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Built new rig, loading OS for first time and it just freezes

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December 11, 2009 4:04:21 PM

Hey guys, first off I want to say everyone here rocks. I just got done puting together a new computer and turned it on. It seems to post fine other then it saying no drives found. then the dvd kicks in and starts loading windows. it loads for about 20 seconds, then goes to starting windows ( windows 7) it has the 4 colors lighting up above loading windows then everything just freezes the colors stop moving and it just sits there. any suggestions would be great I am at a loss. I have tryied it about 10 times same thing. I even tried it with windows vista and same thing. here are the computer specs below.

Antec twelve hundred case
I7 920
Ausus P6T Motherboard
Master cooler V8 CPU cooler. antec silver thermal paste put on.
12 gigs of OCZ DDR3 1600 ( all installed )
Antec 950w power supply
Nvidia GTX 950 coop
WD green 1 TB HD.
Hitachi dvd-rw drive

Their is no speaker on the natec case so I cant hear the beeps, but everything seems to post fine? no over clocking or anyting like that, just pluged it all in and fired it up.

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December 11, 2009 4:14:43 PM

wait, i'm confused, is an OS installed already or not?

If it's a brand new build with an OEM HD its not formatted yet and won't be recognized. You should still be able to boot of Win 7 DVD and from there format/partition the HD.

If an OS is installed and worked but now it's not booting the OS, make sure HD cables is connected and you have a power cable connected to the HD. If that doesn't work we can do more troubleshooting.
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December 11, 2009 4:46:50 PM

The OS is not installed. new build just installing for the first time.
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December 11, 2009 4:46:51 PM

Check the power settings area in the bios for ACPI. It needs to be enabled for 64bit OSes and some bioses it defaults to disabled.
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December 11, 2009 4:47:53 PM

k will try that. Thank you.
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December 11, 2009 5:27:08 PM

Also some MOBO's, dunno if P6T is one of em, require boot drive to be in SATA slot 1. Also, depending on how you got your Win 7 DVD it may be corrupt, try it on another comp and see if the DVD works.
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December 11, 2009 6:59:06 PM

ok thanks. I just bought it new from Micro center OEM 64 bit version.
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December 12, 2009 3:14:35 PM

Update, ok Boot drive is in slot 1, ACPI does not have an option for 64 bit that I can see. just says enable or disable ( I enabled it ). I have tried to load a new disk ( vista) same thing happens. Tried taking out all the ram except 1, same thing. tried chaning the voltage on the Dram settings, no difference. I am soo totally at a loss. anyone have any suggestions?
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December 12, 2009 4:37:31 PM

tyson679 said:
Update, ok Boot drive is in slot 1, ACPI does not have an option for 64 bit that I can see. just says enable or disable ( I enabled it ). I have tried to load a new disk ( vista) same thing happens. Tried taking out all the ram except 1, same thing. tried chaning the voltage on the Dram settings, no difference. I am soo totally at a loss. anyone have any suggestions?



Um triple channel system requires ram in 3 slots to work. The boards 6 slots will usually be two colors, makes sure there's a a stick of ram in each slot of the same color. Changing RAM voltage settings, don't do it randomly,

Make sure ALL power connectors are installed properly.
Make sure it's set to boot from dvd as one of the options, or just straight out press F12 of w/e it is to select boot drive and boot from dvd.

If your system does not have a HD installed you should still be able to load drivers, etc off a boot disk and get into the beginning of a windows install.

If this still doesn't work either your DVD drive, MOBO or RAM has issues. Swap out DVD and either test it on a system known to work, or install a DVD you know works into your current rig.

If that doesn't work do the same with RAM.

If that doesn't work, do the same with MOBO.


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December 12, 2009 5:02:48 PM

Are you using ACHI or Raid for your HDD controller or do you have it set up to IDE in your BIOS? If you are trying to go ACHI or Raid you have to load the drivers when Win 7 asks you to select which HDD you want to set up Windows on.
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December 12, 2009 8:26:28 PM

banthracis said:
Um triple channel system requires ram in 3 slots to work. The boards 6 slots will usually be two colors, makes sure there's a a stick of ram in each slot of the same color. Changing RAM voltage settings, don't do it randomly,

Make sure ALL power connectors are installed properly.
Make sure it's set to boot from dvd as one of the options, or just straight out press F12 of w/e it is to select boot drive and boot from dvd.

If your system does not have a HD installed you should still be able to load drivers, etc off a boot disk and get into the beginning of a windows install.

If this still doesn't work either your DVD drive, MOBO or RAM has issues. Swap out DVD and either test it on a system known to work, or install a DVD you know works into your current rig.

If that doesn't work do the same with RAM.

If that doesn't work, do the same with MOBO.


Whoops, I will put back in the other 2 stick of ram to make 3. as for the voltage, it says 1.65 on the sticks so that is what I set it as, I did not see where I could change the 9-9-9-24 part. Also I assume I leave the DRAM bus alone.

I have an HD Installed, have tried 2 different HD, both unformated. so I took one and am formating it on another compter to see if that helps.

changing out the DVD was one of my next options. I will post back when I have done my next round of tests. Thanks Everyone.
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December 13, 2009 4:18:25 PM

ok more update,
I put in 3 sticks of ram
tried a different HD, and even formatted it on a different computer
swapped out the dvd with one I know works
unplugged everything from the Mother board that I didnt need right away
all power connectors are installed properly
tried windows vista instead
put in the voltage of the ram manually

All resulted in the same thing, nothing has changed. I guess start returning things and see if new items will work. I dont know.
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December 13, 2009 5:04:12 PM

At this point then I'd recommend swapping out the MOBO. IF that doesn't work try to PSU. Doubt it's that, but could be a bad unit not supplying steady power and causing freezes with the RAM.

Have you tested the RAM yet? If not give that a try too.
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December 13, 2009 6:15:40 PM

Well I have 12 gigs, and have swapped out sticks to see if anything different would happen. only running 3 sticks right now. Yeah, I dont think it would be the PSU since it freezes at the exact same point every time. plus I can stay in the BIOS for a long time without interuption.
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December 14, 2009 8:15:23 PM

Update,
Well still not much has changed. I unpluged my USB keyboard and restarted, this time I got to the choose english part, so I plug back in the keyboard and choose, I accept the terms, and it starts unpacking the files, then I get 97% done with the unpacking and it freezes again. any other ideas?
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December 15, 2009 12:06:40 PM

tyson679 said:
Update,
Well still not much has changed. I unpluged my USB keyboard and restarted, this time I got to the choose english part, so I plug back in the keyboard and choose, I accept the terms, and it starts unpacking the files, then I get 97% done with the unpacking and it freezes again. any other ideas?



If you're getting that far then we're not having a hardware issue. I'm inclined to say your disk is just screwy. If you have a friend or some one else with a copy of Win 7 give their disk a try, all you paid for really is the product key anyway.
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