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Windows 7: Setup is Starting Services


30 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Setup is Starting Services

Alright, so I downloaded Windows 7 last week onto my memory stick, and just tried installing it last night. Seems like I ran into a HUGE problem. The setup was going quickly and smoothly choose clean install. Until I got to the very end when it seems like it froze at "Windows is Completing Installation". I googled it and it seems it is because my USB memory stick was plugged in(very known problem it seems) So me being a fool restarted it and unplugged the memory stick thinking it will just start were I left off. I start it up and I get "Setup is Starting Services" at first it said Installation was interrupted setup will resume after restart. So it restarted and I was welcomed with the same screen again "Setup is Starting Services" but instead of saying the Installation will resume thing it just went to a black screen and restarted. Now it just keeps looping around "Setup is Starting Services" and then restarts. Repeat. Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking of a few ways!

1.) Buy a Windows 7 installation Disc(someone at my work might be able to lend me Ultimate. Will that work if I was installing Home Premium?

2.) Re-download it and plug in the USB device? (most likely wont work?)

3.) Contact Dell since I am under warranty and tell them it turned off in the middle of installation because it overheated? And maybe they can send a recovery disc or something like that.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Alright, so I downloaded Windows 7 last week onto my memory stick, and just tried installing it last night. Seems like I ran into a HUGE problem. The setup was going quickly and smoothly choose clean install. Until I got to the very end when it seems like it froze at "Windows is Completing Installation". I googled it and it seems it is because my USB memory stick was plugged in(very known problem it seems) So me being a fool restarted it and unplugged the memory stick thinking it will just start were I left off. I start it up and I get "Setup is Starting Services" at first it said Installation was interrupted setup will resume after restart. So it restarted and I was welcomed with the same screen again "Setup is Starting Services" but instead of saying the Installation will resume thing it just went to a black screen and restarted. Now it just keeps looping around "Setup is Starting Services" and then restarts. Repeat. Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking of a few ways!

1.) Buy a Windows 7 installation Disc(someone at my work might be able to lend me Ultimate. Will that work if I was installing Home Premium?

2.) Re-download it and plug in the USB device? (most likely wont work?)

3.) Contact Dell since I am under warranty and tell them it turned off in the middle of installation because it overheated? And maybe they can send a recovery disc or something like that.


Please help me if you can I am willing to paypal over $15-20 dollars to whoever can help me fix this without buying anything extra.
Ok first this is a "Volunteer Work Help Forum"...

Unless someone is greedy...we don't want your money...we just want to help you get your problem solved

First...re-run the installer as normal and try to run the installation again (to see if the first results weren't just a glitch)

Second...if it happens again...try this Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation. Device to disable would be your chipset and all USB entries

Third...Use a physical media. The CD your co-worker can loan you won't work because it will default to installing Ultimate edition. Ask him if he made the disc...then ask him if he deleted (or modified) a file called ei.cfg. If not than you can either ask Dell to send you that recovery cd or download the ISO of 7 off the interent (make sure it is legitmate!).

If you ended up on step three of the latter...contact me on this post and I will verify the dowload as legit and show you how to make the ISO choose any edition
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Alright, so I downloaded Windows 7 last week onto my memory stick, and just tried installing it last night. Seems like I ran into a HUGE problem. The setup was going quickly and smoothly choose clean install. Until I got to the very end when it seems like it froze at "Windows is Completing Installation". I googled it and it seems it is because my USB memory stick was plugged in(very known problem it seems) So me being a fool restarted it and unplugged the memory stick thinking it will just start were I left off. I start it up and I get "Setup is Starting Services" at first it said Installation was interrupted setup will resume after restart. So it restarted and I was welcomed with the same screen again "Setup is Starting Services" but instead of saying the Installation will resume thing it just went to a black screen and restarted. Now it just keeps looping around "Setup is Starting Services" and then restarts. Repeat. Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking of a few ways!

1.) Buy a Windows 7 installation Disc(someone at my work might be able to lend me Ultimate. Will that work if I was installing Home Premium?

2.) Re-download it and plug in the USB device? (most likely wont work?)

3.) Contact Dell since I am under warranty and tell them it turned off in the middle of installation because it overheated? And maybe they can send a recovery disc or something like that.


Please help me if you can I am willing to paypal over $15-20 dollars to whoever can help me fix this without buying anything extra.
1- ultimate cant be used to install HP. There is currently an enterprize (similar to ultimate) 90 free trial. You can download that and burn to a dvd.

2-USB are generally problematic

3-I am a dell owner as well and I never deal with them.

I would sugges:

first try booting into safe mode (F8) if you can boot into safe it may break the setup services starting merry go round.

