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Old 03-24-2010, 09:53 PM   #11
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You'd be surprised at what kind of issues can be caused by an old cd drive. Jumper and boot order settings aside replacing an old cd drive can fix a lot of issues. It sounds like you have maybe a couple lying around. Do yourself a favor and try a different drive, maybe the one that's in your good machine and try things out again.

Maybe your drive is corrupt/bad head or something too. Try burning a Parted Magic CD. It's a linux based bootable partition tool it's easy enough to use. You want NTFS file system. If you get a good format on a bad drive and attempt to use it you can find out a lot about what you're dealing with. Especially considering the fact that I feel like that drive is the main issue. If a bootable cd doesn't work its a good sign that your're drive is in fact the problem.
The cd drive boots the cd, but 5 minutes into it, it freezes? Could that still be the CD drive?

ight frank I'll give that a try thanks!
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Gekkacameo i am not suprised by anything i have dealt with it all i do desktop/sys admin work but in this case i do not think it is the problem. If he was installing and had an issue copying windows files then yes maybe the cd or drive but in this case i dont believe this is the issue
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #13
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How do I get to the Cache setting?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:57 PM   #14
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I hope i works for you

what type of machine do you have?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:59 PM   #15
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What do you mean machine?

Here are the Specs of the computer:
Graphics card: Nvidia 9800 GT
Ram: CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready
Processor: AMD Phenom II X3 Black Edition (Not sure the ghz, will check when I get home)
Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 320 GB SATA Hard Drive
Motherboard: GA-MA770T-UD3P GIGABYTE MOTHERBOARD.
CD-DRIVE is something pulled out of a dell, I don't think it matters.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:00 PM   #16
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yea sry i just seen that i am looking where the setting is now
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:17 PM   #17
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So frank you're saying that the L2 cache is conflicting with an ide channel?
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:28 PM   #18
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no not at all i just dont think the cpu is retrieving the install files fast enough so it is causing issue. I have only had this issue 1 time

off all i can tell you is it is in the advanced bios settings you will have to dig around for it sry
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Hey guys I managed to get it to install (messed with the settings a bit. Did a number of things but I honestly don't think I can do it again it was all just random) but after it installed it said it was going to reboot. So it restarted and now it stopped at a black screen with gray words. On the bottom it says Verifying DMI pool data. AMD Data Change... Update New Data to DMI! Any ideas?

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/g...g?t=1269485278

Here is a picture of where the screen is stuck.
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I would suggest entering the BIOS, and on the main page select "Load optimum defaults", and then press F10 to save and exit.
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