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Windows 7: Windows start up screen freezing


04 Nov 2010   #1

Vista
 
 
Windows start up screen freezing

I just got rid of my 80gig HDD that was using Windows 7 and moved to a 200g SATA drive. I can't seem to get past the starting windows screen, it locks up and doesn't move, if I reboot by PC and select boot from last know best config, it goes to the setting up windows but then reboots my pc. I don't know what's wrong cause it was working on my 80gig. My 200 HDD does have 100megs reserved for windows files, which Windows 7 install reserved after I did the format

Running x58 mb
Corsair 850 ps
12g ram
Gtx 260 vid card
With just the 1 HDD attached currently

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04 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by afmiller View Post
I just got rid of my 80gig HDD that was using Windows 7 and moved to a 200g SATA drive. I can't seem to get past the starting windows screen, it locks up and doesn't move, if I reboot by PC and select boot from last know best config, it goes to the setting up windows but then reboots my pc. I don't know what's wrong cause it was working on my 80gig. My 200 HDD does have 100megs reserved for windows files, which Windows 7 install reserved after I did the format

Running x58 mb
Corsair 850 ps
12g ram
Gtx 260 vid card
With just the 1 HDD attached currently
Did you had any raid system?

If you attach your old HD does it work?

If you try to startup in SafeMode or VGA (safe video) does it work?


If you just fresh installed your Windows 7 and then copied from old to new... I think it could be a controller problem or more probably something wrong with some driver (here's why try testing safe mode) or your new HD!
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04 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

afmiller
I agree with ripp3r. Try safe mode with networking. Have a look at device manager see if any conflicts are showing up. Maybe run a virus scan and malwarebytes might be worth a shot. Good luck to you with your problem,
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04 Nov 2010   #4

Vista
 
 

It won't let me finish install in safe mode, the old hdd works,no raiding, just the single drive
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05 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello afmiller.



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 Burner


Second.

You may have corrupt data on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) that is hindering the installation process, as it seems you have no data on the HDD to be concerned with, do a wipe (secure erase) to the HDD before you start the install; I would also create a single 100GB partition to do the install to, see Step #2; together these 2 steps may get you installed.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation



Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.
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05 Nov 2010   #6

Vista
 
 

I got it installed, it wont letnmendo a clean install, but tuenupgrade worked
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05 Nov 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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05 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

afmiller Glad that you got it installed. Good job.
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