Im usually pretty good with computers, components and drivers stuff, but this time I am defeated.
It's the frist time I'm installing a 64 bit OS on my system. I have a fairly high end build which is described at the end of this post. I did a clean install, so I first formated my HD then started a fresh windows 7 install.
The installation took 22 hours. I left it going yesterday over night and all day long, when I came back from work yesterday evening it wasnt finished yet. Took around 1h then it went to the ending screen asking for my account name, password and computer's name.. Once entered, going from this screen to the next one took around 15-20 mins... and so on... I'm still trying to boot it right now, it's taking ages..
Not sure if it's gonna be slow once it's started, but I have the feeling it's gonna be super slow... Something is going wrong.
- If I install a 32 bit OS (any), it takes like 20 mins.
- Yes, my proc is 64 bit compatible
- I tried tons of solutions found on google from other users having the same issue, none worked.
e.g. - Disabling floppy drive in BIOS
e.g. - Unplugging all external components
e.g. - Installing from another DVD drive
e.g. - Installing to another hard drive
I did not update BIOS or mobo chipset, im not sure how to do that without a floppy. USB drive I guess? Does it worth the try?
Try this. Remove the 2 Kingston 1GB DIMMs and only install with the 2 Corsair 2GB DIMMs. I suspect an issue with the memory timings may be contributing to your issue. Also, make sure you CPU and memory are set to default speeds (or AUTO) in the BIOS. No overclocking while installing.
32-bit drivers will not work on a 64-bit OS, so that is not the problem. Temps could be an issue, but not likely as the system is bogging down before the drivers actually matter. A BIOS update may help with overall system stability, but not likely in this case to solve this problem.
This issue points to the GPU and/or its drivers. Run driversweeper, clean everything out and install the drivers from scratch.