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Windows 7: Cannot get any windows version installed, infinite reboot loop?

18 Mar 2012   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Remove one stick of RAM to try install, then swap sticks. Check closely for debris in RAM slots.

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes to stress test. You also are testing the slots as described in Jonathan's tutorial.

Did you reset BIOS to defaults? Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Next test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. Then use CD to wipe the HD, or use Diskpart Clean Command accessing DISKPART At PC Startup.
I tried the RAM swapping already to no avail. I just ran mem test and while it's only gone through 2 passes, it found 0 errors both times. I will keep it running when I leave for work just in case. I've reset BIOS to default multiple times when i was messing with BIOS settings trying to troubleshoot. And I'll be running the HD Diagnostic from Hitachi when I get home from work tonight and will report back.


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18 Mar 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Hitachi Drive Fitness test is the best. After testing if errors were found then full test it again. Then wipe the HD.
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19 Mar 2012   #13
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hitachi Drive Fitness test is the best. After testing if errors were found then full test it again. Then wipe the HD.
So after trying to run the Drive Fitness test my computer couldnt find the drive, even though my BIOS sees it fine. Also tried running Ubuntu and my computer monitor went into sleep mode after booting...
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19 Mar 2012   #14
gregrocker

 

If you want to cross check then run Seagate SeaTools DOS CD scan which works on most makes.

Or you can run Disk Check from the System Recovery Options Command Line to confirm the HD is bad. In some cases it may fix the File System enough that the extended CD scan can then fix any surface problems.

But most likely the HD needs replacing.
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