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

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  1. becky13

    becky13 New Member

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    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!
     
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    whs Extraordinary Member

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    When you run the installation disc, you should be able to see your screen. What happens in your case?
     
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    Nothing... dark screen. I know the monitor works, though :frown:, it just isn't getting a signal from the desktop - its connected with HDMI
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Does your monitor have a selectable input or source?

    Can you change it from HDMI to DVI or VGA?
     
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    Try what Saltgrass suggests. It is not normal that the installation disk cannot get the monitor working.
     
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    becky13 New Member

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    I tried VGA but it was the same....
     
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    It is definitely a hardware problem. A Windows installation disc works on any virgin system.
     
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    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. Drew

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    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
     
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    becky13 New Member

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    Okay... I'll check all that... thanks SO much :)
     
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    You're welcome :)
     

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