Loading Windows 7 on new mobo problems

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December 27, 2009 at 11:43:03
Specs: XP Home, P 4 3.2 / 4GB
When loading a new operating system windows 7 with a
new mother board it starts with the disk in drive ar
normal then loads the system. At the end it says it has to
shut down and restart but I am told not to hit key when it
asks do I want to boot from a cd or dvd. It has now been
40 mins like this. How long do I leave it in this state. He I
touch a key it will start from the start again.

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December 27, 2009 at 11:51:03
When the installation is completely done the message should be to remove any disks and reboot. If you didn't do that then reboot and do it. If you saw that message then the installation may not have been done.

Do you have any peripheral hardware connected? Printers, scanners, external drives, flash drives, card readers, etc.?

Did you verify your system was Windows 7 ready?

Verify your boot order to be sure you have the hard drive you loaded Windows 7 on in the boot order.

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December 27, 2009 at 11:58:29
This has all been done. It asked what drive then it went through the
process no problem. When it said it had completed it then said it
will shut down in 10 seconds then re boot. That is where I am at
now. On a screen asking if I want to re boot if I hit a key it will start
all again. Been like this for an hour now.

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December 27, 2009 at 12:32:48
Don't start a new thread. I deleted the one you just started.

Be patient and wait for responses here.

You can't respond individually to each of my comments? That is the only way for me to know if you understood them.

You stated you are using a new motherboard, what about your hard drive? Are you trying to upgrade to Windows 7 with an upgrade version?

What type of hard drive do you have, SATA or IDE?

Post the model of the motherboard.

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December 27, 2009 at 12:58:05
ok drive is sata board is DX58SO and installing full windows 7

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December 27, 2009 at 13:16:33
Your BIOS supposedly will set values for the SATA drive that should make it work. That said, you should still check the current setting for the hard drive in the BIOS screens. I don't know if Windows 7 includes a specific driver for your SATA controllers. See if AHCI is enabled in the BIOS for the hard drive.

Read the Wiki link below concerning Intel recommendations.

You didn't confirm that no unnecessary external hardware is connected. In addition to that I would also recommend pulling any add in cards except for your graphics card. You can install them later.


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December 27, 2009 at 20:02:08
Didn't we tell you not to buy that motherboard? How's that working out for you?

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December 28, 2009 at 02:02:40
so I only have one drive inane the new graphics card in. What do I
do next. How do I know what to set the drive bios to. There are no
instructionss it should do it when you put the windows 7 disk in
should it not.

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December 28, 2009 at 04:23:37
Did you read the link at the bottom of #5? States how to set the BIOS according to Intel recommendations.

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December 28, 2009 at 09:09:58
Yes I did read the wikipedia link but not sure how to go about it and where to find the correct BIOS can you help?

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December 28, 2009 at 09:16:20
I have also been told by intel to remove the CMOS battery and ALL usb connected deivices apart from the keyboard and mouse and restart in about an hour after putting the battery back in. The reason they said remove the battery was to clear the memory as it probably was the reason it was running so slow and may have lots of conflicting information. views please

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December 28, 2009 at 12:39:10
Doing that accomplishes the same thing as going into the BIOS screens and setting the values.

You can also use a jumper on the motherboard to clear the CMOS values. You don't need to wait for an hour.

Be sure whichever method you use to have the computer unplugged when doing that.

When you boot into the BIOS screens after clearing the CMOS the date and time should be wrong. If they aren't then you didn't clear the CMOS.

I told you above to disconnect any unnecessary hardware and then asked you again if you did that.

You will need to boot into the BIOS screens after clearing the ;CMOS values to reset the date and time and to possibly adjust your boot order.

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December 28, 2009 at 15:20:32
Many thanks but after contacting Intel and doing a few tests they
confirm that the board is faulty and have to return it to Intel for a
replacement. What a drag. Watch this space.

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December 28, 2009 at 16:48:23
"the board is faulty and have to return it to Intel for a

Now's your chance...return the Intel board, get your money back, then buy something decent like we've been telling you all along!

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December 29, 2009 at 00:43:44
ok tell me now which one to get.

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January 3, 2010 at 19:18:24
jam already gave you some examples...


Do you read any of the replies we post?


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