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First build, stuck on the "loading operating system" screen.

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January 25, 2013 12:23:04 AM

Well I posted on the forum earlier today asking for help on my build. Well here I am now with a running computer, but I can't seem to get windows 7 64-bit to install. My computer will boot showing the gigabyte loading screen (my mb is a gigabyte 970A-UD3) I read that some people advised others with this problem to flash their bios, but I really don't know how to do any of that...if you need anymore details on my build, just let me know! Thanks!
a b V Motherboard
January 25, 2013 12:40:40 AM

Are you installing Windows 7 with a CD? is it a legitimate Copy?
January 25, 2013 12:43:03 AM

I'm installing from a USB drive, and yes it is legitimate lol.
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a b V Motherboard
January 25, 2013 12:50:03 AM

How long have you let it wait while it was "Stuck" to see if it will move to the next step? There are a couple points in the windows 7 install that can take a little while to gather resources on some computers.
a b V Motherboard
January 25, 2013 12:51:58 AM

Did you reformat the drive entirely before making a clean install?
You MUST do that before installing 64 bit. 32 bit will not upgrade to 64 bit.
Are you SURE that you have a 64 bit motherboard and processor?
64 bit will NOT install on a 32 bit machine.
Look up the motherboard and processor specifications. VERIFY, do NOT assume.
January 25, 2013 1:00:09 AM

I'm positive everything is 64-bit, and I let it sit on that screen for at least 25-30 minutes with no change what so ever.
January 25, 2013 1:01:19 AM

And no I don't reformat anything except for the USB drive, the hard drive is brand new.

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a b V Motherboard
January 25, 2013 1:10:47 AM

Try disconnecting all non-essential devices you might have attached to the machine, they might be interfering with setup.

Try reducing the amount of installed RAM to a single stick and attempt the installation to see if it completes. If it completes successfully, you can proceed to re-add the additional RAM.

If you have more than one internal hard disk attached to the system, detach all except the target hard disk where Windows 7 will be installed.
January 25, 2013 1:16:33 AM

Best answer selected by Bdayton94.
January 25, 2013 1:18:17 AM

Alright thanks, I'll be sure to try with just one stick of ram. I really don't have anything extra besides maybe my optical drive, but thanks for the help! I'll be sure to post results when I have them.