Jump to content



Photo

Can not install Windows on new system


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Elliot B.

Elliot B.

    Over 12 years on Neowin

  • Tech Issues Solved: 4
  • Joined: 16-August 01
  • Location: West Midlands, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S5

Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:26

I've put together a basic system.

 

I am trying to install Windows 7.

 

I have tried using a USB flash drive and a DVD - both same issue.

 

I have tried three hard drives and two different SATA cables.

 

Basically, when I boot from the USB flash drive/DVD, sometimes I get the "Windows is loading files..." progress bars before it reboots, sometimes it reboots as soon as I select to boot from the USB flash drive/DVD.

 

CPU temperature is at 37C/98F, MB temperature is at 23C/73F. i.e. both are fine.

 

BIOS is up-to-date.

 

Any ideas?

 

EDIT: One of the two RAM sticks was faulty (Y)




#2 mduren2445

mduren2445

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 02-March 06

Posted 15 June 2014 - 05:51

is your motherboard seeing the hard drive(s)? --- check your bios

  is windows during the setup seeing the drive and did you try to let windows format the drive?

 

now the silly question but i have to ask  --- is windows  installing to a hard drive?



#3 mipra

mipra

    MILANO

  • Joined: 25-March 02
  • Location: Pasadena, USA

Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:59

How about changing your AHCI to COMPABILITY mode in BIOS for HDD?



#4 TheExperiment

TheExperiment

    Reality Bomb

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 11-October 03
  • Location: Everywhere
  • OS: 8.1 x64

Posted 15 June 2014 - 09:22

How about changing your AHCI to COMPABILITY mode in BIOS for HDD?

He said Windows 7, not Windows XP heh.

 

(Plus already fixed the problem, by the looks of it.)





Click here to login or here to register to remove this ad, it's free!