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Windows 7: windows 7 fresh installation: hangs at setup is starting window

24 Dec 2011   #1

windows 7 home 64bit
windows 7 fresh installation: hangs at setup is starting window

i have emachines e730 notebook. with windows 7
its intel core i3-330 m processor, 2gb ddr3 memory
320 gb hdd.

the problem i am facing is that my machine does not boots up.
i tried putting recovery disc, but it hangs at window showing please wait!!!!
Next, i tried for fresh installation of windows 7 but it also hangs at a window displaying "SETUP IS STARTING".

any suggestions??
am struggling with it for the past 3 days
i tried reading many threads in the forum but am not confident and sure what steps to take.
i have taken back up of my data using ubuntu live, so if i have to format the hard disk there will be no issue
also one more question, can i delete all of my files using ubuntu live and then try to install windows 7 ???

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24 Dec 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Is there still an installation to attempt repairs? If so boot into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair repeatedly.

If this is only a failed install at this point, try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Has it worked before to install successfully? If not confirm the ISO and burn another DVD using IMgBurn at 4x speed, or write ISO (extracted using ImgBurn) to flash stick using Universal USB Installer, boot under USB, Removable or HD's.
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24 Dec 2011   #3

windows 7 home 64bit

sorry, i forgot to mention, i am using usb stick to install windows 7, it was tested on my friend's machine.
recovery option seems not to be working for me, it hangs up
i will try cleaning the hard disk using diskpart and then installin
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24 Dec 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Are you using the Acer Recovery disk?

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
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24 Dec 2011   #5

windows 7 home 64bit

i am using the recovery disk that i created from create backup and recovery option from control panel when my machine was working fine, it took 4 dvds in all with drivers included.

but when i try hitting shift+f10 key at the language screen and enter diskpart and press enter, it also hangs at window showing
On computer: MINWINPC

it does not come to the DISKPART> command
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24 Dec 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP


Which are you using: the USB stick Windows 7 installer, or Recovery disks? One will give you a clean reinstall without the factory bloatware, then latter will restore all of the factory preinstalled bloatware.

What exactly happens when you try to boot into the stick or the Recovery disks?

If you have a Windows 7 installer USB stick you referenced, where did you get Windows 7 ISO? Confirm it's integrity or download another, write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Windows 7 in the dropdown menu, then boot under USB, Removable or HD's.

Follow these steps to get a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: Reinstalling Windows 7
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24 Dec 2011   #7

windows 7 home 64bit

the problem i was facing was that when i put my recovery disk or when tried to do fresh installation with usb it used to hangs.
During fresh installation, i tried to enter diskpart commands by hitting shift+f10, and the window appears, but when i typed diskpart and pressed enter, it also got hanged for two hours at
On computer: MINWINPC
the Diskpart> command didnt came.

Then i tried the following and the problem was solved
at the same window that appeared on hitting shift+f10 at the language selection screen i entered the following commands.

and all the windows that were hanging were not hanging now!!!
the system recovery disk ran and also the fresh insallation copy moved into next step, i did try both of them!!!
well the system recovery disk didnt went upto final step, it showed an error at 55% when 2nd dvd was inserted, something redudancy error, cant remember it exactly now...
then i carried out fresh installation using usb stick and it worked.
the system was bought back to life.......
tomorrow again i will try with system recovery disk an try to restore at factory settings or otherwise continue with installation of copy that i downloaded

Feels good to see the window and normal operation after 3 days struggle, learnt many things regarding this.

Thank you Gregrocker for your advice and support, also thank you Theog!!!!
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