neoche wrote:I installed the same combo as you did and I cannot get past the intial boot screen. Its saying it "did not find disk and can not create initialization because volume from the backup cdrom is not able to be utilized" or something to that effect. I opened the case after not being able to completely boot windows 7 to make sure that all connections were copastetic. They seem to be all attached. Am I missing something? The computer is not reading that there is any drive enabled, just the bluray drive. Could you assist me with a walkthrough of what you did? I would surely appreciate your thorough input. Thanks!
Aggravated in Albany,
This is a little more than you asked for, but everything worked when I did it this way.
1. I uninstalled Bloatware (just do a google search to find out what's not needed).
2. Defragged Computer. Turned off power and disconnected all cords from back of tower.
3. Opened up case (before touching anything inside, cancel any static charge by touching exposed tower metal).
4. Unscrewed old power supply from case, then detached all cables running from it to motherboard, accessories, etc.
5. Removed old graphics card (had to unscrew plate on back of tower holding the graphics card in).
6. Removed metal pci slot from tower to have new graphics card fit. Then inserted new graphics card.
7. Re-connected cords from new power supply to motherboard, accessories, etc. NOTE: Use the cord that was included with the new graphics card to obtain power from the new Power Supply (I don't think the old power supply required a direct hook-up like the new one). Also made sure no power cords block the graphics card's fan.
8. Carefully inserted power supply, then screwed it to tower.
9. Re-asserted all accounted wires were connected, power supply properly anchored, graphics card properly seated.
10. Closed tower, reconnected all tower cords, flipped switch on power supply to "On."
11. Turned on computer. The picture was a little messed up when computer finished loading (i.e. zoom view).
12. Put graphics card cd in drive, loaded drivers.
13. Went onto internet and google'd Gigabyte HD 5770 to find their actual website. Went there, entered info on my graphics card, and found available drivers.
14. Installed new drivers, then rebooted computer.
15. Everything was perfect upon reboot, so I basked in my awesomeness for accomplishing this (first time install for me).