New build won't boot into Windows 7
Posted on 2011-02-28
I am trying to get Windows 7 x64 Pro installed on my new custom built machine. I have been able to install Windows 7 but then after the computer reboots and attempts to pick up the installation, it will get to the Windows logo and sit there for a moment or two and then the computer will shut off. No error message or indication as to what the problem is. Here are the specs for the machine. I have only attached the bare necessities to the mobo in order to eliminate any possible problems.
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (rev 2) - BIOS FC
Intel Core i7 950
Corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D (only 1 stick installed = 2GB)
Corsair 750TX-C PSU
WD Raptor 72GB SATA HDD
I have tested the memory with no problems reported. I have successfully booted the computer using a linux boot cd. Windows has no problem booting of a install CD and going through the install process, it's only after it reboots and gets to the Windows logo where it's kind of spinning around, it will sit there for a minute, then turn off. I have disabled the "auto restard after system failure" option by hitting F8 during boot, but i still don't get any sort of error message. I have tried two different video cards and 3 different hard drives all of which i know work.
I'm kind of at a loss as to what else to try. I am thinking of taking the MOBO out of the case to test for a grounding or shorting issue, but i figured it wouldn't make it that far in the boot process if that was a problem.