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BSOD: STOP: 0x50 While Installing Windows 7

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February 17, 2014 3:05:33 PM

First time builder, long time computer user.

Specs:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory

Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card

Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case

Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

I've been reading thru other posts here and on various webpages of people who have been having this same issue.
Made sure everything is plugged in and secure. Updated BIOS tweaked it a bit for the CD drive to use IDE instead of AHCI.
I've also read that this mobo is picky when using RAM as it wants specific models and that it can BSOD when installing Windows 7 with SP1. Could my RAM not be compatible? Is it true that Windows 7 SP1 cause BSOD for this mobo?
Any help would be appreciated. :) 
February 17, 2014 3:10:55 PM

Try Downclocking the RAM, choose a different profile. Scan your harddisk even if it is new, thoroughly. You can use chkdsk from the WinPre
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February 17, 2014 3:18:21 PM

Could HDD scanners and RAM scanners work without an OS installed? Would those scanners be usable via CD or USB drives?
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February 17, 2014 3:26:03 PM

Well, if you have another computer, you can burn memtest86 CD or floppy. If not you can boot the windows install dvd and get a command prompt by pressing F10 when the pretty screen comes up with install button. it might be Ctrl-F10. Google it.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/command-promp...
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February 17, 2014 3:43:47 PM

No other computer to use. The Windows install gets as far as the logo glowing then does a quick flicker and I expect the next process to come up but the BSOD appears instead.
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