Windows 7 freeze while in setup

#1
Hello there,

I have been trying to install windows on this computer for over a day now, I used to own an MSI board and decided to upgrade to an ASUS m4a89td PRO/USB3 for a raid 0 and crossfire combo. Beforehand, I had windows 7 pro 64 bit installed just fine, playing games and running smoothly. I remember windows being stubborn to install at first, but I was able to figure it out using google and installing raid/mobo drivers.

THIS TIME, I am unfortunate to be cursed by windows once again. The windows 7 64 bit install freezes at random intervals... either at the very beginning and at expanding windows files(0%), NOTE. Bios does not freeze.

I've tried many things posted on the internet without success... here are the things I have tried.

-burned 5+ discs ranging from 1x - 4x on different media, dual layer virbatim and single layer ritadek dvds
-took out all useless componenets such as my extra video card, ram, sound card, extra drives etc
-tried to install windows on a single hard drive without the raid
-unplugged all usb devices
-loaded raid drivers from the chipset driver downloaded from the asus website
-leaving the install run (frozen) overnight to see if it would magically unfreeze and finish
-turned off a bunch of features in the bios... alot of them made my system unbootable so I havent really tried all the combinations, open to more suggestions with this.
-switched dvd burner/reader drive for burning and reading

here are my hardware specs:
1090t 6core processor
4gb x2 CORSAIR 1333MHZ ram
ASUS m4a89td PRO/USB3
700 watt OCZ power supply
2x radeon 5770 HD VAPOR-X video card
LG dual dvd burner


I am really stumped on this, I usually can google my way out of situations, but I really cant seem to find the cause of this one.

Thanks in advance,
Mat
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
You have tried many things, so I have to ask is this a brand new system or has it run before? Have you tried running a Linux Live DVD to see if the system will run?

Yukfoo1, the original poster will be getting the answers, if you mix in, it will confuse the thread.
 


#3
Well, after having re-put in my old board, and everything installed fine.

I did try and install windows xp and linux instead of windows 7 also, same freeze. So I came to the conclusion that the board was defective and sent it back.

God, motherboard issues suck, good thing I still had my old board.

thanks for the suggestion,
Mat
 


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