X79 EXTREME4 first run & Windows 7 / 64 install failure
Help me, please !
I just constructed a new PC based on the X79 E4, with: 16 GB quad channels, i7-3820, Gainward GTX860, 2x 10000 Western VelociRaptor, 1x LITEON iHES112 and I have the following 2 problems.
Since the very 1st start, I have the error message: "1394 GUID are invalid in both CMOS and Flash" (X79 2 digits display has the code "A2"). Then, when I try to run the installation of Windows 7, everthing goes well until I can read "Starting Windows" and then, the screen turn black and the system is hanged forever. The X79 2 digits display is unlit at that moment.
Nothing changed after I:
- Flashed successfully the last BIOS version (file: x79ex42.00)
- Tried to remove 8 GB of RAM
- Tried to remove each and both hard disk
- Tried to use IDE mode
Re: X79 EXTREME4 first run & Windows 7 / 64 install failure
Thousand thanks for all these advises !
Will try all this and report back here in any cases, so this thread may help more peoples (with the hope these track's will lead me to solution ! I cross my fingers).
OK, this is my report:
Cleared CMOS, set BIOS to default, disabled 1394, set intel Sata to AHCI, but I still have the error: "1394 GUID are invalid in both CMOS and Flash" on boot. Now, speaking of the crash of Windows 7 installation, fortunately this was solved (it was due to a small problem on the hardware).
I will send ASRock a support ticket now !
Thanks again for the help.