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October 22, 2013 9:16:48 AM

I have a regular Win 7 Ultimate install disk that works correctly in other PCs. In my GA-G41M-ES2H with Q8300 CPU I click F12 & boot from the DVD drive holding the install disk.

It says loading windows and then presents the regular light blue screen with flowers showing the white pointer[not BSOD]. The screen doesn't change.

This is strange because on other PCs this install disk presents the expected Install screens[keyboard select, target disk select etc] I have tried to install using 2 different DVD burners[installed] and 2 different HDDs[300GB & 400GB] that have been pre-formated [by me] to NTFS.
What's happening? Never have seen this before.
Note: I tried with an old Win XP install disk. That starts to install as expected but dies when it says remove disk from DVD drive & reboot. The PC should complete installing XP then. It doesn't.

I have also tried with another borrowed real Win 7 install disk. The same NON-INSTALL sequence happens. It is not the Win 7 install disk therefore. Both DVD burners seem to operate correctly.[I have tested them installing Unbuntu 13 Linux]

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October 22, 2013 10:30:54 AM

An old trick. Pull all your ram but 1 stick, do the install, then put the rest back in. OR, you can try bumping your memory voltage slightly.
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October 26, 2013 12:10:29 PM

UPDATE:
The install WIN7 disk DOES begin to install but so very slow[7 minutes until the screen with "Install Now" on it] that it looks like it is frozen.
There were 2 IDE DCD drives. I tried boot with each drive. Then I disconnect BOTH DVD drives and tried to boot from a USB 2.0 flash drive on which I had installed a bootable copy of Win 7 installer. Same behavior as the DISKS with Win7 installer. NO luck yet. I then removed the battery from the motherboard and shorted out the CLR-CMOS pins to rest to factory set BIOS. I then set BIOS to optimized. NO Change yet. I then used memtest86V4.10 to test the 4GB[2 x 2GB] of DDR2-400 RAM. No problems after 2 hours of test[I know this is a short time but a gross RAM problem shows early].
I have not pulled out all but 1 stick of RAM yet. I will try that. Summarizing:
Win 7,Win 8, Ubuntu 13 ALL begin to install but never get far. Win 7 takes 7 MINUTES before see "Install Now" screen.
I have ruled out problems with the IDE DVD drives by disconnecting them and using a Flash drive Win 7 installer.
Any thoughts? Because it starts to install could the motherboard be damaged?
Does it look like a CPU issue [I think the CPU is q8300] THIS IS AN LGA motherboard.?
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October 28, 2013 5:46:12 AM

Herbert Klein said:
UPDATE:
The install WIN7 disk DOES begin to install but so very slow[7 minutes until the screen with "Install Now" on it] that it looks like it is frozen.
There were 2 IDE DCD drives. I tried boot with each drive. Then I disconnect BOTH DVD drives and tried to boot from a USB 2.0 flash drive on which I had installed a bootable copy of Win 7 installer. Same behavior as the DISKS with Win7 installer. NO luck yet. I then removed the battery from the motherboard and shorted out the CLR-CMOS pins to rest to factory set BIOS. I then set BIOS to optimized. NO Change yet. I then used memtest86V4.10 to test the 4GB[2 x 2GB] of DDR2-400 RAM. No problems after 2 hours of test[I know this is a short time but a gross RAM problem shows early].
I have not pulled out all but 1 stick of RAM yet. I will try that. Summarizing:
Win 7,Win 8, Ubuntu 13 ALL begin to install but never get far. Win 7 takes 7 MINUTES before see "Install Now" screen.
I have ruled out problems with the IDE DVD drives by disconnecting them and using a Flash drive Win 7 installer.
Any thoughts? Because it starts to install could the motherboard be damaged?
Does it look like a CPU issue [I think the CPU is q8300] THIS IS AN LGA motherboard.?


You've done everything you've thought of except what myself and jitpublisher suggested. Use only 1 stick of RAM, and try to install. Don't worry once your installed you can put that extra ram stick back in. BUT for the installation only use 1 stick of RAM. WERE NOT SAYING your RAM is bad were just saying use 1 stick of RAM for the installation.


EDIT: for some reason my suggestion to only use 1-4GB stick of RAM was removed for some reason or another.
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