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Windows 7: Attempting repairs hang for 24 hours... USB install.

23 Jun 2012   #11
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Tell us how your "prepared" the USB stick for use.
I followed the steps in the link. How To Make A USB Installation Disk For Windows 7 Without Extra Software I did everything it said.


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23 Jun 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

That has a couple of problem areas.

Do you have a Win 7 DVD? yes/no
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23 Jun 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ghosttt View Post
Okay, sorry for being confusing. Im trying to do a clean install with my USB stick. I have all the files on it.. There all put on correctly. But Im stuck on step 8 of the link you posted. When I try and boot. My screen goes black after the windows logo, and the only thing there is my cursor.
Start over and use the latest official installer ISO for your licensed version written to stick with the tool in Steps 1 and 2 of the tutorial.
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23 Jun 2012   #14
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ghosttt View Post
Okay, sorry for being confusing. Im trying to do a clean install with my USB stick. I have all the files on it.. There all put on correctly. But Im stuck on step 8 of the link you posted. When I try and boot. My screen goes black after the windows logo, and the only thing there is my cursor.
Start over and use the latest official installer ISO for your licensed version written to stick with the tool in Steps 1 and 2 of the tutorial.
The installer doesnt start up on my laptop so thats why I do it manually. I dont have a Win7 CD/DVD so i downloaded an ISO
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24 Jun 2012   #15
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you sure it's even trying to boot off of the USB flash drive that you're trying to install from?
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24 Jun 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Tap the Acer F12 key at bootup, then choose the stick to boot. It should be listed in the Boot Menu which comes up under USB, Removable or HD's. Click the + if necessary to expand each entry until you find the stick, highlight it and choose it.

If it doesn't appear then it's not formatted correctly so start over with a new ISO and write it to stick using the tool given.

You must boot the stick.
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24 Jun 2012   #17
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F5ing View Post
Are you sure it's even trying to boot off of the USB flash drive that you're trying to install from?
It is. I changed it to boot from USB HDD in the BIOS.. When it boots off the original HDD it says A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
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24 Jun 2012   #18
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

It says
A disk read error occurred
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart
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24 Jun 2012   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What program are you using to burn the iso to the flash stick ?
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24 Jun 2012   #20
Ghosttt

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
What program are you using to burn the iso to the flash stick ?
UNetbootin
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