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Windows 7: No Main Screen When Installing Windows 7!


01 Aug 2012   #1

Windows XP 32bit
 
 
No Main Screen When Installing Windows 7!

Hello,

After many and many trials to get this to work I finally decided to register here and ask for help because I got really mad.

Here is what happens:
1. I burned a Windows 7 32bit installation to a DVD and It works as it should.
2. I have set the boot priority to CD/DVD in BIOS.
3. I put the DVD in drive and when it says 'press any key to boot from cd' i press enter and it starts filling the bar which says 'loading windows' or something like that but It works properly, then it loads another time which goes a little slower but it works too.
4. After these bars are finished loading it goes to the windows loading screen with Windows 7 colorful logo and it finishes that.
5. Now I see the default Windows 7 blue background and my mouse pointer which works but there is nothing else, I know that I should get a box which asks me to select language but I don't get that at all...
6. After some time waiting at the blue screen about 2 minutes, my PC restarts and when I repeat the process it does it again...

Here is what I tried:
-Updated BIOS
-Set BIOS back to Default
-Disconnected my mouse and keyboard (tried all slots and combinations)
-Tried installing from an original Windows 7 DVD
-Tried installing from desktop
-Tried installing from other HDD

You can check the attachment for my DxDiag info.
Also I'm planning to do a clean install but I can't even start to format my HDD because It doesn't show anything.

When I tried installing it from desktop it loads everything and fills the copying files and it restarts at 27% of expanding files and when it comes to the blue screen again.. it quickly shows something like 'please don't turn off your pc' and a filling bar above it and then it restarts in like 2 seconds and that loop never stops.
I managed to stop at boot manager and I see an option to start First Windows(which is XP) or Rollback changes... so no setup or windows 7 option...
Also if it helps, when I load my XP it tells me that windows 7 installation failed and that I need to check compatibility which I did and it seems that there should be no problem with compatibility...

So PLEASE help me I'm trying to get this to work for 3 days and I'm so frustrated I want to kick my PC until it falls apart into tiniest atoms.

If you help me I will pray for you lol.




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01 Aug 2012   #2

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

/bump Please someone reply!
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01 Aug 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

First things first, where did you obtain the iso your burned?
It's not something I would recommend getting off fileshare networks, there are legitimate means to obtain a image if you have a valid key.
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01 Aug 2012   #4

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
First things first, where did you obtain the iso your burned?
It's not something I would recommend getting off fileshare networks, there are legitimate means to obtain a image if you have a valid key.
First thanks for answering...
Ermm I tried with an original Windows 7 DVD and had the same problem but I will try again by downloading these 30 free trial iso's from this site if you think that is the problem.
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01 Aug 2012   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'll see if I can't get you a better link.
Windows 7 ISO x86 and x64 Official Direct Download Links (Ultimate, Professional and Home Premium) My Digital Life

on that page you'll find a list of links for downloading the images from more official sources. Make sure you get the right version, it'll matter later when you have to put in your key.
It also may not hurt to check for bios updates for your motherboard since it's a performance model.
Also following the instructions here may help
Clean Install Windows 7

Some people even reccomend removing all but 1 stick of ram while installing (1 stick being 2 to 4 gigs)
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01 Aug 2012   #6

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Links on the page you posted don't work, at least ones that I need.
I started downloading Windows 7 Ultimate x86 English from this page.
I hope It will work...

Also I updated my BIOS to the latest version I could find...

Thanks again, I will post my progression here.
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01 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Generally anything linked around here is safe.
They're very good at removing questionable links and content around here.
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01 Aug 2012   #8

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Generally anything linked around here is safe.
They're very good at removing questionable links and content around here.
Yeah I see, that's why I posted on these forums.
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01 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you get a chance, a Windows 7 install will usually leave log files you might be able to reference. The link explains where, and some may be hidden locations you would have to allow in folder options. If you see a setupact.log in one of the referenced locations, it might help.

Maybe the ending sections of one of the logs would show what might be causing the problem. I would ask you to attach one, but they may contain personal information about your system setup and files.

But if your system is rebooting, it is probably having a problem with some device, so disconnect whatever you can. You may even try removing the install media during the first reboot, or after, but watch your fingers. Hopefully the new media will help if you burn it at a slow speed.

Windows Setup Log Files
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01 Aug 2012   #10

Windows XP 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saltgrass View Post
If you get a chance, a Windows 7 install will usually leave log files you might be able to reference. The link explains where, and some may be hidden locations you would have to allow in folder options. If you see a setupact.log in one of the referenced locations, it might help.

Maybe the ending sections of one of the logs would show what might be causing the problem. I would ask you to attach one, but they may contain personal information about your system setup and files.

But if your system is rebooting, it is probably having a problem with some device, so disconnect whatever you can. You may even try removing the install media during the first reboot, or after, but watch your fingers. Hopefully the new media will help if you burn it at a slow speed.

Windows Setup Log Files
Here it is if that's what you are looking for!?


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