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Windows 7: Help! setup freezes after windows is loading files


27 May 2009   #1

windows xp
 
 
Help! setup freezes after windows is loading files

Hi all,

I've been trying to install Windows 7 for days now...with no luck at all so far...and I'm getting quiet frustrated as you can imagine.

The installation always stops after the installer loads the files, screen freezes on the windows logo, and the progress bar stops immediately stops moving (or it freezes even before the logo is even fully displayed). The DVD then stops and no matter how long I wait nothing happens from there. If I run the text mode install, it stops on disk.sys.

I've looked everywhere on the net and tried many things:

unplugged anything not necessary during install (all usb, got rid of sound card, tried another graphic card, removed ram, switched ram position)

cleared cmos, no change

bios: disabled all unecessary (floppy (I don't use any) enabled/disabled parallel/serial port (for some it was a fix on other mobo's...or so I have read), messed around with lots of settings

tried other DVD drive, burned another DVD...

My config is fairly old, but not old enough not to meet the basic requierments:

Asrock k7s8x r3
athlon 2600+
ati radeon 9500
1.7GB of ram

Now this issue isn't new to me, since I have never been able to install vista either. xp and ubuntu gave me a lot of problems too, but with xp pressing F7 during the initial loading would solve the issue and the install would run fine, on ubuntu adding no acpi would also allow install. With vista and windows 7 setup, pressing F7 during the file load doesn't apparently work, and I don't know how to bypass the acpi check.

If I try to run the install within xp, I get a compatibility report saying that my computer isn't acpi compatible...while the k7s8x bios clearly says it is. I tried enabling/disabling the acpi in the bios and it makes no difference (my bios is the last available, the 2.60)

I have seen people asking for k7s8x lan drivers for windows 7 on this forum, so I guess it is possible to install vista/windows 7 on this mobo after all.

Any suggestions welcome, as I'm completely out of ideas now!

Thanks in advance for your help,

J


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27 May 2009   #2

 
 

Hi baltogu, welcome to the forums.

You might wan to read Install Windows 7 in safe mode and see if disabling your GFX card solves the iussue.

I say that as the above fix solved a problem with the 9800 card

Hope this help




Jeff
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27 May 2009   #3

windows xp
 
 

Hi jeff,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

I have tried to run the install in safe mode, but setup hangs at the same point (disk.sys) and from there nothing happens. I have also tried another graphic card and unfortunately it didn't help either.

Cheers,

J
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27 May 2009   #4

 
 

That's a shame, hopefully some1 here may be able to help you. Just a case of waiting till they see the thread.

Hope you enjoy your stay




Jeff
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27 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You might want to consider a new motherboard and reusing your CPU, memory and other parts. I built up two HTPCs this way; saving money and having no problems with Windows 7. In both cases I used motherboards with nVidia chipsets.

Bye.
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28 May 2009   #6

windows xp
 
 

Well buying a new mobo would be giving up woudn't it?

The all thing is altogether too old for me to consider buying another mainboard of this generation, plus I'm sure there must be a fix for this!

If you happen to have an idea let me know (this issue is frequent on vista judging by what I could see on the net)

Cheers,

J
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01 Jun 2009   #7

windows xp
 
 

Hi Guys,

Any ideas? Suggestions?

Thanks,

J
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11 Jun 2009   #8

windows xp
 
 

Hi guys,

I'm still stuck and in need of help. Anyone?

Cheers.
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09 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I had same issue on a computer i was building and realized the ram speed was set too high.... You may want to try adjusting your ram speed in BIOS to see if that fixes your issue. Good LUCK
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03 Sep 2011   #10

 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by throwedyungg View Post
I had same issue on a computer i was building and realized the ram speed was set too high.... You may want to try adjusting your ram speed in BIOS to see if that fixes your issue. Good LUCK
I had the same problem. I changed the RAM, Hard drive to no avail. But I disabled all the features in BIOS except the ones that were necessary for operation, it worked.
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