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Problem installing windows 7 on brand new desktop

Q: Problem installing windows 7 on brand new desktop


First of all, can I say that I am somewhat computer illiterate, but I am determined.

I recently purchased a new desktop computer, the specs are:

Intel Core i7 2700K CPU - 3.5GHz
Gigabyte / Asus Z68 Motherboard
16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM
1TB SATA3 7200RPM Hard Disk
BluRay Combo Drive(LG)
2 x ATI HD6970 2GB PCI-e in Crossfire configuration
Antec Nine Hundred Gaming Case
Thermaltake Tough Power XT 875W PSU

Now it comes time to install windows 7 professional, so I purchase a copy of the OEM version (because I'm stingy).

When I put the DVD in the drive it boots straight away and it comes up with a black screen that says "Windows is loading files........." . The bar on the screen loads and then it says "Starting Windows", after that a blue screen with some leaves and what looks like a very small bird appears in what I am assuming is meant to be the start of the windows 7 professional setup screen, however nothing comes up and after a while (5 minutes or so) my computer restarts and it's groundhog day (has been doing it for the last 3 hours).

Can anyone help me?

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I just purchased a brand new Windows 7 laptop for school, unfortunately they don't support Windows 7 so I need to install Windows XP.

I insert my disk to format and do a clean install of XP but I return this error:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical Information:

***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)Click to expand...

I literally just got this computer, plus I've even tried to put the Windows 7 install disc, and that works fine.

I've tried inserting 2 separate Windows XP discs that have both worked for me in the past, and both return the exact error.
System Specs:
HP G60 Noteboox PC
Dual Core 2.10GHz
4.00 gig memory
64 bit OS (Could this be the problem? Both XP copies are 32 bit)

Thanks for any help you have!!

A:Installing XP on Brand New HP Desktop Returns Blue Screen!

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So here's the story. One of our staff knocked a ThinkCentre A2U onto the floor.  It appears that the HDD is damaged beyond repair - we can't get past the BIOS screen. Easy enough to buy a new HDD, but how to install Windows 7?  We have the Product Key, but Microsoft rejected it saying that we needed to contact the manufacturer - Lenovo. So here we are.  DigitalRiver is no help, it just refers back to Microsoft. Any suggestions, guys?

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Hi all,

A few days ago, I bought a GALAX Gamer 120GB SSD and a Toshiba 2TB 7200RPM HDD from a PC parts store. I installed them in my tower's case and connected them up. Then, I attempted to install Windows 8.1 Core onto the SSD from a bootable USB drive I had made using Microsoft's Installation Media Creation Tool. The installer promptly error'd. I attempted a few more times, to no avail. I contact MS's answer desk, and they couldn't help, so I left it for the night and went to bed. The next day, I decide that I will attempt to install Windows onto the HDD and then clone it over. Of course, it installed perfectly fine on the HDD. Using both Windows' System Image Backup/Restore tool and a myriad of others, I still could not get an installation on the SSD. I ran a surface test on the SSD which turned up fine. I tried again tonight with the same USB drive to install Windows onto the SSD, again, it error'd, I contacted the MS Answer Desk again, they had me change a BIOS settings, and then take my ram cards out and clean them with an eraser. Neither of those worked, and MS support suggested I contact a local tech as it is a hardware issue.

Do you guys have any thoughts on what I should do? Feel free to PM or reply asking for more info.


A:Installing Windows 8.1 on a brand new SSD

Now that you have windows on the HDD - Does the SSD show up in file explorer? and Disk management ?

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I just bought a new laptop yesterday, so there's no bugs or anything on it. All I've done is check my gmail, install an the antivirus program Best Buy gave me, and try to install some of my audio recording software (Adobe Audition and Guitar Port).
And that is where my problem starts.
My old computer had windows xp on it, and it ran my software just fine.
Now with this brand new computer, it won't install.
I get just past the part where you agree with all their license stuff,
and then suddenly it tells me, "Setup has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly." And then it just closes the program.
I bought this software in 2007, so I hope it isn't "too old" for Windows 7 or something...

A:Brand new Windows 7 not installing software

Run it in compatibility mode

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a little while ago my hard disk broke so i just bought a new one to replace it.

now im just a little concerned about my windows XP activation key. if i use the same key i used on the old (and now broken) drive, will it still work on my new drive? or do i have to buy another copy or something to get it working?

ive tried a dozen things to get my old drive back in order but nothing worked so i threw it out. i know that i cant use the same key on multiple machines but im just wondering will Windows be able to recognise the fact that im upgrading now?


