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Windows 7: Installation issues.

14 Oct 2010   #1
rosefox911

Windows 7
 
 
Installation issues.

Hey guys, I am trying to install Windows 7 on my computer. For some reason, it loads up to the part where you select the language. Then when it says "setup is starting..." i just get the busy little circle thing. It's been like that for about 15 minutes, is this normal?


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14 Oct 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello rosefox911, welcome to Seven Forums!



First: If the Windows 7 install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software



Second: After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including all the old Windows drivers, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
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14 Oct 2010   #3
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Yes it could be a bad burn, also please tell us your specs.
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14 Oct 2010   #4
rosefox911

Windows 7
 
 

Hey,

Thanks for replying! I have my computer specs in my profile now, also I managed to get it to the "expanding windows files" part, it's at 1% and has been for about 15 minutes. is it suppose to be this slow? I have standard 7200rpm hard drives. Also, I have the default windows 7 CD not a burned copy.
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14 Oct 2010   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Rose,
Follow the excellent advise given to you by BareFoot.
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15 Oct 2010   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Wipe the HD first before install.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Test your RAM with memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes.

Update your BIOS. If latest, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS Set the SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

Test your HD using maker's diag/repair CD full scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities
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15 Oct 2010   #7
rosefox911

Windows 7
 
 

I replaced my hard drives with 2 western digital black caviers. Still, it seems to be taking an exceptionally long amount of time to install. I actually got it to install on the other hard drives I had but the performance was dreadful. Any suggestions on what might be the issue with my computer?
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15 Oct 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

How was performance with your last OS? Vista?
Did you run the Win7 Upgrade advisor?

Did you follow the steps in my earlier post?

Check EVent Viewer>Admin view to google repeat errors text and ID# to resolve. Check also Performance Log on Advanced TOols page accessed by clicking WEI score link at Computer>Propertiies. Look for cued issues on Tools page and Generate a System Health Report.
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15 Oct 2010   #9
rosefox911

Windows 7
 
 

Okay,

So what i d id was I tried installing vista (32 bit) instead of windows 7 (64 bit) and it went by blazing fast. NO problems at all and my computer is perfectly fine. But, now when I try to reformat with windows 7 64 bit, it just stalls at "windows is starting" this is before windows 7 even begins installing. any suggestions?
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16 Oct 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have you tried Step One in this tutorial before the install starts?


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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