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July 15, 2013 1:13:35 PM

My Build
Motherboard: GA-990FXA-UD3 rev3.0
CPU: AMD FX6350
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport (4gbx2) 8gb DDR3
GPU:EVGA NVIDIA 610 (2gb)DDR3
PSU: Corsair TX650

I just updated the BIOS to latest version, i have 4 hard drive only one is plugged in because i just want to install the OS right now, the other drives are my data drive, When i try to install the OS(windows 7 home premium) its starts up get to the partitioning tool and then the screen turns black and then loops back to the BIOS,
a couple times i have gotten farther than that and actually got to the installling on the drive , but then it freezes, or loops. I thought it was the BIOS being out of data, I updated it and that didn't fix anything , reseated the ram a couple times in each DIMM, right now i have them in slot 1 and 2, i reseated the video card, the only thing i haven't done is test the PSU, i haven't ran memtest86, nor have i tested the hard drives, could it be something with windows and uefi, do i need to format the drive to a certain file type instead of NTFS, or what should i do ?? please help i spent alot of money so far and I'm really stressed out that isn't working.

I also tried starting mini windows and a live linux distro , and they both hang

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July 15, 2013 1:29:12 PM

Have you tried installing to one of the other drives? Is the drive you are installing to seen in the bios? How have you set to boot order in the bios? Is your version of windows a legitimate copy?
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July 15, 2013 2:16:25 PM

i tried on 3 different drives, yes all of the drives are seen in the BIOS and the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode, the boot order is the DVD drive first then the the drive im using to install windows on and then the data drives, and yes , i dont think it has anything to do with the windows copy, i tried starting up a free linux OS also and it hangs.
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July 15, 2013 3:02:40 PM

Dogsnake said:
Have you tried installing to one of the other drives? Is the drive you are installing to seen in the bios? How have you set to boot order in the bios? Is your version of windows a legitimate copy?


i tried on 3 different drives, yes all of the drives are seen in the BIOS and the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode, the boot order is the DVD drive first then the the drive im using to install windows on and then the data drives, and yes , i dont think it has anything to do with the windows copy, i tried starting up a free linux OS also and it hangs.
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July 15, 2013 9:23:36 PM

Are you saying you have tried a bootable disk and it will not open the disk os? If so try one stick of ram only. Since you can run any tests it will be trial and error. If you tried using something other than a legit windows version, it could cause these issues. But if you took a clean drive, did a fresh format and then tried a bootable disk with no success, then it is some hardware issue. Memory is first suspect, MB second and cpu third. Are you able to run the mb set up disk?
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July 16, 2013 3:10:59 PM

Dogsnake said:
Are you saying you have tried a bootable disk and it will not open the disk os? If so try one stick of ram only. Since you can run any tests it will be trial and error. If you tried using something other than a legit windows version, it could cause these issues. But if you took a clean drive, did a fresh format and then tried a bootable disk with no success, then it is some hardware issue. Memory is first suspect, MB second and cpu third. Are you able to run the mb set up disk?


I will try the mb disk , i will format the drive I'm using on a different computer, then i will try with Hirens boot and runs some test and let you know what happens thank you though, and also it might be the RAM it is not on my motherboards list of compatable ram , its the right type (DDR3) just it isnt on the compatable list on the support page for gigabyte boards.

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July 17, 2013 8:45:13 AM

I am looking at the Crucial memory page. Please post what model you have. Most of them require 1.5v but one series asks for 1.35v. I bet your mb auto sets to the 1.5v. If you got the 1.35v series this could defiantly be your problem. Once you verify what you have, I would go to the bios and manually set the voltage and first 4 timings. Just checked the mb page also and yup it defaults to 1.5v.
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