Can not install Win7 Ultimate x64 no matter what

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  1. stratos

    stratos MDL Novice

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    Hi guys

    I have a weird problem with a pc.
    That pc had win7 x64 installed (don't remember which version exactly home or ultimate)
    and by mistake when running an antivirus scan, something vital was deleted and after trying to reboot, it showed
    "chainloader /bootmgr
    Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format
    press any key to continue ,"

    pressed any key and got a few options but neither worked out, and then decided to format the windows partition and install win7 ultimate x64.
    but it won't let me install win7 (any version) no matter what
    it takes me straight to "windows is loading files" no setup screen, no partition to choose, nothing
    and then it's stuck on the welcome screen, like every necessary file has been istalled already

    it does take winxp sp2 x64 just fine, but I really need it to have win7
    the previous version was using orbit30 loader or something, not really sure

    any help?
    thanks!
     
  2. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Have you tried wiping your hard drive before installing Windows 7?
     
  3. stratos

    stratos MDL Novice

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    #3 stratos, Mar 7, 2013
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    hello
    actually, because the drive on the pc wouldn't let me install win7, I took a spare I had (exactly the same btw) and tried there

    the drive was not partitioned and had nothing in it if that's what you mean

    this is what i get when trying to istall win7
    first it automatically jumps to loading files (no press any key to boot from cd.dvd...)
    wcLDHWZ.jpg

    then I get this
    RwHmFZh.jpg

    and instead of getting this:
    5l3Xxpv.jpg

    I get just the blue background without any of the settings to choose
     
  4. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    What install media you use, is it an untouched ISO?
     
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  5. stratos

    stratos MDL Novice

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    hello
    yeah it is

    here's an update: got it to install finally
    for some mysterious reason the setup screen took around 3 minutes to show up and the rest of the setup is slow like that too
    maybe it's because of this one PC?
    I mean, it installed super fast on my 2010 rig lol

    the rig for this "slow" pc is
    amd 3.0Ghz x4
    motherboard MCP61M-M3 7.1
    hard drive 500GB WD caviar green
    1 stick of 8GB ram
    500w psu
    1 GB ddr5 graphics

    I know it's not something super-duper but this install should be a breeze for it
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    The longest time I had to wait to get the setup screen to install Windows 7 Ultimate, were on an an PC Chips MB P21G! It was taken near an ½hour for to get the setup screen. After that, the installe went ok and were finish within 20min and an P4 single core CPU with 2 GB Ram. I wasd need to upgrade the BIOS to get it to install anyway, with the origin BIOS, it wasn't start even read the Setup.exe from DVD! So I think it's a problem of the BIOS (in my case)!
     
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  7. stratos

    stratos MDL Novice

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    hey m8

    well it installed, but now i get random freezes, like working on a program and nothing works anymore and I have to reset
    I'm thinking it's the motherboard maybe? (ecs mcp61m-m3 v7.1)
    going to run a memtest too, but I really doubt it's the ram.
    I did install all the mobo drivers, graphics drivers etc
    the only thing that wouldn't work was the ac97 sound drivers of the mobo

    sound works with the nvidia drivers from the graphics card though
    googling about the mobo, found some people who had issues with the sound driver too
     
  8. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @stratos: Have you checked to see if there is a BIOS update for the motherboard?
     
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  9. stratos

    stratos MDL Novice

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    hello Michaela

    the bios is
    american megatrends
    version 080015
    date: 06/10/2010

    the mobo is: ecs mcp61m-m3 v7.1

    and I'm currently googling but with not much luck

    took the battery out for a while to clear the cmos btw
    first the pc was dead, no post and black screen, then it decided to wake up
    I'm writing from this pc now, wondering if it'll freeze
     
  10. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    #10 Tito, Mar 9, 2013
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  11. stratos

    stratos MDL Novice

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    cool thanks :)

    but I used this utility before i saw your post lol
    ecs.com.tw/extra/eblu/index.html
    edit: won't let me post link, google "ECS eBLU - BIOS Live Update Utility"
    already new bios

    maybe too late for mod?
     
  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  13. stratos

    stratos MDL Novice

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    hi
    got all the parts of the mobo working now (and sound!)


    thanks but eblue actually flashed with latest version
    just checked with cpu-z and it says 11/03/2010
    so it seems to be working that way too ;)

    I think I'm all set, thank you very much for your help guys :)