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Self-build computer will not install and run Windows 7 properly

First question ever, so I have no idea if this is the right section to post.

First off: My computers specs.

ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboard
AMD FX-8320 8-core processor
Patriot Viper 3 PV316G186C0KRD 16GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Module Kit
Ultra LSP550 550-watt power supply
EVGA GeForce GTX460 SSC video card
Hitachi Deskstar 3.5" 1TB HDS721010CLA hard drive
Samsung TS-H663B DVDRW Drive

I just rebuild my computer from the ground up and for the longest time I could not even get Windows 7 64bit to install. The only way I got Windows 7 installed was to disable UEFI as much as I could find in the BIOS (set SATA ports to IDE, disabled Fast Boot, set every CSM option to Legacy OpROM only, Secure Boot OS Type to Other). This finally allowed Windows 7 64bit to install, but I get BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) every few minutes and continuous crashing of Windows services.
When I tried to install with the motherboard defaults, Windows would not install because Windows would always format the drive as MBR and it would bring up an error message stating that it needed GPT and could not install on MBR.
I have tried for 2 weeks to get this computer running. Please help with whatever you can. I do not mind reinstalling or changing any setting and trying again, because as it is, it is impossible to use.

If anyone knows how to install Windows 7 64bit on a UEFI system, please explain.

Thanks.

P.S.: my previous computer build ran perfectly with Windows 7 and a ASUS P5N-D motherboard. Because it ran flawlessly, I have no idea how to fix this build.

ISSUE SOLVED (look below)

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http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1878581/build-computer-install-run-windows-properly.html#11973528

smorizio's answer chosen as solution as thanks for his major assistance in solving this issue. Thanks smorizio.
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  1. have you tried making a windows 7 slipstream install usb stick??
    http://www.rt7lite.com/
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207%20-%2064
    then download the lan/audio/usb drivers from asus web page and put them into the same folder as the iso. to make an updated slipstream disk.
    also make sure your runing the newest bios 2005 file.
    after you make the new iso image use free microsoft tool to make a bootable usb stick.
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool
  2. smorizio said:
    have you tried making a windows 7 slipstream install usb stick??
    http://www.rt7lite.com/
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842
    http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207%20-%2064
    then download the lan/audio/usb drivers from asus web page and put them into the same folder as the iso. to make an updated slipstream disk.
    also make sure your runing the newest bios 2005 file.
    after you make the new iso image use free microsoft tool to make a bootable usb stick.
    http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool


    Do i need to add W7 Service Pack 1 if my install disk says "Includes Service Pack 1"? I am assuming it is already integrated when adding to the USB.

    Sorry, I am kinda slow when it comes to installing operation systems.
  3. if it says it has it installed then just add the mb drivers to the slipstream image.
  4. smorizio said:
    if it says it has it installed then just add the mb drivers to the slipstream image.


    I downloaded the amd drivers, but they are in the form of an .exe and the RT Seven Lite driver's integration only allows me to select .inf file type. I extracted the .exe but I still could not find any .inf files.

    Edit: I think I figured it out by choosing "select multiple drivers" which automatically scanned for drivers. An additional question is:

    Do I need only 64bit drivers or should I also include the 32bit drivers? Is it safer to just include all of the drivers from the driver pack? Finally, should I integrate the lan/audio/usb drivers or will they just be included in the USB device?
  5. you should use both 32 and 64 bit drivers and the lan/sound/usb to be safe.
  6. smorizio said:
    you should use both 32 and 64 bit drivers and the lan/sound/usb to be safe.


    I have tried numerous times with this method with integrating different drivers and even no intergration settings at all, but I always get a blue screen of death with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (that's the message most of the time anyway).

    I have nothing else to try with this method unless you have more ideas.

    Even the 32bit disc will not install via DVD (it gives a popup window stating "installation files missing, make sure all installation files are available").

    Do you think my installation disks might be bad?

    Everything I do seems to fail with BSODs.
  7. Best answer
    try one ram stick make sure it set right in the bios. in the bios make sure the sata ports set to achi mode and the drives are on the amd ports. try using a windows iso from digital rivers.
  8. smorizio said:
    try one ram stick make sure it set right in the bios. in the bios make sure the sata ports set to achi mode and the drives are on the amd ports. try using a windows iso from digital rivers.


    I have been using one stick all along because I had heard it was better for installing, but how do I set it right in bios?
  9. Thank you smorizio for sharing your knowledge and guiding me in the right direction to a fix. For anyone else who is following this thread or will look at it in the future, the solution proved to be twofold. First, I downloaded a new .iso from Digital Rivers and used the program Rufus (http://rufus.akeo.ie/) to create a bootable USB. I selected the options of "MBR partition scheme for UEFI computer", FAT32 (default), checked the "quick format" option, checked the "create extended label and icon files" option. After creating the USB and verified that my BIOS was set in UEFI and flashed to the newest BIOS, I disabled Secure Boot in the BIOS and booted to the Rufus-created USB. Upon booting, the computer still failed to boot without the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL blue screen of death.

