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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install is Failing and I'm about to quit

02 Oct 2009   #1

Win XP
 
 
Windows 7 Install is Failing and I'm about to quit

I have Windows 7 64bit RTM and it came from technet. I will disable in the bios anything USB, since I have seen too many people stating to unplug USB. I will start the install and I see a screen that has the white line at the bottom of the screen with "Windows is starting..." Then the line fills twice, the screen will go blank, and I see the windows start up scree, for about 5-10 seconds, then I get a really pretty black screen with about a one inch red line across the top of the screen. There are a feew random dots on the screen, but that is when it stops. The hard drive and DVD drive does not do anything.

Could I have a bad d/l? Or is there something that I am missing.

Any help would be awesome, I would like to install windows 7 and having 8gb on this system is get when you have an OS that will support it.

TIA
Redneck

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02 Oct 2009   #2

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Hello Imardnck and welcome to the SevenForums.

You could try removing most of the RAM, leaving only one module to first slot. A 64-bit Seven has had known issues with installation when there's a lot of RAM. Disconnect also all external devices like CD/DVD, HD, USB HUB's and such. Burn your downloaded ISO with slowest possible speed using verification, and try once more before quitting!

After installation you can then put all the RAM back and reconnect all external devices.

Good luck,

Kari
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02 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I burned the iso file to a DVD (at the slowest speed setting) and it installed in well under 10 minutes.

Can you burn the iso file to a DVD instead of using a USB stick?
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02 Oct 2009   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What kind of cable is connecting your video card to your monitor ?

Sometimes first install of Windows 7 works best with standard 15 pin vga cable to monitor.

Are you booting startup directly from DVD or doing install from within XP ?

" Doc "
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02 Oct 2009   #5

Win XP
 
 

Thank you for all you help...

I do not have any external drives connected.
The install is also a clean install from the DVD...or I would like it to be...
Lastly, is burning the disc at a slower speed really helpful? just seems kind of odd to have the highest speed and not be able to use it...

I have the following burning programs at my disposal:

Alcohol 120%
Nero 7
ImgBurn

Which is the best?

I will also try the RAM Thing, but not until the morning...

Redneck

Kari...
Great LSL Pic
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02 Oct 2009   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

ImgBurn at 4x & with verify ON

Works best for me on over 10 DVD's during the Beta testing & the RTM from TechNet on Aug 6th.
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02 Oct 2009   #7

Win XP
 
 

Doc

I have only a DVI cable, and the video card only supports DVI.

Don't have any other systems that support PCIe...
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02 Oct 2009   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Is there anything on this HD already ? any current or previous operating system ?

I have had best luck pre-formatting HD's before I do a clean install of Windows 7

I hope it's not the video combo that is causing the lock up
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02 Oct 2009   #9

Win XP
 
 

Same here, but I have noticed, looking at system specs, that there is someone with the same machine as me, and has windows 7 on it... I will try the recommendations, and getg back with all of you tomorrow...
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03 Oct 2009   #10

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by imardnck View Post
Doc

I have only a DVI cable, and the video card only supports DVI.

Don't have any other systems that support PCIe...
Does your Dell XPS 600 have integrated graphics on the mother board?
Generally used if your graphics card fails, so can use the computer until it's repaired/replaced.

You might try installing Windows 7 from a USB memory stick.

Just a suggestion, you can make sure you don't have a problem with the ISO burn to a DVD. If you suspect your installation DVD might be corrupt or want to ensure it's not corrupt, try this.

If you have a minimum 4GB USB memory stick, put Windows 7 on it, it will load faster and no burn errors.

The Seven Forums tutorial explains how to do it.

How to Create a Windows 7 Installation USB Key

This is easy and fast to put on a memory stick, less time then burning to a DVD. It will also install Windows 7 faster.
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