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Installation Problem

Last response: in Windows 7
May 30, 2011 11:45:44 PM

Hi Everyone,

I'm having a problem with installing Windows 7.

I put in the CD (with an image file of Windows 7 burned at 4x speed), boot from disk, and am able to get through the installation including copying and then expanding files. After this the computer restarts, there's a screen that allows me to choose "An older version of windows, Windows 7, and Windows Vista". Selecting Windows 7, the load screen comes on, but then disappears, there's a black screen, then the BSOD comes on. The error is:

STOP: 0x00000116 (0x8565c008, 0x8DED5a80, 0x00000000, 0x00000002)

I tried googling this error but couldn't find any info. I tried installing both 64 and then 32 bit systems, but both BSOD at the same point in the loading phase. When I try to go into Windows 7 safe mode, it says that windows can't complete installation in safe mode and restarts, leading to the same problem.

I tried unplugging all but one optic drive (with the CD), and 2/3 of the hard drives, with no help. The specs for my computer are as follow:

CPU - Core 2 Duo E6420 - Overclocked @ 2.9Ghz Bus 415 Multiplier 7x
Cooler - Zalman Al/Cu Cooler on it
Motherboard - Gigabyte 965P-DS3
Graphics Card - BFG Tech 8800GTS 320MB
RAM - 2 x 1 gig Corsair PC2 - 6400 (400mhz)
Harddrive - 150 gb, 3 50gb partitions

I'm really at a loss of what to do here. Please let me know of any advice that you may have.

Thanks a lot!

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a c 370 $ Windows 7
May 31, 2011 3:45:04 PM

Need to try other hardware, RAM, video card would be easy to swap and test. Could be that motherboard does not work well or at all with Windows 7. Maybe do a BIOS update.
a c 416 $ Windows 7
May 31, 2011 3:49:23 PM

Did you do a clean install or an upgrade?
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May 31, 2011 10:21:25 PM

It's a clean install from a disk boot.
June 1, 2011 12:42:36 AM

What happens if you remove the overclock?
June 11, 2011 12:17:43 AM

Best answer selected by Jaqub.