A:HDD broke, installing windows on a brand new drive

give it a try worse thing is you will have to call ms and explain to them what happened and see if they will five ypu a new key

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Hi all, trying to setup up a secondary monitor (LG 24MP58) for my Lenovo Yoga 900 tablet...to no avail. Everything seems to be assembled correctly, but absolutely no response from the LG. Doesn't even light up or appear to be "trying" to work. There are no physical buttons or controls of any kind, on the monitor. Win 10 generated a PnP monitor in Devices. HDMI is connected to Type-C USB port on tablet via Insignia adapter. Would eventually like to have a duplicate of my tablet screen on the LG.
Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated.


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My husband bought me a brand new laptop from Best Buy and also recently purchased an iPod touch for me for Mother's day. I had downloaded iTunes 9 on my old laptop (before getting this new one), the old computer was running Windows XP and I did not encounter any problems installing iTunes 9 & using it to get my Touch started.

I wish to install iTunes 9 on the new computer to use for playing, storing, and burning CDs but when the download is complete and I start going through the installation process, at the very end of it all I get an error message saying that the installer detected an error and the installation could not be completed...and then something about try installing later. I would have copied and pasted the message but I am in a bit of a hurry and I don't have time to sit through the whole download again to get the message.

Anyway, I can follow directions but if anyone has any help to offer please put the information in lamens terms...I'm very familiar with computers and other forms of technology but after wasting all day trying to solve this on my own I just want someone who can help to give me the simple steps to solve this problem so I can get iTunes up and running.


A:Trouble installing iTunes 9 on brand new laptop running Windows 7

Redownload the Installer. It's probably corrupt.

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This is a brand new computer with AMD A9-9410 RADEON R5, 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G  and only 2 weeks old with hardly any data.  Trying to surf the interent is so frustrating as it is very slow.  I didn't have this problem with my previous computers.  Any ideas please?

A:brand new pavilion desktop windows 10 runs slow

See the folllowing topic. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Software-and-How-To-Questions/My-Computer-is-running-slow/m-p/5...

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Yesterday I installed the Sims 2 onto my new laptop (ASUS not sure what make - sorry!) it worked the second time round, I've played on the game and everything is fine.

However I noticed that my desktop font and size as well as on internet explorer have all changed. I know it's not supposed to be like this because my boyfriend has exactly the same laptop and his desktop looks different.

I'm sorry I'm not very technical so I'm not sure the best way to describe it, It looks all wide and spread out and I would really like to change it back.

Does anybody know how or why this has happened? Has it happened to you as well?

Any help would be much appreciated because I really have no clue and have searched all through the Sims forums and haven't found anything similar !

A:Problem With Desktop After Installing The Sims 2

This happens sometimes when games are of a relatively high video performance demand to the system it's running on when running in full screen mode. When you quit the game, it does not set the screen resolution back to where it was when the program started.

To change it back,(I assume a new laptop would be running Vista) right click the desktop and select 'Personalize'.

On the next page, select the bottom option, Display Settings.

On the next page that opens, there is a slider bar for selecting your resolution. For this problem, we need Windows to detect the correct resolution, but we will not need to keep any setting changes.
Bump the slider up or down a notch and click 'Apply', then, it will give you the option of keeping this settings, click NO. It will then revert back to the previous setting, but correctly.

This has happened to me on every computer I have ever gamed on and with many different titles. It can happen twice in a day, then not for a year so I'm afraid I don't have a permanent fix. It's probably a driver problem, but this will get you by and is pretty painless.

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I just purchased a microsoft zune mp4 player (brown 30gb). I have loaded all my music (that's compatible) and my video files, and a few pictures. The 2nd day I was on a road trip and it ran out of battery that night, and I left it alone I had no computer access to charge it. The next morning I open the zune software to charge it (today), and I wanted to load a song onto it and it said error, no more space. How is this possible if I had 21 gigs left the last night and i only have 1200 songs, 10 pics, and 2-3 movies, 10 music videos. I looked online and also other people had the same problem, but it didn't show how to solve it. And the microsoft website just said the inbox should've been enlarged, and that didn't make any sense but I did it anyway, no results. I just spent 200 bucks on something I was pretty hyped about, now look where it put me, microsoft always lets me down from the x64OS, to MFSX, and to this.

Does anybody know what to do?

A:Brand new Zune, Brand new problem


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I have just built my first computer and am attempting to install Microsoft Windows XP: X64 edition. I get through the initial installation and it tells my comp will reboot and then continue setup. it then restarts and i get te windows logo and a loading screen but then nothing happens. someone please help me out. i don't want to pay microsoft $35 for help. Thanks ahead of time for helpin me.