Take the usb install and burn to dvd. If ok install

If that fails download the trial and wipe the failed install. Even if you have to install the trial iits good for 90 days during which you can get a dvd or whatever you need

Forget dell. I also have a dell and there support is comical. If they send you restore disks it still isnt a complete OS

Let us know if none of thei works or if you need help

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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30 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
Ok first this is a "Volunteer Work Help Forum"...

Unless someone is greedy...we don't want your money...we just want to help you get your problem solved

First...re-run the installer as normal and try to run the installation again (to see if the first results weren't just a glitch)

Second...if it happens again...try this Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation. Device to disable would be your chipset and all USB entries

Third...Use a physical media. The CD your co-worker can loan you won't work because it will default to installing Ultimate edition. Ask him if he made the disc...then ask him if he deleted (or modified) a file called ei.cfg. If not than you can either ask Dell to send you that recovery cd or download the ISO of 7 off the interent (make sure it is legitmate!).

If you ended up on step three of the latter...contact me on this post and I will verify the dowload as legit and show you how to make the ISO choose any edition
For step 1 I can't do that cause even if the flash drive is plugged in it just goes right to the setup is starting services screen. When I try to go into the safe mode it just does the same exact thing. And for the last thing you suggested he bought it from a Retailer so he didn't burn it. I will be just fine with Ultimate on my system aslong as it works, but your saying it won't install, right? So if the Ultimate doesn't work really my only option is contact dell for the Vista recovery CD?

Do you have an instant message service so we can communicate quicker?


ALSO THIS ISN'T MY HP MINI, this is my Dell Vostro Laptop
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Quote:
Ok first this is a "Volunteer Work Help Forum"...

Unless someone is greedy...we don't want your money...we just want to help you get your problem solved

First...re-run the installer as normal and try to run the installation again (to see if the first results weren't just a glitch)

Second...if it happens again...try this Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation. Device to disable would be your chipset and all USB entries

Third...Use a physical media. The CD your co-worker can loan you won't work because it will default to installing Ultimate edition. Ask him if he made the disc...then ask him if he deleted (or modified) a file called ei.cfg. If not than you can either ask Dell to send you that recovery cd or download the ISO of 7 off the interent (make sure it is legitmate!).

If you ended up on step three of the latter...contact me on this post and I will verify the dowload as legit and show you how to make the ISO choose any edition
For step 1 I can't do that cause even if the flash drive is plugged in it just goes right to the setup is starting services screen. When I try to go into the safe mode it just does the same exact thing. And for the last thing you suggested he bought it from a Retailer so he didn't burn it. I will be just fine with Ultimate on my system aslong as it works, but your saying it won't install, right? So if the Ultimate doesn't work really my only option is contact dell for the Vista recovery CD?

Do you have an instant message service so we can communicate quicker?
I am in the process of reinstalling so I won't have one installed for quite some time...

I am always available on this forum...just PM me and I will just be seconds away
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Quote:
Ok first this is a "Volunteer Work Help Forum"...

Unless someone is greedy...we don't want your money...we just want to help you get your problem solved

First...re-run the installer as normal and try to run the installation again (to see if the first results weren't just a glitch)

Second...if it happens again...try this Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation. Device to disable would be your chipset and all USB entries

Third...Use a physical media. The CD your co-worker can loan you won't work because it will default to installing Ultimate edition. Ask him if he made the disc...then ask him if he deleted (or modified) a file called ei.cfg. If not than you can either ask Dell to send you that recovery cd or download the ISO of 7 off the interent (make sure it is legitmate!).

If you ended up on step three of the latter...contact me on this post and I will verify the dowload as legit and show you how to make the ISO choose any edition
For step 1 I can't do that cause even if the flash drive is plugged in it just goes right to the setup is starting services screen. When I try to go into the safe mode it just does the same exact thing. And for the last thing you suggested he bought it from a Retailer so he didn't burn it. I will be just fine with Ultimate on my system aslong as it works, but your saying it won't install, right? So if the Ultimate doesn't work really my only option is contact dell for the Vista recovery CD?

Do you have an instant message service so we can communicate quicker?


ALSO THIS ISN'T MY HP MINI, this is my Dell Vostro Laptop
Ultimate will work...just be advised that you will need a product key for Ultimate as each edition needs a product for that certain edition

Ex. If you buy Home Premium...it only works for Home Premium
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Quote:
Ok first this is a "Volunteer Work Help Forum"...

Unless someone is greedy...we don't want your money...we just want to help you get your problem solved

First...re-run the installer as normal and try to run the installation again (to see if the first results weren't just a glitch)

Second...if it happens again...try this Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation. Device to disable would be your chipset and all USB entries

Third...Use a physical media. The CD your co-worker can loan you won't work because it will default to installing Ultimate edition. Ask him if he made the disc...then ask him if he deleted (or modified) a file called ei.cfg. If not than you can either ask Dell to send you that recovery cd or download the ISO of 7 off the interent (make sure it is legitmate!).

