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ASRock Extreme4 z77 Boots past BIOS but BSOD after displaying Windows logo

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May 16, 2013 9:43:59 AM

Seems that all my components are being detected properly and it boots up fine but when it comes to the "Starting Windows" screen the logo starts to appear but then I get a very very short (half a second) blue screen and it starts to reboot over and over and over until I shut it off. The code on the mobo says "A6" which I've read doesn't help much.

Here are my specs...

i7 3770k
nvidia gtx 670
600w PSU
2x 8gb Corsair (not vengeance) RAM
1tb Hitachi HDD (the only old part of my build, it's from mid 2009)

Please keep in mind I'm sort of a noob when it comes to building computers.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you :) 

P.S. I've tried booting in both IDE and ACHI (however you spell it :p )
a c 558 V Motherboard
May 16, 2013 10:00:20 AM

Try inserting the Windows installation DVD, boot from it and select Windows Repair.
May 16, 2013 12:38:37 PM

alexoiu said:
Try inserting the Windows installation DVD, boot from it and select Windows Repair.


I can't find my Windows DVD :( 

Who should I go about contacting for a replacement disk?
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a c 558 V Motherboard
May 16, 2013 12:42:50 PM

I might be wrong but I don't think you can get a replacement disk.
Try removing one RAM module, set SATA to IDE and see if still the same.
Does the old system still work?
May 16, 2013 4:21:39 PM

alexoiu said:
I might be wrong but I don't think you can get a replacement disk.
Try removing one RAM module, set SATA to IDE and see if still the same.
Does the old system still work?


Tried above. Looks like you have to pay $30 for a replacement CD :( 
a c 558 V Motherboard
May 16, 2013 9:20:27 PM

It's better though than paying for a new one. What system, XP?
a b V Motherboard
May 17, 2013 5:43:20 AM

You can also download an .iso (burnable) copy of windows, burn it to disk and then use your authorized key. The key has to match the original source of the version of windows, so if you bought from MSFT then download from MSFT, if from an OEM than download from that OEM.

May 17, 2013 9:18:54 AM

chesteracorgi said:
You can also download an .iso (burnable) copy of windows, burn it to disk and then use your authorized key. The key has to match the original source of the version of windows, so if you bought from MSFT then download from MSFT, if from an OEM than download from that OEM.



How much space would I need on the empty disc to burn the copy of windows? I can easily do that on my laptop. Windows 7 32-bit, btw. I already tried using a legit Windows 7 64-bit CD but alas I forgot my system is 32-bit :/ 
a b V Motherboard
May 21, 2013 11:37:34 AM

You need a burnable DVD (I don't know how much space). Just download Win 32 bit.
May 21, 2013 9:18:35 PM

I managed to get it working (in fact, i'm doing this reply on it) by getting a cheap 4.7gb DVD at Walmart and burning Win. 7 onto it. Thank you to everyone that has helped!!
a b V Motherboard
May 23, 2013 4:46:53 AM

Good luck
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