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Hi guys, I recently built a new rig and the darn thing won't read the operating system. I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate and the installation freezes on the very first screen. It doesn't finish downloading the initial install files. I've tried using 2 different W7 ultimate discs and 2 different hard drives so I know it's not my discs and hard drives. I then used the rig I'm on now to install the o/s on the HD and it was successful.
I then put the HD back in the new rig and an error message appears saying something like there was an error trying to boot the o/s. It gives me an option to repair the o/s installation or reboot. When I choose repair, it freezes and when I choose reboot I get the same error message. Bottom line is my rig is not reading Windows 7 Ultimate for some reason. Has anyone had this problem or know what I need to do to fix this problem? Did I miss a setting in the Bios somewhere?
p.s. the motherboard seems to be working fine... the bios seems to be working great and I was able to overclock the cpu. I did return the cpu to original state before trying to install the o/s.
motherboard - MSI AM3 AMD 870-G45
cpu - AMD Phenom II x2 545
RAM - 2 x DDR3 2GB PC3-10600 1333MHZ
HD - White Label 750g Sata 300 HD 5400RPM 8MB Buffer
Video - EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE
optical drive - Pioneer DVD/CD Writable
psu - Blue Star 650W 20+4-pin w/Blue LED Fan