A:Installing on brand new HDD

have you checked your connectors for your hardware and try and format the hdd again. when the windows screen loads and nothing happens then so i understand it is the services. if may be your cd drive as sometimes they can cause that problem

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I just unpacked my custom build and got it turned on.. went to try and get the internet working, and for the life of me.. i can't figure it out.
I don't even have a little wireless bar down in the right hand corner. when i try to connect to a network in network and sharing center, it wants me to plug in an ethernet cable. But i want wireless.. Also in the side panel of Network and sharing center, i don't even have the option for wireless.. i have Change adapter settings, and Change advanced sharing settings.

I try to set up a new connection or network and Connect to the internet, the only way it asks me to connect is by broadband(PPPoE). If i try set up a new network it asks me to choose the wireless router or access point i want to configure, might take up to 90 seconds for networks to appear.. but nothing pops up.
Anyone have any ideas?

A:Brand new computer, Brand new windows 7.. no wireless?

In Device Manager, Network Adapters, is your wireless shown?

If yes, is the driver installed? If no, is it enabled in BIOS?

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I think lightning struck my DSL modem and ethernet port on my emachines desktop PC running XP. Phone company replaced the modem, which works fine via wireless and when tethered to the tech's laptop. 1 of the 2 lights on the PC's ethernet jack is now amber. They should both be green. It is an (intergrated onto motherboard) Intel Pro 10/100. The PC still detects it, but it has a red X over it. I've tried "disable/enable", and even another cable, but it doesn't seem to be working. I bought a new "IBM Intel Pro 100/VE Ethernet Adapter 19K4885" off of ebay. It did not include software. I installed it into one of the empty PCI slots on my mobo. The 2 lights on the new adapter glow green when I plug in an ethernet cable from the modem, but I still can't connect to the internet. In fact, my PC doesn't even seem to detect the new piece of hardware! Should I plug it into another PCI slot?

A:Problem installing new network adapter into desktop

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I am new to Windows 10, never used it... Here is my question...

I have a new SSD and a genuine Windows 7 Pro key, which I have not used. Do I have to install windows 7 with this key on my new SSD first and then upgrade and then clean install windows 10 or is there a way to do a clean install of Windows 10 and then activate using the windows 7 key.

I suspect the answer will be NO but I thought I would ask...

Thanx for the replies...

A:Installing on a brand new SSD with a genuine Win 7 Pro key...?

No need to install 7. Download 10 Pro from Tech Bench, put it on a USB with Rufus, clean install Windows 10 and put in your 7 Pro key when asked.

Absolutely there is no need to install 7 first.

Where (or who) is Anduin by the way?

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Hey peeps!

I just bought another 8gb stick of ram to go with my other 8gb. Whats installed in there right now is the Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200mhz 8gb. The one i purchased is Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400mhz 8gb. My motherboard being a MSI Z170a sli pl. Will The 2400 mhz stick work with the 3200mhz? If so how would i go about installing it? Do i dual link it, or single? Go into bios set timings with the 3200mhz?voltage?
Or will putting in the Stick automatically adjust the to what it needs to be?

A:Installing Ram same brand different frequencies

It should work but both sticks will run at the lower speed of 2400MHz.

Are you in Poland ? (Looking online for your motherboard found only Polish websites).

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I just clean installed Windows XP Professional 32-bit on a HP D325. I found a solution here: [SOLVED] No Internet on XP Pro

but one of them suggested the guy should install the chipset first. But what I did was I tried installing all of the ethernet drivers I found on the HP website before seeing that link. I already installed the chipset, but the internet still doesn't work. I tried installing one of the ethernet drivers again, but it still doesn't work. Any help?

A:[SOLVED] Problem installing ethernet controller on a desktop

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager under Network Adapter, right click the device with the yellow mark and Uninstall it. Now download and install the Broadcom driver for your computer. If that fails, uninstall as previously shown, and install the Intel Driver

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All this techie stuff is Latin to me. So bear with me. I took Spanish in high school.

1. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400/E1505. I bought it used 4 years ago.
2. I am installing a brand new hard drive, fresh out of the box.
3. The drive that died on me was a Seagate Momentus 7200.1, 100GB, 7200 RPM, Firmware 8.04
4. I went online to best buy and micro center, but am in the dark regarding the driver interface. Since the laptop is pretty much dead in the water, how can I determine the it? I'll need to know that before I walk up to the kid in the store, right?
5. As soon as you tell me what I need to buy, I'll install it and then have some questions about installing Windows XP.

