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Can't Get Windows 7 working on new build.... Please help!!!

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Build:

Intel 3930K
Rampage 4
32 gigs of G-Skill G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Mod
SSD 120gigs
ENERMAX SGALAXY EVO EGX1250EWT 1250W
EVGA 580
ASUS Xonar Essence Soundcard
Windows 7 Ultimate

Don't know if I need to list anything else for this issue.

Anyhow, I went from a Rampage 3, I7 930, and 12 gigs of ram to what is listed above. I switched because my external water cooling unit went out. Once that happened, I opted to upgrade my rig instead of replacing my external water cooling unit. Got the system built, and it boots to bios no problems. However, installing windows has been a pain....

When I first tried to install windows, I got the following error message: The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks.

I checked the internet to see what I had to do to fix the problem, and I found out it was how my DVD rom was trying to boot the Windows CD. In the Rampage 4 Bios there is an option for the DVD rom under the "Boot" section that allows you to change the DVD type to either UEFI, or not UEFI. Anyhow, I changed that to not UEFI and booted into the windows installing menu. Windows went through with the installation, but now it still wont boot into windows. After the windows logo, my screen goes blue and my computer restarts. If anyone knows what to do about this, I would really appreciate it. I don't know if I need a new program or not. I read about the GPT and MBR stuff, but didn't really understand it to well. Additionally, I don't know if this is being caused by a hardware issue or just from faulty files on the hard drive due to other problems I was having before. I'm kind of leaning it's a faulty install for some reason, but I don't know how to get around it. The windows is also a legit copy as well. I've reformated and reinstalled several times with the same windows program on my previous rig and never encountered this issue.


I'd also like to add I don't know how to get windows boot manager to show up under the "Boot" menu in the BIOS. I don't know if that will help or not seeing that I've seen a lot of posts on that
Edited by Individual - 5/12/12 at 6:11pm
post #2 of 7
You are trying to install Windows 7 on your SSD? I would suggest that you follow Sean's guide

I believe in the guide there is mention to MBR and GPT disks and such.
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I've tried on both a SSD and a normal Hard Drive. My SSD is 120gigs and my normal one is 2TB. When I try to boot into either of the hard drives, the same thing happens. This is only while 1 hard drive is plugged in at a time.
post #4 of 7
wait, so windows is installed on both drives? and you are getting the same problem both times?

you say you have a uefi motherboard, you should be allowed to choose between mbr and gpt.

It is suggested that you go MBR, go to the page i previously linked, and go to the

Configure a drive using a BIOS/UEFI motherboard and MBR format: section.

Follow those directions on the SSD reinstall windows 7(follow the entire guide) and let me know how that goes.
Edited by benpack101 - 5/12/12 at 7:13pm
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Going to try now.
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I love you and that guide, thank you very much!
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Awesome! I'm glad that worked. Enjoy your SSD and your 3930K!

And if you can, you should definitely put it to some good use when you are not using it...Folding@Home!
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