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Windows 7: win7 crashes during install

04 Jun 2009   #1

win7 crashes during install

After starting the computer, everything works fine - boots from the install dvd, loads the files but after it reaches the 'Starting Windows' screen the computer crashes ('least I think it does - I get the lost monitor signal error message)

This is actually the second installation of windows 7 I've done. First time everything worked great but when I restarted the computer after installing the gpu drivers I started getting the crashes.

So I did a full reformat of the hard drive - removing the windows7 installation with it but ironically it didn't solve the problem.

The only thing I can think of is something somehow went wrong with BIOS, but if that's the case I have no idea the problem exactly is.

Any ideas?

Gigabyte EP45-UD3R|Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550|Sapphire Radeon X1900XT|3070mb ram|Antec 400w Power Supply

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05 Jun 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


Hi messana, welcome to the forums.

As you've mentioned it crashed after install GPU drivers you could try

Install Windows 7 in safe mode

And see how you get on.

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05 Jun 2009   #3


The screen pauses for a minute and goes black after it loads DRIVERS/disk.sys during the safe mode installation. :/
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05 Jun 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Does your rig have a lot of things using power? there is a thread on another forum about failure on win 7 because the user had like 5 cards, 3 disks, ... and his solution was to reduce the power usage. Hope it helps

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