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02 Feb 2009   #1

Windows 7,XP
 
 
Problem installing Windows 7.

Hey, I'm new here, found this forum just googling "Does steam work with windows 7" and thought maybe you can help me out.
The problem is, I can install it, but once it gets to after "Setting up registry..." I just get a black screen when it boots up with
Code:
Windows 7 Beta
For Testing Purposes Only
Build 7000
in the bottom corner. Is there anyway to fix this? From a picture guide I saw it appears thats when I would get a screen entitled "Setting up Video settings" but I dont, all I get is the black screen.
I've reinstalled about 4 times so far. Please someone! D:


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hi Excessum! Welcome to Windows 7 Forums!
Please fill out your system specs so forum members would have more information about your rig to better find solutions for you.
Plus, if you give more detailed info on how you're doing your setup, that would really help diagnosing your problem.

Cheers!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #3

Windows 7,XP
 
 

Of course.
Heres the specs

RAM = 2GIG
HD Space = 500gigs(Just for windows 7, seperate drive)
CPU = Quad Core 2.4ghz
GPU = nivida 8800 614mb


How I'm installing
Custom Install
Delete Partition, then create a new partition
install it, and then I just leave it be from there
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Ok. Basic troubleshooting steps during OS installation. Make sure that there are no USB devices attached to your computer during installs other than your mouse and keyboard. BIOS settings should be kept at it's stable preset settings.
With those things covered, fire up your setup and that should do the trick.

I'd also suggest reading up on How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7 Beta

Let us know if this solves your problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Excessum View Post
Of course.
Heres the specs

RAM = 2GIG
HD Space = 500gigs(Just for windows 7, seperate drive)
CPU = Quad Core 2.4ghz
GPU = nivida 8800 614mb


How I'm installing
Custom Install
Delete Partition, then create a new partition
install it, and then I just leave it be from there
Hello Excessum,

Welcome to the forum

This is just a guess, but i suggest trying another graphic card if you have one

Pooch
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #6

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Excessum View Post
Hey, I'm new here, found this forum just googling "Does steam work with windows 7" and thought maybe you can help me out.
The problem is, I can install it, but once it gets to after "Setting up registry..." I just get a black screen when it boots up with
Code:
Windows 7 Beta
For Testing Purposes Only
Build 7000
in the bottom corner. Is there anyway to fix this? From a picture guide I saw it appears thats when I would get a screen entitled "Setting up Video settings" but I dont, all I get is the black screen.
I've reinstalled about 4 times so far. Please someone! D:
YES

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #7

Windows 7,XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wysiwyg View Post
YES

Hah, I dont think you understood, I know steam works. I found the forums BY googling it, windows 7 install is whats wrong, I cant even get the desktop
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #8

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hi Excessum,

Please do try pooch's suggestion of using a different video card if you have a spare lying around somewhere. But, if you're motherboard does have on-board graphics, that's better, just remove your 8800 GTS during the install and just pop it in once your install pushes through.

Let us know your progress. Cheers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #9

Windows 7,XP
 
 

Yeah, I dont have any other graphics card, and my motherboard isn't built in with one

I really dont understand it, I'll get the start up screen with the windows logo and "Starting Windows..."

EDIT: I've also began to think that my hard drive is bad.
I've had alot of problems with it, from crashing my PC to the point where I would reinstall windows, 9 times a day. I unplug the SATA cable and then it works forever.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Here's an idea...
If you're able to complete the installation up to the final restart but does not get you to the login screen, you could boot up in safe mode and install your proper video driver from there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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