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post #1 of 19
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ive got a serious problem, i took out my e6850 and put in a new q9650. problem is, now my computer wont boot up.......so i figured now is a good time to re install vista............when it boots into the dvd drive then asks me to put in my vista key i do. then i choose the hdd i want to install to. and it says it cant install...............


what the heck?? is there something im missing??

please help

thank you
post #2 of 19
Put the 6850 back in and see if that works?
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post #3 of 19
This must be a motherboard bios issue.
Try to update the bios prior to install the new cpu.
post #4 of 19
Try to post some specifics on what's happening and also what equipment you're using. Which partition are you trying to install the operating system to? If you're using an OEM PC from HP, Sony, etc. then there will be multiple partitions that you can't install to. When you get to the install screen where it tells you to 'install now', the next page will give you the drive information for the install locations available to the system. Go see what it lists and come back here with those results so we can tell you where to install the OS..

If you're installing from a personal copy of vista and not one that came from HP or Sony then you can just scrap all of the restore partitions that are on the drive and leave yourself with one big partition to install the OS to. It's easier and cleaner to do it that way anyhow. Just go get some info and come back and let us know what your options are.

EDIT: Need to know the motherboard make and model. Some very early 775 motherboards wouldn't take a quad core CPU without a BIOS flash. If the board is an OEM from a PC company then you may be in trouble as there are very limited BIOS revisions that the system can be flashed to.
Edited by Blue6228 - 3/31/11 at 2:44pm
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post #5 of 19
You'll probably need to clean the drive in disk(something -can't remember).I had to do it to my c300 after I changed some parts around.
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post #6 of 19
have you checked that everything shows up in BIOS?
if its all looking fine then id run a disk check utility to make sure your hdd is ok
the only one ive ever used is seatools but it does the job! also what exactly happens? do you get an error or is there just nothing?
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post #7 of 19
Can you fill out your PC specs in the user CP so that we can see exactly what parts you have.
If its an older motherboard then you'll have to update the BIOS to get it to work with the quad cores.
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post #8 of 19
have yo swapped to the E6850 again to see if the problem persists?
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post #9 of 19
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its not a oem computer its my build. i have an asus p5k deluxe wifi-ap mobo........i just this morning flashed the bios to the newest ones (had 0404 now have 0902) and as far as trying another drive, i have 2 and tried to install vista on both and got the same message. when im in the bios, it does show the new q9650 info. so it does see it.


and no i have not put the 6850 back in yet..........i was hoping to avoid that if at all possible since its such a pain in the butt lol
post #10 of 19
Well what error are you getting when you try to install the OS to the drives? I wouldn't think it would generically say "can't install to this drive". Also, try going to the 'advanced' button on the partition screen and deleting the existing partitions. You'll end up with a clean one that's empty. See if it lets you install to it then.
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