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Windows 7: Gateway NV53 Stuck at Setup after Recovery


26 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Gateway NV53 Stuck at Setup after Recovery

question, i finally got a Gateway NV53 with Windows 7 to restore from discs, restarted, and now it's sitting at the 'Setup is applying system settings'. the graphic is still moving under the text, but nothing from the activity light. it's been a bit over two and half hours. is this normal? i would hate to cancel it if it's normal, ha.

and also, i had my drivers and applications disc in when it restarted after restore. should i have hit f12 to choose boot from disc?

thanks!!!


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27 Sep 2011   #2

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Did you clean the HD Drive first?
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation


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and also, i had my drivers and applications disc in when it restarted after restore. should i have hit f12 to choose boot from disc?
You only need the Drivers Cd when Windows is fully installed
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27 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

i did the full restoration, if that's what you mean. said it would totally wipe it. and actually, after 6 hours i reset computer, just reinstalled windows, and now it gets through setup to finalizing windows installation (just after asking which wireless to use) and gives me a BSOD. i also can't get it to connect to any internet at all even though it detects the router.

thanks!
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27 Sep 2011   #4

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I would do a clean all in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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27 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

can i get to command prompt? only way i'm finding it possible is through safe mode with command prompt, and it says cannot complete installation, restart computer to continue installing windows.

sorry, i see it, diskpart i assume
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27 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

k, my case is different, i guess. my version of windows 7 is the 'Gateway Recovery Management". none of those methods work for my recovery discs.
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27 Sep 2011   #7

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You can use the the Startup CD.

If you have not made your Startup Repair
System Repair Disc - Create
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27 Sep 2011   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

so, up to this point, i've done a full restore with recovery discs, restarted and had it stall at 'applying system settings' during initial setup, reinstalled windows and now it won't fully finalize the initial setup. quite the frustrating computer, i'm finding it to be, lol.
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27 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

k, thanks, i'll try that. really appreciate your help
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27 Sep 2011   #10

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The Acer HD Drive wipe is very good.
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