I am running an older homebuilt gaming rig with Windows 7. I started getting failure to boot with the unit unable to load bios. The unit would power on and off repeatedly, but never boot and I could not access BIOS. I searched forums and found that it was likely a bad motherboard. I installed a Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 3+AMD 970 Chipset 4xDDR ATX motherboard with a AMD FX-6300 3.5 ghz Six-Core Socket AM3+ Vishera processor. I also purchased a copy of Windows 8.1 - 64 bit (full version) and have the OS DVD. I retained my old Radeon HD 5770 video cards in cross fire configuration and three 12GB Crucial DDR3 memory sticks. I am also reusing my DVD ROM, 80G SATA SSD and 1 TB Optical HD. I attempted to boot to the Windows 8.1 DVD, but after a long stint of viewing the Microsoft progress bar and the the blue Windows screen I get a Startup Repair screen stating, "Your Computer was unable to start". It looks for problems and assure me it will fix them, but eventually this screen locks up and I have to power off the computer. I can open ASUS UEFI BIOS and can see the DVD-ROM and my Solid State Hard Drive that I intend to install Windows 8.1 on. I temporarily removed my Optical Hard Drive just to be sure I don't reformat it and loose it's data. Please help!
- windows 7 upgrading to 8.1