    I had already tried both memory sticks before when using the DVD, but since I was using the bootable USB, I decided to swap the memory modules again, AND THE COMPUTER BOOTED!!!!

    So my problem ended up being a bad Windows 7 Install DVD and a bad memory stick.

    I went back to the store and returned the memory that I had and bought a new set of Kingston HyperX 8GB memory (2x4 GB) KHX18C9T3K2/8X. I installed this memory and the computer is running perfectly with no BSOD at all. Completely stable.

    Thanks again smorizio for all your assistance with this issue.
  10. GhostProtocol said:
    First question ever, so I have no idea if this is the right section to post.

    First off: My computers specs.

    ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboard
    AMD FX-8320 8-core processor
    Patriot Viper 3 PV316G186C0KRD 16GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Module Kit
    Ultra LSP550 550-watt power supply
    EVGA GeForce GTX460 SSC video card
    Hitachi Deskstar 3.5" 1TB HDS721010CLA hard drive
    Samsung TS-H663B DVDRW Drive

    I just rebuild my computer from the ground up and for the longest time I could not even get Windows 7 64bit to install. The only way I got Windows 7 installed was to disable UEFI as much as I could find in the BIOS (set SATA ports to IDE, disabled Fast Boot, set every CSM option to Legacy OpROM only, Secure Boot OS Type to Other). This finally allowed Windows 7 64bit to install, but I get BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) every few minutes and continuous crashing of Windows services.
    When I tried to install with the motherboard defaults, Windows would not install because Windows would always format the drive as MBR and it would bring up an error message stating that it needed GPT and could not install on MBR.
    I have tried for 2 weeks to get this computer running. Please help with whatever you can. I do not mind reinstalling or changing any setting and trying again, because as it is, it is impossible to use.

    If anyone knows how to install Windows 7 64bit on a UEFI system, please explain.

    Thanks.

    P.S.: my previous computer build ran perfectly with Windows 7 and a ASUS P5N-D motherboard. Because it ran flawlessly, I have no idea how to fix this build.

    ISSUE SOLVED (look below)

    For anyone looking for the answer, click the following link to go to the final solution:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1878581/build-computer-install-run-windows-properly.html#11973528

    smorizio's answer chosen as solution as thanks for his major assistance in solving this issue. Thanks smorizio.


    try upgrading your power supply!
  11. If I had that setup, I would have a min of 800watt power supply!
  12. ryry36910 said:
    GhostProtocol said:
    First question ever, so I have no idea if this is the right section to post.

    First off: My computers specs.

    ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 motherboard
    AMD FX-8320 8-core processor
    Patriot Viper 3 PV316G186C0KRD 16GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Module Kit
    Ultra LSP550 550-watt power supply
    EVGA GeForce GTX460 SSC video card
    Hitachi Deskstar 3.5" 1TB HDS721010CLA hard drive
    Samsung TS-H663B DVDRW Drive

    I just rebuild my computer from the ground up and for the longest time I could not even get Windows 7 64bit to install. The only way I got Windows 7 installed was to disable UEFI as much as I could find in the BIOS (set SATA ports to IDE, disabled Fast Boot, set every CSM option to Legacy OpROM only, Secure Boot OS Type to Other). This finally allowed Windows 7 64bit to install, but I get BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) every few minutes and continuous crashing of Windows services.
    When I tried to install with the motherboard defaults, Windows would not install because Windows would always format the drive as MBR and it would bring up an error message stating that it needed GPT and could not install on MBR.
    I have tried for 2 weeks to get this computer running. Please help with whatever you can. I do not mind reinstalling or changing any setting and trying again, because as it is, it is impossible to use.

    If anyone knows how to install Windows 7 64bit on a UEFI system, please explain.

    Thanks.

    P.S.: my previous computer build ran perfectly with Windows 7 and a ASUS P5N-D motherboard. Because it ran flawlessly, I have no idea how to fix this build.

    ISSUE SOLVED (look below)

    For anyone looking for the answer, click the following link to go to the final solution:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1878581/build-computer-install-run-windows-properly.html#11973528

    smorizio's answer chosen as solution as thanks for his major assistance in solving this issue. Thanks smorizio.


    try upgrading your power supply!


    There are three reasons why this would not help.

    A: I solved this problem two months ago and it was marked as solved.
    B: My computer runs perfectly with this setup and the 550 watt power supply that I have.
    C: A power supply would not fix the problem that I was having.

    Thanks anyway and I am not trying to be rude or anything, I just think people should look at the date of posting and read the entire thread before posting. Thanks.
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