Solved Install? OEM Wndws 7 GA-MA785GMT-UD2H w/ Athlon II x2 250?

October 1, 2013 at 14:19:10
Specs: Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit OEM, Athlon II/8GB
The manual may have been published before Windows 7. Do I need to install a new CPU for Windows 7 & 8? Or are there drivers available to allow installation on the above system. The HDD has been DBANed and as good as new, no partitions, with nothing written on it. Have G.Skill 8MB total for RAM.

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October 3, 2013 at 09:51:38
AH. I hate those, but what it is asking for is for you to put the sata driver for windows 7 onto a usb stick or cd, and when this message comes up you direct it to the sata driver location and things will continue on. If you have replaced your cmos battery, the bios will have lost it's settings and go through what you are seeing. I suggest using the option to "load defaults", however then go back in and make sure the sata controller is set correctly (ahci) or whatever you have there for sata. If it is enable then leave it.
I went to Gigabyte to your model number, and drivers for your os win 7 64bit.
What you need is the sata raid/ahci driver. Note there are 4 revisions to the board.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...

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October 1, 2013 at 14:48:52
Let er rip, you have not said what the video is, and if it is not up to par, you may not have aeroglass features, but will install fine. Athlon II, what? Not that it matter's, go ahead, any issues report back. If there is a significant issue it will flag it during install prep.

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October 2, 2013 at 07:07:42
Hi DustyJaxen,

Windows 7 compatible drivers fot GA-MA785GMT-UD2H which is a system board from Gigabyte are available on the link below:

http://bit.ly/1bqXXxl

Click Support and Downloads and select the operating system installed.

Thanks & Regards
Manshu S
#iworkfordell

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October 3, 2013 at 09:06:25
Thank-you HopperRox & DellManshuS This is what I have done so far. I may need to partition the drive and format it somehow without removing it. The other guides I found may be helpful. Heading out to a scrap yard for truck parts today. Dusty
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Went through the case checking hardware connections after pulling CMOS battery which has been reinstalled. HDD in SATA-0 position with DVD drive in SATA-4/

No OS. External USB DVD drive connected. Keyboard and mouse USB connected. LAN connected in RJ-45 ready for Internet.

BIOS fired up: CMOS Setup Utility – Copyright 1984-2009 Award Software. Manual ready for setting BIOS values.

MB Intelligent Tweaker (MIT) EC Firmware Selection [Hybrid] Advanced Clock Calibration [Per Core]. Cores 0,1,2,3 values set at –[2%] Saved – exited – and in BIOS again. Leaving the remainder of MIT in default settings.

Standard CMOS settings: IDE Channel 1 Master [ASUS DRW-24F1ST] IDE Channel 2 Master [ST3250410AS]] Drive A [1.44, 3.5”] Halt on [All, But Keyboard]

Advanced BIOS Features: Internal Graphics Mode [UMA], UMA Frame Buffer size [Auto] Onboard VGA output connect [Auto] AMD C1E Support [Enabled] Hard Disk Boot Priority 1. [Ch.2 M.: ST3250410AS] 2. [Bootable Add-in Cards] First Boot Device [Floppy], Second Boot Device [CDROM] Third Boot Device [Hard Disk] Backup BIOS Image to HDD [Enabled]

Integrated Peripherals: Onchip IDE Channel [Enabled], OnChip SATA Controller [Enabled] OnChip SATA Type [AHCI], OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type [As SATA Type],

F11 [Save CMOS to BIOS] – [Profile 1] HDD] Warning the current location is not empty! Are you sure you want to overwrite it(Y/N) Y

ESC Exit

F10: Save & Exit Setup

Boot Screen comes up Verifying DMI Pool Data AMD Data Change…Update New Data to DMI

Inserting OEM WINDOWS 7 PRO Disk into USB External DVD player & Rebooting.

F12 for USB CDROM boot menu – Boot from CD

Windows loading files…
Install Windows Language, Time & Currency Format, Keyboard NEXT
INSTALL now
Setup is starting…
License Terms [I accept EULAID:Win7SP1_RM.2_PRO_OEM_en-us NEXT
Page “What Type of Installation do you want? [Upgrade or Custom]

Where do you want to install Windows?
No drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation.
Load Driver
To install the device driver needed to access your hard drive, insert the installation media containing the driver files, and then click OK..
Removed Windows 7 CD and replace it with an XP Pro CD
"No signed drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK"
Removed XP Pro CD [OK]
Turning off screens and going to bed.
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October 3, 2013 at 09:51:38
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AH. I hate those, but what it is asking for is for you to put the sata driver for windows 7 onto a usb stick or cd, and when this message comes up you direct it to the sata driver location and things will continue on. If you have replaced your cmos battery, the bios will have lost it's settings and go through what you are seeing. I suggest using the option to "load defaults", however then go back in and make sure the sata controller is set correctly (ahci) or whatever you have there for sata. If it is enable then leave it.
I went to Gigabyte to your model number, and drivers for your os win 7 64bit.
What you need is the sata raid/ahci driver. Note there are 4 revisions to the board.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pr...

