Getting BSOD during windows 7 installation HELP!!

hi im getting BSOD 0x000000a everytime im trying to install my OS (win 7). i even tried installing win xp but gets the same problem. i just build the pc, but just cant install OS on it. Is it bcuz of incompatible ram? Sometimes i when i restart my pc it wont even start, no graphic but the components r working ( cpu fan, GPU, sounds on dvd rw, HDD. My system info is-->

asus crosshair iv extreme
amd phenom ii 1090t x6
kingston ram 2x2 gb 1333mhz (kvr1333d3n9/2g)
WD 1TB 32 MB
Radeon 6950
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  1. hmmm, blue screens can be tricky, first thing I would try is using just one stick of ram, if that fails try the one stick in a different ram slot. Its obviously a hardware issue if you have tried W7 and XP but get the same result, make sure everything in the bios is at default settings.

    I have had an issue like this before, it turned out to be the RAM sticks, had to replace with a different brand.
  2. cache dumps or blue screens are associated with memory problems.Could you first install the ram with one stick then retry with the other.
  3. Stop code 0x0a is the famous IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    The Stop 0xA message indicates that a kernel-mode process or driver attempted to access a memory location to which it did not have permission, or at a kernel interrupt request level (IRQL) that was too high. A kernel-mode process can access only other processes that have an IRQL lower than, or equal to, its own. This Stop message is typically due to faulty or incompatible hardware or software.

    These days, due to automatic IRQ management, the most likely cause of this error occuring is defective RAM. Run memtest86 on each stick; its likely one of them is bad.


    If you're using a slipstreamed Windows install, its possible that theres a driver issue, but thats VERY unlikely. Could also be a configuration problem with the PC, but bad RAM is likely the cause.
  4. what does the screen say?
    i've heard of thermal problems doing this: could you have possibly forgotten to put thermal compound on the cpu?
  5. tried everything, even changing the ram and still getting this...zzzz....--->

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033

    Additional information about the problem:
    BCCode: 1e
    BCP1: 0000000000000000
    BCP2: 0000000000000000
    BCP3: 0000000000000000
    BCP4: 0000000000000000
    OS Version: 6_1_7601
    Service Pack: 1_0
    Product: 768_1

    Files that help describe the problem:
  6. It could also be that you got a defective dimm slot. I had that problem before and what I did I ran memtest but in your case since you cannot even get to Windows I figure your motherboard dimm slot could be the problem
  7. many sticks are you using? I've heard stories of Windows not installing with more then one stick installed [for whatever reason].

    If you exchanged the RAM, its very unlikely to be faulty RAM per say, but it could be a bad DIMM [though I doubt it].
  8. i checked this forum for help with the bsod during install. i was Bsod al the time. during the install and even after i installed... i read about ram voltage and checked my bios. the voltage supplied as 1.4 ish... the patriot 1600 ram i had required 1.6v over the auto detected voltage of 1.5v i changed it to 1.6v and was able to install but my gigabite 990fxa-ud3 wasnt suppling enough power consistently . i manually changed the voltage in the bios to about 1.610v saved and reentered the bios to check. the voltage was about 1.560. im thanking this forum for the help using my new system. so i suggest check your bios for what is being delievered to your ram.
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