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Windows 7: Clean Win7 Installation on SSD stuck at cmd-prompt

10 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Clean Win7 Installation on SSD stuck at cmd-prompt

Hi all,

I made a thorough search through this and other forums, but I couldn't find a solution to my problem.
I have received a new Lenovo T520 Laptop with a 128GB SSD. I wanted to replace it with a Samsung 830 256GB SSD. First I tried to mirror the SSD with Norton Ghost, but I was not succesful, maybe due to the partitioning.

So I said: why not make a clean installation with not data-waste at all. But that is where the real trouble started:

I've changed the boot order and everything I can think of, so the original Windows 7 HP 64 DVD ist starting. It states 'Windows Files Loading' and everything, it even hits the loading bar on the bottom with the green stripes moving. But instead of presenting me the 'choose language' screen, I am prompted to the
Administrator: X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe

From here on I have no idea what to do : have I missed something? The Laptop was running with SSD before, so that should be not the problem, or is it??

Help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!

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10 Nov 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As the new MOBO's now have a uEFI BIOS.
How to install Windows 64 bit on a uEFI BIOS:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
or
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
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10 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Thanks for your quick response.
By enabling only uEFI, the PC doesn't even get to the point of loading Windows from DVD.
Only Legacy and uEFI is able to get to the point.

Is it useful to add any screens? Problem is: I have not touched BIOS etc. in ages, so I am pretty much.... lost
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10 Nov 2012   #4

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Make the OS HD Drive first in Drive Options

Clean Win7 Installation on SSD stuck at cmd-prompt-capture-win-8-setup.png

Pic 3 uefi bios Win8 setupTo boot your DVD, use boot menu

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press enter on the UEFI DVD drive

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10 Nov 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

If you decide to not use the BIOS EFI functions, here's how to install normally:

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, Boot into BIOS setup to see if there is an EFI Boot Disk in BIOS Boot order. If so remove it, set DVD drive first to boot. If EFI BIOS also set to Legacy BIOS. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO here. How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

At first screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SEL DIS 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT

Next click Install Now to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.
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11 Nov 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thank you all. Maybe a silly question: why do I need a ISO DVD if I have the original Windows 7 DVD? Is there any difference?
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11 Nov 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sirrichard View Post
Thank you all. Maybe a silly question: why do I need a ISO DVD if I have the original Windows 7 DVD? Is there any difference?
There are the same.
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11 Nov 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Use the latest in the Clean Reinstall tutorial if you don't have SP1 in yours. It saves hours of updating.
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