why cant i install win 7 from dvd or from usb device...

November 13, 2018 at 04:16:55
Specs: Windows 7
i can install on other pc's and laptops but not this machine: MSI DDR 1196 mb and phoenix - awardbios v6.00pg.
please help....going crazy

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November 13, 2018 at 06:27:09
What is happening when you attempt the installation? Any error messages etc.?

You appear to have the minimal RAM - at least 1Gig).

What is the HD capacity?

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November 13, 2018 at 07:10:26
Is this computer currently running any version of Windows? We need more information than you provided. If this is a factory assembled unit provide the full brand and model number. If a custom built unit, provide motherboard, CPU, etc.

Considering you are running DDR1 RAM the hardware may pre-date the release of Windows 7.

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November 13, 2018 at 09:13:04
"MSI DDR 1196 mb and phoenix - awardbios v6.00pg"

Nothing there of much use. Please post the complete system specs; especially the make/model of motherboard.

When installing Win7, be sure to delete ALL partitions & start with unallocated space. You can repartition after Windows is installed using EaseUS Partition Master.


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November 13, 2018 at 21:02:16
no error msgs, machine switches off but retains power. it is the factory motherboard (not built up). 1gb ram, and i have tried 6 different hdd (40gb, 80gb and 160gb) - all the same issue. i can install win xp (cd) but not win 7 (dvd). The mb can only manage ide, there are no sata ports on the motherboard.i tried placing a dvdrom on the machine and the cmos sees it as a dvd-rom but when you want to select the boot device, it only shows a cd-rom , not the dvd-rom drive...........I suspect the hardware cannot manage win 7, yet msi website has drivers for win 7???

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