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Old 3rd May, 2012, 04:41 AM
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I Dont Get It...

Back in August when I built my new rig Windows 7 installed without a hitch.

Fast forward to today and soon I will be as bald as Walter White from Break Bad.

Everytime the Windows 7 startup starts it asks for a CD/DVD Drive Device Driver that is missing but I can't for the life of me figure out which driver it wants... You'd think that if it was the CD/DVD drive the installation would have never started in the first place. It doesn't find anything on the Driver CD for the motherboard. I'm lost.

Making a Bootable USB install right now but after this I don't know what to do...

With my old ASRock s939 board I had this issue and I had to get the SATA Controller drivers from JMicron's website but I couldn't find anything about which sata controller my GA-970a-D3 uses to try that option.

Why cant windows just make something that just works...?
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Old 4th May, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Made the bootable USB installer and I got past the initial setup but after I deleted the partition the installer said it wasn't able to install to that drive. Error 0x80300001.

I forgot to mention that this is with 64-bit.

I gave up and installed the 32-bit version I have but realized today I'm only able to use 50% of my total RAM now so I need to figure out why and what is causing my issue...

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Old 4th May, 2012, 06:08 AM
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I could have sworn that back in August the disk I used was the same one I've been using now.

Burned a new disk...and....I still have hair!
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Old 4th May, 2012, 03:02 PM
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The only time I've had this issue is with the newer IBM severs.
They have a sys prep disk with the correct drivers, and you then install windows from within their program.

Very frustrating when you first come up against it, all the way through the initial selection options, going for the install then that error.

This page seems to have pre-install drivers: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-970A-D3 (rev. 1.0/1.1)
If you have an old floppy you should be able to get it working.

Your avatar doesn't show much hair, are you sure you didn't lose it in the burn?
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Feels good to have it all running smoothly again.

Creating a system image ( 84GB ) so next time I can just restore the image and not spend three days installing configuring everything.
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so you got Win7 64-bit working?
What was the DVD deal?
Was your DVD a SATA or IDE?
It really shouldn't matter, but who knows... I've had my issues with Win7 64-bit also. I'm not impressed, but at least it uses my full 8 Gigs of Memory.
Next I'm going to install Fedora 16 on another partition, we'll see how it goes...
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Yes I got it working. It was a bad install disk I burned. I have a sata DVD-DL burner.

That really though us the only problem I've had with 64-bit.

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Cool, Glad its working now...
I do recommend using a Flash Drive!
I rarely have any issues with those, and its super quick to format again.

Actually I recently installed Linux Mint on my flash drive with Lili and it allows me 3 options:
1. boot to live disc
2. install Mint
3. run Mint in Virtual Enviroment
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Is it a faster install than DVD?
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When it works, tons faster.

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I"ve been doing a lot of reinstalls, what with the update problem... I'll give it a try next time... would save on disks as well...just a thought..":O} Thanks WonderBread!
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