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Windows 7: Trouble Re-Installing Win 7


07 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Trouble Re-Installing Win 7

Hello,

I have a computer that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. A little over a year ago I did a clean install of Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit and have had no issues with the machine until recently. A couple weeks ago the computer would not boot past the Windows Logo. No new hardware or software had recently been installed. I attempted to to do a system restore back to an earlier point but that did not help. I also attempted to do start up repair using the Win 7 disk and was not able to fix the issue. I then decided to try to just re install the OS. I re-formatted the hard drive and attempted a clean install and the was able to get to where it stated it was finishing the install and it would just hang there and not complete the install. I attempted this a few times with no luck. I then attempted to re install the original OS and put Vista back on the computer. I was able to successfully install Vista on the Computer. I decided to try the Win 7 install again and just did the upgrade option and it would still hang near the end of the installation.

Any ideas on why Win 7 will no longer Install on my PC?


Specs:
Vista Home Premium
AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz
3 GB RAM
64 Bit

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07 Aug 2011   #2

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07 Aug 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jmadden24, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you want to try another clean install of Windows 7 as a start and to rule out format errors up front, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, exit diskpart and use the installer to create a single 100GB partition to do the install to, to see if the installer will complete this time.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to external media and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


information   Information

It may be a help to over-write the HDD Master Boot Record (MBR) before you start any other procedure using the diskpart clean command, rather than the clean all; it takes just seconds to complete so you will have "unallocated" space to use either the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) or use diskpart to create them, however you choose.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

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08 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post

I tried this and both the RAM and Hard drive test out fine.
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08 Aug 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Sounds like it's hanging during the driver-loading phase. If so, enter Device Manager using this method to disable any Devices showing in error, likely the Display driver. Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

Then update the Driver from the desktop when install completes.

If this approach fails, try resetting the CMOS. Unplug all peripherals and other HD's.
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27 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello jmadden24, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you want to try another clean install of Windows 7 as a start and to rule out format errors up front, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, exit diskpart and use the installer to create a single 100GB partition to do the install to, to see if the installer will complete this time.

After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to external media and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


information   Information

It may be a help to over-write the HDD Master Boot Record (MBR) before you start any other procedure using the diskpart clean command, rather than the clean all; it takes just seconds to complete so you will have "unallocated" space to use either the Windows installer to create and format the partition(s) or use diskpart to create them, however you choose.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

I did attempt this but it still hangs out the point where it says "Completing installation"
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27 Aug 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.



Have a look through this tutorial linked below, starting with where did you get the Windows 7 installer?
Windows 7 Installation Errors : Troubleshoot Step by Step

Note   Note

1) If the installer is one you acquired, perhaps the ISO file is bad and another will work; or if you burned it to DVD yourself, another burn is needed, use ImgBurn at no greater than x4 speed with a verify.
ImgBurn Free ISO Burning Software
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28 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for their help.I finally got it working. I tried doing the device manager suggestion from gregrocker and I was able to complete the install. And after a few reboots in and out of safe mode I found that my TV card was apparently the culprit. Once I disabled that I was able to boot Win 7 normally again. So for now and life is good. Thanks again!!
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28 Aug 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Good work.

We need to remember the TV card issue. Glad it was revealed in Device manager during install.
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