Thanks in advance,


A:Installing a brand new hard drive, what's next?

Hey Patrick,

Yes you check what the problem is in your lap before buying the HDD. So,
Does the laptop turns on without the hard disk? If so a message should appear there is no boot device.
If the lap works fine without the hard disk well you should buy the new one.
If the lap is pretty much dead well it is probably dead from every circuit on it.

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hi im having a problem
i have an 80gb old seagate hd and a brand new 750 gb samsung hd (both sata) i had originally xp installed on the 80gb and then got the upgrade to vista disc and had no problems... now i wanted to get rid of the old 80gb hd so i could use the second sata port for my new blu-ray disc player but i have data on my second 750gb that is valuble to me and is not easy to move.... so i created a 100gb partition using paragon partition manager and installed the os on the new partition which is the G:/ HD.... So i have the two options of vista when i start my pc but when i try to remove the old hard drive and boot vista just on the new one i just get a black screen with a dos type (_) symbol

please help me out here as i want this fixed (i spent hours installing programs and settings etc. on the new hd)

thanks in advance,

A:installing vista on brand new hd with partition

Anyone? please this is pretty urgent

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I just recieved my new Dell dimernsion 4600 and wanted to install an Optorite DVD+/-RW that I just purchased. The burner reads and writes in both cd and DVD. My new Dell came only with a CD ROM drive. I am wanting to know if there would be an advantage to keeping the new Dell CD-ROM drive in my computer or should I just install the DVD burner in its place.

THanks for your assistance. I am definitely new at installing hardware so any tips about the installation process would be very helpful

A:installing DVD burner on my brand new dell

If the CDROM is on the secondary IDE cable, install the DVDRW on the same cable as the CDROM. Make the DVDRW master and the CDROM slave.

This way you can do on the fly CD to CD copying.

At the end of the year you can replace the CDROM with one of those Dual layer DVD 16x drives that are supposed to be coming out.

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Hey. Have somebody exsperiences of installing W7 from desktop. I heard there might be a problem with BOOT.INI if you delete old OS after install W7 from desktop. Is that true?

A:Installing Windows 7 from desktop. Yes or No?

I did an upgrade install from my desktop, so I didn't remove anything afterward. Why would you need to delete the old OS after you do a clean install? Shouldn't you delete it before (if you're doing a clean install)?

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Hi All,

I have just purchased a new PC from Mesh Computers, now PC Peripherals this is my system:

Xtreme Viper
System Base Price: ? 832.50
Coolermaster CM Storm Trooper Black Full Tower Gaming Case with USB 3.0 [upg ? 66.66]
Modular 850W Quiet 80+ Dual Rail High Efficiency Power Supply
ASUS? P9X79 Pro, Intel X79, S2011 Ultimate Performance Mainboard
Intel? Core? i7 3930K Enthusiaist Unlocked,S2011 (6xCore, 12M Cache, 3.20 GHz) [upg ? 232.50]
Corsair H80 High Performance CPU Liquid Cooler [upg ? 16.67]
Professional Overclock Configuration (only available when Corsair CPU Cooler is selected)
16GB 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (4x4GB) - CRUCIAL Ballistix Kit
1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 Ti - 2 DVI,HDMI,VGA - 3D Vision Ready [upg ? 81.66]
2TB SATA III 6Gb/s, 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, 8ms Hard Drive
120GB Corsair Force Series GT, SATA III SSD, Read 555MB/s, Write 515MB/s [upg ? 124.17]
22x SATA Dual Layer DVD-Rewritable Super Format ?R/?RW/RAM
Multi-Format Memory Card Reader -(52-in-1 Internal) [upg ? 8.33]
Genuine Windows? 7 Professional 64 bit - inc DVD & Licence(R) [upg ? 41.67]
FREE Microsoft? Office 2010 Starter Edition
BullGuard Internet Security ver. 10 - 90 Day Trial (pre-installed OS required)
7.1 High Definition onboard sound card - for 8 Channel Cinema sound
Logitech MK260 Wireless Keyboard & Optical Mouse - Black [upg ? 24.17]
Free 3 Years Gold Warranty - inc 3 Months Free Collect & Return

My monitor is a 27"Asus HD After 3 days my system cr... Read more

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I am trying to install Spore and in the middle of the installation it gives me a CRC Error! I think it's either the CDROM Drive or a bad spot on the hardisk because other new games will install fine. No scratches on disk and a used CDROM?

HELP!! This is frustrating!
Thank you!

