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Windows 7: Having a weird issue when booting from CD.

19 Jan 2010   #11
Belgian Waffle

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Ok and I have downloaded both versions succesfully and have received their registration data etc... Was a close one! :P

Anyways, for tonight I'm hitting the sack. Should you still be up for helping me, then feel free to post me a to-do list. All help is welcome since I don't have any idea where to go from here.

One more question I have. I find it very inconvenient to have such a small primary disk (the C-Drive of 24gig). Is it possible to make my E Drive primary so I can simply partition that one and have more GB to work with?

Sven


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19 Jan 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Here is the Mobo Downloads page for your BIOS update and drivers: http://www.gigabyte.us/Products/Moth...ProductID=2557

Check your current BIOS version using Belarc or by entering BIOS setup. When in BIOS, check to see what is your SATA controller setting.


Here is what I would do to add more space from E: to your C: partition so you can install Win7 there:

Back up your files from C: and a backup image if you want a path back as Resizing operations can fail.

Download and burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD

Boot partition manager CD, select 1 for screen res, rightclick C partition to Delete.

Then rightclick E partition Modify>Convert to Primary, then rightclick>Resize, slide left border to the right to make as much space as you want for a new C: partition. Apply all steps.

Now boot Win7 DVD, select Custom install, then use Drive Tools to create a New partition for unallocated space you have made, then format partition before installing.
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19 Jan 2010   #13
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

E is logical in the screenshot.
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19 Jan 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Can Paragon convert E: to Primary before Resizing to make more space for C?
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19 Jan 2010   #15
SIW2

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Not the program he already downloaded - that was a backup app.

The Paragon 2010 Free can resize it.

Otherwise use PW to convert it Primary , then resize - probably best for this job. There is 100gb of data to move during the resize - will take a while.
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20 Jan 2010   #16
Belgian Waffle

Windows 7
 
 

Hey! A new day, almost going home from work, so I'm about to head in and try those new suggestions.

First of all: What is the 100GB you were talking about SIW? Which 100GB would take long to move? If you are talking about the data that's on my E drive, I have no problems at all formatting that drive, since I've backed it up recently (just 2 days ago).

But I got lost in the woods a bit? What do I need to do right now exactly?

Sven
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20 Jan 2010   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

That was when there was suggestion about increasing the size of the partition you want to install7 x64 on.

The 24 gb shouldn't be the cause of the issue - the recommended min. is 16 gb.
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20 Jan 2010   #18
Belgian Waffle

Windows 7
 
 

Ah I see.

Well in any case, I'll attempt to download and install the update for my BIOS to start with. Perhpas that was just the thing bugging the whole setup. I'll let you know how it ends.

Sven
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20 Jan 2010   #19
Belgian Waffle

Windows 7
 
 

This whole ordeal is getting a bit frustrating.

Trying to fix one problem I bumb into another one. *sigh*

Anyways, as Greg suggested I tried looking for an UPDATE for my BIOS.

I found this with Belrac:
Board: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd G33M-32
BIOS: Award Software, Inc F4 09/07/2007

So on the website you suggested I clicked the link for BIOS at the right hand side and got the following list:
http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Mothe...ProductID=2557

Since Belrac said my BIOS was F4 I assumed that F7 was the latest update for my BIOS and downloaded the top link there. I unzipped the package and tried to run the FLASHSPI file and I get the following error: NTVDM.exe has stopped working. So I thought I might have used the wrong shortcut so I try to run the autoexe file which gives me the same error... :X I'm doomed to fail on this particular project!

Ah also, when in BIOS I checked my SATA settings which said:
SATA AHCI Mode [disabled]
SATA Port 0-1 Native Mode [disabled]
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20 Jan 2010   #20
gregrocker

 

Follow the instructions on the website or in the BIOS update Read Me file carefully to update the BIOS. Do it only from Windows as it is safer. If you still have a question which file is to be run, then post back a screenshot of the files so we can help you.

Which SATA controller setting was enabled? Try ACHI first, then Native.
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