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Windows 7: Trouble with Win7 installation

10 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Trouble with Win7 installation

Hello to everyone.
I recently wanted to re-install Windows 7 on my pc and bump on a weird problem.
When i try to boot from the cd the cd boots fine but it will never show the first install screen of the windows installer. The wallpaper and the mouse cursor appears. I tried with 3 different discs and from bootable usb flash. The discs are fine because I tested them both on different pc and virtual machine and it boots and installs fine. At the moment I am posting from the Windows 7 installation on the same pc, from the same disk i did the installation 1,5 year ago. To be honest I don't remember if i made any hardware changes to my pc but i think i didn't. I also tried to reset my bios settings to default but same thing happened.

My pc specs are
Asus P5kPremium deluxe (intel p35)
8GB Ram
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2400MHz
ATI Radeon HD 4850
3x500GB HDD (2xWD + Seagate)

The versions of windows I tried are
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail disk
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 disk (containing both 32bit and 64bit)

I attatched a pic to explain better what i mean



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10 Jul 2011   #2

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Try with only 2gb of ram.
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10 Jul 2011   #3

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

How long did you wait? -also i gather you cant get to custom install - mine similarily seems to freeze on that same screen(wallpaper and mouse) for about 15 minutes - could be a little more with yours, so i ask how long did you wait? - then it seemingling hangs again for about 15minutes before it continues - annoying, but it is doing something in the background as it takes about 40minutes in total to install.
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10 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Do you have more than one optical drive? It's quite possible that the laser optics is not reading the disk correctly.

Also, check the disk for hairline cracks that emanate from the hole in the centre of the disk.

Not so long back an optical drive in my then Dell computer cracked several disks in that manner before I realised what was going on. Apparently the the drive wasn't aligned properly and was vibrating while the disk was spinning, which caused the disk to splinter.

Whest is right though, an upgrade installation takes a lot longer than a clean install.
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10 Jul 2011   #5

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[quote]At the moment I am posting from the Windows 7 installation on the same pc[quote]

Why are you reinstalling?
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10 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try with only 2gb of ram.
just tried without success

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whest View Post
How long did you wait? -also i gather you cant get to custom install - mine similarily seems to freeze on that same screen(wallpaper and mouse) for about 15 minutes - could be a little more with yours, so i ask how long did you wait? - then it seemingling hangs again for about 15minutes before it continues - annoying, but it is doing something in the background as it takes about 40minutes in total to install.

If this isn't the case have you tried updating the bios?:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support-
I only waited about 5minutes. Maybe I will leave it for 15+ minutes to see what happens.
F1 in Silverstone is going to start in 1 hour so IŽll have something to do while waiting
I didnt do a bios upgrade, dint needed so far, but it is something i must look into.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Do you have more than one optical drive? It's quite possible that the laser optics is not reading the disk correctly.

Also, check the disk for hairline cracks that emanate from the hole in the centre of the disk.

Not so long back an optical drive in my then Dell computer cracked several disks in that manner before I realised what was going on. Apparently the the drive wasn't aligned properly and was vibrating while the disk was spinning, which caused the disk to splinter.

Whest is right though, an upgrade installation takes a lot longer than a clean install.
I dont think it has smth to do with the dvd-rom drive. Same thing happens when i tried to install from usb, which i created on my second pc

[QUOTE=theog;1484329][quote]At the moment I am posting from the Windows 7 installation on the same pc
Quote:



Why are you reinstalling?
It started to become sluggish and i am bored to start cleaning up. I thought a fresh install would be faster but it seems I was wrong
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10 Jul 2011   #7

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Sorry bout the bios suggestion as i was half a sleep and read over re-install as install so i deleted it when i realised.

I'll wait till u see if install gets going before i make any more suggestions.
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10 Jul 2011   #8

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10 Jul 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello erelim, welcome to Seven Forums!


It can't hurt to try, perhaps a complete wipe secure erase of the entire Hard Disk Drive will help, have a look through these tutorials linked 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

Additional Secure Erase / Wipe Information

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10 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hello again, it seems that Whest was right. I don't know what the reason is but after 12minutes (and yes I timed that 3 times ) the installer window appeared and the installation proceeded and completed successfully.Thank you all for your help, especially Whest, I would have thought of that.
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