A:CRC Erorr message installing brand new Game

CRC is a mean of verifying the integrity of the data. The content of the data that's written on the drive is compared to a reference data. Could be an error on the CD, with the CD drive or on the hard drive but an overheating cpu or a failing ram stick can also cause read/write errors.

See if you can install the game on another computer to check whether it's the CD or your computer that's in cause. If it installs fine on another computer come back and report here.

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I would like to install a ssd to my new IdeaCentre 510-15ABR. Is there the ability to install a ssd or would I have to invest in a hybrid ?

A:Lenovo IdeaCentre 510-15ABR - installing an SSD for brand

A SSD is no different from a regular spinning drive to the computer , and per the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your model, you can add a M.2 SSD storage drive (see page 34 of Hardware maintenance manual) in addition to the drive you already have if it is a spinner  in the storage bay, so there is no reason to go with a hybrid, and I believe one additional storage bay is available on that model as well that can accept an addition 3.5" drive, or even a 2.5" HDD or SSD drive (with 3.5"-2.5" adapter) as shown on page 37. Cheers, 

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I would like to install a ssd to my new IdeaCentre 510-15ABR. Is there the ability to install a ssd or would I have to invest in a hybrid ?

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Hi guys,

I'm replacing a dead hard drive from my dell dimension pc with a brand new hard drive. I have an xp installation cd, can somebody remind me of the steps I need take to prepare my new hard drive (once it's all plugged in) for the installation of XP. Haven't done this in ages so would really appreciate a reminder!



A:Installing XP on brand new hard drive... need a reminder!

This is all you need to know friend. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatingsys...nstxpclean1.htm

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A few weeks ago I decided to get a new computer for gaming, but not knowing much in the field of hardware I let my cousin (way better on the subject) basically pick out the parts, let me order them, and he'd put it together.

The parts came a few days ago and Ive had the computer built for awhile, we ordered Vista home premium with it (32 bit edition) and I still have yet to get it installing correctly.

So basically the first night I start installing it, everything seems to be going fine but its taking a LONG time (around 7 hours), at 1 AM it still shows no signs of being done and I did not want to leave it on overnight, so I turned it off.

Turned it on the next morning, saying it didnt finish and would need to resintall, tried it again except this time it stays at 0% on the second step ("Expaning Files")

I mean, after like an hour or 2, its still at 0%, but the computer has not actually FROZEN, just hanging or whatever.

Ok, no big deal, I use a reformating program, completely wipe the HD and try again.

Its not freezing anymore! huzzah! So I wait for 7 MORE long hours, watching it slowly install, it restarts a few times, theres some points where its just a black screen with the mouse cursor for like 15 minutes, I get the "Vista is preparing for its first start" message, it restarts, says its completeing the installation, then I get an error saying something along the lines of "Windows setup failed to install Vista on this hardware"... Read more

A:Huge issues installing Vista on a brand new PC

It's possible that you got bad memory or a bad drive. Start with the memory. If you have multiple sticks, remove them one at a time and try to install. If you want faster results, use a memory test. You can use the one on the Vista DVD or:

MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)

Then I'd suspect some misconfiguration of the drive. Check BIOS settings and look on the drive for a jumper (even SATA).

I've installed a few Vistas and the number 7 was not ever involved, even on old machines.

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Hi I recently built a system, bought all the parts on newegg, put it all together, and everything starts up fine, seems really smooth. Unfortunately when I try to install vista, it BSOD's on me before I can even get to any startup screen. It goes to the windows loading files part, then on the next teal blue screen it bsod's. I bought a new sound system along with all the other components and it included a sub that warns to keep it away from PC's etc. Unfortunately they put the boxes right next to each other outside my door, is there any chance it could have fried both my HD's? I've tried everything I can think of, installing with just 1 HD (tried both), tried with 1 stick of ram (tried both), I just can't think of what else it could be. I'm pretty sure everything is compatible or else I wouldn't even get this far, but I'll list my system.

Also tried to install windows xp as a last resort, I get a bsod during installation on that (right at the end, finalizing installation step) and eventually I even got it installed, but then it bsod right at the end. When I restarted I even got to a mainscreen kinda, where it told me it was changing my resolution, it changed it then I got an error about Windows media player. Tried repairing the install and it said couldn't copy file wmp.dll along with about 30 other files. I'm just at a loss and really frustrated here. Anyway, here is the system.

GeIL EVO ONE 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop ... Read more

A:BSOD installing Vista on a brand new comp

Hi -

I am concerned about the formatting of the drive(s).

Re-format the HDD with KillDisk then try the Vista installation again. Leave XP out of this for now.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Be sure to change the BIOS firing order so the DVD is 1st.

