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15 Aug 2011   #1
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 
Windows 7 Installation

This is a carry over from another thread [Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version (same problem).

I am attempting to perform a clean install of Windows 7 on a computer that has been running XP successfully for two years.

I have attempted this both as autorun and as a boot. I have essentially the same problem either way.

Windows 7 loads normally until the first time tha it reboots (during setup). It shuts down like a reboot but upon return it does not seem to be loading from the CD but rather seems to be using the HD.

I have reloaded XP on the problem computer - which I am using right now.

I am studying my notes and hoping to get additional guidance from the forum.

The Windows 7 that I am attempting to load is a Full Version Home Premium.

I am not a gamer but I do not have a whimpy system (as home computers go). I am just a whimpy user.


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15 Aug 2011   #2
ronaldbrijo

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Win 7 reboots during installation and should boot from the HDD. Installation will continue though.

Ronald
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15 Aug 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you still have Win XP install, you try this:
Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop
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15 Aug 2011   #4
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you still have Win XP install, you try this:
Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop

Thank you.

I have attempted this. I get the 1st reboot while Expanding Files (0%) but it never returns to "Expanding Files" (screen shot #9). I am assuming that the status shown on #9 progresses then another restart, progresses some more and then another restart. Finally a restart and the screen shot #10.

So my question is: What is my computer off doing after that first restart.
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15 Aug 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

I believe you said this is a retail DVD. Make sure is is clean with no smudges or scratches.

I'd write the DVD to flash stick using Ultra ISO trial version: On File tab, open DVD; on Bootable tab select Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's using one-time BIOS boot menu key.

If same prob persists, check for newer BIOS version on computer or mobo Support Downloads webpage. If current, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller setting to AHCI to try install, then IDE if that fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Swap RAM sticks. Test RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your HD using maker's diag/repair extended CD scan: HD Diagnostics

From XP or the Install DVD Command Line accessed by pressing Shift + F10 at first screen, run Disk Check

Next try wiping the HD of possible boot sector corruption: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Report back the results of each step along with any questions to get them done.
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16 Aug 2011   #6
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dustywoodworker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you still have Win XP install, you try this:
Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows XP Desktop

Thank you.

I have attempted this. I get the 1st reboot while Expanding Files (0%) but it never returns to "Expanding Files" (screen shot #9). I am assuming that the status shown on #9 progresses then another restart, progresses some more and then another restart. Finally a restart and the screen shot #10.

So my question is: What is my computer off doing after that first restart.
How many restarts are required to get through the procedure detailed here?

Custom Install Windows 7

I get to step#10 and then a restart. It begins to Expand Files (0%) and then the restart. After the restart (which I see), it never goes back to the setup; ie I never see an update of what is depicted in step #10.

The screens that I have at this time are obviously Windows 7 and if I leave the machine alone (for hours) the screen changes and actually appears as though it is sorta running but it is just not seem right.
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16 Aug 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Setup will reboot 3 to 4 times.

I would Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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16 Aug 2011   #8
dustywoodworker

Windows 7x32 Home Premium & XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Setup will reboot 3 to 4 times.

I would Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
Both the memory test and the HD test PASSED.
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16 Aug 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Hi Dusty -

Besides the two hardware tests, what were the results of each of the other steps given below. Be sure to ask back if you have any further questions on how to perform a step, and keep us posted on each step as we have other steps based on the results.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe you said this is a retail DVD. Make sure is is clean with no smudges or scratches.

I'd write the DVD to flash stick using Ultra ISO trial version: On File tab, open DVD; on Bootable tab select Write Disk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB or HD's using one-time BIOS boot menu key.

If same prob persists, check for newer BIOS version on computer or mobo Support Downloads webpage. If current, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller setting to AHCI to try install, then IDE if that fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Swap RAM sticks. Test RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your HD using maker's diag/repair extended CD scan: HD Diagnostics

From XP or the Install DVD Command Line accessed by pressing Shift + F10 at first screen, run Disk Check

Next try wiping the HD of possible boot sector corruption: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Report back the results of each step along with any questions to get them done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Aug 2011   #10
samurusawyer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to Upgrade From Windows XP to Windows 7 64-Bit

* 1 Put your Windows 7 installation disc into your DVD drive. Restart the computer. Press a key during the boot up sequence when the on-screen instructions tell you to. If this doesn't work you may need to reconfigure the boot order in your BIOS so your DVD drive is first.

* 2 Adjust the initial configuration options if needed and click "Next." Click "Install Now" to launch the installation process.

* 3 Check the box labeled "I Accept the License Terms." Click "Next" to continue with the installation.

* 4 Choose "Custom" for your installation option. The Custom option gives you access to drive tools such as the disk formatter.

* 5 Select the hard drive partition that currently has Windows XP install and that you have backed up any necessary personal files from. Click "Drive options." Use "NTFS" unless you have reason not to. Choose "Format" and confirm that you want to format the drive. Select the formatted drive and click "Next."

* 6 Create a user account for your Windows 7 installation. You also need to create a computer name in this step. Click "Next." Make a password for your administrator account, if you want to. Click "Next." Get your product key from the Windows 7 packaging and enter it on this screen. Click "Next."

* 7 Select "Use Recommended Settings" if you want to automatically update your computer with Windows 7 updates. Click "Next." Select the type of network you're on and click "Next."
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