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Windows 7: Windows 7 Cannot complete installation.


22 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premiun x64
 
 
Windows 7 Cannot complete installation.

I own a Dell Studio 1558 Laptop, my keyboard broke so contacted them and they sent over a tech to replace my keyboard, ram, and mobo. After this i was getting a lot of BSOD while runing the laptop for a good amount of time, then i would have to leave it off for a while and it would boot up again, other wise I would get BSOD.

So I decided to backup my entire HDD and do a clean install of Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. After 6 days of attempting to install windows I still haven't succeeded. Since I recieve the message "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer"

After reading a lot in the internetz I've already tried:

- Completely wiped out HDD, using Windows software, other computer, and ubuntu.
- I cannot remove my video card since its a laptop.
- My bios is set to AHCI (this is default). And swtiching it as well to ATA.
- Switching the name manually of the partitions.
-Installing it in another partition that inst C drive.
- Installing it with out a partition.
- Connecting a ethernet cable/without conecting ethernet cable.
- Loading intel drivers in the installation screen.

While pressing shift + f10 at the completing installation screen and executing explorer.exe, it crashes while performing Personalized Settings: Windows Desktop Update.

Dell Studio 1558
CPU: i5 m520 @2.40Ghz
HDD: 500 GB
RAM 4gb DDR3
Video: ATI HD 4500

I dont know what else to do. I've already contacted Dell on the matter abut I am still l'm awaiting response. So I dont know what else to do.

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22 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Make sure you have latest BIOS update. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set SATA controller to AHCI first to try install, then IDE mode if this fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

Wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean All command from the booted Windows 7 DVD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

After wiping HD, close Command Box and click Install Now, use Custom>Drive Options to create partition(s), format before installing to first OS partition - ignore the 100mb boot partition created by Win which places the Repair console on F8 Boot Tools.

If this fails, go back to Diskpart tutorial and use Step 2.2 to repartition and mark Active.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.
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23 Feb 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you run the Dell quick diagnostic tool in the F12 Boot Menu?
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23 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premiun x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Make sure you have latest BIOS update. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set SATA controller to AHCI first to try install, then IDE mode if this fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

Wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean All command from the booted Windows 7 DVD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

After wiping HD, close Command Box and click Install Now, use Custom>Drive Options to create partition(s), format before installing to first OS partition - ignore the 100mb boot partition created by Win which places the Repair console on F8 Boot Tools.

If this fails, go back to Diskpart tutorial and use Step 2.2 to repartition and mark Active.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.
I already tried all of these, before posting here. And theres nothing else I can unplug on a laptop.
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23 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premiun x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you run the Dell quick diagnostic tool in the F12 Boot Menu?
I didd this the 1st day I started working on this issue and there where no errors detected.
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23 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

At exactly what point does the installation fail, using the tutorial here as a timeline? Clean Install Windows 7

What is the verbatim exact failure error message?

Try entering Device Manager via Safe Mode to uninstall any driver in error: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

As a last resort when all else fails, I move the HD to another machine to install, then SysPrep the HD before moving it back to problem machine. SysPrep removes all drivers and prepares HD to start up on new hardware. Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

You can also SysPrep another Windows 7 installation of the same version on another machine, save a backup image, then boot Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to reimage to the problem machine. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
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23 Feb 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you run the Dell quick diagnostic tool in the F12 Boot Menu?
Have you?
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23 Feb 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you run the Dell quick diagnostic tool in the F12 Boot Menu?
How to run Dell diagnostics from a USB stick
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23 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premiun x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
At exactly what point does the installation fail, using the tutorial here as a timeline? Clean Install Windows 7

What is the verbatim exact failure error message?

Try entering Device Manager via Safe Mode to uninstall any driver in error: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

As a last resort when all else fails, I move the HD to another machine to install, then SysPrep the HD before moving it back to problem machine. SysPrep removes all drivers and prepares HD to start up on new hardware. Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer

You can also SysPrep another Windows 7 installation of the same version on another machine, save a backup image, then boot Windows 7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to reimage to the problem machine. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
Sorry It took me a while to post again trying to try all of these.

1st of all yes I have performed the Dell System Test and everything is ok with the system.

The error i receive when the instalation fails is "windows setup could not configure windows in this hardware"

Now what I have noticed by pressing shift + F10 is that it fails while performing Windows Desktop Update, exactly after it changes the screen resolution to my systems native resolution, at that moment I recieve the error message.

I tried installing windows in another machine and then switching it to the laptop, and it runs the set up till about 66% and then i recive the same error when the screen resolution changes and the computer shuts off.

I know its not the system bc i was able to run Ubuntu 10.10 fne fr an entire day, only problem is that I work with Adobe CS, and UDK and those do not run on Ubuntu, so Im out of ideas.
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23 Feb 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

It's pretty clear it is the video card/chip, now we need to apply that information:

Can you reinstall your video card?

Even better would be to default in BIOS to onboard video chip if you have it.

As a last resort, borrow or buy a new video card to do the install.
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