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Old 3rd Nov 2010, 19:07   #1 (permalink)
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Windows 7 64bit install issues.


I am trying to install Windows 7 64 on to my PC.

I have:

ASUS M3N78-VM motherboard
500GB Samsung HDD
AMD dual core clocked at 2.8Ghz

i also have a dvd drive and a couple of fans.

It is a pretty basic system at the moment and i am having some huge problems getting onto Win7 64bit.

I have run the install many times and i am constantly getting a boot up failure, if it is because the registry is corrupt or the BootMGR is missing.

I have tried to repair the startup using the CD with no success.

I have also tried to use the command prompt to copy the BootMGR file to the C drive (where its installed).

after that it would give me the option to load Win7 normally which i would select. Unfortunately, that only led me to the blue screen of death followed by a restart.

Can anyone help?

Thank you for you time.
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Old 3rd Nov 2010, 21:36   #2 (permalink)
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Before i upgraded i was running Win7 32bit.

According to windows, i am able to go to 64bit.

Control Panel > Performance Information and tools> View and Print Detailed System Information

This told me i was 64bit capable.

I have one HDD that has one big partition.

Completely formated, it would still not install.

Furthermore, i have tried to install the 32Bit version of Win7 and that also has not worked.

My old HDD with the 32Bit system already installed does not work anymore as well.

I have a feeling my motherboard is the problem.

I have another 2 gigs of ram for after the install.

that will total 6GB

unfortunatly, nothing works anymore
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Old 3rd Nov 2010, 23:34   #3 (permalink)
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All your symptoms can be caused by duff RAM. Suggest running a memory checker.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 01:11   #4 (permalink)
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Next time you take the back off, you might like to try removing the BIOS battery for a few minutes & then replacing. (Usual warnings about earthing yerself & so on)
Ok, you'll lose your date-time & stuff, but there is a chance that something has been corrupted in BIOS and a reset could help.

And of course it's always poss that the memory chips have been disturbed. How about (if it's 2 or more chips) swapping them round: this will reseat them in the process... yes, one or more *could* have failed just at the time you started playing, but that would be an unfortunate coincidence.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 01:16   #5 (permalink)
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Initial post says: "64-bit Windows doesn't install", then we find out 32-bit doesn't either, and finally the old HDD doesn't work. That's not a software problem, that's hardware methinks.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 05:47   #6 (permalink)
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It is the initial reboot that doesn't work, it always fails, whether it is a bootMNG missing, or that the registry is corrupt.

The 32Bit system is on a completely different HDD.

I have already taken the battery out of the motherboard and reseated the jumper (dont worry, i put it back where it belongs).

@Bushfiva, i would agree that maybe its the hardware, but i do not want to buy a new motherboard and then find out that it was not the problem.

@Shunter, how can i run a memory checker? all i have access too is the bios and the startup CD.

New Update: Windows 7 32Bit will not even install. It will reboot perfectly well, but stall on the finalizing the setup, causing a reboot that either ends up in the bluescreen of death or missing and/or sorrupt drivers.

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Old 4th Nov 2010, 17:18   #7 (permalink)
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Some other reasons why W7-64 won't boot:

- Boot order reset in BIOS? (spurious)
- SATA/RAID drivers required to talk to the HDD? (and possibly no 64bit drivers available at time of upgrade?)

Most of the other issues mentioned above *shouldn't* cause W7-64 to fail install.

However, it would be nice to see some evidence of the BSOD screen or similar in order to troubleshoot facts.
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 18:38   #8 (permalink)
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@SoCall App, everything has remained the same, except for the HDD's.
This leads me to think that the motherboard might be ed.

@Mike Bracknell, the boot order is set to CD first to make the setup run, the driver issue might be a problem, but how do i fix it?

Running the setup one last time, and will be posting pics if it fails.

Thanks for your time
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Old 4th Nov 2010, 19:17   #9 (permalink)
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If you need a driver to run the SATA or RAID, you should be able to obtain it from their website's support area. Then when you install W7-64 it should ask you for 3rd party drivers for install - it's at this point you point it towards the driver you've downloaded (and burnt onto CD, which would be the easiest way to get it to be recognised).
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is AHCI mode enabled in the bios? can sometimes interfere with 64 bit installs
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