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Windows 7: PLEASE HELP!!! I have spent over 10 hours trying

07 Dec 2009   #61
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

well, overnight memtest yielded no errors...

OH SORRY.... I spoke too soon. the second stick of ram failed.


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07 Dec 2009   #62
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

... it was on the stick that I didn't test when I was testing ram... now, with that pulled out, I will try to install windows again. praying that it will work
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07 Dec 2009   #63
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

To all those who have helped me throughout my troubles, especially Gregrocker. Your presence has been a true comfort to me while I struggled to install windows. Thank you for your time and effort in helping me. It has been truly appreciated.
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07 Dec 2009   #64
gregrocker

 

I take it that in the intervening 12 minutes you got Win7 installed?

That might be some kind of record. Let us know for sure.

They should replace that RAMstick. Kingston would.
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07 Dec 2009   #65
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

hehe well the expanding files part took 13 minutes.... and i wrote that after that completed.

Yes everything is working great now. Once again, thanks alot!!!

I am in the process of RMA'ing the RAM kit back to newegg... stupid ram
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07 Dec 2009   #66
gregrocker

 

When you get it set up where you want, but before you do any (unnecessary IMO) tweaking, suggest you save a Win7 Backup Image to a primary formatted partition and external. This covers poss HD failure of either, and makes reinstalls never again necessary - just reimage the HD or a replacement flawlessly in 15-20 minutes.

FYI, re-reading the thread the only mistake I notice is found here:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skylinepigeon View Post
X:\sources> comes up

and i type chkdsk/f

but it says,

The type of the file system is NTFS.
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected
I should have noticed you missed a space before the /f

Sometime in the near future, I'd run a chkdsk /f to be confident of your file system after all of that.

You can also mark this thread solved using button at the top of the page.
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07 Dec 2009   #67
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

Okay will do right now.
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07 Dec 2009   #68
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

MMM thought you said you switched all your ram out and that was not the problem. Well glad that you got it fixed and told us of your resolution. Enjoy your install.
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07 Dec 2009   #69
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
MMM thought you said you switched all your ram out and that was not the problem. Well glad that you got it fixed and told us of your resolution. Enjoy your install.
I also noticed that so overlooked that one of the sticks he swapped around might be bad, as it was.
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07 Dec 2009   #70
skylinepigeon

Windows 7
 
 

sorry,i meant that I switched the ram around although later i did remove the stick away from the heatsink but I didnt bother going through the hassle of taking off the heatsink to try taking out the ram underneath it.

Originally, i was so sure it couldn't be a hardware problem, as I had successfully installed XP multiple times w/o error... but I guess that XP must not tax the RAM so much.
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