I am hoping someone can please point me the right direction with an issues I am having.
current set-up is i7 920 ontop of the ASUS p6t deluxe board
using 6gb of Corsair XMS DDR3 TR3X6G1333C9
500GB and 1.5TB seagate HD's (Sata)
LG DVD player (Sata)
right now the only think hook-ed up is HDD's and DVD player and between 1-3 chips of memory, as I swap them out, reboot and pray.
I don't know if this is a bios issue, HDD issue or DVD issue, but what happens is when I boot up to install Vista 64, I get the black and white screen with "Loading files". Both HDD and DVD's light is flickering. Once that's complete, I get the color little loader bar with the window logo, from there it launches into the blue windows background. That's were it ends. All I get is the blue background, no text, images, nothing. It hangs there.
Any thoughts? I am thinking some sort of device problem - since it seems like a "lock-up" or freeze. Could be memory??? or would you say this is a bio issue? I've tried using from 1-3 chips when booting, disconnected everything but main power to board and HS, HDD and DVD player.
I'm stumped, tired, edgy, and on the verge of screaming
BTW, just installed Vista to a thumbdrive, going to give that a shot
1) Did you install the 3 sticks of ram in the Orange slots like the instructions tell you to? It is not otherwise obvious to do this.
2) Run memtest 86+ for a pass or two to verivy that the ram is all good.