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New build OS WILL NOT Install PLEEEEEEEEEASE HELP ME

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July 30, 2013 12:20:14 PM

my build consists of
asus m5a97 pro am3+ socket
amd phenom quad core black edition 965 (mother boards bios does support)
4 gig of adata ram single stick
ati radeon 6670 (hdmi)

MY problem I had xp installed by changing the ahci to ide or whatever then i had to install service pack 2 of win xp but it died at like 56% and killed the os i restarted and could not boot! i then tryed windows 7 on both a usb bootable and a dvd rw, the usb worked but would not get past unpacking windows 7 files i tryed 9 times and every time it got worse the first time it reached 100% before it froze i switched back from ide befre i tryed to insatll7 then i tryed linux off of a usb and it installed fully then reset to finnalize and then was no where to be seen on start up i just got put at the bios screen again and the hard drive would not load it up! so i formated and refreshed the hard drive again for like the 60th time in the last 12 hours then i tryed windows 98 and that also did not want to start so i tryed putting xp sp2 iso file onto a bootable usb using a program for it and it did not even load it up then i tryed it on a rw disk and it did not load up i have now forgoten everything i have changed in the bios and the hard drive will not even show up at bootup as a bootable drive and whenever i go back to my xp home edition sp1 install cd it says bootmanger cannot be found after i press any key to boot from cd! ive been having building this pc for 6 weeks now and for 2 of those weeks ive had hardware problems and now for the last 11 hours i have been sat at my computer with my kneck and eyes aching loosing a bit of patience every time those gremlins in my pc invent something to go wrong.... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HELP ME FIND A SOLUTION

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July 30, 2013 1:27:40 PM

First of all please stop trying to install a different OS because your problem is obviously hardware. You already wasted too much time trying different OS, you should have stopped after it failed both with Win XP and Win 7 because your hardware is fully compatible with these OS, no reason why they couldn't install.

1- I would stick with AHCI because it performs better than IDE. Is your BIOS up to date? (Although since the system is unstable it might not be a good idea to flash the BIOS right now). Instead, try to boot with minimal components, remove unnecessary USB peripherals, no optical drive, only one HDD, remove video card (use integrated graphics instead), reseat memory and try with only 1 stick of RAM, or if you have only 1 stick try to reseat it in a different slot, etc... Try to install Windows 7 and see if it's stable after. If it is, you can start by re-adding every component one by one and try to see which one is faulty.

2- If you can't even finish Windows installation with minimum components, then it might indicate a more vital one is at fault. From what you're describing it's kind of hard to tell, could be a defective hard disk, or a defective chipset on the motherboard (likely the disk controller), could also be a bad PSU which create unstability, bad memory stick, etc... Then you can try with spare parts (if you have any or if you can borrow them) to see if it's better, like try with another HDD or another PSU for instance.
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August 20, 2013 3:20:32 PM

MC_K7 said:
First of all please stop trying to install a different OS because your problem is obviously hardware. You already wasted too much time trying different OS, you should have stopped after it failed both with Win XP and Win 7 because your hardware is fully compatible with these OS, no reason why they couldn't install.

1- I would stick with AHCI because it performs better than IDE. Is your BIOS up to date? (Although since the system is unstable it might not be a good idea to flash the BIOS right now). Instead, try to boot with minimal components, remove unnecessary USB peripherals, no optical drive, only one HDD, remove video card (use integrated graphics instead), reseat memory and try with only 1 stick of RAM, or if you have only 1 stick try to reseat it in a different slot, etc... Try to install Windows 7 and see if it's stable after. If it is, you can start by re-adding every component one by one and try to see which one is faulty.

2- If you can't even finish Windows installation with minimum components, then it might indicate a more vital one is at fault. From what you're describing it's kind of hard to tell, could be a defective hard disk, or a defective chipset on the motherboard (likely the disk controller), could also be a bad PSU which create unstability, bad memory stick, etc... Then you can try with spare parts (if you have any or if you can borrow them) to see if it's better, like try with another HDD or another PSU for instance.


Bing, Bing, Bing! We have a WINNER! thatnks for your reply and sorry it took so long to get back to you............

It was a defective Hard Drive D: UNBELIEVABLE i'd never even heard of such a thing I didnt know that a hard drive could fault with out being completely broken, crazy! it even causes my system that i have now with its new hdd to laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag like crazy when i just so much as plug it in. It's no wonder it wouldn't take anOS lol
Any way thank you very much sir
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August 20, 2013 3:25:20 PM

Leon Holt said:

Bing, Bing, Bing! We have a WINNER! thatnks for your reply and sorry it took so long to get back to you............

It was a defective Hard Drive D: UNBELIEVABLE i'd never even heard of such a thing I didnt know that a hard drive could fault with out being completely broken, crazy! it even causes my system that i have now with its new hdd to laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag like crazy when i just so much as plug it in. It's no wonder it wouldn't take anOS lol
Any way thank you very much sir


Yes a lot of defective hard drives can still work while having issues, just think about bad sectors and such for instance, the data is still accessible but the drive will be slower and cause many issues. This is something that happens sometimes. Glad you were able to finally solve your problem. And please don't forget to pick a reply as best solution to close the thread. Thanks.
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