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Asus M5A97 R2.0 Raid Controller Error on Installing Windows 7

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February 9, 2014 12:14:07 AM

My Motherboard is Asus M5A97 R2.0 When I tried to Install Windows 7 on one of the partition, it says unable to create partition, enable Raid Controller something like that.
When I am entering bios, I am looking at a freeze window, when i move mouse it kind of erases a layer and now I can see the half of the bios screen. I tried to went into Advance mode by shortcut key, a dialog box appears and I click OK and then nothing happens. nothing even on moving mouse around.
What is the problem can anyone tells me. The display is working fine other then bios.
LCD supports resolution upto 1280*720
I can only see a part of bios screen, upto power saving mode, nothing on right nothing below.
a b V Motherboard
February 9, 2014 1:37:04 AM

I am able to install windows now by hitting every option blindly via keyboard keys as I can only see dialog boxes and changed sata settings to AHCI.

But Why the Bios screen is freezed ?
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February 25, 2014 2:52:04 PM

my guess is Video card. I built this and I kept getting BSOD errors with win-7 install, and a reference to AHCI driver as well. I ended up burning install to USB and installed from there.

Only other thing is Ram, and I see you have only 4GB and the question is "why?" ,are you using 32 bit OS? and what is the configuration? (1X4GB? or 2X2), if you have 1 DIMM, the slot matters. The EFI Bios can be tricky (I had to update mine), It's worth it though, I really like mine, but I had to add a SSD and use 8GB , 64 bit OS is sweet. Good Luck
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February 27, 2014 12:13:23 AM

BhimaMeUp said:
my guess is Video card. I built this and I kept getting BSOD errors with win-7 install, and a reference to AHCI driver as well. I ended up burning install to USB and installed from there.

Only other thing is Ram, and I see you have only 4GB and the question is "why?" ,are you using 32 bit OS? and what is the configuration? (1X4GB? or 2X2), if you have 1 DIMM, the slot matters. The EFI Bios can be tricky (I had to update mine), It's worth it though, I really like mine, but I had to add a SSD and use 8GB , 64 bit OS is sweet. Good Luck


1X4GB Ram
And 64bit was creating some problems so i installed 32bit.
Rest is working fie but the main issue is BIOS now. I guess the problem is with LCD's resolution.
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February 27, 2014 3:47:50 PM

hum, what kind of error with the 64 bit install attempt? Something isn't right, now I am curious, is the specs listed in your profile, the same system we are talking about? If not and as I'm sure you know, If the system is running then you can create a report that can be uploaded by typing in RUN==> DXDIAG and save, the report to upload.

Have you tried a different video card? Different Ram slot too. But you say its all working now, except for the bios Video thingy, which is a video problem, but could be a corrupt Bios. You really need to Flash your Bios to the most current version, and not only update the video drivers, but get the latest Drivers for the motherboard (for the current OS) from Asus website, as I am sure you know, the drivers on the disk are outdated by the time you get them.
I hope this helps, please post the solution if you get if fixed, I for one am happy to help, and curious to know!
How to flash the bios if needed through Windows or in the bios.
Flashing your motherboards bios. The motherboard in your computer has a preset series of instructions called a bios (basic input output system) and is a software file that is loaded onto the bios chip. The bios is where you can make changes to... See full content
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February 27, 2014 11:34:52 PM

64 Bit was crashing after installing. Blue screens.
And Ram and Video cards are fine. Its just the resolution problem with bios. I have read somewhere that UEFI Bios needs resolution of 1280 x 1024 may be. But my lcd supports only 1280*720
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