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Originally Posted by symple84 View Post
Yes it is a UD3P....

Here is exactly what happen....
Tried installing Windows 7 on WD640 Black, installation could not find the hard drive after trying to install drivers - no luck, appears to be DOA.

Next, I take my old hard drive from my old computer and connected to my new rig. Powered on and it started to reboot constantly. Removed g skill 2GB stick left one stick in rig. Everything worked fine, got into Vista - installed drivers for HD4890 and mobo drivers. Tried to do some overclocking in BIOS with no luck. When I tried to OC at 3.00 it would only reboot twice and revert back to previous working BIOS. Turned off computer went to bed.

Woke up this morning. Computer would not post at all, removed RAM from yellow slot to red slot, tried different sticks no luck. Finally. it would load the Windows Error Recovery, but when I would go into Safe Mode or any other mode it would blue screen and restart. So as of this morning, I cannot get into VIsta at all. However, when I put the hard drive back into my old computer it works perfectly fine.

Another thing to mention, when I tried installing Windows 7, the installation process was reallly slow to the point were I dont think something is even right. It took almost 10 minutes to run the first few steps of Windows 7. But again, on my old computer it took about 2 minutes to load the exact same steps.

Hope this gives more insight on the issue.
Did I see you post this somewhere else too?

Can you reformat the HDD that you tried to install Win7 on?

It is my understanding that you should install drivers DURING the VISTA installation for critical components of the initial build.

Sounds to me like your Win7 installation had compatibility issues with the Drive. Although, I don't know a thing about Win7.

So, then you moved an old HDD that contained a VISTA installation to the new rig, then you tried to install MoBo and GPU drivers?

Ok. If that is a true understanding of what you attempted, here is what I would suggest.


First, remove all HDDs from the new machine and see what happen. HDD is NOT Necessary in order to POST.
If it POSTs, let us know, then do the following.

Put the NEW HDD in your old machine and do a full format on it, maybe even a CHKDSK -f first.

Then put it in the new machine. Also, put one stick (2GB) of RAM in it.

Then start a VISTA installation (not Win7) on it. When it asks you for drivers install the MoBo Drivers, then the GPU drivers. Keep in mind that the VISTA installation can take a while and seem like it's not doing anything... don't interrupt it.

If all is well after the VISTA installation, finish setting it up and then reboot.

Del to BIOS and Load Opt. Settings.

Keep us posted.
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I don't know what we are talking about. He hasn't posted his system yet, so I was working on the assumption that it was a UD3P....?
There's me confusing matters even worse
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I am off to bed... work comes early round here. I think you guys can see where I was heading with my last post. With any luck, it is simply a matter of doing a clean install on a clean drive. Frankly, I am surprised that the old HDD worked when put back in the old machine after he tried to install new MoBo drivers on it.

I will check back in tomorrow.
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You can confuse matters anytime you like, cause you're our pal
Cheers denny
I like to make mistakes once in a while, it reminds me I'm only Human

Quote:
Originally Posted by grishkathefool View Post
I am off to bed... work comes early round here. I think you guys can see where I was heading with my last post. With any luck, it is simply a matter of doing a clean install on a clean drive. Frankly, I am surprised that the old HDD worked when put back in the old machine after he tried to install new MoBo drivers on it.

I will check back in tomorrow.
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meh, thanks, but it might be early to Rep me yet... that may not be the issue.... if it isn't, I am leaning toward bad CPU.
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can someone explain what "folding" exactly mean/do?

i read the guide but still don't get it.
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can someone explain what "folding" exactly mean/do?

i read the guide but still don't get it.
Yeah, you just keep putting the ends together and smooth out the wrinkles as you go

or what supa said
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can someone explain what "folding" exactly mean/do?

i read the guide but still don't get it.
It's basically just crunching numbers (folding protiens, chemistry stuff) for stanford. Hopefully to contribute to the cure for cancer and supasweet stuff like that.
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still confuse

lol
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