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BSOD'S when installing W7 on a formatted hd


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mazing1ne

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Hi guys, hoping I can get some help as i've spent the past few days trying to fix this issue to no avail.

Situation: built my computer, everything was working fine, when home for a weekend and when I came back to my dorm room my computer starting acting up, etc. slow, crashing constantly, you name it.

Fast forward - went out and got myself a legit copy of windows 7 and windows 8 through Microsoft bizspark for students, and burned them onto two seperate dvds. the problem is, i start the installer and it never manages to progress all the way through without crashing to a BSOD or freezing up and me having to restart it. i don't have any OS installed on it, as I formatted the harddrive in the install menu, but it just doesn't work now.

not sure what to do..very strange.

The current error is:

Ntfs.sys [page fault in nonpaged area]
STOP: 0x00000050 (plus a bunch of other jargon)

Computer Specs:
intel i5-2500k [never oc'ed it]
16GB ram, 4x4 sticks
ASROCK P67 Extreme4 mobo
GTX 460 gpu
1TB harddrive

yeah..PLEASE HELP!!! this is driving me absolutely nuts and stressing me out. I just want to be able to reinstall windows and its not working!
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Ztruker

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That board has a UEFI BIOS. See here: How to Install Windows 7 Using the "Unified Extensible Firmware Interface" (UEFI)
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The Skeptic

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It could be that the problem is hardware and not software related. I would do the following:

1: Reset the BIOS. Disconnect the computer from the wall socket, take out the CMOS battery for 10 minutes, reinstall and boot the computer. Set time, date, and make CD ROM first priority to boot from.

2: Run a RAM test. This can be done best with memetest 86. download the program from here and burn the ISO file to create a bootable CD. Boot the computer with the new CD and let it run for at least one complete test. There shouldn't be any errors (red lines).
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