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post #1 of 13
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Hey guys,

My dad just bought some new bits for me to build him a new machine, the following to be exact;

MSI M61MU-E35 (b3) motherboard
Intel Core i5 2400 3.1ghz (LGA 1155)
4GB Corsair XMS3 Classic DDR3
Alpine 750w PSU
Seagate 1TB HDD

Now i've done hundreds of builds in my time and i've never experienced the following issue - Every time i attempt to do a fresh install of windows 7, i boot from CD as per normal, windows loads the setup files then it hangs on 'Starting Windows' - i dont even get a chance to start the install past loading setup files.

It does this every time, i've tried tweaking every possible BIOS setting under the sun, i've tried swapping the PSU to a BFG 850w, i've tried using a dedicated graphics card.

I cannot understand what is going wrong - anybody able to shed some light?


All these parts are brand new fresh out of the box.

Many thanks,
post #2 of 13
Start with a single ram installed and clear cmos.
post #3 of 13
Ok,

It sounds like it's a driver issue, what controller are you putting your hard drive on? The SATAIII controller or the SATAII?

If you're using the SATAII controller then it should work.

Comps
post #4 of 13
I heard Sandy didn't like 1.6 volt ram.
You are suposed to feed it with 1.5 volt.
post #5 of 13
sounds like a memory issue to me or lack of voltage of either the cpu or the cpu's memory controller, Im sure that ram runs at 1.6v+ right ? Both my hdd and ssd are plugged into the intel controlled 6gb sata ports
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post #6 of 13
Definitely sounds like RAM to me.

My friend had this problem yesterday, so he unplugged a stick and it worked perfectly.
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You could try putting the iso on a bootable usb stick.Also,let it hang for at least 20 minutes I have seen some boards that like too hang like that.Maybe optimized defaults in your bios could help.Typically installs blue screen with bad ram,but not always.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by compuman145 View Post
Ok,

It sounds like it's a driver issue, what controller are you putting your hard drive on? The SATAIII controller or the SATAII?

If you're using the SATAII controller then it should work.

Comps
This board only has 4x SATA 3GB/s ports, 1 occupied by the HDD, 1 by the DVD and the 3rd occupied by the HAF 922 e-sata front panel.


Im currently leaving it for the suggested 20mins, after this i will attempt to tweak the RAM voltages (currently everything is set to auto).

Failing this i will remove a stick of RAM, though i hope this will not be the case.


Any further suggestions?


Thanks for all your help.


EDIT: I have also tried ubuntu and windows live CD's, no joy.
Edited by Geriden - 5/27/11 at 2:04pm
post #9 of 13
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Tried with just one flag - still no success.

Just a small red dot where the windows flag wants to start forming
post #10 of 13
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Alright an odd new finding, i've removed the USB keyboard and mouse and its all working fine!

So now im installing using an old PS/2 keyboard, hopefully once all is installed the USB devices will function without issue. If not.... no idea what im going to do
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