New built Workstation - Windows 7 Install - Freeze / Black Screen
Posted on 2011-10-19
I just finished my new workstation. Now tried to install Windows 7 Pro x64 on it... without success...
Here are my components:
1x Corsair Obsidian 700D
1x Corsair Netzteil AX1200 Gold
1x ASUS P8B WS
1x Intel Xeon E3-1275
1x G.Skill Ripjaws-X 4x4 GB Kit, DDR3-1333
1x Club3D AMD Radeon 6990
1x Asus HD 6970 DirectCU II 2GB
2x OCZ Vertex 3 MI 120GB
2x Lite-On iHAS624-32
1x Samsung SyncMaster MD230X6
The two gaphiccards are in slot1 and slot2 connected with crossfire. The two SSDs are connected to the two SATA3 Ports and are in a RAID0.
My Windows 7 is a Windows 7 Prof x64 iso extracted to a prepared and freshly formated / diskparted USB Stick (even tested on other systems - should not be the problem).
I boot the USB Stick it starts with Starting Windows 7 Setup and right before the first real Message should come up "Install Windows now" it Freezes or goes into Black Screen. I can still press NumLock and it works... but nothing else works. Interessting is that if I hit F8 before it starts the installation I can boot the installation in safe mode which works. But I can't complete the setup because after the reboot it wants to start normal from the installed files on the hd and than it freezes on the "Starting Windows" Logo Screen.
Thanks a lot for your help guys.