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Old 07-11-08, 07:40 AM   #1
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I just got this machine up and running if you have not seen other thread:

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L
Intel Duo Core 2 E8400
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1066 (PC2 8500)
XFX GeForce GTX 260
WD 640GB
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LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Aluminum
Vista Home Premium Sp1


I am now trying to install Vista, and there is something really wrong, it is taking forever to even launch the first few screens, it eventually does get to where you pick the language and asks you what version and then format hard drive, but between each screen takes about 5-6 minutes, no joke. Then eventually when it starts installing, it is sitting there.


Since there is no hardware errors, I am not sure where to troubleshoot exactly.

I went into the BIOS and I did see the memory was picked up as 4 GB and 1066 and dual interleaved. I am at work now, so will not be able to check anything right now.

But if there are any ideas you can give me that be great. Or any utilities i can download and burn to cd and use to test?


Thanks
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Old 07-11-08, 07:56 AM   #2
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Try installing with only stick of RAM in, then patch to SP1, then add the other.
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Old 07-11-08, 07:59 AM   #3
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the disc already has sp1 slipstreamed, but i can still take out one stick i guess
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Old 07-11-08, 08:17 AM   #4
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the disc already has sp1 slipstreamed, but i can still take out one stick i guess
Yea, try it. Also, unplug all the drives except the ones you are installing Vista with/to. You can plug them back in afterwards and go to Manage computer to reassign the drive letters to what you want.

Make sure everything in your BIOS is set properly and that the CPU is running at the correct frequency.


I just installed Home Premium SP1 RTM and it went quickly and without a hitch. I only had the drive I was installing Vista to connected until it was done. I did have all 4gb in also.
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Old 07-11-08, 08:24 AM   #5
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where and how did you plug in the optical drive?

use the native sata plugs on your motherboard, don't use any extra sata plugs (silicon image, sis, promise etc...)
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Old 07-11-08, 08:39 AM   #6
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where and how did you plug in the optical drive?

use the native sata plugs on your motherboard, don't use any extra sata plugs (silicon image, sis, promise etc...)
good question, the hard drive I picked the first one that the mobo manual said to use

but for the optical drive i just picked any easy to get to.

There were two SATA cables that came with the mobo, one was an L Shaped if i recall, and the manual said to use that for the hard drive. and make sure to plug the L shaped side into the motherboard. Because of that L shaped, i plugged the other cable for the DVD drive into I think SATA 4
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never mind, probably won't make a difference


usually when a sata plug on board is different they color code them
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Old 07-11-08, 09:00 AM   #8
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only other thing i can think of is the board is damaged by me pushing so damn hard on that damn Intel stock cooler with those push pins, I thought I was going to break the board, and it looks bowed now.
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i would try replacing the sata cables first
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i would try replacing the sata cables first
I agree.

SATA cables are very glitchy and go bad randomly... and often.
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I agree.

SATA cables are very glitchy and go bad randomly... and often.
wow i did not realize they go bad so fast

hoping i can get some from best buy or some local store

otherwise have to wait for newegg i guess

will do some troublshooting over the weekend and see what i can come up with
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ok i cant find any sata cables locally but here what i tried so far



ok i have tried all of the above options

i pulled out one ram stick to see if it work...i messed with all of the SATA options

i also ran the windows vista memory checker

i also went and tried lowering memory speed and messed with memory settings and timings




but here is an interesting thing...i went to try and see if i can install Windows XP and i get a blue screen right away with the following error:


STOP: 0x0000007E

pci.sys


any ideas?


edit : nm probably missing some drivers for XP
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