Using Win 7 pro 64 bit on a Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H mobo with a Trinity A6-5400K APU. Using a 250Gb Western Digital mechanical drive (brand new).
When installing Win7, I get 'Loading files', then goes to the windows logo 'Starting windows', then zilch the screen goes dead, no hard drive or DVD activity - it just sits there.
I did have win Xp and Mint on the drive on one occasion, then went an bought a genuine Win7 disc from a well known computer shop on the net..... I did have win XP and Linux Mint on at one stage, discovered I couldn't even install Win7 so I took the hard drive out and reformatted it using my XP 32 bit machine and tried again.
One guy told me I should just leave it sitting for half an hour, somehow I can't see that, I did try it though.
The drives are seen in bios, for Win 7 set up do I use AHCI and Legacy? I do have the optical drive as the 1st boot. Thanks Dave.
Edited by Pentodes, 29 November 2015 - 12:30 PM.