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June 11, 2010 4:43:33 PM

ok i just got win7 and tried to install it. and i can get to the completing instation and to the first white screen , then it restarts and boots back up, then it just seems to sit there. Is that normal or is there a problem? oh and i'm trying to install the 64 bit vertion
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June 11, 2010 5:56:44 PM

On the last boot windows 7 does a test of all your components, Cpu, mem, Graphics,HDD,ect.
It will be doing that.
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June 11, 2010 8:54:28 PM

Sounds like a hardware issue!
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June 11, 2010 10:34:08 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Sounds like a hardware issue!


buti installed the 32 bit vetion just fine
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June 12, 2010 1:45:49 AM

yes, it does this for a lot of people including me. just leave it and it will continue eventually (can take 10 mins sometimes, just be patient)
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June 12, 2010 4:56:58 PM

welshmousepk said:
yes, it does this for a lot of people including me. just leave it and it will continue eventually (can take 10 mins sometimes, just be patient)


even if there is no activity with the lights and the disk stops spinning?
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June 12, 2010 6:27:09 PM

ok when i leave the second white screen alone it goes to sleep mode. what is going on with it?
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June 14, 2010 4:19:49 AM

oh okay, there should still be activity. sounds very suspicious. did the system work fine with another OS installed?

sounds like a GPU driver issue perhaps. could you list full system specs please?
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June 14, 2010 7:20:33 AM

Snowolf said:
ok i just got win7 and tried to install it. and i can get to the completing instation and to the first white screen , then it restarts and boots back up, then it just seems to sit there. Is that normal or is there a problem? oh and i'm trying to install the 64 bit vertion



Follow the instructions from http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/windows-7-installation-w...
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June 14, 2010 3:01:52 PM

Only problem I had like that was with installing Ubuntu. I didn't know how to fix it though D:
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June 14, 2010 4:39:48 PM

welshmousepk said:
oh okay, there should still be activity. sounds very suspicious. did the system work fine with another OS installed?

sounds like a GPU driver issue perhaps. could you list full system specs please?



yes it worked fine with xp and vista. and my specs r
ga-ma69g-s3h mob
8 gb ram
1 tb hdd
and for the full mob specs heres the link http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
XFX ati radeon 4350
and an AMD Athalon 2 x2 64 bit cpu
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June 18, 2010 4:11:31 PM

Best answer selected by snowolf.
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June 18, 2010 4:13:33 PM

it was a hardware issue. but ti was 2 things that were needed. first i needed a graphics card and second windows 7 64 bit can only be installed with 2 gb ram, any more and it will errer out.
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June 18, 2010 10:57:01 PM

Snowolf said:
it was a hardware issue. but ti was 2 things that were needed. first i needed a graphics card and second windows 7 64 bit can only be installed with 2 gb ram, any more and it will errer out.


You mean that one of your RAM sticks was faulty?

because you certianly can install W7 with more RAM than that.
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June 19, 2010 3:50:29 AM

no none of my ram is falty. cheacked each stick, all work fine. but i could only get it to install with 1 2gb stick of ram. but that seems to be it. as in i cant get it to boot in normal mode with all 8, only 2gb
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June 19, 2010 5:52:53 AM

HEY if u can tell me how to fix this PLEASE do. the whole reson i got the 64 bit os was for more ram
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June 19, 2010 6:21:48 AM

Snowolf said:
HEY if u can tell me how to fix this PLEASE do. the whole reson i got the 64 bit os was for more ram


