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Windows 7: Vista to 7 Upgrade failing right before 1st reboot

24 Jul 2014   #1
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 
Vista to 7 Upgrade failing right before 1st reboot

Hi there, I've been around here, but I haven't posted much.

I have Vista SP1 Ultimate installed onto a Laptop, and I'm trying to update to Windows 7, Ultimate, SP1. Both 32-bit. I have done this dozens of times and I thought I had seen all of the things that could go wrong, this is a new one on me. I have checked the hard drive for errors, and it's clean, and I also ran the Seagate Sea Tools on the HDD, and no errors were reported for the disk. The Vista installation has been inundated with viruses, which I cleaned all out using Malwarebytes and Eset, But I may have missed something.

Originally I thought the problem was with a small recovery partition that existed at the beginning of the drive, which I deleted. I expanded the Vista partition to the full size of the partition. I thought that in itself may have been a problem, because I always see a 100mb partition in any Windows 7 installation I make, and if I tried to install 7 into a partition that was fully used, it would fail. So I tried again after I made an area of 100mb of partitioned space at the start of the drive, which also created a 400mb unallocated space at the end of the Vista partition- Same error.

It goes through all of the upgrade steps,. then it starts to copy over the Windows 7 files. It processes the first two steps- It copies the Windows 7 installation files, then it collects info on the system, right? but it fails right at that spot, and I get a message that the upgrade was cancelled, and that Windows 7 could not set up the boot drive. But when I reboot, it actually starts the Setup again, but fails. I can get back into Vista at that point, and try again. It has failed about four times, and I've never seen an upgrade do this particular thing, anyone got any ideas? My update disk is bad? Or do I need to partition my HDD differently?


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24 Jul 2014   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Can you find the log files?

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\sources\Rollback\setuperr.log
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24 Jul 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What about doing a clean install of Windows 7 instead of a upgrade? Better install with no chance of any malware carrying over.

Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Might want to get the latest Windows 7 iso with SP1 from heidoc.net to use during the install.
See the note in the first link for where:

Vista to 7 Upgrade failing right before 1st reboot-win7ddlink.jpg


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24 Jul 2014   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Xw must have a good reason for the upgrade.

He has been around the block a few times.

Another thing you might try is to the entries from HKLM\System\MountedDevices.

Do not delete the entry relating to your windows drive ( \DosDevices\C: )

See if the upgrade goes ok then.
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24 Jul 2014   #5
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Can you find the log files?

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\setupact.log

C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\sources\Rollback\setuperr.log
I'm doing a full CHKDSK, I'll post the logs once I can boot up again.
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24 Jul 2014   #6
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Xw must have a good reason for the upgrade.

He has been around the block a few times.

Another thing you might try is to the entries from HKLM\System\MountedDevices.

Do not delete the entry relating to your windows drive ( \DosDevices\C: )

See if the upgrade goes ok then.
Ok, it's almost back up - I'll check that out.

I have an AIO disk I've been using forever, it's not my machine so I need to do the in-place install. Thanks for the support!

Ok - NO errors on the HDD, I'll check out the log.

How should I format the partition, should I leave a 100mb partition at the end of the drive? or should I just extend it all the way?
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24 Jul 2014   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are doing an upgrade, best leave the partitioning as it was with vista. Not sure it is a good idea to add an extra 100mb at this point. It should automatically update the boot critical files on whatever is the current system partition . Probably the vista drive in your case.

See how it goes after deleting the mounted devices entries ( except of course \dosdevices\c: )
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24 Jul 2014   #8
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Here is the very last part of the Setupact.log:

Code:
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info       [0x064043] IBSLIB CreateSetupBlackboard:Successfully created/opened Setup black board path is [X:\$Windows.~BT\sources\Panther\SetupInfo]
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info                  IBS    InstallWindows:No UI language from a previous boot was found on the blackboard. Using selected language [en-US].
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info                  IBS    InstallWindows:Setup architecture is [x86]
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info       [0x0601d4] IBS    InstallWindows:Restarting Queue. Setup Phase = 2
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info                  PANTHR InitializedCriticalSection for pExecQueue->csLock;
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info       [0x09001c] PANTHR Couldn't find queue 'MainQueueOnline' in contents file
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info       [0x09002a] PANTHR Could not locate saved 'MainQueueOnline' in working directory
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info                  PANTHR DeleteCriticalSection for pExecQueue->csLock;
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Info       [0x090081] PANTHR Destroying any unreferenced modules! (SEQ6)
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Error      [0x0601d6] IBS    InstallWindows:WdsExecuteWorkQueue failed!!![gle=0x00000006]
2014-07-24 19:05:33, Info       [0x090009] PANTHR CBlackboard::Close: x:\$windows.~bt\sources\panther\setupinfo.
There was no setuperr.log in /rollback, but there was one in /panther:


Code:
2014-07-24 16:22:55, Error                        Number of Enumerated Devices = 11[gle=0x00000103]
2014-07-24 16:22:57, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=00000002x[gle=0x80092004]
2014-07-24 16:22:57, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=00000002x[gle=0x80092004]
2014-07-24 16:22:57, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=00000002x[gle=0x80092004]
2014-07-24 16:22:57, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=00000002x[gle=0x80092004]
2014-07-24 16:22:58, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=00000002x[gle=0x80092004]
2014-07-24 16:22:59, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=00000002x[gle=0x80092004]
2014-07-24 16:22:59, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=ffffffffx[gle=0x00000003]
2014-07-24 16:22:59, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=ffffffffx[gle=0x00000003]
2014-07-24 16:22:59, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=00000002x[gle=0x80092004]
2014-07-24 16:22:59, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=ffffffffx[gle=0x00000003]
2014-07-24 16:22:59, Error                        Failed to find driver file path. Error=ffffffffx[gle=0x00000003]
2014-07-24 17:45:58, Error      [0x0808fe] MIG    Plugin {e0cbf06c-cd8b-4647-bb8a-263b43f0f974}: BthMig: Failed to migrate bthport keys, bailing out
2014-07-24 18:53:44, Error      [0x06420a] IBSLIB ReadOrWriteSectorsWinNt: Couldn't write [8192] bytes[gle=0x0000045d]
2014-07-24 18:53:44, Error      [0x06420b] IBSLIB ReadOrWriteSectors: Failed to write sectors (start sector = 0x0, sector count = 0x10, sector size = 0x200)[gle=0x0000045d]
2014-07-24 18:53:44, Error      [0x0641fc] IBSLIB LayNtBootCode: Error writing disk sectors![gle=0x0000045d]
2014-07-24 18:53:44, Error      [0x06063d] IBS    PrepareSystemToBootWindows: Failed to update boot code for system volume[gle=0x0000045d]
2014-07-24 18:53:44, Error      [0x060223] IBS    Callback_UpdateBootCode: Unable to prepare drive to boot Windows.[gle=0x0000045d]
2014-07-24 18:53:44, Error      [0x060616] IBS    Callback_UpdateBootCode:An error occurred while updating the boot code. GLE = 1117.[gle=0x0000045d]
2014-07-24 18:58:25, Error      [0x0601d6] IBS    InstallWindows:WdsExecuteWorkQueue failed!!![gle=0x00000006]
2014-07-24 19:05:28, Error      [0x0601d6] IBS    InstallWindows:WdsExecuteWorkQueue failed!!![gle=0x00000006]
I'm going to put that unallocated bit at the end of the drive, and see what happens. I had to get rid of that damned recovcery partition though, it wass right at the beginning of the drive. those things always mess me up.
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24 Jul 2014   #9
XweAponX

Windows 7 (My Idea)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Xw must have a good reason for the upgrade.

He has been around the block a few times.

Another thing you might try is to the entries from HKLM\System\MountedDevices.

Do not delete the entry relating to your windows drive ( \DosDevices\C: )

See if the upgrade goes ok then.

You want me to delete everything there but the C drive, what about the CD rom?

There are a whole bunch of entries that look like:

\??\Volume(xxxxxxxxx...)

Delete those too?
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24 Jul 2014   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

They probably don't matter, unmounted volumes. I usually dump all of them except \dosdevices\c:
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