If you get another BSOD, get at least the 1st 2 sets of numbers. Any digits to the right of the "0x" that are zeroes are assumed. So, if the code is

0x0000008e -- this is equal to 0x8e or 8e

Try to get the "8e" or whatever the number is from the 1st and 2nd set of numbers of the bugcheck

Regards. . .



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The actual problem I am encountering is that I get a "asms file is needed" message and I have no idea what to do from here. I investigated several threads that my search took me to but the threads have been closed and I didnt find and solutions. I have the original WXP pro install disc and SP2 & SP3. I am not at all PC savvy so I need help with what to do from here. Can someone please help?

A:Trouble installing WinXP pro on brand new drive

Is that an actual XP Pro CD, and is it XP original or XP SP1?

If you've installed a new hard drive, it needs to be formatted before you can install XP Pro in it.

The XP Pro CD does all the work - if that's what you have.


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There are 2 basic types of hard drive that most people will want to install.

They are 1 - Pata, also called ide and ata. Easy to recognise as they have a large 40pin socket and jumper settings.

And 2 - Sata, both sata 1 and 2 are set up in the same way. They are easy to recognise as they don't have a 40 way socket but have a 4 way instead.

There are also scsi hard drives but i doubt may people will be using them so i will not be dealing with them in this post!!

Pata - Pata's will connect via a 40 way data cable that has 2 plugs on it excluding the one that plugs into the mobo.

It is VERY VERY important to get the jumper settings correct or THEY WILL NOT WORK!!!!

There are 3 basic jumper settings, cable select, master, and slave.
The easiest way to set them up is to use cable select. The mobo itself will then assign master and slave as it sees fit. Usually it will set the drive on the end plug as master and the other one as a slave.

If you are running more than 1 pata drive on the same cable then you must insure they are both set to cable select or that 1 is set to master and 1 is set to slave. Having both set to master WILL NOT WORK, and having both set to slave WILL NOT WORK.

Once that is set correctly most mobo's will be happy and boot fine, if yours doesn't then you will need to check the bois settings. The instructions for doing this will be in your mobo manual!!!

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A:If you are installing a brand new hard drive then please read this!!!

One minor correction to avoid potential confusion. It's really a 40 pin, 80 wire cable. Most will know what you mean, however.

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I will make a personalized DVD Windows 7.
Need to add a folder to the desktop after installing Windows. How can I do this?


A:Need to add a folder to the desktop after installing Windows

Right click on the desktop > Go to New > Click Folder

A folder will be created on the desktop and you can then rename it whatever you like.

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When Installing Windows 7 on a clean device, and being prompted "select boot device" Screen shortly shows this: |
Then turns black instead of A windows logo showing that it's started installing. I'm using a MSI Z97 5G MotherBoard and the key used to start the setup is F11 so I assume I must press it after selecting the boot device. Also I only get 2 seconds before it
turns black. 

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I'm having major problems with a brand new (factory) desktop we just purchased from Best Buy. It is an HP Touchsmart 300 (all-in-one) desktop pc. It is only a few days old and has frozen up on us about 6 times. We are forced to shut-down the pc manually (w/power button), because I cannot pull up the task manager, CTR+ALT+DEL does not work, the mouse and keyboard are unresponsive, and there is a graphic frozen where the cursor/mouse is.

I am not sure if this is an HP problem or a problem with Win 7? It seems like it has always happened,when we are using the Internet (IE 8): and it occurs, when we are just doing normal 'surfing' or checking MSN or Yahoo emails; no hardcore downloading, gaming, or multi-tasking going on.

Would you be able to tell us where to go to find the issue? I would really appreciate your help. You guys (at BleepingComputer) were so great with us last year, when we had a maleware issue. Thanks again for your time.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
Antivirus Software: Webroot Internet Security Essentials
Firewall: Windows (Generic) Firewall and Webroot
Computer: HP TouchSmart300-1020
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 235e (2.7 GHz)
RAM installed: 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard drive: 500 GB
Graphics Processor / Vendor: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Shared video memory (UMA)

A:Problems with brand new HP desktop

Key words brand newIt's under warranty. I'd take it back. Why mess it up

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It just keeps restarting and saying not to turn off but it's been stuck at 64% for hours ever since I turned it. Ayone able to help me or with this need it for work. 

A:Brand new Desktop won't start up.

Bianca, welcome to the forum. Please contact the seller for help.  If you bought it from HP's Store you should contact HP Customer Service.  You should not have to fight problems with a brand new computer.  If you don't get satisfaction from the seller, please let me know.

