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Windows 7: Windows 7 BSOD during installation

10 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Windows 7 BSOD during installation

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit on my computer. Everything appears to go fine during the custom installation. After the setup gets to installing updates, the computer restarts. However, the computer inexplicably cuts power to my monitor, and after around 4 minutes the monitor will briefly flash back on to display this BSOD:

This will flicker for about five seconds before the power to the monitor is cut off again, and another four minutes pass before the BSOD flickers on again.

I've tried to use the "Repair Windows" option at the beginning of Setup, but that doesn't work either. It just says Windows can't find anything wrong. If I start Windows normally or on Safe Mode (with or without networking/command prompt) it says that the installation didn't finish and I need to restart the installation. I've tried to reinstall Windows 7 several times now, and all attempts end at the BSOD. It looks like that nvlddmkm.sys file is the root of the problem.

This is being installed over a Linux Ubuntu OS, but I've since deleted the partitions. In the past this computer has also had Vista on it with absolutely 0 problems. Any suggestions?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Unplug all peripherals, use VGA monitor with only DVD and HD, PS2 mouse and keyboard.

Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install.

Wipe the HD with Clean command: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If this fails, test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, then a full Disk Check from Repair Command Line after formatting a full -disk partition in Step 2.2 of Optimize tutorial.

Next test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional

nvlddmkm.sys is a videocard driver, the gpu is on its way out.
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