Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: After windows 7 install system hangs before windows loads

30 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
After windows 7 install system hangs before windows loads

A friend decided to install windows 7 pro 64 bit on to a hdd (it was used as a data disk previously but formatted during install). Now he says system hangs at the bios screen (probably before windows loads) and shows up a message that the overclocking (this was part of a motherboard bundle bought) needs to be reset or to press F1.

He has asked me for help - I will be going over tomorrow but thought in the meantime I'd ask if anyone knows what should be done. My first thought was that it might have something to do with the ahci settings but I could be wrong as I didn't think overclocking has something to do with it.

I realize more information would be useful but as I said I won't know till tomorrow so any advice or suggestions would be helpful.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 Aug 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Boot into BIOS setup to reset to Defaults.

Make sure Windows 7 HD is set first to boot.

If it still won't boot then unplug all other HD's, confirm Windows 7 or itäs 100mb System Reserved (preferred) is partition marked Active, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.
Partition - Mark as Active
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Discovered IDE was enabled in BIOS so changed it to AHCI and changed ahci value in registry as well. Now pc boots normally
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 After windows 7 install system hangs before windows loads




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: After windows 7 install system hangs before windows loads
Thread Forum
System drive letter changed to E, and windows no longer loads Hardware & Devices
Solved Installed new motherboard, unable to install windows (system hangs) Installation & Setup
Windows 7 install Hangs Installation & Setup
System Hangs after ~ 5-10 minutes after Windows Update BSOD Help and Support
Solved Reinstalled Windows, and now I get intermittent system hangs. BSOD Help and Support
System hangs after install Installation & Setup
Windows 7 hangs during install Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33