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Good day to all. Can someone please assist me, advance thanks..

I bought a PC with MSI mainboard, N430GT, with 2-2GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/2G installed RAM (=4GB), 500GB HDD.
Everything works smooth until I read that I could upgrade memory up to 16GB max. BTW my OS is Win7 64 Ultimate.

So I decided first to buy and install 2pcs-4GB Kingston KVR1333D3N9/4G (=8GB), for a few days everything works fine as expected, I shut it down one night and the following day restarting my PC, it turned BLUE with messages., and then on as often as every 5 minutes or less it turns BSOD.

I asked my friends and told me to do a clean OS reinstallation and I did that, but the problem persisted as if nothing changed.

So I did a memory diagnostic and It noted that possible hardware problem.

I did immediately changed and swap back my original 2pcs-2GB memory, and surprisingly until this thread writing it is ok.

My mainboard supports dual channel (two slots only) and I want to know how could I checked which one of the two 4GB memory modules is not working, or is it safe to install only one 4GB memory to checked which of the two is working or both are not working?

Any immediate response is of great help. thanks.

A:BSOD after upgrading &/or installing new memory module on brand new PC

The Kingston Value Ram (KVR) is known to be marginal and not even work in some PC's. The regular Kingston memory is usually OK but none of the techies that I know will use or recommend the KVR.

Check the MSI (or whoever the motherboard vendor is) site for your motherboard model (you didn't list it so I can't check for your). The N430GT is your video card, not the motherboard. Most motherboard vendors list compatible memory for their motherboards. Best to use memory that has been certified for the specific motherboard.

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Hey there,

I am currently attempting to install Windows 8.1 64-bit to a desktop computer. I've got a 1TB HDD and a 8GB USB boot stick with Windows 8.1. I've booted from the stick and gone through the normal setup, however after selecting my HDD (the only one in the system) it goes to the normal "Copying Windows files" screen, however it hangs up there and does not show any progress above 0%. After a while, it tells me that Windows cannot create a partition on my drive.

I've tried going into the command prompt in the "Repair your PC" section of the windows installer and using diskpart to clean the drive, but diskpart is unusable for some reason. I was wondering is someone could help me figure out what the problem might be, and any possible workarounds.

Below are my specs.
-ASRock Z77 Extreme6 board (UEFI)
-Western Digital Green WD10EZRX 1TB HDD
-Windows 8.1 Pro ISO
Note: This computer is home-built, if that's relevant at all. Additionally, I am not very experienced with installing Windows, nor am I very familiar with the command prompt.

Any solutions/suggestions are welcome and appreciated!

A:Trouble Installing Windows 8.1 to Custom Desktop

Look at these, UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

Possible did something wrong. Is drive new ?

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I have HP Compaq dc7700 small form factor desktop that has been running on XP. I wanted to install windows 7 ultimate and the installation started well until the point where windows starts loading services. unfortunately there was a blackout and on resuming the installation, the computer boots from the hard drive but installation is not completed. The computer started displaying this message: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click "OK" to restart the computer and restart the installation." I have restarted the computer but every time it loads the incomplete installation and displays the error. I have attempted to select disc drive and usb as the first boot device but each time the computer boots from the hard disk and displays this error. Any ideas on how to sort this out will be appreciated.
I have also tried booting with a different disc but nothing seems to be working

A:having trouble installing windows 7 ultimate on a desktop that had XP

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Desktop screen keep flashing after installing Windows 10 and can't open anything

Already disabled Problem Reports and Solution Control Panel Support and Windows Error Report Service but problem is not solved

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I've just hooked up my new desktop to the web today after purchase and after 1 hour, I keep getting this fake system error message:

System Error!
Your system is infected with dangerous virus!
Note: Strongly recommend to install antispyware program to clean your system and avoid total crash of your computer!

Click OK to download the antispyware. (Recommended)

I have NOT clicked the "OK" knowing that only more trouble will follow, however I've been unable to remove this unknown cause of distress. This window occurs 100% of the time when I tries to access my C: main drive and the rate of it appearing is getting higher every hour!! What should I do?!

Fully appreciates any help!

A:Brand new Desktop Infected in less than 1 hour!

