Windows 7 installation hangs on GIGABYTE\'s GA-970A UD3 Tags: Gigabyte Windows 7 Memory Motherboards Last response: December 17, 2011 1:32 PM in Motherboards Share vvorobey December 9, 2011 2:28:42 PM I tried to install Windows 7 number of times. Every time I deleted partitions and formatted HD. Every time the installation goes though license agreement and hangs up on different point. I run Windows memory diagnostic tool, no problem found. Any help is really appreciated. All stuff I've bought is brand new. Motherboard: GIGABYTE\'s GA-970A UD3 Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL Processor: AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX HD: OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC More about : windows installation hangs gigabyte 970a ud3 plokert December 10, 2011 3:32:27 AM I've had that problem. This is what I do when I'm doing a new install. (Note...I'm not an expert. lol) Format the HD. Shut down and power off system. Disconnect my other hard drives. Run the install disk. After install reconnect my other drives. There were times when I've had to repeat the whole process 3 or 4 times for it to finally work. Let it "hang" for a looong time. I've let it hang...went to the store..came back and it was ready for the next process. Kinda silly but needs to be said>>> Make sure the dvd is clean. Sry I can't help any more than that. vvorobey December 12, 2011 11:57:23 PM plokert said:I've had that problem. This is what I do when I'm doing a new install. (Note...I'm not an expert. lol) Format the HD. Shut down and power off system. Disconnect my other hard drives. Run the install disk. After install reconnect my other drives. There were times when I've had to repeat the whole process 3 or 4 times for it to finally work. Let it "hang" for a looong time. I've let it hang...went to the store..came back and it was ready for the next process. Kinda silly but needs to be said>>> Make sure the dvd is clean. Sry I can't help any more than that. Thank you for the suggestions. Before loading Windows I disconected all devices but videocard and one hard drive. The problem persists. I will try your advise and wait for a long time. Related resources Gigabyte ga-970a boot driver problem HELP PLEASE - Forum Is FX 8120 Bulldozer supported on Gigabyte GA 970A UD3 - Forum Gigabyte x79 UD3 and i 7 3820 not booting - Forum Gigabyte ud3 P55 won't post - Forum Gigabyte P55 UD3 Rev 1.0 Won't Recognize Proper Memory Size - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer yshuwen521 December 13, 2011 12:11:44 AM what's your bios version? which port connect your DVD-rom and SSD? AHCI mode or IDE mode? plokert December 13, 2011 4:27:29 AM Don't know if ya got it working yet but there were to other problems/solutions I did in the past. 1 - I had a bad win7 dvd. 2 - I switched my hard drives and found the one I was attempting to use was bad. I wish I could be more helpful but good luck PS.. speaking of BIOS. reset the bios to its default or optimized setting before attempting the install. You can always go back and adjust bios to your preferences later. BerylLee a b V Motherboard December 13, 2011 11:49:45 PM Update your bios first could be a fix Makinbacon December 15, 2011 4:16:39 PM I read the new egg reviews on these and they said the bios was buggy. My Ga-990fx-UD3 works fine. Sometimes i have issues but nothing major. waiting for an update. vvorobey December 17, 2011 1:32:51 PM BerylLee said:Update your bios first could be a fix Already tried, no difference. Just now tried another motherboard, ASUS, the same. All started to pint to the processor, but I am not sure Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows 7 installation hangs on GIGABYTE's MA785GMT-UD2H ForumNew Homebuilt PC Crashes During Everyday Tasks ForumFullscreen Crossfire Crash (6850s) ForumBSOD happens daily ForumInstall of Windows 7 hangs ForumAudio not working. Gigabyte P67 UD3 B3 ForumWindows Hangs after it has completed installation "Starting Windows " ForumWindows 7 hangs at Shut Down screen ForumGigabyte p55A ud3 most current bios>? ForumWindows 7 installation hangs on 'Starting Windows ' where the four balls should s ForumWindows 7 install hangs on "starting windows " screen Forum"Reboot and select Proper boot device" ForumWhy does the Windows Installer think my drive is offline? ForumWindows 98 motherboard ForumIs Gigabyte core unlocker now disabled? More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !