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Windows 7: Windows could not complete installation

08 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Windows could not complete installation

so i was trying to do a clean reinstall of windows.
so all was good till i got to the completing installation part
where it just stoped and said windows could not complete installation
restart and try again

after this is said setup is starting services
then a pop up comes up saying windows could not complete installation.
to install windows on this computer , restart theinstallation.
after i restarted my labtop the same thing pops up and it loops this message
any help would be nice thx

and my system is a windows 7home p 64bit

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08 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums!
Could you please add some system specs to your profile? Just lettings us know that you have 7 HP 64 doesn't help us finding an answer that much. Do you get any error message (saying other than just Windows Could not complete installation)?

You're also telling us that you're doing a clean re-install of Windows; I assume Windows has worked properly before? If so, which version? And what's the reason you're attempting a re-install? Hardware issue? Slow performance?

Best Regards
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08 Aug 2012   #3

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.

Also what did the error message actually say?
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08 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Try wiping the HD first of all boot code with Diskpart Clean Command
from the booted installer accessing DISKPART At PC Startup.

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself?
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09 Aug 2012   #5

Win 7 Ultimate x64
Installation gone south.

I've run into this problem a couple of times doing installs. Usually the problem is with the installation CD or a bad burn. Try burning another copy of your install CD or if you only have the one disc, you can try cleaning it. Just make sure you use a soft 100% cotton shirt or something similar or you won't get anywhere. Also if there are any really bad scratches, you no longer have an installation CD, it is now a coaster.

As a side note... DVD/CD burner drivers are aging now and do occasionally go bad. Try using a different burner if available or setting the burn speed to slowest possible (4x works good).

Best of luck.
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