This is the log I'm being told to post here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:45:57 AM, on 5/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KHAL\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehm... Read more

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I recently bought a brand new desktop from a major retailer, perhaps you have heard of them, owned by same company as WalMart, its called Sam's Club.    Whether I search for the model on the HP support page, use the auto detect utility, or run the HP Support Assistant they all FAIL.  Why?   Because HP does not have an online support page for this page.   So basically they release and sell a $1000 product via a major retailer but you can't get any fixes unless you put in a different model number.   You can't use there online support tools or there HP Support Assistant because they have no record of the product! This is the product.http://www.samsclub.com/sams/hp-27-envy-dt-bundle-intel-core-i7-6700/prod20591185.ip?sprodId=prod205...  

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I've had this computer less than 2 weeks. It's an Acer ASPIRE TC-115 (Winows 8.1 _ x64_Firefox) NORTON 360 security. It's also all hard wired. (keyboard, mouse, and ethernet) Almost immediately, I started getting BSOD.
I looked it up and found that it was pretty common on all Windows OS, especially after Windows updates. I found many posts that had been "solved". But, the majority of these fixes were quite technical & I'm not real comfortable trying to do them. The only one I did was sfc/scannow command. It came back with no problems detected.
Here are my questions:
1. Is this doing HARM to this computer?
2. Should I FIRST upgrade to Win10 before I attempt anything?
3. Can someone PLEASE help me by giving me some Simple instructions? I can do the work, I just don't want to be doing anything that MAY be over my head. I have to understand what you're saying, so the process will make sense to me. I've always been able to follow directions from techguy.org, but I don't understand a lot of tech talk. (If I don't understand the talk, I won't feel right about doing the walk.) So be kind to me? Lol
4. Could this error be a problem with this new computer? I've only started using it about 8 days, and this started on the second day. I can still send it back if I'm gonna have problems with it.

A:BSOD on Brand New Desktop Computer

The Acer Aspire TC-115 desktop is an entry/budget level model which sells brand new for about $280.00.
It comes with Windows 8.1 64-bit and has full driver support for Windows 10 64-bit.

We don't know what you installed in it and how you use it, so it may be difficult to determine why it's generating BSOD messages.


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I had just bought this computer not even a week old, just moments after taking it out of the box and hooking it up and turning it on it has been stuck on the Just a moment page since then, I have tried multiple solutions I've found on the web but none works. I can not access anything at all or do anything for the matter. I am getting frustrated with this product as I had just bought it brand new and it does not even work as it should.

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Message on my desktop...its brandddd new. what is up?
***a problem has been detected and windows has been **** down to prevent damage to your computer.
if this is the first time you've seen this error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again,
follow these steps:

check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is
identified in the stop message, disable the driver or check
with the manufacturer for driver updates. try changing video

check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable
BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. if you need
to use safe mode to remove or siable components, restart your
computer, press f8 to select advanced startup options, and then
select safe mode.

Technical information:

***STOP: 0x000000007E ( bunch of numbers and letters)

beginning dump of physical memory
physical memory dump complete.
contact your system administrator or technical support group for further
Any info?

A:BRAND NEW DESKTOP....error message.help

It would help if you would post the entire Stop Error numbers and letters and if there is anything after the (0x00000000)s such as SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED or whatever it reads.

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I just bought a brand new pc from cyberpowerpc.com and after a blown psu and replacement (KINGWIN ABT-1000MA1S) I finally get everything to boot up great; all lights and fans turn on etc etc. I turn my monitor on and I recieve a No Signal message. Before I go I will give specs:

AMD PhenomTII X4 965 Black Edition
8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Kingston HyperX Memory
ATI Radeon HD 5850 (HIS)
KINGWIN ABT-1000MA1S 1000watt PSU
30 GB Kingston 2.5 inch SATA SSD
PCI Wireless 802.11g LAN Card
LG 22X DVD/CD R-RW Optical Drive
NO OS Loaded on the system

I've done a bit of troubleshooting (as much as I can/know, since I am in Afghanistan on deployment.)

First thing I did was try all the video outs on my video card (HDMI, DVI, VGA with a DVI adapter.) Nothing. Next I tried a second monitor with all the above video configs, same outcome No Signal. Then I tested the two monitors on another computer and they worked fine with all three A/V cables.

I opened the CM 690-II case and make sure everything was seated properly. I reset all 4 sticks of RAM, my GPU, all power connections, WLAN card. No difference.

I then reset my CMOS. I took out the battery and shorted the clr_cmos two pin on my mobo. Nothing changed.
Next, I pull out one piece at a time and boot the system. All return the same No Signal with my monitor connected. However, and I'm not sure if this matters, they all make different beeps. When I have all components in the case I get one beep upon startup.

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A:Brand New Desktop, No Signal From Monitor

u don't list your motherboard.......... did u plug in the 4/8 pin power plug for the cpu

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