Originally Posted by nagle3092
Try clearing the CMOS and ONLY change the boot drive properties thats it leave everything else alone. See if you can install windows then.
Nothing at all still the same issues except now I'm getting a BSOD the first time the computer restarts while installing windows. So the issues has gotten worse as time has progressed. I'm starting to think maybe it's a bad CPU? What do you guys think? I'm going to go to best buy and purchase a new video card and try that out for the heck of it. That's the only component I haven't swapped out. To date I have tried two motherboards, three sets of ram( two g skill one corsair), three power supplies, two hdd( one Kingston 30gb SSD and a wd 300gb raptor), 3 different sets of sata cables, and reseated the CPU twice now. I have a LG BluRay that wouldn't cause a BSOD correct? I tried using an old DVD drive I had but it ended up not working at all. My next steps are best buy, ASUS tech support and then intel rma.
Edit: by the way nagle I'm going to try what you said just incase somehow I haven't done it. Right now I just have my raptor and optical drive connected. Im going to try hdd then optical as boot and then optical then hdd. Also what sata connectors should I put them in? I also update to bios 0413 from 0405, are there any others to try?Edited by RAFFY - 2/4/11 at 12:10pm