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Help troubleshoot new homebuilt - Win7 install I/O error - 0x8007045D

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  • Windows 7
  • 0x8007045D
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April 7, 2014 2:23:20 PM

All,

After bricking an OCZ Vertex SSD (original, only 3 years use :(  ). I decided to upgrade most of my system using new ASUS Maximus VI Extreme motherboard, Samsung 840D 256gb evo pro, and G.SKILL DDR3 2400 2x8gb. I'm reusing an existing GeForce GTX 670, case, 850W PSU, and a 4-year-old Hitachi BluRay/DVD writer. It POSTed first time (yay).

However, at first, Win7 (SP1) OEM would not install and gave the infamous 0x8007045D error. Then I realized I hadn't replaced my SATA cables with the SATA3 cables from the mobo. Then, after a couple of tries, it finally installed from the DVD.

I can boot to Windows, unfortunately, Windows Update continually fails and/or errors out. I received a BSOD, then an 8024afff error, and then no error but the keyboard won't respond and the Win7 USB driver won't update. So, I can get to Windows and the internet, but no further.

I've replaced the DDR3 2400 with one stick of DDR3 1600 1x4GB (I don't have a 2GB stick), used a clean install (delete/new/format) at every failure, and tried the on-disk system recovery tools. I also installed AVG free once before I ran update, thinking I may be getting a virus somehow before I could get started.

I wonder if the original install from the old Hitachi BluRay may be corrupt. Should I look for updated drivers for it or is my 840 evo pro a more-likely suspect?

Thanks in advance!

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April 7, 2014 3:05:20 PM

Alan G said:
If you have access to another computer you can put the Windows install file on a 4GB USB stick and intall it that way. I do all my Win7 installs this way, it's much faster. For more information see: http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-inst...


That's useful to know and I'll definitely try it, but...something's causing this thing to turn its head and cough. If it's the SSD, where Win7 will reside, I don't want to risk future trouble. I mean, I can make a fully up-to-date ISO and install that, but if it barfs on the next Win7 update, that would be bad.
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April 7, 2014 4:23:07 PM

Yes, these things are always disconcerting. It sounds like there is some kind of corrupt Win7 install. I've not had any problems at all with Samsung SSDs (I used six of them in the past 18 months and they have all performed flawlessly). Once you get Windows installed, you can install the Samsung Magician utility and that should allow you to scope out the SSD. Hope this helps.
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April 8, 2014 6:34:30 AM

Alan G said:
Yes, these things are always disconcerting. It sounds like there is some kind of corrupt Win7 install. I've not had any problems at all with Samsung SSDs (I used six of them in the past 18 months and they have all performed flawlessly). Once you get Windows installed, you can install the Samsung Magician utility and that should allow you to scope out the SSD. Hope this helps.


Do you think my old DVD at SATA1 and my SATA3 mobo may be a factor? I'm leaning toward replacing the DVD anyway, since my B box (where all the old hardware's going) just has an old IDE dvd. Hopefully, a fully updated ISO install will put all the right drivers on from the start if it's simply a corruption issue.
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