You need to provide more detail on your hardware, such as brand and specs of the RAM. Also, more background. For example, you said it worked with XP and Vista. What versions and for how long? Was hardware upgraded and if so what was there before? As complete as you can would be mighty helpful in troubleshooting.
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June 19, 2010 4:02:14 PM

ok heres more details on my specs
the cpu is an amd athalon 2 x2 running at 2.70 ghz this is its orginal and current cpu
the mother board is a GA-MA69G-S3H. hers the link for more info http://www.gigabyte.com/products/p [...] id=2554#sp
the ram has been upgraded. it had 2 sticks of 1gb pny ram. and they worked fine with xp home and pro 32bit and with vista home premum 32. they r pc-6400 sticks. i have 2 disk drives, 1 is a cd burnner with ide connections and the other is a liteon dvd/cd recorder with sata connection. both work great, even with win7. the new ram i have is 4 sticks of 2gb Adata ram pc -6400, running at 800hz, and they worked fine with win xp pro 32 bit , and sence it was a 32 bit u know how much it read. the power supply is a 350w. works great even now. i have 3 fans in the case the first 1 is a black widdow cpu fan, the next is an exsost fan, and the last 1 is an intake fan. no complants. this all worked good for gaming on xp and vista and worked till i droped them like hot rocks. the new graphics card i got was the only thing that let me install the 64 bit win7 os. its a XFX radeon hd 4350. pci express x16, 1gb ddr2 graphics memory, running at 600mhz. thats all i can think of. if i find more i will add it.
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June 19, 2010 11:25:41 PM

350w seems low for that system, what brand is the PSU?

Its the first thing that jumps out at me in those system specs.
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a c 416 $ Windows 7
June 19, 2010 11:46:44 PM

Get a 600 watt psu!
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June 20, 2010 6:13:46 AM

welshmousepk said:
350w seems low for that system, what brand is the PSU?

Its the first thing that jumps out at me in those system specs.





its an Antec. but why would that matter?
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June 20, 2010 6:29:24 AM

A high quality PSU may be okay, but i'm not sure a low end 350w is enough for that system.

is it an earthwatts? antec make some good PSUs but some bad ones. its the only thing i can see right now that could be causing the issue, no enough power with all those sticks of RAM. though it certainly not guaranteed, its just whats sticking out.
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June 21, 2010 3:55:21 AM

welshmousepk said:
A high quality PSU may be okay, but i'm not sure a low end 350w is enough for that system.

is it an earthwatts? antec make some good PSUs but some bad ones. its the only thing i can see right now that could be causing the issue, no enough power with all those sticks of RAM. though it certainly not guaranteed, its just whats sticking out.





this is all i can find on the psu so if u need more i can try to put the sembules on here.

s/n:LT09011111185
model: BP350

DC Output +5V +12V, +12V2 +3.3V -12V +5V SB
Max. 20A 10A 13A 20A 0.3A 2.54
Min. 0.5A 1.0A 1.0A 0.3A 0A 0A

+3.3V,+5V Max.load 130W; +12V1, +12V2 Max.load276W

thats all i could find on it. and i looked all over the thing.
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June 21, 2010 6:38:00 AM

yeah that doesn't look so great, i think it may be the PSU causing issues. do you know anyone with a PSU you could borrow to see if it alleviates the problem?
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June 21, 2010 1:23:09 PM

welshmousepk said:
yeah that doesn't look so great, i think it may be the PSU causing issues. do you know anyone with a PSU you could borrow to see if it alleviates the problem?




i got another psu in another pc. its a 480W,but i was told that it did not have a connecter that my rig needed.
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June 21, 2010 10:54:59 PM

THERES NO WAY its a psu issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i took the other psu and unpluged every thing i did not need and got the same result. it gave me that same blue message again.
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June 22, 2010 2:36:33 AM

I'm afraid i am totally baffled. i cannot think of what would cause such an issue.

does anyone else care to weigh in?
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June 22, 2010 3:10:58 AM

eh?

whats a flash format got to do with anything?
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June 22, 2010 3:12:15 AM

was trying to post the errer mesage
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June 22, 2010 4:01:14 AM

ok somthing strang just happened i took out the graphics card and put in all 8gb of ram and IT BOOTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but now i need to be able to use the graphics card but how?!?!?
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June 22, 2010 5:30:43 AM

that would still seem to point to a power issue, thats very odd.

man, im stumped...

