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Sabertooth X79 can't install windows

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So here's the deal, I just got an x79 board, trying to install windows on an ssd drive, I already found out the hard way about launching the install disc as uefi and gpt being automatically chosen for that. I also learned that instead of putting the boot drive at the top of boot priorities you need to put windows boot manager first. I know all my hardware is good from tests and i'm running at stock bios 0906 so rule that out.

I still, after installing windows and restarting for the first time, get the boot manager screen saying windows couldn't be started and telling me to restart with a repair disc or launch startup recovery. That's on the three times (out of about 30 so far) that it even restarts to finish installing (the point where you assign a username etc). The bios seems to enjoy changing the boot priority order halfway through my installations.

I'm currently on day 2 of trying to get this thing to boot into windows after the first install restart. I've never encountered this in 4 versions of windows, does anybody know what's happening?
post #2 of 13
When I built my parent's machine I was having tons of different problems installing Win7, it was a different thing every time. I tested the RAM but it passed all the tests, I replaced it and everything was good since. Maybe you can swap out the RAM and see if that's the problem.
Edited by Eaglesfan251 - 1/7/12 at 5:50pm
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post #3 of 13
Do you have any secondary storage drives connected? Sometimes people recommend that you unplug everything except the system drive when installing Windows, although I've never had any problems myself.
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post #4 of 13
Could you possibly tell us what your ssd is?
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RAM's good, and since a weird mixup a few years back where windows was installed on one drive and the boot sector on another, I've always kept unnecessary stuff unplugged during install. I'm currently trying to do the mbr installation rather than the gpt one the uefi install was forcing on me, and setting sata from ahci to ide ( should that even make a difference? )
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Alright so this latest reinstall has me in windows initially, downloading 102 updates. I'm poking around looking for things assuming it won't come back from a restart, and i'm seeing an unspecified marvell 91xx ata device without drivers. Thoughts?
post #8 of 13
btw when I was doing mine windows boot manager was first and still is so make sure its first in the bios.
post #9 of 13
That should be for the SATA 6.0Gb/s (Gray color) ports. It's a PCIE controller.

Edit: If your SSD is plugged into this, try changing to the brown SATA ports on your board.
Edited by Eaglesfan251 - 1/7/12 at 6:16pm
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post #10 of 13
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Alright, looks like using the non-uefi dvd boot option took care of it. Not sure what difference this option makes, beyond one less windows partition (and working obviously) but this did it.
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