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New Computer Not Starting after Vista install!!

By guitto
Nov 30, 2007
  1. I just put together my PC, 'new pc' in my spec list. I turned it on with only the IDE harddrive and put in the win vista disc. It got to the point of completion, and restarted my computer. It got to the loading bar on the screen and about 2 'revolutions' of the bar through, it stopped, a blue screen that had an error came up for less than a second and then it shut down. At first i thought this was overheating, so I put a box fan next to the open case and turned all fans to maximum. I turned it on, same thing. Next thing I tried is loosing ram timings from 4 4 4 12 to 6 6 6 18, nothing helped. Ive gotten it to post at the blue screen. I really have no clue what is wrong and I seek you to help me, I appreciate every letter of every word you help me with. I will answer any questions pertaining to this, thank you for your time.
     
  2. hardwire

    hardwire TS Rookie

    sounds to me you have a bad part
     
  3. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    well it was fine during the entire download of windows, nothing went wrong, now im getting what i think the BSOD is, only reason im not sure is because im not sure if BSOD is a certain error or just as blatant as the title. any idea how to find the part? if its cpu per say?
     
  4. hardwire

    hardwire TS Rookie

    ok well im not the best at this but a way to test is start pulling parts and replace with parts your sure work at least thats how i go about it
    ok i love vista but i have to say that vista is not full proof yet so you may have a part that vista dose not like ummm can you give me a list of what you have.
    and ya what your geting is the bsod
     
  5. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    i tried starting in safe mode and it gets to crcdisk and that is where it stops.
     
  6. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    Asus M2N32 motherboard
    amd 6400+ dual core black edition with a Zalman 9700 @ full speed
    4g (1gx4 dual channel) SLI ready ram, tried all clock timings, same
    WD IDE 250g HDD
    MSI 8800 Ultra, had both in, but took one out and changed nothing
    Asus DVD writer via SATA

    right now there is no problem with cooling.

    and a enermax galazy 1000w psu.
     
  7. hardwire

    hardwire TS Rookie

    hmmmmm do you have a second harddrive that you can replace just to test

    also umm the drive you are installing to is not a usb drive is it like i mean you dont plug your harddrive into a usb port


    ok i see that you use a sata dvd drive did you get a cd with the drive and if so when you started your install did you install the 3rd party drivers that it asked for you should see it pop up at the bottem saying press f6 to load 3rd party drivers now i know that even thow it installed every thing according to what i found on google it did not like the drivers

    so try that and get back to me
     
  8. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    actually, I only have the IDE drive plugged into via IDE port on board. No CDs came with either, but I get the SAME error when I plug in the SATA drive before I can even install the windows, although its the same error. How do i diagnose this now?
     
  9. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I removed the VGA's and plugged one in at a time, they both are good. How do I determine if I need to RMA the cpu, ram or mobo if I cant enter safe mode? The BSOD error is 0000007E (not sure on how many 0's). It happens right when the loading bar is halfway through second rotation. Thanks for the help guys.
     
  10. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I updated the BIOS with the newest version and now it is hanging at a blank screen with the blinking " _ ". What should I do now? I tried loading the old bios with the mobo cd, nothing.
     
  11. hardwire

    hardwire TS Rookie

    just for kicks do you have a second cd-rom if so use it i have see weireder stuff happen
     
  12. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    I tried creating boot and bios update disks on each format, still nothing. I cant get it to do anything now.
     
  13. dwpost

    dwpost TS Rookie

    Guitto-
    You say you updated the BIOS to the latest, and then got a blinking"-" on the screen; Was it in the upper left hand side?
    Coincidentally, I got the same thing when trying to load XP onto an MSI MS-6330 MB that was a surplus Gateway OEM board. It turned out that the problem called for a BIOS update, since the old BIOS did not support WinXP!
    If your BIOS is the latest, and you are still getting the blinking cursor, check with the MB manufacturer's tech support, and see if they plan to upgrade the BIOS to work with Vista.
    Good luck!
     
  14. joyful_winner

    joyful_winner TS Rookie

    As i know you have to install the vista patch kb929777....
     
  15. guitto

    guitto TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 45

    actually it was just looking to boot from removable disc so now its working fine but it crashes with 4g and is fine with 2, any idea
     
  16. joyful_winner

    joyful_winner TS Rookie

    As i mentioned before download the patch
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777....
    i remove the rams to 2G....install the patch....put the other 2g back on
    it works for mine....but pay attention they got 32 and 64 bit patch

    Good luck
     
  17. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    try taking out your RAM out and re-mounting it
     
  18. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 63

    then reenstalling vista
     
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