Annoying RC installation issues

#1
I have been running the original BETA just fine on the following system:

Core i7 965
Rampage II Extreme mobo
6GB Corsair DDR3
1 x Intel SSD-E
2x Seagate 1.5TB in a RAID mirror
GTX 295
PATA CD/DVD

I intially had a few issues with the BETA install and my onboard HDD controller is in RAID configuration but once I supplied the relevant drivers it was all good, this was done with a PATA CD/DVD drive, i.e on another controller.

After sucessfully burning the RC onto DVD and booting up it started to hang at the "starting windows" splash screen. I changed to my old 7900GTX and seemed to have bypassed the issue.

Now everything goes smoothly although it took a real long time to think through anything and it does its thing and reboots.

Upon rebooting it once again hangs at the "starting windows" splash screen. I boot up in safe mode and see that it stops on disk.sys...

I started from scratch again and gave it the RAID drivers but it just froze. 2nd time it took them after 30min displayed 0mb on all disks.

Really frustrating as I loved the BETA and was excited about this RC release...


Any ideas?


Many thanks.


Daniel
 


#2
My guess is your hardware is simply too new and the appropriate drivers just aren't available yet.. ;) That's definitely what it sounds like.. ;)

Was this a clean install or an upgrade attempt? 32-bit or 64-bit version? ISO downloaded from MS?
 


#3
This was a clean install.

I have been succesfully running the 64bit BETA since late December.

Downloaded straight from MS.

It ran so nicely on the BETA as well :/
 


#4
This was a clean install.

I have been succesfully running the 64bit BETA since late December.

Downloaded straight from MS.

It ran so nicely on the BETA as well :/
Hmm... if it was running fine on the beta than ignore my last post.. haha.. ;) Back to the drawing board on this one.. :)
 


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