Blue screen during Windows 7 install

Hey, im having some issues with install windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on a newly built machine with this error code:


0x00000007E (0xFFFFFFFF0000005,0xFFFFF9000CE9382A,0xFFFFF88003F168178,0xFFFFF88003F16130

The components consist of..
Nvidia GTX480
1TB 7200rpm seagate HD
I7 980X processor
X58A-UD9 motherboard

Any help is muchly appreciated

oh! and the ram is 12 Gb DDR3 RAM at 2000 Mhz


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Last updated April 17, 2018 Views 5,708 Applies to:

Set of test utilities for DIY computer builders:

Note: If you are OverClocking or use any automatic overclocking BIOS features
then drop back to the stock speed as a starting point.

First try running Memtest86+, this runs from a boot disk or CD and should eliminate or
confirm if your one or more of your memory sticks are bad or the SPD values in the BIOS are correct.
Let it run for as long as you can: 2,4,6,8 or more hours, if no errors by then your ram is OK.

You have a Seagate hard drive so the very next thing would be to download Seagate's Seatools (the bootable CD) and check for bad sectors:

If you have a copy of Windows XP around try installing it temporary (if not Windows 7 will work as well)
"No need to activate as you get a 30 day grace period which is perfect for testing"
and then use the following tools (this assumes the memtest shows no failures)

Prime 95:
It's a stand alone .exe file contained in a .zip archive.
Just choose to run the "stress test" option for 3 hours or more.
If your PC can pass this test both your memory and CPU
are fine (close the case cover to maintain proper ventilation)

Core Temp:
Monitor the temperature of each core of your processor.
For non overclockers using the stock Intel/AMD heatsink and cooling fan
you can expect a temperature of 35 to 40C at idle and up 60C to 65C when running Prime95.

Shows the clock speed of the CPU under various load conditions
(when using Intel's EIST speed step technology).
Also has two tabs (Memory and SPD) which show the actual memory speed
and 'SPD' tab shows the rated speeds for each memory slot that is populated.

CPUID HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors:
voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

HD Tune:
Provides drive info and has an option to test your drive.

Monitors internal temperatures and has an online drive health analysis feature
(SMART tab) for hard drives. It will show how your drives
compares with other drives of the same make and model.

A lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.

Check the Graphics card manufacture's download site for the most recent Windows 7 drivers for your card.
Also check out Nvidia's "Smoke" test or ATI equivalent.

A powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, also some more analysis.
It's able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies
and standards.

Partition Wizard Home Edition:
Some of the features and Functions include: Resizing and Move partitions,
Restore Partition after accidental deletion, Create partition, Delete partition,
Format partition, Convert partition, Explore partition, Hide partition,
Change drive letter, Set active partition.

UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing,
restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem.


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