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14 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Hanging DMI on new Windows 7 64-bit install

Hello all,

Bought lots of cheap RAM, so I thought I'd upgrade from my current 32-bit Vista to 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate. Easier said than done. Since my DVD drive is busted, I opted to do a USB install using win2flash.

I got to the stage where I had to set up my user account and home share password, but when it rebooted after that, it gets to the Verifying DMI Pool Data and hangs. There are no other HDDs attached, only the primary SATA HDD. The faulty DVD is disconnected. I'm only using 2GB RAM for the install.

Now I can't even get it to boot from the USB...I've selected 'removable drive' on the boot priority list, but with the USB plugged in, it doesnt detect it.

The base system is an Acer Aspire T180 running AMD. Please help....it's a very big paperweight now....

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14 Aug 2012   #2

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

do you know to use bios system config?
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14 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7
 
 

what would i need to change on the bios system config?
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14 Aug 2012   #4

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

go to START - CONTROL PANEL - HARDWARE AND SOUND - DEVICE MANAGER , open all arrows and check if you see any with yellow mark!
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14 Aug 2012   #5

windows7 ultimate x64bit
 
 

your personal documents is still there?
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14 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7
 
 

oh, to check any devices which haven't installed? I cant get into Windows, so I cant do that.

I read that doing an upgrade from 32-bit Vista to 64-bit Windows 7 isnt always effective, so went ahead to do a clean install. The one HDD is split into two partitions...so all my personal files should be safe on D since I chose to do the fresh install on C.
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14 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7
 
 

So to overcome the problem of not booting from USB, I begged a DVD drive off a friend's PC and stuck it in mine via IDE. Tried the recovery option, but it says the version of Windows I'm trying to repair is not compatible with this DVD....peculiar because this is the same DVD I used to create the USB version.

Try reinstalling?
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14 Aug 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7? How do you plan to activate it?

I'd burn a DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI to try install.

Boot DVD, press Shift + F10 at first screen, in Command Line run Diskpart Clean Command.

Close command box, click Install now to Clean Install Windows 7. If installation fails, report back the step where it fails and exact error message verbatim.
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14 Aug 2012   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I splurged and bought it from the Microsoft store. They had a download option, but I preferred getting a dvd. Since my pc DVD drive was busted, I used my laptop to make a USB version. But now it doesn't boot, so I've borrowed an IDE DVD drive.

Will the diskpart wipe the whole hdd or just a partition?

The only sata controller option I see is sata1...


Reinstalling from DVD results in the same dim pool data hanging. This appeared after the final config screen, where I typed the new username etc.
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14 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Partitionmagic ok....or any alternatives which are better?
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