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Windows 7: Black screen during installation

10 Dec 2010   #1

Windows xp x32
Black screen during installation

I am desperately need help
I would like to upgrade my windows xp x32 to windows 7x64 but unsuccessfull
My computer spec:
Intel quad core 2.44GHZ
VGA: gigabyte 9800 GTX+ 1GB DDR3
memory: Kingston DDR2 800 2GB -total 8Gb
Hardisk: seagate SATA 200GB 7200 rpm partitioned into 2 (150 & 50GB)
Soundcard: realtek ALC885 -onboard

According to windows7 upgrade advisor, my spec are compatible with Windows 7 x64.
I uninstalled my antivirus and others programs that are not compatible with Windows 7
I followed installation procedure - using custom installation
Installation went smooth until 1st restart, and then returns to installation . I mean the Completing installation progress. After being there for some time, a black screen occurs.
My hardisk was freezed and installation could not be continued
I changed my hardisk controller from IDE to AHCI, and using only 1 slot of memory based on some threads on the forum, but still I get black screen.

I don't know what to do now
Please help
Thanks and cheers

My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Dec 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

You can't upgrade from a 32-bit to a 64-bit operating system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Where did you get Windows 7? If you burned the DVD yourself, try burning another using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

WHile you still have XP, make sure you have latest BIOS version update. If so, reset your CMOS:

Try wiping the HD before install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Boot the Windows 7 DVD to Custom install, use Drive Options to partition and format before install. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If problems persist, test your HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Then boot the DVD, press Shift + F10 to open a Command Line and run Disk Check

Test your RAM using memtest86 for 5-6 passes. Swap RAM sticks, remove all but 2gb to try install.

Here are also some tips on getting a perfect install, based on hundreds done here:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Dec 2010   #4

Windows xp x32

Thanks for the info.
I solved the problem. It's nothing wrong with my hardisk. Wn7 could not somehow detect or trying to install the driver automatically causing black screen.I used old 256mb VGA card to install and change to current one later.
Hope this could be a help for others
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Juli4n, welcome to Seven Forums!

Good to see you found a solution and thanks for the update.
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