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28 Aug 2011   #181
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

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IMO, coming down to two thnigs.

You need to find
1) A known good DVD Drive.
2) A known good Windows 7 disk.
I thought about using the 64 bit disk but my system has some hardware compatibility issues with 64 bit.

Since the DVD Drive reads time after time, why do you still suspect the DVD Drive? I do not mean to be challenging you thoughts; just trying to learn.
But will the DVD Drive fully read DVD's?
I must defer to your judgement at this point because I lack technical background to do otherwise.

I will work on finding a substitute DVD Drive.


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28 Aug 2011   #182
gregrocker

 

The failure was exactly the same using flash stick installer so that should rule out DVD drive.

If you've completed all of the other steps given in the thread, then what's left is to try another ISO burned to DVD or written to flash stick. You can search for "Official Win7 ISO downloads" to download one from My Digital Life, then burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write to stick using Universal USB Installer, boot to try install.

You said you are looking for another machine to do install. The way to do this is to install your target HD alone in that machine, boot Win7 DVD to install Win7, then follow the steps here exactly to SysPrep the HD before moving it back to problem machine: SysPrep to move HD to another computer
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28 Aug 2011   #183
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

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I have made two more unsuccessful attempts to install W7, each preceded by a diskpart.
I think it is very important for everyone to know exactly HOW each of these subsequent attempts failed.

Was it the same bluescreen failure (STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)?

If different please inform us of exactly what happened at the failure point and any messages or error codes given.
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28 Aug 2011   #184
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

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I have made two more unsuccessful attempts to install W7, each preceded by a diskpart.
I think it is very important for everyone to know exactly HOW each of these subsequent attempts failed.

Was it the same bluescreen failure (STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA)?

If different please inform us of exactly what happened at the failure point and any messages or error codes given.
There was a BSoD associated with these last two failures.

On both attempts, the installation advanced to "Installing Updates" and then restarted for the first time during that installation. It then displayed "Completing Installation", the screed flashed and came back with "Setup is Loading Registry" followed by "Starting Services" then "Completing Installation" and then the BSod.

I cannot say with certainty that the BSoD was the same as detailed earlier - it was the BSoD though. Sorry for this lack of detail.
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28 Aug 2011   #185
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

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I thought about using the 64 bit disk but my system has some hardware compatibility issues with 64 bit.

Since the DVD Drive reads time after time, why do you still suspect the DVD Drive? I do not mean to be challenging you thoughts; just trying to learn.
But will the DVD Drive fully read DVD's?
I must defer to your judgement at this point because I lack technical background to do otherwise.

I will work on finding a substitute DVD Drive.
Having deferred to your judgement theog, I decided to swap DVD Drives and try this one more time. After performing a diskpart, I started installation and I am pleased to say "It just might be the last W7 Installation that I ever need to perform".

Changing DVD Drives did it. I am now running W7 on that computer. The next task is to get it back into my office and setup with the dual monitors and load any applications and drivers that might be needed.

I plan to do some more testing on that DVD drive but I think I'll do it somewhere besides on that computer. Since I have deleted XP there, I now have a copy of XP that can be installed elsewhere. I have a Gateway that is operating on 2000 Workstation that will likely be its next home.

PS: I do have a Cool'and'Quiet issue that I did not have before. The sensors all seem to be working (can view temps and rpm in BIOS) but those functions are all grayed out and I no longer have an icon on the desktop. Probably a driver or setup. Back to the books I guess.
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28 Aug 2011   #186
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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Having deferred to your judgement theog, I decided to swap DVD Drives and try this one more time. After performing a diskpart, I started installation and I am pleased to say "It just might be the last Windows 7 Installation that I ever need to perform".
Well done.
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28 Aug 2011   #187
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you found the issue mate, well done for sticking with it.
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28 Aug 2011   #188
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Great news! Well done to theog, dave76, tveblen, bfk and greg on a monster effort - great dedication on your part.
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28 Aug 2011   #189
gregrocker

 

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Good to see you found the issue mate, well done for sticking with it.
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The DVD drive itself must have been interfering with the reboots during install, since we tried USB flash stick install which would otherwise have ruled out the DVD drive as a problem. I was about to suggest you unplug it to try flash stick install again.

Be aware that you qualify to use Upgrade version key on that install even though you installed using the full version installer which you thought might help. At any point in the future you can go to Computer>Properties and change the key to Upgrade after doing the quick registry workaround here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

This way if ever needed you can move your full version key to another computer which doesn't qualify for Upgrade version because it has qualifying XP or Vista.
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29 Aug 2011   #190
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to hear you finally got Windows 7 to install.

Sometimes disconnecting all un-needed hardware will help, in your case for some reason the DVD drive was evidently causing a problem.
This is the only way to find the culprit.

For Cool 'n Quiet, did you 'Enable' it in BIOS?

Well done to all the members working on this thread. Teamwork and perseverance pays off.
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