Certain games crashing on custom PC build (BSOD)

By Chris404
Aug 22, 2012
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  1. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    ........................................................................... :'(
    No change.... still cant work as raid.
    when trying to install with RAID format it claims I need a driver for my DVD optical drive.
    Same thing for ACHI format.
    But when I try to put it anything with this "Driver" that is only required for this apparently and not for normal install it doesn't show up.
    Yes, to clarify, during windows install when it reads the iso file off the disk, it claims it needs a driver half way in.
    So I'm back in Native IDE again, and windows updates aren't installing properly, and the computer keeps trying to do disk checks, and programs aren't stable and crash after a while....
    (is getting very frustrated).
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    With a new motherboard?? You set the bios to RAID or AHCI before installing Windows fresh right?
  3. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Yes, here is a brief summation of what I've tried recently.
    Got motherboard back, put it all together and tried installing via Raid.
    Went by the motherboard manual on this, got suck in early installation for it required "drivers" for the optical drive.
    Same when trying to install AHCI format. When I found something that looked like the driver and plugged it in via USB it wasn't recognized. Also tried using the motherboard drivers disk to see if it had anything but no luck.
    So now I'm back in native IDE which didn't require me to install drivers mid-installation, I'm using my 500G and 1TB harddrive but everything is on my 500g ATM because I thought I might have a faulty 1TB HDD, but this isnt the case since I was using my 500g in my spare computer and had absolutely zero trouble for the weeks my Motherboard was out.
    Then I thought, "Maybe I have a bad installation copy of windows", so I tried installing using another disk. No change.
    Then I tried using an external optical drive with both the original, no change their ether. It always seems like tech issues happen to me (sigh).
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    So you are using an external USB optical drive to install Windows, and the motherboard will not detect it?
  5. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I tried both, when installing I was using my internal optical drive for every configuration, but then it started asking for drivers, so then I tried my external one, same issue.
    Edit: I also tried putting in my motherboard driver disk, but once it's in, the computer doesn't detect the disk.... redundancy problem.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    This doesn't make any sense at all :oops: Set the bios to the defaults except set the SATA controller to AHCI. Make sure the hard drives and internal optical drives are detected properly in the bios boot menu. Set the internal optical drive as the first boot device and place the Windows install disc in the optical drive.Turn off the computer, and start it up. The Windows install should begin. There is NEVER any need to install any motherboard or device drivers at this point, with newer motherboards
  7. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    I know it doesn't make any sense. :oops:
    I'm using it in native to do browsing and online homework.
    programs crashing randomly as always, just as in the original errors...
    FML, 16GB RAM and I'm stuck using browsers...
  8. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    So I think I fixed it.
    During RAID installation, it requires a driver, but the driver is required to operate the optical drive.
    So I used my USB CD drive to circumvent it, then installed the motherboard sata controller drivers during the installation process aswell via the external optical drive.
    I'm currently posting this from my RAID formatted comp.
    I think this should fix everything, hopefully all the other errors were due to the driver missing. That'd be convenient.
  9. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Also 2 of my memory sticks were really really really really really bad.
    Apparently I didnt run the test properly last time.
    *nerd*
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    Thanks for the update and good work on solving the problem:)
  11. Chris404

    Chris404 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 33

    Thanks for all your help too. :)
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,451   +135

    You're very welcome


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