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Problem installing Windows 7 on MSI KM4M-V

I have an MSI KM4M-V KM266-8237 motherboard with an 2Ghz AMD Sempron, 1 gig of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 5500 OC 256MB AGP 4X video card. Sound, LAN, etc. are onboard. I'm trying to install Windows 7 and every time the computer loads Windows off of the installation DVD, it gives me an error before ever getting to a GUI. The error says "classpnp.sys" cannot be found or loaded.

In searching, I've found that this might be due to the BIOS settings that the NVIDIA installation guide recommends, specifically a setting that recommends turning OFF a PnP aware OS and how this might conflict with IRQ setting. However, I never found that setting in the Phoenix BIOS so I never changed it. I'm running version "6.00PG" dated 7/28/2004 and haven't found any BIOS updates via the MSI Live Update utility.

Am I on the right path or way off in trying to get Windows 7 installed?

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  • siddharth kanojia
    siddharth kanojia Feb 04, 2009

    But this computer IS an upgrade! Hah

    According to reviews Windows 7 is less resource hungry than Vista, which was one of Microsoft's goals. There's even a review that runs it on a 1.8Ghz with 512Mb of RAM and 64Mb shared video. I can run Ubuntu 8.10 with full Compiz fine and I really just want to dabble with Windows 7.

    If I could just find the PnP option in the BIOS to see if it's ticked or unticked. I was searching around through it again last night and didn't find jack...


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Id say with those specs Id be sticking to XP mate , win 7 like vista munches resources and without them it can be a pain

it maybe time to shout your self an upgrade , plenty of bargains at the moment.

hope this helped

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