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need a bit of help and advice please . . .

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by khushy, 3 Dec 2010.

  1. khushy

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2006

    Posts: 612

    currently I have built . . .

    PC
    ASUS Maximus Extreme
    Adaptec RAID Controller
    Floppy Drive
    Windows XP

    But its crashed again (2nd time in two months) - for about 2 years its been perfect and now its crashed twice - I can only get into recovery mode with the RAID Driver disk (floppy) which is a real PITA - so I am thinking about Windows 7 as an upgrade - questions -

    will my hardware support a windows 7 install
    I know the W7 drivers are available from ASUS
    MOST IMPORTANT - will I still need to load the RAID driver disk before installing wondows etc

    help much appreciated please.

    khushy
     
  2. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 27,739

    Location: Middle of England

    There is a Windows Upgrade tool that checks your hardware Prior to installing W7, It'll be on MS site.
     
  3. khushy

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2006

    Posts: 612

    thanks for that - but I forgot to say that I cant boot into windows - keeps telling me that the vgaoem.fon file is corrupt and I have tried eveything to get in to windows/dos prompt to reinstall the file which I have a copy of.

    Khushy
     
  4. khushy

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2006

    Posts: 612

    anyone?

    any help appreciated please?
     
  5. khushy

    Hitman

    Joined: 17 Jun 2006

    Posts: 612

    tried everything - terminal I'm afraid - new install - what a PITFA!!!

    khushy