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Windows 7: Unable to install windows 7


15 Aug 2012   #1
ali456

Windows Xp x86bit, Windows Vista x86
 
 
Unable to install windows 7

I try to install win 7 but when it restarts it jams on the "Starting Windows" place.
I have a pentium 4 cpu 1.70 GHz, 1GB RAM, 128 MB video mem, 30 GB HDD EXCELSTOR.
Please help.


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15 Aug 2012   #2
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

I think your computer is far from being supported on Win7, even when many users are able to install it on ridiculous low end computers.
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15 Aug 2012   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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16 Aug 2012   #4
ali456

Windows Xp x86bit, Windows Vista x86
 
 

It said my system is ready for installation, but still the same prob and I also tried starter version but it also jammed.
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16 Aug 2012   #5
Poimetheus

Windows 8 Professional
 
 

Maybe time to check the HDD? I've seen machines loop over and over in an install due to failing HDD.
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16 Aug 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn a DVD yourself? If so confirm ISO source and burn to DVD using ImgBUrn at 4x speed.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals to try install.

Enter BIOS setup to reset to defaults: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS.

Test your RAM and HD: You can burn to CD or write to flash stick Hiren’s BootCD to boot to test the HD with the maker's diagnostics, Check File System after making a full disk partition with Partition Wizard, test your RAM with memtest86.
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16 Aug 2012   #7
ali456

Windows Xp x86bit, Windows Vista x86
 
 

I purchased it from a Shop.
And the Ram and HD are working great.
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16 Aug 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try the other steps and report back for more.
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16 Aug 2012   #9
ali456

Windows Xp x86bit, Windows Vista x86
 
 

Still same.
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16 Aug 2012   #10
ali456

Windows Xp x86bit, Windows Vista x86
 
 

And also I get an error when booting from the dvd saying" cannot boot from cd code 5"
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