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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install hangs after "Starting Windows" when booting from USB

07 Jul 2013   #31
gregrocker

 

Good. If it won't then you'll know its the installer.

Next try writing a new ISO to stick with UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when others don't.

If that fails try another stick.

If a DVD burned with new ISO using ImgBurn at 4x speed fails again, then I'd focus on the HD. You can try wiping it with Partition Wizard Boot CD Wipe Disk - Video Help since sometimes wiping the HD will resolve issues like this.

With the same PW CD you can test a reluctant HD with Partition Wizard Partition surface test. If there are bad sectors then get a final diagnosis and possible repair HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. If it passes you can wipe it with that tool and start again.


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10 Jul 2013   #32
Taji34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Good. If it won't then you'll know its the installer.

Next try writing a new ISO to stick with UltraISO Software To Create Bootable USB Flash Drive which always works when others don't.

If that fails try another stick.

If a DVD burned with new ISO using ImgBurn at 4x speed fails again, then I'd focus on the HD. You can try wiping it with Partition Wizard Boot CD Wipe Disk - Video Help since sometimes wiping the HD will resolve issues like this.

With the same PW CD you can test a reluctant HD with Partition Wizard Partition surface test. If there are bad sectors then get a final diagnosis and possible repair HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan. If it passes you can wipe it with that tool and start again.
Okay, so I have a USB that makes it to the drive select screen on a different computer with a different HD. Should I now try it with the HD that is acting up to see if it works?
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10 Jul 2013   #33
gregrocker

 

Try the Steps in Step #4 again to see if you can boot the stick on the problem PC. Don't skip any steps, post back the exact step it fails at and any error message.

If it fails you can use the PW CD as I just suggested to wipe the HD in the problem PC or move its HD to the other PC to run Diskpart Clean Command from the existing OS, then move it to problem PC to try install again.

As a last resort if it fails to boot after trying again all steps in Post #4, then move HD to other PC plugged in by itself to try install. If it works move HD back to problem PC, if it' won't boot then download Paragon Adaptive Restore CD freeware ISO, burn to CD with Windows Image Burner, boot and run PNP adjust on Win7 partition to adjust to different hardware.
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11 Jul 2013   #34
Taji34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try the Steps in Step #4 again to see if you can boot the stick on the problem PC. Don't skip any steps, post back the exact step it fails at and any error message.

If it fails you can use the PW CD as I just suggested to wipe the HD in the problem PC or move its HD to the other PC to run Diskpart Clean Command from the existing OS, then move it to problem PC to try install again.

As a last resort if it fails to boot after trying again all steps in Post #4, then move HD to other PC plugged in by itself to try install. If it works move HD back to problem PC, if it' won't boot then download Paragon Adaptive Restore CD freeware ISO, burn to CD with Windows Image Burner, boot and run PNP adjust on Win7 partition to adjust to different hardware.
When creating the partition, if I run CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY without specifying a size, will it just use all the space on the HD for the partition?
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11 Jul 2013   #35
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Yes it will use the entire hard drive space if you don't specify a number amount in MB .
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11 Jul 2013   #36
Taji34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, so I just finished trying to boot it from both a USB and a DVD, both of which got to the disk select screen on another computer. Both times the boot would get to "Starting windows" screen, sit there for a few minutes, then change to a black screen with a movable cursor. I let it sit there for a little bit and nothing changed, so I shut the computer down. I will now burn a Partition Wizard Boot CD so I can wipe the drive, I will post after I have done that, and tried the install again.

EDIT: What wipe method should I use to wipe the disk?
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11 Jul 2013   #37
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Press enter when you see the screen that says Press any key to boot from cd or DVD…( image below )



When you get to this screen ( image below )



Press Shift and F10 . You will get a command prompt window . It should open up to X:\Sources . In there input these commands and press enter after each line .
Code:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0
CLEAN
CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION 
SELECT PARTITION 1 
ACTIVE 
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="Windows 7 OS" QUICK 
ASSIGN LETTER=C
EXIT
EXIT
Note   Note
Change the label to anything you want


Back on the image above press Install Now . Check the I accept the license terms box and click on Next. Click on the Custom (advanced) option. Then choose
Disk 0 Partition 1: Window (C:\) and click Next

When it reboots don't press any keys it will continue on its own
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11 Jul 2013   #38
Taji34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Press enter when you see the screen that says Press any key to boot from cd or DVD…( image below )



When you get to this screen ( image below )



Press Shift and F10 . You will get a command prompt window . It should open up to X:\Sources . In there input these commands and press enter after each line .
Code:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0
CLEAN
CREATE PRIMARY PARTITION 
SELECT PARTITION 1 
ACTIVE 
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="Windows 7 OS" QUICK 
ASSIGN LETTER=C
EXIT
EXIT
Note   Note
Change the label to anything you want


Back on the image above press Install Now . Check the I accept the license terms box and click on Next. Click on the Custom (advanced) option. Then choose
Disk 0 Partition 1: Window (C:\) and click Next

When it reboots don't press any keys it will continue on its own
I am unable to get to that screen when booting, hence why I posted here. I am going to use a Partition Wizard Boot CD to wipe the drive, and when wiping a drive it asks what wipe method to use.
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11 Jul 2013   #39
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Delete Partition - Partition Wizard Help Video

Take a look at the link above
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11 Jul 2013   #40
Taji34

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Gregrocker said to actually wipe the disk clean, instead of just deleting the partitions. In the video he refered to in his earlier post, it shows when wiping a disk, there are multiple methods you can use to wipe the disk, I was wondering which one to choose. Here's the video he linked to: Partition Wizard Boot CD Wipe Disk - Video Help
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