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 installation resets computer on "Starting Windows" message

22 Dec 2014   #1
TreeFlight

Vista 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 installation resets computer on "Starting Windows" message

8 GB RAM
Video: GeForce GTX 650 ti
Motherboard: Asus P5k Pro

I've been trying to upgrade from Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I can't go further than "Starting Windows" message with swirling colors when I try to boot from DVD
(when I tried academic Win 8 it gave me a Phase1_initialization_failed)
I'm reasonably certain that UEFI method is not applicable with my motherboard
If I try to change from IDE mode to AHCI it gives me ataport.sys BSOD

I did have to substitute my video card recently, so it could be a driver problem even if I don't think so
Should I delete my BitDefender antivirus too?
I hope to progress further before formatting everything


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
22 Dec 2014   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Theres a great tutorial here that gives you everything you need to get and keep a perfect install
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

it sounds like you are trying to install win 7 from within vista, you will be better of doing a clean install from boot but this will require losing your current install
If you are concerned about doing this then you can take a system image before you start and backup to external media and you will have the option to go back if you need to
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2014   #3
TreeFlight

Vista 32bit
 
 

Ah, sorry, I didn't clarify myself enough - I'm trying to do a clean install from boot and I've saved necessary files to external hard-disk and I've been trying to follow the guide - yet I can't execute step 6 - after the "Starting Windows" message it resets computer(The message press DEL for bios setup appears again).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Dec 2014   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

After computer reboots what happens, are you stuck in a loop or does setup try to run again ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2014   #5
TreeFlight

Vista 32bit
 
 

If I don't press any button when prompted to boot from DVD, my vista loads as normally.
Oh and after I have updated my bios right now, there was an ansy.sys BSOD when I switched to AHCI, so I have returned my bios to default settings( and the same reset behaviour as before).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2014   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

If you follow the tutorial exactly you will have either disconnected the HDD with vista on it or it should have been overwritten by the install of win 7
Personally I always follow step 6 here when I do a clean install of 7 which will remove all partitions and format the drive you are about to install to and remember you should set bios to AHCI before you start the install process
I suspect you have multiple partitions holding separate boot info for vista that is not being overwritten during new install, if this original boot info still holds the active partition flag then this will attempt to run at boot and give you vista and not 7

If for whatever reason don't want to clear the disk and clean install win 7 as per tutorial then post a shot of your maximised disk management window and we can see what you have
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2014   #7
TreeFlight

Vista 32bit
 
 

I'm sorry am I misunderstanding everything?
I've thought that it has to reach some further step before I Press Shift + F10?
Am I missing something?
It says:
1)Unplug all other HD's and peripherals except ethernet cable - I did so and I only have 1 HD with 1 partition(with Vista)
2)Boot the windows 7 installer - it starts loading files, then there is "starting windows" screen and then it resets (or ACPI.sys BSOD with AHCI)
I can't even start installation fully, so I thought that I can't execute those commands to follow the guide exactly

By changing settings in BIOS I get :
STOP 0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED or STOP 0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA


I've also tried Vista 64 bit USB stick and I've got msrpc.sys 0x0000007E BSOD

Google tells me that the first screen looks like this and I've never reached it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2014   #8
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

OK sorry I thought you were getting through the install and were failing on windows first boot to desktop

First I would try downloading the relevant iso from the link in the tutorial (7 Professional SP1U) and create a new installer, this is where most problematic installations are caused
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2014   #9
TreeFlight

Vista 32bit
 
 

I've downloaded the ISO from that link and I've "burned" it on a USB stick with Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool, but almost nothing changed:
a pciidex.sys BSOD with AHCI - 0x00000050
or
a reset as usual with IDE
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2014   #10
gregrocker

 

Can you try a DVD install to compare, confirming the ISO downloaded fully and burning to disk with Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool?

Will Vista or any other installation disk boot to the Drive Selection screen? If so, can you also run the wipe commands in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Installation Failures?

Will Partition Wizard CD burned with Windows Image Burner boot to run Surface Scan, then Quick Wipe drive?

Does the flash stick or DVD installer boot and proceed through the screens to Drive Selection screen in another PC?

Did you reset BIOS to defaults before setting SATA controller to AHCI, and what choices are given for defaults? While in BIOS setup do you see any settings for UEFI, CSM, Legacy BIOS, or for UEFI devices in the BIOS Boot Priority order?

If you unplug the hard drive will stick or DVD boot normally? Do you have another hard drive to try? Test your HD using bootable HD Diagnostics.

What devices are plugged into your mobo besides HD, DVD drive, CPU and video card? Do you have an onboard video chip so you can unplug the video card? Do you have another video card to try?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 installation resets computer on "Starting Windows" message




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair
I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem. I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Laptop installation "Setup is starting services"
I am resetting my windows 7 and there is this message that says "Setup is starting services".I have been waiting for four hours so it can complete but it keeps saying this.I have tried to search the internet for a fix but none of them worked.
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Clean Dual-Boot Installation is Stuck on "Starting Windows"
Good morning people of Seven Forums! My laptop, which is an Acer Apsire V5-571P touchscreen Windows 8 laptop, for some reason I cannot install Windows 7 on another partition without any problems. So, I created a 135GB partition or so in Windows 8.1 and tried to boot off of the Windows 7 disk....
Installation & Setup
changing "starting windows" message and other MUI questions
A friend has win 7 x32 Ultimate SP1 installed on a laptop. He installed the Bulgarian MUI language pack. According to Msoft, this language hasn't been fully converted for the English version of the OS. There is no information that says what areas are fully converted and which ones not for the OS....
General Discussion
Stuck in "Starting Windows" - Even in the Installation CD
Hello Last night I turned off my computer normally. The only thing different was that it installed some updates before turning off. This morning when I turned it on, I noticed that it got stuck on the "Starting Windows" logo screen. I turned it off (forcing it) and turned it on again and asked me...
BSOD Help and Support
Can't get installation past "Starting Windows"
Hey guys, Pulling my hair out with this one, so figured I'd post here to see if anyone has any suggestions. First, my setup: Mobo: Asus A8R-MVP (BIOS 0503, last stable release) Video: nVidia GeForce GT220 RAM: 3 GB DDR2 Main HD: 160GB IDE, with 3 partitions: Other HDs: 2 x 1TB RAID1...
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 11:18.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App