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June 22, 2010 1:34:17 PM

can u tell me how big of a psu my mother board needs. i think u already said it but i'm not sure. and could it be a mother board issue? i heard somthing about flex cracks?
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June 22, 2010 5:25:48 PM

never mind the psu size , found out from the manufactuer that i needed atlest a 420w for normal use. so i'm getting a 700w psu. so i am believeing that that will be the fix. i will keep u guys posted on the progress.
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June 23, 2010 3:16:28 AM

worth a try, hopefully it will solve the issue.

yes, the PSU you had certainly seemed low for the system, and the problems point to it being the issue.
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June 23, 2010 3:19:47 AM

hopfully it is the prob. that is an easy fix :) 
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June 25, 2010 10:56:38 PM

NOPE!!!! same thing! and i even have a 700w psu. and a good 1 to boot! i got the raidmax BLACKSTONE. so i'm compleatly stumped . need u guys help badly.
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June 26, 2010 3:28:57 AM

Snowolf said:
NOPE!!!! same thing! and i even have a 700w psu. and a good 1 to boot! i got the raidmax BLACKSTONE. so i'm compleatly stumped . need u guys help badly.


It was a dumb idea to do the PSU to begin with. This wasn't a hardware change, it was an OS change.

Its always hard to troubleshoot like this without seeing the unit, but you can try.............

1) installing Windows 7 32 bit and see if that works. Might give vista 64 a whirl as well. Since it works with Vista 32, it should work with 7 32. And if it fails with 7 64 it may fail with Vista 64. In any case, will tell us more about the problem.

2) Barebones the system as much as you can. Remove the GPU since the board has on board video. Keep the number of ram chips and peripheral devices to a minimum. Its possible there is a problem with a peripheral device.

3) Reset the bios to default settings.

That is all that comes to mind for the moment. Let us know how this goes.




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June 26, 2010 3:33:41 AM

i forgot the most obvious. Bios update. I have seen an older board or two that just didn't like 64 bit OS without a newer bios. What bios do you have now?

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June 26, 2010 4:18:33 AM

ummm i dont know if u know this or not ,but win 7 ultimate 64 bit is installed, and that is not the issue any more. the issue is that i cant get it to run with all my ram and the graphics card at the same time. it will only let me run 2 gb of ram with the graphics card
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June 26, 2010 4:28:11 AM

Snowolf said:
ummm i dont know if u know this or not ,but win 7 ultimate 64 bit is installed, and that is not the issue any more. the issue is that i cant get it to run with all my ram and the graphics card at the same time. it will only let me run 2 gb of ram with the graphics card


But you said it DID work with vista and XP 32 bit. That likely rules out the PSU and you could still be looking at a 64 bit issue of some sort as you said you were using 32 bit versions of Vista and XP.

So it runs fine on the integrated GPU or without all the ram?
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June 26, 2010 4:30:14 AM

yes runs fine with intagrated gpu and without all the ram
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June 26, 2010 4:30:59 AM

but i can take the gpu out and put in all the ram and it will run just fine
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June 26, 2010 4:40:04 AM

Snowolf said:
but i can take the gpu out and put in all the ram and it will run just fine


And this is the same setup as when you had the XP/vista installs you referenced earlier?
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June 26, 2010 4:41:37 AM

xp yes, vista no 'got rid of vista fast"
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a b $ Windows 7
June 26, 2010 8:42:40 AM

Was this your first install of windows 7? Perhaps something went wrong with the install. If this was your first installation attempt, you could give it another try from scratch.
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June 26, 2010 2:28:33 PM

no have tryed sveral times , 32 bit always installed right. 64 bit i hd to get a graphis card to get it to install. but not it does not need it to run
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a b $ Windows 7
June 26, 2010 9:33:48 PM

driver problem?
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