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Can't install windows 7

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January 9, 2012 1:12:20 AM

Specs: Zotac Z68 itx motherboard
i7 2600k
8gb ram
570gtx
wd 2tb black
silverstone 450w psu

So when I went to install windows 7 it will load the files but during the next splash screen, where you see the orbs and the flag, it will freeze. Nothing works. i've tried swapping sata cables, using a different harddrive, a 32 bit and a 64bit cd, and a different dvd reader but to no avail. Can someone suggest something please? I'm really frustrated!

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a c 411 $ Windows 7
January 9, 2012 1:22:55 AM

I deleted the other duplicate , left this one open.
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a c 411 $ Windows 7
January 9, 2012 1:25:01 AM

Is this a new build?
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January 9, 2012 1:26:43 AM

I'd try setting the BIOS to defaults, drop your RAM down, and install using the onboard video. Try to eliminate as many parts as possible, and see how the install goes.
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January 9, 2012 10:04:51 AM

yup this is a new build. I did reset cmos many times and the rated 1866 ram is running at 1333. it also passed memtest 10 times.
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a c 411 $ Windows 7
January 9, 2012 11:48:04 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Systems by Area51reopened
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a b $ Windows 7
January 9, 2012 11:52:32 AM

Have you tried doing the custom install. Delete all partitions and then try proceding.
Not familar with your MB, Does it have the latest bios??
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January 9, 2012 11:55:43 AM

I used dban on my ssd before I attempted to install windows 7 onto it. I'm not sure what you mean by custom install?
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January 9, 2012 12:00:53 PM

i had this problem once on an amd athlon 64x2 6000+. just go grab some coffee and give it some time... it eventually moves on.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 9, 2012 12:17:04 PM

Confused, HDD or SSD install??
Your specs list a 2 TB WD HDD, But your last post indicates an SSD. If so which SSD?

Custom Install - Normally given 2 options for Install (Express and custom- the custom install is the 2nd option and allows for selecting where to install, deleting and creating partitions and if needed a check box for installing a driver for the Drive (normally not needed if bios is set to AHCI. You should have the AHCI option selected in bios for SSDs, also recomend this for newer HDDs.
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January 10, 2012 3:15:18 AM

vx53c said:
i had this problem once on an amd athlon 64x2 6000+. just go grab some coffee and give it some time... it eventually moves on.


I left it running for a full night but nothing.
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January 10, 2012 3:16:49 AM

RetiredChief said:
Confused, HDD or SSD install??
Your specs list a 2 TB WD HDD, But your last post indicates an SSD. If so which SSD?

Custom Install - Normally given 2 options for Install (Express and custom- the custom install is the 2nd option and allows for selecting where to install, deleting and creating partitions and if needed a check box for installing a driver for the Drive (normally not needed if bios is set to AHCI. You should have the AHCI option selected in bios for SSDs, also recomend this for newer HDDs.


Ah sorry I meant hdd. oh i see. The thing is is that it freezes just before that screen so I cant choose.
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a b $ Windows 7
January 10, 2012 11:11:18 AM

Possible problems:
1) HDD - Go to manuf website and down load a bootable utility disk to test HDD.
2) Ram - Down load memtest86. This is a bootable ISO to test your memory
3) Verify that your Bios is setup for AHCI
4) Verify (swap out) data cables for DVD and HDD
5) DVD drive, if you have a 2nd DVD drive do a swap.
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March 19, 2012 9:03:25 AM

Hi,

I have the same problem with my installation, did you find any solution ?
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March 23, 2012 2:37:11 PM

Hi there !

to solve the solution you have to flash the bios with the last version. It's a shame to have to do this with a fresh component to make it work !! Zotac => nevermore !!
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March 30, 2012 1:30:48 PM

Sorry. Yes, I did find a solution. It was my disk. Even though it looked fine it was corrupted somehow. So I went and bought a new Win 7 and it worked just fine.
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