Summary: After an hour of searching on Google for the answer, watching Windows BSOD multiple times, attempting to resinstall (to multiple errors), I was able to solve the problem. I decided I would take the opportunity to document and share the solution with anyone having a similar problem..…How to successfully boot windows 7   after it fails to start on a new ASUS motherboard without having to reinstall:!…1) go into the BIOS and change the SATA controller to IDE.!