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Hi all:

New to the forums, but not to computers. I just bought a bunch of my parts with my paycheck , but kinda stumped with this possible mobo or hdd problem (I think). Here's what I got:

Mobo: MSI 890fxa-gd65
Proc: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Blk.
RAM: 8gb Cosair XMS3 1333Mhz
HDD: 7200 RPM Caviar Black 640gb
GFX: Nvidia 8600GT (wanna get a Radoen 6850)

Don't have a SATA DVD rom drive atm, so trying to install W7 via usb. I made a usb boot disk using cmd and my W7 DVD, so installed (somewhat successfully, worked until the setup asked to reboot). Problem is it'll boot for a bit, then the whole system will just turn off. No idea. I tried booting Windows in safe mode, but hung on disk.sys then CLASSPNP.sys (not sure if relevant). I put in a 160gb hdd with an install of Sabayon Linux (working fine on old comp) into this one, and same crash after I logged in. The 640gb drive works fine on other comps too. (My 640gb was actually my external hdd, but decided to throw it in this comp).

I don't think its a HDD problem, considering mobo problems. I tried disabling usb support on this board (read about problems with the usb3.0 nec controller), but didn't work. I did a BIOS flash, and it went smoothly. The BIOS is fine, I can access it and change settings and everything. Even Fail-Safe mode doesn't work.

Any ideas?
Edited by sirgogo - 7/25/11 at 8:46am
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AMD x6 1100T Black Ed. 3.3ghz MSI 890fxa-gd65 Nvidia 8600 GT 256mb Cosair XMS3 8gb 
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640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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post #2 of 31
you need to make sure you boot from usb after you have it installed. This is found in the bios. Needs to say usb-hdd.

Edit: Word of warning... I have a 6850, I'm not too fond of it. I had terrible driver problems that made me have to reinstall win7 to get rid of all the drivers, I got it working eventually but it was a headache. What worked for me is installing win7, not installing the driver disc that was included or the drivers from the internet, but instead letting win7 find the drivers, which can only be done after all important updates are done, there will be an update for 6xxx level ati cards and thats where the drivers are.
Edited by caleb - 7/25/11 at 7:06am
post #3 of 31
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Thanks for the reply.

So when I boot from USB after the install (did a fresh install), it just boots into the Windows Setup and starts over (I think most of the install files and such have been copied to the HDD at this point). The strange thing is, my computer hasn't crashed once when working via usb. Is it possible that the SATA controller is the issue?


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Word of warning... I have a 6850, I'm not too fond of it.
Oh I see, maybe I'll go for the 6870 then. I think its only $20 more on amazon, but I might wait a couple weeks to see if the price will dip in August.
Edited by sirgogo - 7/25/11 at 8:19am
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640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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post #4 of 31
Have you been able to boot via USB yet? If so it isn't that the SATA controller has a problem, but it is probably just set to default, typically they don't have any USB support from default. You have to set that. It will be under Boot priority somewhere in your bios.
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Have you been able to boot via USB yet?... typically they don't have any USB support from default. You have to set that.
Yeah. My board actually had it enabled first time I powered it up. But, I'm sure I can boot from USB because that's how I ran the W7 installer!
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AMD x6 1100T Black Ed. 3.3ghz MSI 890fxa-gd65 Nvidia 8600 GT 256mb Cosair XMS3 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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post #6 of 31
try reformatting the HDD and putting the win7 bootable file on the eHDD again. It could have just had a sticky install. I really wish I could tell you more.... Also don't use the same file, I had a version of win7 that installed but didn't work after I installed it, I redownloaded an iso( I have real keys) and it worked fine.
post #7 of 31
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Hmm, alright. I'm at work atm, but when I get home I'll connect it via usb and install W7 to that, see if it boots. If it does I'll pop it back into my system via SATA and see what happens. I was kinda unsure of HDD problems because the system turns off in the middle of login when my Seagate 160gb with Sabayon Linux is booted.
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AMD x6 1100T Black Ed. 3.3ghz MSI 890fxa-gd65 Nvidia 8600 GT 256mb Cosair XMS3 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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AMD x6 1100T Black Ed. 3.3ghz MSI 890fxa-gd65 Nvidia 8600 GT 256mb Cosair XMS3 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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post #8 of 31
Yeah I don't think it should be doing that. Just to clarify because I'm confused. Is this a USB and esata drive or a normal Sata?
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Is this a USB and esata drive or a normal Sata?
The 640gb is a regular Caviar Black SATA HDD. I used to have it in an external enclosure to store all my data (connects via eSATA or USB). I installed windows to this hdd using a 4gb flash drive.

If my hdd boots via usb and works fine, I'm going to conclude SATA controller failure and exchange for new board. I've been trying for two days, gettin' frustrated with this damn board.
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AMD x6 1100T Black Ed. 3.3ghz MSI 890fxa-gd65 Nvidia 8600 GT 256mb Cosair XMS3 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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AMD x6 1100T Black Ed. 3.3ghz MSI 890fxa-gd65 Nvidia 8600 GT 256mb Cosair XMS3 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
640 GB Caviar Black 7200rpm Windows, Sabayon Linux/Gentoo ViewSonic VX2739WM (27 inch 1ms response time) Diablotek 600W 
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post #10 of 31
That sounds like the culprit. Hey, now you could always be bulldozer ready. I'm extremely excited about upgrading to one of asus's new boards. And there are some that are more than affordable.
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