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Windows 7: Cannot install Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit

29 Oct 2012   #1

Windows xp pro x86
 
 
Cannot install Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi everyone!
I am trying to do a clean install of windows 7 on my rig,installation goes smoothly until after the first restart at which point i get stuck in an endless rebooting loop on "starting windows" screen.Ive been able to boot into safe mode without restarts so i know it is most likely a driver issue however installation wont continue in safe mode and the only option i have is to restart.
I have now reinstalled windows xp which both installs and works fine.So far i have :
-tested RAM with memtest - 0 errors
-tested harddrive with chkdsk - again,0 errors
Can anyone help? And sorry for my bad english.


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29 Oct 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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29 Oct 2012   #3

Windows xp pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Sorry forgot to mention that i already did that,with no luck
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29 Oct 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

You could use:

Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

To test for any corrupted or missing drivers.

What is your hard-drive model and make? Where are you installing Windows 7 from?

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You could create a new Windows 7 Installation DVD/Bootable USB Flash Drive by using the .ISO file within the tutorial, and then installing Windows 7 from the DVD/USB.
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29 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

What are you using to attempt the install ?
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29 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? How?

Try running the installer from XP to overwrite C, report back.
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29 Oct 2012   #7

Windows xp pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? How?
It is an ISO file downloaded fromm digitalriver and burnt with Microsoft USB/DVD download tool.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try running the installer from XP to overwrite C, report back.
Sorry,i dont understand.What did you mean by that?
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29 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Put the DVD in the drive and run it from the XP desktop, selecting C to install upon.
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30 Oct 2012   #9

Windows xp pro x86
 
 

Nevermind,i fixed it.I had to remove one of the RAM sticks despite it working fine in both Win xp and MEMTEST.Thanks to everyone for your help
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30 Oct 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

Try replacing the RAM stick now to see if it is recognized and works - sometimes it only needs to be removed for install. You can also swap slots. Then I'd stress test it overnight with memtest CD.
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