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 Install Fail to Finish

14 Nov 2009   #1
t3lancer2006

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 
[FIXED] Windows 7 Install Fail to Finish

So here's my problem:

I bought the student version of Windows 7 Pro x64 online and downloaded it. Windows 7 completes the install and begins to boot, the windows logo shows up and then my monitor turns off. Computer boots in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 R2

What I've done to try to correct this:

1. Removed my overclocks and put the bios on default.
2. Removed all but one stick of ram.
3. Removed all USB devices except for the KB
4. Tried Different HD
5. Tried to install from a separate windows onto another HD
6. Tried to install using Flash drive or a Bootable DVD.
7. Bios is on F9 Bios (F10 is beta)
8. Removed my soundcard
9. Burned the ISO as slow as possible
10. Downloaded another install
11. Torrented the same version I was downloading (in case it was downloading a corrupt file from MS)
12. Switched slots of my vid card.
13. Tried a different DVI Port on my vid card.

Now I'm at a loss at what to do. I've tried with 3 different hard drives and numerous versions of (retail) Windows 7. Any other advice? I'm thinking that it might not be loading the drivers for my video card but I can't figure out which file the driver is when I download it from the ATI website.

I do not have another computer or video card to try this with.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

If you also have onboard graphics, disable your card, default to onboard chip output and see if it installs - which would mean your card driver is the problem. Also try loading your card's Win7 first and Vista drivers upfront in the install process. Use another vid card for testing.

Reset all BIOS settings to default.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #3
t3lancer2006

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you also have onboard graphics, disable your card, default to onboard chip output and see if it installs - which would mean your card driver is the problem. Also try loading your card's Win7 first and Vista drivers upfront in the install process. Use another vid card for testing.

Reset all BIOS settings to default.
It won't let me install the drivers for some reason.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Nov 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t3lancer2006 View Post
So here's my problem:

I bought the student version of Windows 7 Pro x64 online and downloaded it. Windows 7 completes the install and begins to boot, the windows logo shows up and then my monitor turns off. Computer boots in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 R2

What I've done to try to correct this:

1. Removed my overclocks and put the bios on default.
2. Removed all but one stick of ram.
3. Removed all USB devices except for the KB
4. Tried Different HD
5. Tried to install from a separate windows onto another HD
6. Tried to install using Flash drive or a Bootable DVD.
7. Bios is on F9 Bios (F10 is beta)
8. Removed my soundcard
9. Burned the ISO as slow as possible
10. Downloaded another install
11. Torrented the same version I was downloading (in case it was downloading a corrupt file from MS)
12. Switched slots of my vid card.
13. Tried a different DVI Port on my vid card.

Now I'm at a loss at what to do. I've tried with 3 different hard drives and numerous versions of (retail) Windows 7. Any other advice? I'm thinking that it might not be loading the drivers for my video card but I can't figure out which file the driver is when I download it from the ATI website.

I do not have another computer or video card to try this with.
Hi and welcome

first am i right that you can boot into vista?

If so boot into vista and go to the win 7 partition. in THAT partition look for the \windows\minidump folder. look in there for a dump file (*.dmp). zip it and upload it to us. we can look at the dump and see what is hosing that install. if it int in minidump you can search that drive for *.dmp

Let us know what the results are

Ken J


vsmjm
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #5
t3lancer2006

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

There is no dump file in the dump folder
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #6
t3lancer2006

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Vista
 
 

I had to attempt to boot into safe mode, run a command prompt using Shift+F10 when the error box opened up, run device manager disable my video card and restart the computer. Easy enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #7
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by t3lancer2006 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you also have onboard graphics, disable your card, default to onboard chip output and see if it installs - which would mean your card driver is the problem. Also try loading your card's Win7 first and Vista drivers upfront in the install process. Use another vid card for testing.

Reset all BIOS settings to default.
It won't let me install the drivers for some reason.
Are you unzipping the drivers before placing them on stick and then browsing all of folders to install?

Also disable the video card and attempt install without it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 Install Fail to Finish




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 install doesn't finish
Hello All, I have a HP XW8600 that already has one partition with 2008R2 64bit installed, and I am trying to install Win 7 home premium 64bit on the same disk in an empty space of the disk. The problem I am running into is that after the initial install of Win7, it does that without issue....
Installation & Setup
Fresh Install of XP, cant finish installation due to error
I've managed to get XP to install all the way to log on however on the first use it doesnt allow me to do anything and asks me for a password. I think the password is blank but anything i punch in gives me the error: "The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ...
BSOD Help and Support
Windows will not finish install
So this is a fresh install on a brand new system and it will not finish install. It boots into the installer and goes to the second reboot where it says finish instalation and then reboots and it's a constant reboot and says windows has detected a hardware problem or something to that effect. ...
Installation & Setup
Win 7 crash - SP1 fail - repair install fail
I am really stuck. My installation of Win 7 Ultimate has a problem. It will not install SP1, occasionally dies with the BSOD, sfc shows corrupt files that it cannot repair, start up repair from the repair disk cannot repair problems, and a repair install from the OEM disk terminates before it...
BSOD Help and Support
New install won't finish
Hello, I have 2 ssd's raid-0 and 2 hdd's raid-1 connected to the ich10r. Both have or I should say had windows 7 installed. I want a back up windows on the hdd's. All was good until I decided I wanted the hdd's connected to the Marvell controller so that the sdd's and hdd's are on separate...
Installation & Setup
install won't finish
P4 3.0 Ghz 3.5 gigs ram radeon 4650 agp two 150 gb hdds in raid 1 During install, once the computer reboots, the computer locks up during the step: Completing Installation... First the mouse freezes, but the three dots still go, then the three dots(one dot, two dots, three dots, again)...
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 01:38.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App