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I'm pleading for help. I am beyond frustrated...

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Ok, so I was very very frustrated and in a terrible mood last night... as you can see, my grammar/spelling was way off. If you want to skip right to the problem, go to #4

Anyways, so here's what happened yesterday...
1) Called Gigabyte support and the lady helped me setup the bios properly. I had originally set SATA Ports 4/5 to SATA because... well, I have SATA ports, so why not?!
1.1) She said it should be IDE. Great, I screwed that up. She also told me that I had to change the order of my drives that were in RAID. Because in the BIOS it was set like this:
Channel 0 M - 320gb
Channel 0 S - 2tb
Channel 1 M - 320gb
Channel 1S - 2tb

So she had me group the 320's together in the list (not changing the M/S).
2) I attempted to reboot and the system would load Windows for longer, but it seemed right before it should have normally went into the login screen that it just blue screened and restarted. Keep in mind, I never saw Windows Desktop or Login screen, just the Starting Windows Prompt.

3) I asked the lady what I should do since it still didnt work and she suggested that my raid my be corrupted and that I should attempt to repair windows. Crap, okay, but at least I didn't have anything super crazy important on my C:\\
3.1) I hang up w/ her and pop in my Win 7 DVD

4) After a long freaking wait to get the installer to finally start up, I attempt to install and I get to the screen where it asks which hard drive I want to format/install. I see NOTHING!

4.1) Frustrated, I reboot and try to do some other option in the Windows Installer, like a repair my startup, but nothing is working. I'm getting an error of some sort. This DVD DOES work because that's how I installed Win7 the first time...

4.2) Growing more upset, I go back to the hard drive select prompt (after a long freaking wait again) and try to load drivers off the Win7 dvd and my mobo cd... NOTHING. Now, I just selected the dvd drives themselves and had Win7 search for drivers, but it kept saying it couldn't find any "Signed Drivers" on those discs... Even more frustrated, I go to Gigabyte's website and download the proper AMD SATA drivers (because I'm not using an AMD raid) onto a USB key and try loading drivers off that... Win7 installer gives me the same message, no "Signed drivers."

4.3) I reluctantly call Microsoft for support... BIGGEST WASTE OF MY TIME... I spent a little over two hours on the phone and got hung up on two or three times (that or my VZW lost service, but I had a solid 3-4 bars (out of 5). They asked me for my MSDN account, which I no longer have because I got it from ACM and I deactivated my membership... because I was no longer a member, they were basically like FU, we can't verify... and they were Philippines support; morons... I can say that because I'm half Filipino. I'm no freaking moron, but the people working there were.

5) Microsoft CS got me NO WHERE. I needed to vent, I tried calling VZW, that got me NO WHERE because I was on hold for mad long.

6) I gave up and went to bed... PLEASE HELP ME. I'm BEGGING YOU!


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Edit 1: this is a nightmare... please help me. he installr isnt recognizing my hds!!! dl'd the AMD SATA RAID Driver (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy) drivers from website. but windows says "no signed device drivers were found"
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Just updated BIOS and now computer blue screens on Windows loading screen... please HELP! everything is stock settings.

I've tested the ram, removed a stick just to be safe, disabled c1q & other variable settings of the like, also disabled the turbo mode... i can't figure this out. I've tried bumping vcore, ram voltage, with all the same results. Safe mode won't boot either...

HELP!

Edited by PeaceMaker - 6/10/10 at 5:25am
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updated to F7C first, then went to F6, same issue... i'm stumped...
Edited by PeaceMaker - 6/8/10 at 6:44pm
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gah help!
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Morning bump for help!
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Help a fellow OCNer out!!!
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have you tried going back to the older version?
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I went back to F6 (From f7c) and it didnt work. I can't go back to F5 because I can't run the exe auto unzipper on my MacBook.
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Originally Posted by PeaceMaker View Post
I went back to F6 (From f7c) and it didnt work. I can't go back to F5 because I can't run the exe auto unzipper on my MacBook.
You should be able to extract it using 7Zip or something like that.
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What if that doesnt do it?
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What if that doesnt do it?
Have you tried repairing the windows installation, maybe even just a startup repair? Could be something unrelated to the hardware.
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