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January 29, 2013 2:55:49 AM

So I just got done building my PC today and everything worked fine, and once I go to boot windows 7 the installation goes fine until the part where you have to select what you want to install the OS on.

My HDD wasn't showing up and now after the post boot screen all it gives me is this.

http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Swagstro/photo...
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a629/Swagstro/photo...

I'm so lost and need help :/ 

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January 29, 2013 4:01:57 AM

Try loading the SATA driver when asked where to install Windows. Is SATA set to AHCI or IDE?
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January 29, 2013 4:13:01 AM

alexoiu said:
Try loading the SATA driver when asked where to install Windows. Is SATA set to AHCI or IDE?


I cant even get past this screen (Refer to the image links in OP)

Anybody know what happend?
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January 29, 2013 1:25:57 PM

Anyone know how to fix this?

Thanks
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January 29, 2013 1:28:57 PM

Is the DVD drive set as the primary boot device in BIOS? If not, set it, then boot from the Windows installation disk.
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January 29, 2013 1:31:35 PM

alexoiu said:
Is the DVD drive set as the primary boot device in BIOS? If not, set it, then boot from the Windows installation disk.


I'm not installing windows from a disc, so no.

I need help figuring out what happend to get these 2 screens. ^^^

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January 29, 2013 1:33:52 PM

The system probably tries to boot from the HDD and therefore the screen. Are you able to enter BIOS?
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January 29, 2013 1:36:15 PM

alexoiu said:
The system probably tries to boot from the HDD and therefore the screen. Are you able to enter BIOS?


Yes I can.
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January 29, 2013 1:56:53 PM

And what's the boot priority?
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January 29, 2013 3:29:35 PM

alexoiu said:
And what's the boot priority?


#1 : USB (was showing up, now it's not)
#2 : HDD
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a b $ Windows 7
January 29, 2013 3:33:44 PM

Do you have a different USB stick? If not, try formatting this one (I assume you have another PC or a laptop), make it bootable and put the Windows kit again on it.
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January 29, 2013 4:34:37 PM

alexoiu said:
Do you have a different USB stick? If not, try formatting this one (I assume you have another PC or a laptop), make it bootable and put the Windows kit again on it.


Did that and got past the other screen but now it's back to the same thing.

Here's a video showing my problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cUZKiuwWq8
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January 29, 2013 4:57:21 PM

Have you connected the USB stick to a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port?
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January 29, 2013 5:00:25 PM

alexoiu said:
Have you connected the USB stick to a USB 3.0 or 2.0 port?


Tried both.

It's not my usb.

It's something to do with the drivers I think.
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January 29, 2013 5:42:53 PM

alexoiu said:
My guess is that Windows writes the driver on the USB stick, therefore corrupting the files.
Try following one of the tutorials on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwX9cmJ8BoM


Did that and still can't find my HDD.

Wondering if it's a driver problem or if I should RMA my HDD?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 29, 2013 5:49:53 PM

Can you initialize the HDD in a dfferent PC?
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January 29, 2013 5:51:18 PM

alexoiu said:
Can you initialize the HDD in a dfferent PC?


I only have a laptop :/ 

Anyway to do it with that?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 29, 2013 6:11:36 PM

Only with an USB enclosure. Maybe a friend can help.
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January 29, 2013 6:17:50 PM

Andddd my whole computer just fried i'm pretty sure.

PSU started smoking and it's not turning on.
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January 29, 2013 7:07:02 PM

How come?
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