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Windows 7: Cannot boot upgrade CD

04 Apr 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

Not sure what you mean by "it locks up at ACPI Controller in the device listing when I try to boot from USB."

What device listing?


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04 Apr 2010   #32
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snadbad View Post
I'm just confused on why it locks up at ACPI Controller in the device listing when I try to boot from USB. It did the same thing with the Win XP CD I popped in yesterday. It's notable to say that when I used the USB tool from Microsoft, it did not hang, it just went straight to Vista. However, when the USB was formatted in Fat32, it did hang.
Try using NTFS not FAT32.

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04 Apr 2010   #33
Snadbad

Vista Ultimate
 
 

When I boot up my computer, there, it flashes with my video card's name and stuff real quick, then it goes to a picture of my motherboard where it tells me to hit DEL for bios, etc. After that, if left uninterrupted, it goes to a black screen with white letters and it lists things such as any storage devices that might be plugged in, etc. When I plugged in my XP CD and when I had my USB (in Fat32) plugged in, it would hang on this screen. Normally, it'll say a few things, and then move on to loading Vista. It would hang at ACPI Controller. The next thing after this is Verifying DMI Pool . . . but that never gets a chance to load.

Theog: I did use NTFS, thrice. No dice, it wouldn't recognize it at all. With Fat32, at least it froze somewhere.
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04 Apr 2010   #34
theog

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Check in the BIOS to see HD is showing.
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04 Apr 2010   #35
Snadbad

Vista Ultimate
 
 

What is HD? I think I'm going to see if I can just update my BIOS and see if that fixes it.
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04 Apr 2010   #36
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snadbad View Post
What is HD? I think I'm going to see if I can just update my BIOS and see if that fixes it.
HD= Hard drive.
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04 Apr 2010   #37
Snadbad

Vista Ultimate
 
 

Yeah it is. Everything boots up fine unless I have a boot CD in (It'll hang if it's the XP CD, however it is non-responsive towards the 6 one) and if I have the USB w/ 7 on it.
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04 Apr 2010   #38
gregrocker

 

Updating your BIOS might do it. Safest to do it from Windows.
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04 Apr 2010   #39
Snadbad

Vista Ultimate
 
 

Alright, now how do I go about updating my BIOS? I know I have an Award Module 6.00PG
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05 Apr 2010   #40
gregrocker

 

Go to the Support Downloads page for your mobo or computer model and compare the BIOS version with the vversion number given on your BIOS splashscreen or in BIOS setup. You might also be able to see your BIOS version on Accessories>System Tools>Sys Information page or by auditing system with Belarc Advisor.

The preferred way to update BIOS is via Windows as it is much safer than flashing from stick or CD.

Follow the ReadMe instructions carefully and seek help from maker's Tech Support if you have questions.
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