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Windows 7 installation crashes before it begins

by rav27 / August 6, 2011 7:22 AM PDT

Hello all, I've got a big problem.

Before I begin I would like to say that I'm not a native English speaker, so my English isn't perfect. Sorry for that.

I've bought a new PC without Windows 7 installed on it. I thought that installation of Windows 7 can't be really hard. Oh boy, I was wrong.

So the problem is:
I start up my PC with Windows 7 64 bit disc in it. PC is set to boot from CD/DVD. Everything seems to go just fine. I've got the message that "Windows is loading files". It takes a minute and it's done.

Then I get the "Starting Windows" screen and the blueish background pops up. For a moment (it's not even half a second) some kind of dialog box pops up - I think that is the one with title "Install Windows". Then there's a large message saying: "Windows 7 is preparing to install" (or something like that, I'm not using English version so I'm trying to translate all these messages).

This message disapears, for a second you can see this blueish background and then - it crashes. It starts up again and this process goes on and on.

I honestly don't know what's the case.

My setup is:
CPU: I7 2600K
BR/DVD/CD reader: LG Blu Ray BH10LS30
System HDD: Crucial M4 64GB
HDD: 3 x Samsung F3 1TB
GPU: GTX 580
Power supply: XFX 650W
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3-B3
RAM: 16 GB ram GOOD RAM (4x4GB)

What I've tried:
- unplug 3 HDDs and leave only Crucial M4 SSD - nothing
- unplug ALL HDDs - nothing
- change in BIOS from IDE to AHCI - nothing
- and some combinations of unpluging and pluging HDD and RAM - (yes, you've guessed it) nothing

I ran the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - it showed 0 errors.

I don't think it's important but Windows 7 is OEM version.

Please guys, help me.

P.S. If you don't understand something, feel free to ask, I'll try to answer as fast as I can.

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Just a quick idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 6, 2011 12:11 PM PDT

Try it with ONE STICK of RAM.

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Got it!
by rav27 / August 6, 2011 3:58 PM PDT
In reply to: Just a quick idea.

What I've did is:
- go only with 1 RAM and 1 SSD
- turn off the "GSATA3 Controller" in BIOS from Enabled to Disabled
And it worked. Thank you for you help.

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