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Can not install Windows on new system

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#1 Elliot B.

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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



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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



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 08:59

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

#4 TheExperiment


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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.)

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