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Windows 7: New to the forum Problem with Desktop

08 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
New to the forum Problem with Desktop

Hey guys im not new to computers but im having a problem with installing windows 7 ultimate x64 on my tower. I actually got this tower from a guy on a trade. I put in a 500 gig hd in and also kept the 80 gig that was in there. After installation of windows 7 it says its going to reboot to complete the process and then i get the message Verifying DMI Pool Data and its just stuck there. I tried to reinstall the windows multiple times i tried to reinstall it on the 500 gig and 80 gig getting same message. What can i do i want to run win 7 on there and upgrade to 4 gigs of ram.

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09 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not sure if this will be much of a help. But I would give it a try. The error you are receiving is normally for a BadHDD or Filesystem.

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09 Oct 2012   #3
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Unplug all but the target HD, and all peripherals.

Boot the Windows 7 installer, at first screen press Shift + F10, run Diskpart Clean Command.

Close Command Box, click Install Now, then Custom>Drive Options to create install partition or just click Next to begin Clean Install Windows 7.

If this fails, reset the CMOS. In BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If that fails test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Next test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check on a full disk Active partition you create/format from Step 2.2 in SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation to try install.

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Burn another using ImgBurn
at 4x speed.
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09 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unplug all but the target HD, and all peripherals.

Boot the Windows 7 installer, at first screen press Shift + F10, run Diskpart Clean Command.

Close Command Box, click Install Now, then Custom>Drive Options to create install partition or just click Next to begin Clean Install Windows 7.

If this fails, reset the CMOS. In BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install. Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

If that fails test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+ for 5-6 passes or overnight.

Next test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by Disk Check on a full disk Active partition you create/format from Step 2.2 in SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation to try install.

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Burn another using ImgBurn
at 4x speed.
Hi thanks for your reply when i did the command and tried selecting disk it says there is nothing there. Which i dont understand i have two drives they both show in the setup for win 7 install i delete all partition and format both and do a clean install. Previously there was win xp pro installed only on one drive the 80 gig drive and it was a clean win xp install and the computer booted up and everything. The win 7 i have is mine which i used on all my computers which work. And i know the ram works because it just worked before i tried to install win 7
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09 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

here is what it looks like. I tried doing install with either one by themselfs.


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09 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by molczak714 View Post
here is what it looks like. I tried doing install with either one by themselfs.
Tried reinstalling and now all im getting after your computer will run for first time is a white screen with a mouse and thats it.
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09 Oct 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

The screenshot shows a problem with your installed RAM. I would try reseating it now and test it as given earlier.

The screenshot seems to show both HD's plugged in. You need to unplug the other HD.

Make sure the HD is detected in BIOS setup and set SATA controller to AHCI if available.

Now try Diskpart Clean Command again. You must be typing a command wrong.

Type: DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DISK 0 (replace 0 with the Windows 7 target HD number)
CLEAN

If it continues to fail Diskpart then boot free bootable CD Partition Wizard to wipe the HD. Create an NTFS Primary partition and then modify>Set to Active.

I asked you where you got Windows 7 and if you burned the disk. Do not skip any steps or questions given.
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09 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The screenshot seems to show both HD's plugged in. You need to unplug the other HD.

Make sure the HD is detected in BIOS setup and set SATA controller to AHCI if available.

Now try Diskpart Clean Command again. You must be typing a command wrong.

Type: DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DISK 0 (replace 0 with the Windows 7 target HD number)
CLEAN

If it continues to fail Diskpart then boot free bootable CD Partition Wizard to wipe the HD. Create an NTFS Primary partition and then modify>Set to Active.

I asked you where you got Windows 7 and if you burned the disk. Do not skip any steps or questions given.
Would you mind telling me kinda step by step on where i go and do it? I usually deal with laptops.
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09 Oct 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

If you want any more in depth help you'll need to fill in your System Specs in bottom left corner of post.

You can first enter BIOS setup by tapping the key given on first screen. Look for the HD or storage section where you might be able to disable one HD without having to unplug it. Look also for the SATA controller setting to change it to AHCI.

If you can't disable a HD, then power down to open the case, pull the data cable off of one of the HD's to install to the other one.

Now boot the Windows 7 DvD, at first screen press Shift + F10 to open a Command prompt, Type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DISK 0 (replace 0 with the Windows 7 target HD number)
CLEAN

Now close the Command Box, click Install Now and proceed with Clean Install Windows 7 using Drive Options to repartition, format and install, or just click Next at drive selection screen to have installer do it for you.
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09 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did all that trying to install windows 7 now lets see what happens.
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