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18 Feb 2012   #1

Windows Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Problems with Windows 7 and re-installation

Hi,

So, I built my first pc on thursday night. Loaded Windows 7, Mobo drivers, and GPU drivers.

Last night I was installing all of my programs. Got everything I needed and the last thing before starting to put all my games on there was find drivers for my printer. I got through my printer install until about 98% and it failed. It told me I needed to update Windows. Windows said I had 2 critical updates and about 50 not so critical updates. I thought what the hell and set it for all the updates.

I went to sleep and woke up this morning seeing that it said "installing update 57 of 57." I figured it got stuck there but made it through the updates, so I shut down the computer. After about 20 minutes of updating all of the programs it finally shut down. I turned it back on and it had to intall the 63000! updated files. Now twice I've tried to do this and both times it ends up at a black screen.

Windows startup recovery ends up just going to black screen too. It worked once, but it just stayed on the same screen for over an hour. So, I figure what the hell, I'll just reinstall Windows. Now on the reinstall, after I click Install Now, I always get stuck on "Setup is Starting." Also when I try to fix from the disc, I just get put on the blue background screen with a working mouse cursor.

Anybody have any experience with this? I could use some help.

Thanks.

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18 Feb 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by playboywillis View Post
So, I figure what the hell, I'll just reinstall Windows. Now on the reinstall, after I click Install Now, I always get stuck on "Setup is Starting."
Is this a burned Windows disc?

A storebought Windows disc?

Can you get as far as the screen that asks you about your location and language?
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18 Feb 2012   #3

Windows Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by playboywillis View Post
So, I figure what the hell, I'll just reinstall Windows. Now on the reinstall, after I click Install Now, I always get stuck on "Setup is Starting."
Is this a burned Windows disc?

A storebought Windows disc?

Can you get as far as the screen that asks you about your location and language?
It is a burned disc, and yes I can get to the language screen. And the screen after that with the "Install Now"
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18 Feb 2012   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

In your shoes, I would:

Download a known legal ISO of your particular Windows 7 version from My Digital Life. Burn it at a slow speed using ImgBurn.

Disconnect all other drives and begin the install with this new disc.

When I got to the language screen, I would press Shift F10, which would drop me to a command prompt.

At that prompt, I would run Diskpart command, choose the C partition (if that is where you want to install) and then use the "clean" command to wipe that partition of whatever is on it.

Then exit Diskpart and see if you can get any farther.

If successful, you would then have to activate using your existing Product Key.
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18 Feb 2012   #5

Windows Enterprise 64bit
 
 

I don't know how or why, but after about 40 tries, it finally got to the custom install screen! I was able to reformat my HDD and, needless to say, I won't be installing the Windows optional updates this time.

Even though it was dumb luck, thanks for the help.

By the way, this is a legal copy of Windows. It was burned from the iso files at my company.
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