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Windows 7: windows 7 reboot loop during installation

15 Oct 2009   #1

Vista Ultimate
 
 
windows 7 reboot loop during installation

I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop through a USB key, but so far I've been unsucessful. What's been happening is that everything goes fine until the installer needs to reboot itself, then the computer reboots, but installation process begins again from the beginning. No error messages or anything like that. I've begun the installation process 3 times now, each time the installer thinks it is installing a new copy.

For reference, I have an IBM Thinkpad T43, and I'm installing Windows 7 Professional.

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15 Oct 2009   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by liaobert View Post
I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop through a USB key, but so far I've been unsucessful. What's been happening is that everything goes fine until the installer needs to reboot itself, then the computer reboots, but installation process begins again from the beginning. No error messages or anything like that. I've begun the installation process 3 times now, each time the installer thinks it is installing a new copy.

For reference, I have an IBM Thinkpad T43, and I'm installing Windows 7 Professional.
You may need to remove USB key before reboot.

IBM Thinkpad T43 may be a bit old for Windows 7.
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15 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums. have a look at this it can sometimes help with speedy resolves.
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
After the pc restarts does it ask you to hit any key to run. If so have you tried not hitting any key.
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15 Oct 2009   #4

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

What is your Boot order set to in the Bios ?
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15 Oct 2009   #5

Vista Ultimate
 
 

1. USB HDD (the key with windows 7 on it)
2. USB FDD
3. USB CD
4. Legacy Floppy drives
5. DVD drive
6. Hard drive

not really sure what 2-4 are, don't think they have anything in them. don't have any cds in my dvd drive. i'm going to try boot from the usb key, then when windows 7 installer wants to reboot, change the boot priority to the HD where i was installing it
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15 Oct 2009   #6

Vista Ultimate
 
 

ok that seemed to have worked, thanks guys
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