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October 4, 2013 at 01:52:40
04 Oct 2013 01:12 hours
Inserted OEM Windows 7 Pro CD to receive the Start Page “Install Windows” for making [Language] selections. NEXT

Install Now [click]
“Setup is starting”
Please read the license terms…Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 [I Accept].
What type of installation do you want? [Custom Advanced]
“No drives were found. Click ‘Load Driver’ to provide a mass storage driver for installation. [click]
“Select the driver to be installed” [Browse]
USB Flash Drive folder [Downloads] No signed device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.

Alrighty then, will remove USB with drivers and remove from folder ‘Downloads’ to see what I can do to see the drivers without a folder & saved “bare” on thumb drive.

Reboot “Just remembered seeing something about using F6 to access drivers on thumb drive or something similar.” (Windows is loading files just like before).

Install Windows 7 page up.
Install Now—Setup is starting…License Terms…[accepted]…No drivers were found…
Browse for folder—Local Disk (C:) OK…[clicked the +] “you need to format the disk in drive C: before you can use it. Do you want to format it? [Format Disk]
Windows cannot format C

It still does not recognize the files on the thumb drive…pressing F6 did not have any effect in trying to find the drivers. Time to go to sleep. Will resume tomorrow.


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#6
October 4, 2013 at 06:07:20
The file is zipped. Create a new folder on the desktop, call it sata. Double click on the zipped file that download for the sata driver. It will ask where would you like this unzipped and you will point to the folder you created. Now copy that folder with the unzipped to usb and you should be alright. If not, humour me and try it with the 32bit version, but I suspect that should solve the problem. You should have in the folder the following files.

amdsata
amdsata
amdsata.sys
amdxata.sys


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#7
October 4, 2013 at 23:37:12
I have 64bit GigaByte drivers installing now. Did the 32bit drivers first since that was what I was focusing on for the next try after reading your post HopperRox.

However this is what happened before reading your post. By the way...the www.bit.ly/1bqXXxl link came in handy for its shortness...and I will explain.

Happened to have a live LInux CD named SystemRescueCD 3.7.1. Also happened to have Trinity Rescue Kit 3.4 Build 372, Swift Linux 0.2.0, Clonezilla Live 2.1.2-20, & BackTrack5 R3 GNOME. I purchased them thinking the Penguin would leave a dropping or two, but it did not work, so I dropped in to Tom's Hardware to ask for your help.

It may not have made any difference, but the SystemRescue disk allowed me to partition and format the HDD in NTFS.

The Windows setup procedure kept asking for a driver as before, so I had all the 32bit Gigabyte drivers downloaded and ready to go USB on the AMD. For what it is worth all the downloads had their extensions visible in Vista which indicated to me (with an open mind for possibly being wrong) that .exe did not need to be unzipped even though the icons said 7z on them.

Alrighty then, fooling around with the F6 button with no USB drivers installed, I happened to push F6 at the same time the message came up to look for a driver in the machine. Clicking NEXT and holding the F6 down a whole new screen came up showing the installation process had begun to feed the machine. Leaving it alone for awhile, I did a perimeter check around the apartments before nightfall and came back.

Got the screen to read right without distortion and it is waiting for me to restart at present while I download the Gigabyte drivers a second time to be sure they are installed. Then I will reboot.

Something I did not know how to do. The SystemRescue CD allowed me to get on the Internet. I used the short URL link to get into the driver download page, but after I downloaded the drivers I did not know how to run them with Linux command lingo and gave up. Came close to getting them installed though after going in to partition with NTFS and then format in NTFS with GParted on SystemRescue.

Coming back on with the OEM Win 7 CD I got a new experience and saw the partition in the load up after saying I Agree to all the limitations etc...

Pushing F6 while scanning for a driver after clicking NEXT on the box sent me into the installation process.

I would like to DBAN the whole enchilada again to repeat the nightmare, but this time I would choose the first choice on the list of choices for a wipe in DBAN which preserves the Windows NTFS identity somehow inspite of the Mersenne Twister romance with the HDD.

The F6 tip came from GigaByte's download page which you and DellManshuS directed me to. I stumbled onto holding it down in a lucky moment.

After updating, I will go in and set up the BIOS after having reset everything to default as you suggested. BTW, there was no 'floppy' to read when I pushed F6 as directed. In fact at one time, Win 7 setup was not even seeing the HDD after partitioning and formatting it until I removed the USB thumbdrive. Clicking on the Partition while holding down F6 and then clicking on NEXT to look for the driver put me into the install loop and...

I restarted to download 116 more updates...finished at 23:21 PM. Restarted a second time and Windows 7 reconfiguring...so at this point I say Gracias Amigo and move on. Thank-you.


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