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Big time Win7 installation problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by syoung08, May 6, 2010.

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  1. syoung08

    syoung08 Thread Starter

    May 6, 2010
    I have been running Win7 64bit since release candidate. Today I went about wiping my drive clean and getting a fresh install of Win7 in my comp. I went down to eat dinner while it installed. When I came back up stairs, apparently during one of the auto-restarts during the installation process my computer got stuck during the booting process on the ASUS logo startup screen thingy.

    I could not get into the BIOS, the computer would crash before I could pull it up. I was able to see it checking the hardware in place and noticed it was crashing when it was going through the drives, so I decided to unplug my primary SATA drive and use my IDE hdd only. This allowed the computer to start up and running, however there was no OS so I had to break out my Vista disc since the Win7 I have is an upgrade. I install Vista successfully and then shut down and plug my SATA drive back in and put it in the SATA3 port. I start the computer up again and it crashes again immediately like it did before I got Vista installed. So then after unplugging my SATA again I go to install Win7. Since my Win7 is 64bit and my Vista is 32bit I have to wipe my Vista partition clean and install Win7 that way.

    However...when I went to do a custom Win7 installation in order to delete and create a new clean partition to install Win7 on, it's not displaying any drives?! I get the message 'No drives can be found'.

    Does anyone have any idea how I can get my SATA working again without crashing? Is there something in the BIOS that might have gotten screwed up and switched to something I don't want?

    And as far as Win7, how can I get any of my drives to appear in the drive selection screen so I can install Win7?!?!?

    I've never been so confused in my life with any computer as to what in the hell is going on...

    Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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