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    after installing windows 7 computer freezs !!

    Follow the link in my last post here - worked for me anyway. Still have have to get working driver set for the GeForce, but at least I now know there's nothing else wrong.
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    Slipstream SATA drivers?

    Finally installed!! Turns out point of view GeForce 8500 GT didn't like Win7. After the "completing installation" screen; quickly safe boot, then shift + F10 into cmd prompt. Call "compmgmtlauncher" and disable [not uninstall] GeForce card to get to a basic vga mode. Vista driver set is...
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    bios b'stards

    According to the mainboard, it was manufactured in 1999, Freemont, Calif. You've managed however to bypass the pont of this thread.
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    bios b'stards

    There's Tyan. The mboard of my ancient P3 machine. Never gave any trouble.
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    bios b'stards

    The US dating system is bonkers - month first??! But I can just about live with that. It's the looney naming conventions for bios's that gets me. (OK, I've been hurt before).
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    bios b'stards

    In future I intend to buy only American Mainboards. I've had a sh*t time with some loon writing a bios in one place, and passing it of to some other chap without consequences.
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    Installation Froze At "Completing Installation"

    What I'd love to know is where did the simplicity of RC1 vanish to? That install went into an old P4 with Sata1 sans any problems at all.
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    bios b'stards

    A simple plea (far beyond the remit of this forum). I know that the windows universe is a rich and diverse one, That's why I remain with it. Mostly, it's too good; unchained as it is from the rigours of conformity & standardisation that makes Apple corp's life so easy. & so godamned smug...
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    Installation Froze At "Completing Installation"

    Jessica, can you explain your best way to get those drivers into the install? The "load drivers" button hasn't always worked for me. I've expanded *.exe's on another machine, put them on a CD and tried that, but it's only worked once. And only seems to allow one usable "load" per session...
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    Make sure that "Disk Management" can see your drives.

    Thanks for that JoeyC. I did notice with RC1, before I un-installed it, that Defrag was no longer possible. Also, there were runtime errors* when checking each HDD volume even though I'd no problem with normal access. I'll have another bash at installing 7 ultimate when the valium shipment...
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    Slipstream SATA drivers?

    Will try that Saltgrass thanks - [edit] does that directory exist on C: so soon into the install?
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    Slipstream SATA drivers?

    Thought I did?! The 'load drivers' function doesn't see anything usable when I burn say <15.49_nforce_winvista_win7_64bit_international_whql.exe> to a dvd. That is, not the exe itself, but the expanded contents. 680i LT* / Q6600 / 2gB / WD500gB *Haven't run the bios update yet - it's an XFX...
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    So,,, When is Service Pack one coming?

    If only that was days rather than months.
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    Slipstream SATA drivers?

    Haven't checked if the Vlite people have made this possible yet, but how else am I to get the necessary drivers into an install? An *.exe of the drivers won't (presumably) install from the Win7 'load drivers' window, and anytime I've run the exe elsewhere, and written to a dvd, the same 'load...
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    GParted for clean install 7 ultimate 64bit?

    Right. That's the end of my very expensive attempts to get either 32 or 64 bit onto my machine. Back to XP Pro. It's been over 15 years since a computer has made me feel like a newbie. Very disappointing, specially seeing as the RC1 slipped in like a dream to an old P4, with SATA. Never buy...
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    GParted for clean install 7 ultimate 64bit?

    Is it enough, or should I go through the more traditional fdisk & format route? I'm getting nowhere with Ultimate 64. I reckon my bios is from sometime early 2008. Got it to install once, then after downloading 8 or so Windows updates, machine refused to restart. Everything in the PC is maybe a...
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