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Windows 7: Can't get past starting windows screen


15 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't get past starting windows screen

I am running a Linux OS right now and am trying to install windows 7.
I turn on he computer and run off the disc. It let's
me load off the cd but can't get past the starting windows screen. Above the
starting windows is a spot of color but no other graphic.
What do I do from here?

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15 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Update your system specs. The link is in my profile. We can't help much if we don't know what hardware you own.
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15 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Try booting from the Windows 7 installer disk to do the install.

Use Custom>advanced tools to wipe and format the HDD then install, or create a new partition to format and install.

The problem is most likely that you are trying to run the installer from Linux. Run it from boot and wipe your Linux or install it to Windows 7 formatted second partition or drive.
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18 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 
new problem after installation

So now I finally got it to boot off the cd and installed it. Everything was running fine for the first day and a half. Now everytime it shuts down I can't get it past the Starting Windows screen. A partial red dot appears( from logo animation) and it freezes right there. I have to hard shut off and try it again. After about 15 tries over the course of the last day it finally started up. I am pretty sure it will happen again. Any ideas why it is now having problems loading Windows 7?
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Update your system specs. The link is in my profile. We can't help much if we don't know what hardware you own.
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18 Nov 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have any (!) errors in the device manager. Take a look at Windows UPdates to see if any newer drivers have been provided when you are online.

Look in your Computer>Manage>Event log>Administrative view for Critical or Errors which need resolving via Google or links.

Run chkdsk on the HDD, plus any diagnostics provided by your HDD maker. Run sfc /scannow to see if there are any corrupted or missing system files, which may then need a Repair install (upgrade over itself done from desktop).


Did you wipe the drive and format before installing using the booted installer's Custom>advanced drive tools?
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