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    Default GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    I have the following configuration:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
    A. GA-MA78GM-S2H mainboard<o:p></o:p>
    B. AMD 5000 CPU<o:p></o:p>
    C. 8Gb ram<o:p></o:p>
    D. 2 x 500 GB Sata HDDs<o:p></o:p>
    E. 1 x IDE CD/DVD drive<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    It all worked fine with Windows Vista Home Premium x64 in this configuration until I decided to blow <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Vista</st1:place> away and install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    When I did a Windows 7 ultimate x64 fresh install, goes through all the first part of setup in custom install (installing files etc), then when it says time for a reboot, after the reboot it just hangs on the screen that says “Starting Windows”.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    When I try going into Safe Mode it hangs at disk.sys.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Sata drives are configured as IDE (not ahci).<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    I’ve tried downloading the AHCI drivers from gigabyte for this board and reconfiguring the bios for AHCI then installing the new driver during custom installation (F6) but exactly the same problem.<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Ive tried it on both disks, deleting the partitions and reformatting the disks each time, still no go L<o:p></o:p>
    <o:p> </o:p>
    Any ideas of anything else to try with this hardware combination.<o:p></o:p>
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    have you disabled all floppy drives in the bios? then try?
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    GA-MA78GM-S2H rev1.1, 1.0, or 2.0?
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    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    have you disabled all floppy drives in the bios? then try?
    It doesnt have a floppy drive, but at this stage, anythings worth a shot. I'll try that tonight when I get home.

    Anyone have any other things to try?

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    it will stall or wait upto 5mins as it checks for floppy even if its not installed but enabled,,so disable it select none in all bios options
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    GA-MA78GM-S2H rev1.1, 1.0, or 2.0?
    2.0 I belive, I dont have it in front of me at the moment (its at home, I'm currently at work). It was only purchased less than 6 months ago.

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    it will stall or wait upto 5mins as it checks for floppy even if its not installed but enabled,,so disable it select none in all bios options
    I have left it on the "starting windows" screen for up to 4 hours, its definately hung.

    As mentioned, I will disable the floppy in the bios when I get home but in case that doesnt work, is there anything else I can try.

    I have had the following advice elsewhere so far......

    1. Remove 4gb and try it with only 4gb ram installed.
    2. Remove second hard disk and try it with only one hard disk installed.
    3. drive a stake through its processor, its possessed :D

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    When I installed Windows7 64bit I used 4GB's of memory. You may want to do the same. If it installs then add the other 4GB's Then if the screen locks on Windows startup you will have diagnosed it as being a memory issue.
    OK keep in mind that this is for rev.2.0 It will not work for Rev.1.0 or rev.1.1! Please check your rev.# and be sure you have Rev.2.0 or higher before doing this.
    Update your BIOS chapter 4. Do not ever use @Bios. Scroll down and select the BIOS update file. -----> GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev. 2.x)
    Scroll down for the drivers they are listed under SATA RAID AMD SATA AHCI Driver (Preinstall driver) -----> GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev. 2.x)
    This will require a formatted floppy or a formatted usb flash drive.

    Also here is a pdf of your motherboard manual. It will take time to download. Follow the vista instructions in chapter 3 and 5. http://download.gigabyte.ru/manual/m...78gm_2.0_e.pdf

    Update your BIOS chapter 4. Do not ever use @Bios. Go to chapter 5. Use the CTRL+F to go into RAID or AHCI bios.
    Configure AHCI set in RAID Bios set it as Single AHCI and make sure it is active. You do this by setting the assignment to Y. Don't set to RAID unless you want a RAID just AHCI single drive see figure 5 page 72.
    Use the advanced setup option and click on Load Driver.
    Do not use the windows search for the driver feature.
    Specify the location where the driver is saved.
    Last edited by artdrivers; 11-24-2009 at 07:39 AM.
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    http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/FileList...ios_qflash.pdf
    Phenom II 945 @ 3.2Ghz w/Thermaltake Big Typhoon Pro 14 CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev.1.1 F11
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    4GB / Kingston / KHX8500D2K2/2GN / 5-5-5-18 / 1066Mhz
    (2) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA RAID-0
    (1) WD Caviar / WD2500AAKS/ 250GB in SATA AHCI
    (2) IDE's 1 8XdualDVDRW 1 52x32x52x CDRW
    Antec /Neo HE550 / 550W
    Mid size ATX case with show through panel
    2) 80x80 front fans (1) 120x120 rear fan and small nb fan
    Microsoft comfort curve USB keyboard 2000 ver.1.0
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    Monitor: CMV937A
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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by artdrivers View Post
    When I installed Windows7 64bit I used 4GB's of memory. You may want to do the same. If it installs then add the other 4GB's Then if the screen locks on Windows startup you will have diagnosed it as being a memory issue.
    OK keep in mind that this is for rev.2.0 It will not work for Rev.1.0 or rev.1.1! Please check your rev.# and be sure you have Rev.2.0 or higher before doing this.
    Update your BIOS chapter 4. Do not ever use @Bios. Scroll down and select the BIOS update file. -----> GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev. 2.x)
    Scroll down for the drivers they are listed under SATA RAID AMD SATA AHCI Driver (Preinstall driver) -----> GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev. 2.x)
    This will require a formatted floppy or a formatted usb flash drive.

    Also here is a pdf of your motherboard manual. It will take time to download. Follow the vista instructions in chapter 3 and 5. http://download.gigabyte.ru/manual/m...78gm_2.0_e.pdf

    Update your BIOS chapter 4. Do not ever use @Bios. Go to chapter 5. Use the CTRL+F to go into RAID or AHCI bios.
    Configure AHCI set in RAID Bios set it as Single AHCI and make sure it is active. You do this by setting the assignment to Y. Don't set to RAID just AHCI single drive see figure 5 page 72.
    Use the advanced setup option and click on Load Driver.
    Do not use the windows search for the driver feature.
    Specify the location where the driver is saved.
    Thanks for that Artdrivers, I'll download the manual and will give it a try when I get home after I try the disable the floppy drive advice (will load the bios from USB).

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    Default Re: GA-MA78GM-S2H hangs during install of Windows 7 64bit

    Ok, finally home from work.

    Checked the revision of the motherboard, its 1.1 not 2.0 as I previously thought.

    Disabled floppy drive in bios as instructed, rebooted without reinstalling, result = no difference, still hangs on "Starting Windows".

    Powered down, removed 4Gb of ram from the computer, restarted computer without re-installing windows 7, result = no difference, still hangs on "Starting Windows" screen.

    Checked drive mode, definately on IDE, not AHCI at the moment.

    Currently trying a reinstall of Windows 7 with current settings and current BIOS version but without a floppy enabled and with only 4Gb of ram in the computer, if this doesnt work will upgrade to latest bios and try again.

    Any more ideas are most welcome guys?

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