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Windows 7: Clean installation of Windows 7 64bit, Black Screen Hand for 2 minutes

02 May 2014   #11
Giaccovitch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All good I followed Take Ownership Shortcut and managed to delete Windows


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02 May 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

The correct way to uninstall the OS is to delete its partition, even if you need to move files off of it first. They should be backed up anyway.

Does the problem with SSD boot happen if the HD is unplugged? Check now and see. This can be due to boot code on the HD interfering which is solved by wiping it.

However if you intstalled Win7 to the SSD with the HD plugged in it likely placed the new Win7 boot files on the old HD which is still booting it as a dual boot. So first please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image so we can look it over to see if its correct. Then test the SSD boot without the HD.
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03 May 2014   #13
Giaccovitch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The correct way to uninstall the OS is to delete its partition, even if you need to move files off of it first. They should be backed up anyway.

Does the problem with SSD boot happen if the HD is unplugged? Check now and see. This can be due to boot code on the HD interfering which is solved by wiping it.

However if you intstalled Win7 to the SSD with the HD plugged in it likely placed the new Win7 boot files on the old HD which is still booting it as a dual boot. So first please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image so we can look it over to see if its correct. Then test the SSD boot without the HD.
Thanks for the reply mate, I've attached the image, also if this may help, sometimes I get a boot disk read error on startup and it tells me to press ctrl + alt + del to restart, but it works normally after that.


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03 May 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Everything is correct on the SSD: System means it has its boot files which are booting the OS on it, Active flag points to the intended boot partition, Boot only means that it is the presently booted partition.

However on the HD in DISK1, it should not be marked Active which could account for the problem, so mark it Inactive and reboot to see if problems persist. Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

If this doesn't solve the boot problem, unplug the HD to see what happens with repeated reboots of the SSD. Report back.
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03 May 2014   #15
Giaccovitch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Everything is correct on the SSD: System means it has its boot files which are booting the OS on it, Active flag points to the intended boot partition, Boot only means that it is the presently booted partition.

However on the HD in DISK1, it should not be marked Active which could account for the problem, so mark it Inactive and reboot to see if problems persist. Partition - Mark as Inactive - Windows 7 Forums

If this doesn't solve the boot problem, unplug the HD to see what happens with repeated reboots of the SSD. Report back.
Ok It didn't work when I marked it as inactive, and it worked the first time when I booted without the HDD plugged in, but the second time the black screen hang occured
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03 May 2014   #16
gregrocker

 

What is the SATA controller setting in BIOS setup?

Reset the BIOS to defaults.
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03 May 2014   #17
Giaccovitch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What is the SATA controller setting in BIOS setup?

Reset the BIOS to defaults.
SATA Controller: Enabled
SATA Type: Native IDE (I've been wanting to change this to AHCI, because I believe it enhances performance, but I am not to sure on what settings I have to change on the BIOS)

I reset to BIOS defaults and the problem still persists.
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03 May 2014   #18
gregrocker

 

I'd reinstall in AHCI mode to see if it helps as it does in other cases. This time though wipe both drives first with Diskpart Clean Command from the installation media Command Line in System Recovery Options.

You can change to AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums but I don't think it'd have the same effect towards resolving your problem. But you can try it first.

I would also test the hardware from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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04 May 2014   #19
Giaccovitch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I'd reinstall in AHCI mode to see if it helps as it does in other cases. This time though wipe both drives first with Diskpart Clean Command from the installation media Command Line in System Recovery Options.

You can change to AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums but I don't think it'd have the same effect towards resolving your problem. But you can try it first.

I would also test the hardware from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
Just changed to ACHI, shutdown my computer, waited 5 minutes rebooted, and restarted the computer another 4 times after that. I can barely see the welcome screen that's how quick it is! I think the problem is solved. I will see tomorrow when I perform a cold boot. Thanks for all of your help.
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08 May 2014   #20
Giaccovitch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for all of your help gentlemen, appreciate it, problem is solved!
Solution: Change SATA controller to AHCI from IDE.
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