Windows 7 clean install on newly built computer - help!!

#1
I need help! I have put together a computer, new motherboard, processor, hard drive, everything. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a boot DVD, but obviously have no drivers installed, so my computer doesn't communicate with my monitor. I guess I'm stuck between needing the driver installed, but needing Windows to install the driver? Do I need to install MS-DOS or something first? I have a completely blank hard drive. Trying to install Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit. Any help appreciated!
 


whs

Extraordinary Member
#2
When you run the installation disc, you should be able to see your screen. What happens in your case?
 


#3
Nothing... dark screen. I know the monitor works, though :frown:, it just isn't getting a signal from the desktop - its connected with HDMI
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#4
Does your monitor have a selectable input or source?

Can you change it from HDMI to DVI or VGA?
 


whs

Extraordinary Member
#5
Try what Saltgrass suggests. It is not normal that the installation disk cannot get the monitor working.
 


#6
I tried VGA but it was the same....
 


whs

Extraordinary Member
#7
It is definitely a hardware problem. A Windows installation disc works on any virgin system.
 


#8
I had the IT guys at work make the installation disk for me... maybe there is something wrong with it... I appreciate your help... may be getting back with you tomorrow :)
 


#9
Becky,

It is not the disc. It's hardware. Even w/out any disc, the monitor should display... @ least the M/B BIOS. Check cable, vid car to M/B & so on... it is not the disc @ issue.

Cheers,
Drew
 


#10
Okay... I'll check all that... thanks SO much :)
 


#11
You're welcome :)
 


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