If you ended up on step three of the latter...contact me on this post and I will verify the dowload as legit and show you how to make the ISO choose any edition
For step 1 I can't do that cause even if the flash drive is plugged in it just goes right to the setup is starting services screen. When I try to go into the safe mode it just does the same exact thing. And for the last thing you suggested he bought it from a Retailer so he didn't burn it. I will be just fine with Ultimate on my system aslong as it works, but your saying it won't install, right? So if the Ultimate doesn't work really my only option is contact dell for the Vista recovery CD?

Do you have an instant message service so we can communicate quicker?


ALSO THIS ISN'T MY HP MINI, this is my Dell Vostro Laptop
Ultimate will work...just be advised that you will need a product key for Ultimate as each edition needs a product for that certain edition

Ex. If you buy Home Premium...it only works for Home Premium
Alright, I just found a Windows XP Professional Dell Recovery CD, in work. If this is all I can find for now , will it work and restore my Dell Vostro A860 to XP, I really don't care about restoring it to Vista or getting 7 running for now. Just as long my laptop can run.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
For step 1 I can't do that cause even if the flash drive is plugged in it just goes right to the setup is starting services screen. When I try to go into the safe mode it just does the same exact thing. And for the last thing you suggested he bought it from a Retailer so he didn't burn it. I will be just fine with Ultimate on my system aslong as it works, but your saying it won't install, right? So if the Ultimate doesn't work really my only option is contact dell for the Vista recovery CD?

Do you have an instant message service so we can communicate quicker?


ALSO THIS ISN'T MY HP MINI, this is my Dell Vostro Laptop
Ultimate will work...just be advised that you will need a product key for Ultimate as each edition needs a product for that certain edition

Ex. If you buy Home Premium...it only works for Home Premium
Alright, I just found a Windows XP Professional Dell Recovery CD, in work. If this is all I can find for now , will it work and restore my Dell Vostro A860 to XP, I really don't care about restoring it to Vista or getting 7 running for now. Just as long my laptop can run.
Just run the XP installer and clean format/install XP...

Does that CD require a key to run XP or does it automatically activate?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Unless i have missed something here...
Easiest way :

Plug the usb stick into another machine.

Copy - copy and paste will do - the files from the usb stick to the HD.

Make a bootable .iso from those files and burn to dvd.

Easy and free using this:

Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files


Then you have a bootable install dvd for the correct edition .


Use the pop up boot menu when you install from dvd - so it doesn't try to boot from dvd on restart.

N.B. If you like, you could make that dvd able to install all Editions:

From the files you copied to the HD - look inside the "sources" folder. Delete the ei.cfg file - before making the .iso.

Then you will be offered all Editions during install - obviously select the one you have the key for.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Alright, so I downloaded Windows 7 last week onto my memory stick, and just tried installing it last night. Seems like I ran into a HUGE problem. The setup was going quickly and smoothly choose clean install. Until I got to the very end when it seems like it froze at "Windows is Completing Installation". I googled it and it seems it is because my USB memory stick was plugged in(very known problem it seems) So me being a fool restarted it and unplugged the memory stick thinking it will just start were I left off. I start it up and I get "Setup is Starting Services" at first it said Installation was interrupted setup will resume after restart. So it restarted and I was welcomed with the same screen again "Setup is Starting Services" but instead of saying the Installation will resume thing it just went to a black screen and restarted. Now it just keeps looping around "Setup is Starting Services" and then restarts. Repeat. Is there anyway to fix this? I was thinking of a few ways!

1.) Buy a Windows 7 installation Disc(someone at my work might be able to lend me Ultimate. Will that work if I was installing Home Premium?

2.) Re-download it and plug in the USB device? (most likely wont work?)

3.) Contact Dell since I am under warranty and tell them it turned off in the middle of installation because it overheated? And maybe they can send a recovery disc or something like that.


Please help me if you can I am willing to paypal over $15-20 dollars to whoever can help me fix this without buying anything extra.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7365 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Ultimate will work...just be advised that you will need a product key for Ultimate as each edition needs a product for that certain edition

Ex. If you buy Home Premium...it only works for Home Premium
Alright, I just found a Windows XP Professional Dell Recovery CD, in work. If this is all I can find for now , will it work and restore my Dell Vostro A860 to XP, I really don't care about restoring it to Vista or getting 7 running for now. Just as long my laptop can run.
Just run the XP installer and clean format/install XP...

Does that CD require a key to run XP or does it automatically activate?
Ok , hmmm.. i don't know I will have to see when I get home, but if it does I will have to buy a CD
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