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Windows 7: Black screen of death when installing Windows 7 from USB.

17 Jun 2015   #1
msbjorklund

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Black screen of death when installing Windows 7 from USB.

Hello, I have a Samsung NP-N150 mini notebook that I have been trying to install Windows 7 starter back onto. I do not have an external disc drive that I can use so I followed a Youtube video and transferred my files from the Install disc to an 8 GB USB flash drive. I changed the boot order to show the USB flash drive as 1st but when I go to power on with the USB drive plugged in, all I get is the black screen of death with the flashing cursor in the top left corner. I have wiped the HDD in another computer and tried installing with the USB again and still just the black screen of death. I saw a post stating to change something in the BIOS but there is only setup and recovery options when the computer boots up, no BIOS option. If anybody has any suggestions or ideas that could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.


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17 Jun 2015   #2
msbjorklund

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Forgot to mention as well, that before I wiped the HDD and before I decided to re-install Windows at all, the computer worked and booted just fine. Only reason I was wiping was due to the fact that I got the computer given to me and I always start with a fresh install of Windows.
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17 Jun 2015   #3
DiZZyAsaDucK

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msbjorklund View Post
Hello, I have a Samsung NP-N150 mini notebook that I have been trying to install Windows 7 starter back onto. I do not have an external disc drive that I can use so I followed a Youtube video and transferred my files from the Install disc to an 8 GB USB flash drive. I changed the boot order to show the USB flash drive as 1st but when I go to power on with the USB drive plugged in, all I get is the black screen of death with the flashing cursor in the top left corner. I have wiped the HDD in another computer and tried installing with the USB again and still just the black screen of death. I saw a post stating to change something in the BIOS but there is only setup and recovery options when the computer boots up, no BIOS option. If anybody has any suggestions or ideas that could help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
First of all, did you format your flash drive as a bootable drive, and have a (windows ISO image) on there?
you’ll need .NET Framework 2.0, and Microsoft Image Mastering API V2…both of which can be downloaded.
you might find it best if you format the flash drive to NTFS,
If you want to transfer a Windows 7 installation disc to USB…a easy utility to use is WinToFlash. Just follow through the straight forward wizard, and you’ll be ready to install Windows 7 from your flash drive
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17 Jun 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

Work through the steps for Overcoming Installation Failures
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17 Jun 2015   #5
msbjorklund

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the quick response. I'll give those suggestions a try and post back with how it went
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