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Windows 7: HELP! Installing Windows 7 X64 from Boot

25 Oct 2011   #1
Gamz

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
HELP! Installing Windows 7 X64 from Boot

Hi people

Was wondering if anyone could help me with a weird problem I am having with my Windows Installation.

I was originally running Windows XP 32bit. I tried to install Windows 7 32 by booting from the CD but I had a problem where I would get past the Loading Windows Files page then I ended up on a screen which appeared to be a Windows 7 Wallpaper and only my mouse cursor but nothing else would happen.
I was since able to install the 32 bit Windows 7 by loading it up in Windows XP itself and going from there.

However I now need to install the 64 bit version instead. And this cannot be done whilst in the windows environment. It has to be booted from the CD, But once again I am having the same problem. I get to a black screen which says Loading Windows Files with a grey loading bar. Then it goes to a starting windows page, and then finally the blueish coloured wallpaper shows up and my mouse cursor but nothing else happens. I don't have anything to click on............. Anyone have any idea what the problem is?

Regards


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25 Oct 2011   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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If you disclosed your ram size in the specs, it would be good .

The tutorial SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation should work for you .
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25 Oct 2011   #3
Gamz

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hi sorry

Have 6GB of ram installed. Motherboard is ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS, Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

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25 Oct 2011   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

After making the drive full formatted, you try a Clean Install Windows 7 .
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25 Oct 2011   #5
Gamz

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

I've had a look at the link you posted there but I am not sure how to Format it still using that technique.

When I boot from the Windows X64 CD this is exactly what happens for me.

I get the Loading Windows File screen
http://www.kodyaz.com/photos/windows...5/425x344.aspx

Once the grey bar is full I Instantl get by Loading Windows
http://0.tqn.com/d/pcsupport/1/0/c/5...-install-1.jpg

Once this is done loading it goes too this wallpaper
http://www.mydigitallife.info/wp-con...57-welcome.jpg

But it is only the wallpaper, theres no writing, no options.... Just the background image and my mouse cursor.
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25 Oct 2011   #6
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

In the last apge, you should get the install now button .... but it is odd that you are not getting it .

Wait a bit ... I am searching for other ideas by other persons .
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25 Oct 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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25 Oct 2011   #8
Gamz

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hey Guys

I must apologize due to my lack of patience! I got the blank screen up yet again and got tired of trying so left it whilst I went to make something to eat. Low and behold 15 minutes later I came back and the installation/choose language option had finally made an appearance....

I know stupid me... I didn't expect it to take so long.
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25 Oct 2011   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Sometimes you have to wait. If it stalls again try Theog's solution.

Then reset BIOS to Optimal Defaults. In BIOS setup make sure SATA controller is set to AHCI.
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