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Windows 7: Instillation does not complete

13 Jan 2011   #1

windows7pro64
 
 
Instillation does not complete

I tried to install Windows 7 Home premium on my wife's computer. I installed a new 1TB western digital (green) HD and disconnected her existing HD with Vesta. (She had gone back to another XP computer as she did did like vesta) The clean installation seemed to go normally till the last step and gave the message that it would shut down and re-start. It did not. I tried again with the same results. I then formatted the new HD with the same fesults.
I then diconnected the new HD and re-connected the original HD and attempted to install the up-grade over the vesta OS with the same results.
Is there any thing else you need to know.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated as my wife now thinks I have destroyed her computer.


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13 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sounds like you had the right idea the first time around. Try again but have a look at this guide first - Clean Install Windows 7

Also if you're booting from the DVD make sure the DVD is the first boot device.

Good luck.
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13 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwaing View Post
I tried to install Windows 7 Home premium on my wife's computer. I installed a new 1TB western digital (green) HD and disconnected her existing HD with Vesta. (She had gone back to another XP computer as she did did like vesta) The clean installation seemed to go normally till the last step and gave the message that it would shut down and re-start. It did not. I tried again with the same results. I then formatted the new HD with the same fesults.
I then diconnected the new HD and re-connected the original HD and attempted to install the up-grade over the vesta OS with the same results.
Is there any thing else you need to know.
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated as my wife now thinks I have destroyed her computer.

That has happened to me in the past while installing Windows 7 Ultimate.
From that day on I install using one HD and after all is stable and updated I then add the second HD. I even had one time Windows 7 installed the boot sector on drive #2 which was just a blank backup drive.

Good luck
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13 Jan 2011   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome Dwaing

Here are some questions to look over regarding installations.


Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Try to get us a little more details on the specs of your wife's computer hardware.
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13 Jan 2011   #5

windows7pro64
 
 

Thanks sygnus21.
My problem ocurs during COMPLETING INSTILLATION. It does the registery and te services than it freezes. There is no complete shut down.
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13 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hmmm.... Have you tried installing any drivers during install? Also are you letting it go to the internet for updates? If Not let it.

Also you may want to look over that clean install link I provided to see if there's something you missed.

Lastly do you have your IDE controller set to AHCI? If not do so.

Let us know.
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13 Jan 2011   #7

windows7pro64
 
 

sygnus21
No drivers. I tried it connected to my router and no connected with the same results. Yes I looked at the link and every thing I did seemed to be the same at the link suggested.
The machine goes to choose CD to boot and will to let me get to my HD.
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13 Jan 2011   #8

windows7pro64
 
 

Docbrown
Her machine specs are:
Cpu Intel Celeron D processore 360 64 bit Em64T technology 3.46GHz
OS Vista home basic
Chip set intel 945GC
HD 120GB SATA II
OD DVDE+_RW 16x dual-layer
Video Intel graphics media accdelerator 950
sound 6-channel (5.1) High-Definition audio
Communication 56K ITU v.92-ready faxmodem (never connected)
Intel 10/100Mbps Ethernet Lan (used both connected to router and used disconnected)
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13 Jan 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Dwaing, welcome to Seven Forums!



Try running a wipe (secure erase) to the Hard Disk Drive first to remove any corruption that a format will not remove; have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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13 Jan 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version installed from the emachines Support Downloads webpage for your model. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

In BIOS setup, set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE mode if that fails.

Wipe the HD with zeroes before trying install. In the tutorial BFK posted just above, partition using Step 2.2 to Format a Primary NTFS partition then mark it Active.

After install, you can plug back in the Vista HD to access it's data or boot it using emachines F10 key at bootup.
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