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April 21, 2011 3:10:34 AM

Like the postings I have read "I am building my first system and" I am having trouble starting up and loading windows 7 64bit. I can get past the bios but when I put in my cd it begins installing the os but when it says it is going to restart it never does. Is it an issue with my dram, video card or something else.

Parts assembled for this:
3x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W QuadProcessor BX80601950
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower

Could it be an incompatible graphics card? The one I am using is from an old dell tower.

Any ideas?

April 22, 2011 8:17:48 AM

bobtbuilder said:
Like the postings I have read "I am building my first system and" I am having trouble starting up and loading windows 7 64bit. I can get past the bios but when I put in my cd it begins installing the os but when it says it is going to restart it never does. Is it an issue with my dram, video card or something else.

Parts assembled for this:
3x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W QuadProcessor BX80601950
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower

Could it be an incompatible graphics card? The one I am using is from an old dell tower.

Any ideas?


Could be the GPU, but the fact that you are getting to the reboot windows screen at all suggests that the GPU is alright! what model is the GPU BTW?

To test the memory try the Memtest X86 included with any linux distro! (the windows one would also work if you can get to it!) Also trying the linux will tell you whether it is an issue with your computer or the OS! UBUNTU downloadable HERE! http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/CDs-Ubuntu/10.10/ubuntu-10.10-desktop-amd64.iso Simply burn to CD or install to USB (Instructions on Ubuntu.com)

Also what happens when you try to reboot manually! Just remember to ignore the "Press any key to boot from CD" option when it starts up ...

Hope this helps!

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April 22, 2011 8:22:26 AM

Go into bios and select CD-ROM as your top priority for boot order. You probably have your old hard drives with a prior os on them and the mobo is trying to boot off of them but windows won't allow it since you have a new mobo.
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April 29, 2011 1:36:23 AM

"Go into bios and select CD-ROM as your top priority for boot order. You probably have your old hard drives with a prior os on them and the mobo is trying to boot off of them but windows won't allow it since you have a new mobo."

You are right! That is what it was. I figured it out the morning after posting my request. Thanks for trying to help me.
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