section, right click and select "update driver software", then click "browse my computer for software", then "let me pick from a list...". then choose "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA controller", then click next to install it.
2) After it installs, IMMEDIATELY shut down, remove the drive and connect it to your new motherboard.
3) Boot up, first checking to make sure bios of new motherboard has AHCI selected for SATA Contoller (its usually set to AHCI by default)
4) It will boot to the desktop and you will need to then install the new motherboard's chipset drivers (intel management interface), usb 3.0 drivers, vga drivers, etc. Your 2.0 usb ports will work already so there is no loss of keyboard/mouse
5) Once all drivers are loaded, run freeware "Device Cleanup Tool" which deletes all old drivers from your system (for anything NOT currently connected). Here's the link
Tools for Windows
6) Run windows update


Hi johnhoh

I have to thank you and "jagurdo" both for finding the solution for me . I owe you both a couple beers. For the life of me I could not get the drivers slip steamed in to a w7 iso or make the w10 disk install work , I was ready to throw away a 250 buck investment in used equipment . The solution to moving the old hard drive with your modification by using the existing drivers in the device drivers tool worked. But I had lots of trouble with getting the new drivers installed in the new system. Including locking out of all of my usb ports.

Anyway with that now all corrected I am sending to you on my new machine. My last question is this ....

The old donor computer ..well i just figured I had a new HDD sitting around why not just install w7 on that as a back up unit. The donor is now having the same trouble that started this tread in the first place. the donor will not read or boot a w7 media install disk on DVD or USb. Bios sees the WDC western digital drive but get the following error on three dvds and two usbs.


Boot MGR Missing.

Crtl alt del. to restart

etc.

i did then format the drive NTFS I think but that would not make a difference to the optical drive media.
There is no Boot file a on a blank Hdd.

When I then load defaults on the Bios I will then get a new error ...

yes...set sata to ACHI mode for me.
no....do not show this message again

key .. press any key to continue...

I make all three attempts and the same bootMGR failure.

I can run my Ultr-x cd test software in the CD optical and it runs fine passes all equipment.

So I am perplexed. Any ideas?
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