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Win 7 unable to install

post #1 of 9
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OK here is my setup:
MB: MSI 890FXA-GD65 R
CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 565 3.4G
GPU: VGA ASUS ENGTX 460
MEM: GSKILL F3-12800CL7D 4G
HD: WD Velociraptor 150Gig

When I initially put this rig together I started by trying to install the windows 7 OS and what would happen is the DVD would start to work and a (loading windows files) would appear at the bottom. Then it would say (Installing Windows) and then nothing. No activity from the DVD or any other device. It just hangs there every time.

I tried to start up with the MSI MB disc and when I try that it gives me options to boot from the HDD or from the DVD. If I hit any key at this point it freezes the screen not allowing any choices to be enabled.

I have tried moving my RAM around, I installed my other HDD with the OS already loaded and the same thing happens. No operation from the HDD.
I have went into the MB settings and tried to see if other boot options would work also. Nothing has worked so far. I have bios version 18.0 currently.
post #2 of 9
Go into your bios, and change it so your DVD-drive is your boot priority, then install windows 7, and change it back to your HDD when your done.
post #3 of 9
make sure RAM is configured properly(timings and voltage)
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Amelia
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post #4 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx;12358953 
Go into your bios, and change it so your DVD-drive is your boot priority, then install windows 7, and change it back to your HDD when your done.

I did that with both HDD's and no go.
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Originally Posted by Redwoodz;12359016 
make sure RAM is configured properly(timings and voltage)

I didnt see where I was able to do that but I will go into the bios and look again.
post #6 of 9
Have you tried removing all your overclocks and trying again?
post #7 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xXjay247Xx;12359211 
Have you tried removing all your overclocks and trying again?

Nope but I have reset to optimized and fail safe defaults. I am not sure what would be factory overclocked as I have not OC'd anything.
post #8 of 9
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When I try to use the keyboard to enable boot from dvd there is no response. However the KB works fine when in the bios configuration. I am completely baffled.

Also I dont see anywhere that I can set RAM voltage and latency. There is an automatic setting that it is defaulted to.

I also notice that when I try to load the MSI disc it gives me the option to boot from first HDD, start w/ winki installer, or full featured winki. These are selectable within 5 seconds or it will default to the first and try to load. At which time it kicks into windows recovery.

If I try to choose one of the options the KB is unresponsive and locks up the program. I have also now tried another dvd rom that i know works.
Edited by southpaw5000 - 2/12/11 at 9:51am
post #9 of 9
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OK well i replaced the original HDD (Clean) and tried booting the win 7 from the dvd. When I did it loaded windows installation files. Then instead of going to the installing windows screen it went to (windows failed to start) KB is still unusable however I got info: windows failed to load because the firmware (BIOS) is not ACPI compatible.

OK well I enabled ACPI and i am back to square 1 with Starting Windows screen freeze up.

Looks like I get to kick this crap out the back door or spend money on a real tech @%
Edited by southpaw5000 - 2/12/11 at 10:04am
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