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24 Aug 2011   #121
gregrocker

 

Boot the Win7 installer, select Custom install, use Drive Options to delete the Win7 partition, create a new one and format, then install.

That's all that is needed. Wiping the partition gives no advantage whatsoever. Only wiping the boot sector can help a failing install, and we already tried that here when you ran Diskpart "Clean All" on the HD. You did that step, right?


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24 Aug 2011   #122
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

There have been too many instances where the wipe (clean all) of the HDD got the install working when nothing else would to discount that as an option and it does no harm at all to a HDD and doing "a few" to an SSD does no harm what-so-ever.
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24 Aug 2011   #123
gregrocker

 

I just skimmed back through the thread and it appears he hasn't tried wiping the HD yet. I think he should try it as it should have been done by now and I thought it had been.
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24 Aug 2011   #124
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I just skimmed back through the thread and it appears he hasn't tried wiping the HD yet. I think he should try it as it should have been done by now and I thought it had been.
Recall that until this HD was repartitioned a week or so ago that it was a 140GB single partition HD with the OS. I could not wipe it until after it was repartitioned.

Yes, I guess that before I attempted the W7 installation I should have done that. I did not know. I thought that when the drive was repartitioned that the partition was also reformated. I know now.

Just thinking. I attempted to install W7 on the HD with XP there more than once. Since I never wiped/repartitioned before those attempts, could that have been the problem all along.

Whenever I did that, I tromped all over XP and had to reinstall to get back online.

Before I attempt another installation, I will wipe the partition.

Is it reasonable to suspect that this has been the problem all along
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24 Aug 2011   #125
gregrocker

 

First I'd exhaust all of the leads which Dave has given you, and he may have more.

Confirm you have now tried booted install with both video cards.
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24 Aug 2011   #126
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Boot the Win7 installer, select Custom install, use Drive Options to delete the Win7 partition, create a new one and format, then install.

That's all that is needed. Wiping the partition gives no advantage whatsoever. Only wiping the boot sector can help a failing install, and we already tried that here when you ran Diskpart "Clean All" on the HD. You did that step, right?
To specifically answer your question, I will have to do it again to see the procedure actually run. All of this procedures have been a learning process and there have been so many that they are running together.

Yeah, I know. EXCUSES.
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24 Aug 2011   #127
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Just take your time mate, you are doing a good job of keeping up.
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24 Aug 2011   #128
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
First I'd exhaust all of the leads which Dave has given you, and he may have more.

Confirm you have now tried booted install with both video cards.
I created a "to-do" list earlier when I reviewed the thread. I have worked off that list. I have kept abreast of Dave's recommendations and believe I have responded here to every one of them. I think that everything has been done.

I just got through reviewing (not performing) the diskpart instructions. I may have done it wrong but I went into diskpart from the command prompt and responded according to the instructions. I recall partially because it was at that point I decided to leave the partition at 140Gb. After this, when we talked, the 2nd partition was created.

That specific partition, except that it was part of the 140GB partition, has NOT been through the diskpart routine.

I saw this as part of the installation procedure as I was directed there by the W7 Installation procedure.

Yes, I have had both of my GPU installed in the system I am attempting to load with W7. The replacement GPU has NOT been through a full blown attempt to install W7. I put it in yesterday. Results are posted elsewhere in this thread.
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24 Aug 2011   #129
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
First I'd exhaust all of the leads which Dave has given you, and he may have more.

Confirm you have now tried booted install with both video cards.
After replacing the original GPU, I attempted to boot from the W7 disk and when that did not work, I attempted to boot from the USB flash stick.

On both attempts the performance was contrary to the scripted procedure in the same way as reported earlier in this thread. ( ref: Digital photo images of my monitor screen).

Used the digital images because I could not figure out how to save the screen shots (if they even existed) because I could not get to paint.
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24 Aug 2011   #130
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How is the graphics card listed in BIOS? What are it's settings choices?

If you click on the Chipset VGA (Disabled) BIOS listing you referenced earlier can you Enable it? What are the options?

If you are getting the Windows Boot Menu as shown in screenshot linked then the DVD does not appear to be booting. Try booting the flashstick installer. Use Custom install>Drive Options to delete failed Win7 install, create new partition, format, install.
When it starts like shown here, I never get to the Custom Install Option, Greg.
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