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: Windows 7 won't boot after install

24 Nov 2013   #1
ashish94

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 won't boot after install

The installation of the Ultimate 64 bit went perfectly until the first reboot. My pc sticks to a black screen with something flashing on it. I've tried several clean installs but nothing happens. I had xp installed before and vista on another partition but does not boots up. What should I do? please help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Nov 2013   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Before first boot it's only copying files. So actually it hasn't installed anyting yet!

"My pc sticks to a black screen with something flashing on it." What is what you call "something"? Where is it located? You see a mouse pointer?

What was on screen just before the black screen?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #3
ashish94

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's on the top left screen. It's a white slash. No it's not a pointer. Nothing shows up it starts directly to this.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Nov 2013   #4
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

A slash like this: /
???

No bios screen before it?
Did you remove dvd from drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #5
ashish94

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

yup the bios screen appears and yes ive tried to remove the cd and even changed my boot sequence back to hdd. but still nothing
no a slash like this -
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashish94 View Post
yup the bios screen appears and yes ive tried to remove the cd and even changed my boot sequence back to hdd. but still nothing
no a slash like this -
It's not a slash... it's an underscore. Is it blinking? It appears just after bios screen... correct?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #7
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Insert win7 install DVD in drive. Power on so boot form DVD. You see "press any key to boot from DVD". DON'T press any key. After about 10 seconds it continues.... normally it boots from harddrive then. Post results.

No important stuff on harddisk? I mean there's no vista/winxp/win7/linux installed anymore? No data partitions as well?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #8
ashish94

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

please excuse me. yes it appears just after the bios screen
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #9
ashish94

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

it stays on the "press any key to boot" screen. it doesnt boot from hdd

i have 2 partitions one for storing my files etc and the other for the os. the second partition(which i store my data) contains vista but doesnt boots up though it contains the windows folder
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2013   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashish94 View Post
it stays on the "press any key to boot" screen. it doesnt boot from hdd

i have 2 partitions one for storing my files etc and the other for the os. the second partition(which i store my data) contains vista but doesnt boots up though it contains the windows folder
Boot form the win7 install dvd and boot to command prompt with shift+f10 Command Prompt at Startup

Code:
diskpart
 list  disk
 --how many disks do you see? I assume disk 0 is what we're talking about(?)
 select  disk  0
 list   partition
 exit
Make camshot and post. Or describe what partitions you have. Second partition is for data only??? (so windows folder can be removed because it isn't used at all)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 won't boot after install




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't boot from DVD when trying to install Windows 7
Hello, i have a problem with instalation of windows 7 ultimate. I put instalion cd in cd rom and restart comp,but instalation won't even start. No showing press any key to boot.. Can you help me?
Installation & Setup
windows 7 clean install from windows desktop, infinite boot loop
Hi, Im getting infinite bootloops when i trying to do a clean install of windows 7 i did this with no CD just installation files from my old desktop and got no recovery disk or installation disk or what so ever if any could help me pls... thanks :D
Installation & Setup
pxe boot an iso to install windows
so i've been googling, trying to learn how to do this, but i'm not finding the information i'm looking for. i have 2 computers. a laptop with windows 7 and a desktop pc with no operating system but is pxe capable. i just want to load a windows iso over the network using pxe if possible. i'm...
Installation & Setup
New Windows install, freeze on install boot
I'm having trouble installing windows on a new rig I just built. I'm not sure if its a driver error or maybe some other hardware error I'm overlooking. Here's the problem I'm encountering. I've tried to install 3 different windows. Windows 7 64bit(burned), Windows 7 32bit (burned), Windows...
Installation & Setup
Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7
My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs...
Installation & Setup
Can't boot up after Windows 7 install.
After getting to the stage where the install tells me that it is restarting, my computer got stuck on the bootup. First of all, it got stuck at the Boot from CD stage, so I went into BIOS and took the CD-ROM drive off the bootable devices list. This allowed the Boot from CD stage to be bypassed,...
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 22:57.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App