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Hello all. First off I'd like to thank the community for what you do. Noobies like me really appreciate it and I hope we can get my build performing correctly. My spec are
Video Card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130604
PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341044
Motherboard http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813121533
Operationg System http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986
Hard Drive http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136284
Case http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811146068
CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072
RAM http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820233180
Optical Drive http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827135204

Does it matter which SATA ports I connect the hd and optical to on this board? I don't think Windows is detecting my hd either. I see it in bios listed as secondary sata device and IDE. I also get this error message on some restarts. boot critical file d:\windows\system32\drivers\iastor.sys is corrupt. Also Nvidia driver is crashing and recovering. Hope some of this makes a little sense.
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It should make no difference actually but you might just switch the place where the hard drive and the cdrom drive plug into and see if it then sees the drive on the first port.


iastor.sys this is the storage controller so I'm thinking it is related to the above. Has this been happening since the first time you booted the system up?
Is the OS a new install and what OS is it?
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Hi shaffer61 thanks for your response. I'll try switching them and see if that will work. I just started getting this error on start up yesterday, and now can't boot into Windows at all. It is a new install of Widows 7 Home Edition.
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How long after you built the system did the issue start?
The error can be caused by several things so it may take a bit to get through all the diagnostic tests.
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I built the system about a month ago and the error message just started yesterday. I haven't really messed with it but a few times because of the frustration lol!. I did switch the hd and optical drive. I got the option to reinstall and an error message that says I need to re-image the computer. Also in a window their is no sign of an operating system to repair.
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Hmm interesting as that indicates a possible hd issue.

Make sure the drives are connected to their original connections on the motherboard and then try the following.

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.

NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, try the Hitachi DFT CD Image version of the software

Thanks to Broni for the instructions
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Hi. Well I never could get a boot into Windows, so I ended up re-installing Windows 7. I guess I lost my BF3 key code in that process. :( I had to go purchase some blank disks and I am running the software now that you suggested. I see a logical drive C: and then the WD drive as #1. Do I need to partition etc...? The program looks to have about an hour and a half to finish checking the WD drive. Thank you again for your help.
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Not sure why you think you lost you BF3 if you have the retail disk. The key should be on the package for the game.
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Ohh ok. I thought that when I registered and all that if I did it again it would already be in use. I hope I'm wrong.
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Well I have to be somewhere at eight, but I'll be back a little after nine. Thank you again. :)
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Nope in fact as long as you use the name information it should have the information saved for you. I know every game I have registered with the manufacturer when I install I will install it on a new partition when I install a new OS and the site will bring up if you are a current registered user or a new user.
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Mo problem and I should be here for about another 2 hours yet. :thumbsup:
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Ok that's great to know. Well the drive checked out good, so now I don't know where to go. I guess I need to run the software disk for the motherboard and video card again. Is it mandatory that I partition and what would you do next?
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It is hard for me to say what to do next but I would see if the disk finds a partition that your OS is suppose to be on. If so then since it is new I would format it and reinstall the OS fresh.
If it doesn't then you would need to setup the partition as if this was a brand new drive.
Below I am including the instruction on how to do a fresh install of the OS.




You can use this tutorial HERE to do a Clean Install of Win 7.
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Ok another dumb question. How do I find if the disk has the OS on it?
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