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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install Screen won't appear Part 2

27 Sep 2011   #1
Eric7899487

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 Install Screen won't appear Part 2

I have tried booting windows 7 from both a DVD-Rom and USB. The problem is not either any of those, because I've used them for other computers.
So basically what happens....
1. Computer asks me to boot
2. Windows is loading files
3. The Icon appears and moves
4. The background appears but the install menu won't (The Menu where you press install now)

I have no idea why it's doing this. I do not need guides on how to do a clean install they do not help with the issue I am having. This is sort of unique problem that I've never run into and would like some help from the community.

Here are my system specs. (This is a custom built PC)


OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name USER-D88B455AA0
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0314, 7/16/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name USER-D88B455AA0\Eric
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.22 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 3.81 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


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27 Sep 2011   #2
gregrocker

 

This is most always the installation media or installer. Is it happening exactly the same way with both the DVD and flash installer?

Check for newer BIOS version update. If none, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ Swap RAM sticks, try single RAM stick.

Test your HD with maker's diagnostics CD extended scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp and Disk Check

Try running the installer from XP OS desktop.

Report back results and any error messages verbatim.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Have you checked the links in your other thread?
Windows 7 Install Menu Won't Appear
Like this one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Miscellaneous software installation & compatibility Tutorials for Windows 7

How to Use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - This will show you how to download and use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to get a report to see if your computer can run Windows 7. When the report is finished you will see which upgrade options are available and get guidance on fixing the system, program, and devices issues it finds before you install Windows 7.
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29 Sep 2011   #4
Eric7899487

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is most always the installation media or installer. Is it happening exactly the same way with both the DVD and flash installer?

Check for newer BIOS version update. If none, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Test your RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ Swap RAM sticks, try single RAM stick.

Test your HD with maker's diagnostics CD extended scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp and Disk Check

Try running the installer from XP OS desktop.

Report back results and any error messages verbatim.
Will resetting my BIOS have any risk for it to not later read my hardware and leave my computer un-operable? because I have important information on the hard drive and cannot risk losing data
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2011   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Have you checked the links in your other thread?
Windows 7 Install Menu Won't Appear
Like this one.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave76 View Post
Miscellaneous software installation & compatibility Tutorials for Windows 7

How to Use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - This will show you how to download and use Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to get a report to see if your computer can run Windows 7. When the report is finished you will see which upgrade options are available and get guidance on fixing the system, program, and devices issues it finds before you install Windows 7.
Why are you not backing up first?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Sep 2011   #6
gregrocker

 

[QUOTE=Eric7899487;1597659]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Will resetting my BIOS have any risk for it to not later read my hardware and leave my computer un-operable? because I have important information on the hard drive and cannot risk losing data
No real risk to resetting the BIOS.

You must always back up your data when doing an install.

It would be best to also delete all partitions and create and format new ones during the installation process anyway.

Clean Install Windows 7
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