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Windows 7: Installation stops during Completing Installation step

13 Sep 2009   #1
Buddy Kidd

 
Installation stops during Completing Installation step

When doing a clean installation Windows 7 everything seems to work fine until the middle of the Completing Installation step. At a point in it the installation says "Setup will continue after starting Windows" and the system begins a reboot. It shuts down, starts the reboot, has the Starting Windows message showing, the four little spots of color move around and grow larger and then merge into the windows symbol but then all action stops. No hits on the HD and the CD reader stops.

Any suggestions about what is causing the problem or what to do?


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13 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buddy Kidd View Post
When doing a clean installation Windows 7 everything seems to work fine until the middle of the Completing Installation step. At a point in it the installation says "Setup will continue after starting Windows" and the system begins a reboot. It shuts down, starts the reboot, has the Starting Windows message showing, the four little spots of color move around and grow larger and then merge into the windows symbol but then all action stops. No hits on the HD and the CD reader stops.

Any suggestions about what is causing the problem or what to do?
I suspect the video driver. can you boot into safe mode? if so you can get and install the driver for your card. You could really help by finishing your system specs when you resolve your current situation

Ken
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13 Sep 2009   #3
Buddy Kidd

 

Thank you for your quick reply. No it will not boot up in safe mode. It gets to a point where it is loading some drivers and then stops.

The computer is a Toshiba Satellite M45-S355. I have run the Windows 7 Tool program on it and it said there should be no problem loading Windows 7 but that I may need to update some drivers after installation for some functions to work properly. It seemed to be talking about some of the special buttons which I don't care about anyway.

I will attempt to complete the information about the computer now.
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13 Sep 2009   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi ... are you attempting a Clean install or an upgrade ... it makes a big difference... also, more detailed information on your setup will give us more information to go on...
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13 Sep 2009   #5
Buddy Kidd

 

It is a clean install. I just filled out the system specs.
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13 Sep 2009   #6
OsseWous

Windows 7
 
 

I have exactly the same problem, i would be helped a lot if someone knew the problem
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14 Sep 2009   #7
ZeuZSVB

windows xp but want windows 7
 
 

I have the same problem. Ive been trying to install Win 7 since the early beta days but every time its the same problem, when it needs to reboot for the second time it just hangs at the windows logo. My computer is a bamboo (no brand) Its a intel dual core 2.66 with a ati x1600 card and 2 gb ram. i have tried clean installs and upgrades with the same result. hope any one can help us
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14 Sep 2009   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I had these types of problems on a couple machines. Just clearing the cmos fixed it in both cases.

Of course I had to re-enable my sata drives and other important parmeters but it fixed the installation problems first time I tried.
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14 Sep 2009   #9
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

I had a similar problem twice: once it was the processor and there was no solution rather than replacing it. It was an AMD 4200+, so it doesn't seem to be the case here.
Second time (another machine) was patience, I had to wait ~20 minutes or half an hour until anything happened. Then the installation continued normally. I am not saying it always happens, I have seen several ppl saying it gets stuck there forever, but it might be worth trying to just wait a bit.
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14 Sep 2009   #10
Buddy Kidd

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
I had a similar problem twice: once it was the processor and there was no solution rather than replacing it. It was an AMD 4200+, so it doesn't seem to be the case here.
Second time (another machine) was patience, I had to wait ~20 minutes or half an hour until anything happened. Then the installation continued normally. I am not saying it always happens, I have seen several ppl saying it gets stuck there forever, but it might be worth trying to just wait a bit.
I appreciate the suggestion but alas I have let it set overnight and it did not restart.
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