i7 2600k 16gb patriot gaming memory asrock extreme 6 evga 570gtx 1050 watt psu 1tb wester digital black windows 7 64 bit.
Are u installing from the BR drive?
Not sure what you mean but ill try and give more information. There are 8 sata slots on the board. 2 are a_1 and a_2 which are media ports (the book says not to use them for bootable hardware) and then the other two ports are regular sata 3 slots, then 4 other sata 2 slots. Right now i have my dvd drive and hard drive on each of the normal sata 3 slots. When i try and boot from my dvd drive to install windows 7 it comes up with hit any key and then after that loads to a black screen and then stops working. Now in the other modes i wrote above ive gotten further but still no luck with the install..
Never seen anything like this . so strange to me.
OK, is your drive Blue ray drive? Strange it is.
Try to install in the in the IDE mode, not AHCI.
Ill show u latter how to switch to AHCI after the install.
No its not blue ray. just Dvd/cd . Ill try IDE again. But the last few times ive tried it stays at 0% on the expanding windows files part. My dad used the same copy of windows a week ago so i really dont think it's the cd. Thanks for your help.
I'd try putting the DVD on the first SATA2 port (shouldn't matter but why not). I'd also leave it in AHCI.
One other thing would be to see if your DVD drive has a firmware upgrade available - I had to do that once upon a time.
Yeah i thought about that also about switching sata ports. Thats next on the list...
switched the ports and nothing happened. Same black screen with a flashing bar at the top in ahci mode.