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Windows 7: Sysprep win7 install error

06 Jan 2014   #1
Husaberger

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Sysprep win7 install error

Got a new motherboard and CPU
Ran sysprep as recommended by SF
Everything went well prior to swapping out hardware
Motherboard turned out to be DOA (MSI Z87 MPower)
Reinstalled old Asus MB, powered up and keep getting install error "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows install cannot proceed..."
Have read previous similar threads and there does not appear to be a solution (ust perform clean install)
Can anyone help?


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06 Jan 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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Did you boot once with new mainboard? I mean did it try to boot from sysprepped disk and crashed?
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06 Jan 2014   #3
Kaktussoft

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Did you see one or more of this screens when booting after sysprep? If so, which did you see?

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06 Jan 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Husaberger View Post
Got a new motherboard and CPU
Ran sysprep as recommended by SF
Everything went well prior to swapping out hardware
Motherboard turned out to be DOA (MSI Z87 MPower)
Reinstalled old Asus MB, powered up and keep getting install error "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows install cannot proceed..."
Have read previous similar threads and there does not appear to be a solution (ust perform clean install)
Can anyone help?
When the error appears you can press shift+f10 and a "command prompt" appears? Run REGEDIT and browse to key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\ChildCompletion. Do you see "setup.exe" in the right part of screen. What's its value?

Set the value to 3 and power off. Install the new mainboard and boot.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\Status\ChildCompletion=3
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07 Jan 2014   #5
Husaberger

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

That did it! Thank you KS!!!
Two questions...
1. Why did this happen? (As mentioned I have my old motherboard in now and am leery of running sysprep again when I have to install my new MB)
2. I would like to compensate you or SF for your time and expertise. What is the best way to do this?
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07 Jan 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Husaberger View Post
That did it! Thank you KS!!!
Two questions...
1. Why did this happen? (As mentioned I have my old motherboard in now and am leery of running sysprep again when I have to install my new MB)
2. I would like to compensate you or SF for your time and expertise. What is the best way to do this?
Give me a paid job to compensate me ;-) Being unemployed for almost 3 years now.

I don't know why it did happen. But is it running fine now? If you don't want to do sysprep again: Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap
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07 Jan 2014   #7
Husaberger

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Sorry KS. Cannot provide employment
Yes. Everything is up and running well now
Thank you again!
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07 Jan 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Up and running. With new mainboard installed? Check device manager for "other devices" and missing drivers.
Uninstall Device and Device Driver for devices no longer attached to system. Uninstall associated software as well.
  1. Install all of your device drivers, then Windows Updates.
  2. Refresh your Windows Experience Index (WEI) score.
  3. When done, all you will need to do is to activate Windows 7.
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07 Jan 2014   #9
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Husaberger View Post
Reinstalled old Asus MB, powered up and keep getting install error "the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows install cannot proceed..."
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Husaberger View Post
Why did this happen? (As mentioned I have my old motherboard in now and am leery of running sysprep again when I have to install my new MB)
That error message tells that computer (Windows) was not correctly shut down after the sysprep had finished.

When generalizing with sysprep in order to replace hardware or move the Windows image to a new computer, as I assume you did, you need to use the /shutdown switch with sysprep.

Correct syntax for generalize command is:
Code:
sysprep.exe /generalize /oobe /shutdown
After giving this command, sysprep runs and shuts down Windows. You need to replace hardware now, before booting the PC again.

Kari
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