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Windows 7: Installation stuck with a command prompt window

20 Dec 2009   #1
smith14

Windows 7
 
 
Installation stuck with a command prompt window

Hi,

I'm having an installation problem. I've previously done an installation of windows7 on my PC with no problems. However, I decided to reinstall windows when my PC was having some issues. I've chosen the 'upgrade' option when reinstalling windows. The problem came when I got a BSOD midway through installation and now the installation is stuck with a command prompt window that says:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

X:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Windows\system32>

also, BIOS fails to detect my harddisk and booting from the DVD leads me back to the same command prompt window.

Please advise on the best way to continue installation. Thanks!


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20 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smith14 View Post
Hi,

I'm having an installation problem. I've previously done an installation of windows7 on my PC with no problems. However, I decided to reinstall windows when my PC was having some issues. I've chosen the 'upgrade' option when reinstalling windows. The problem came when I got a BSOD midway through installation and now the installation is stuck with a command prompt window that says:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]

X:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Windows\system32>

also, BIOS fails to detect my harddisk and booting from the DVD leads me back to the same command prompt window.

Please advise on the best way to continue installation. Thanks!
Shut down your computer, if you have no other way just use the power source. You are probably having problems trying to do an upgrade with a pc that is having issues. Once you begin working properly. Use the upgrade advisor from microsfoft, to make sure that you did not add any programs to your computer that are not compatible with Win 7. Then do a clean install, again. I know its a PIA, but its worth is. This time, when you are up and working make a system image and put it in a safe place. If you ever have this kind of problem, again, you can just restore the image and save a lot of headaches.
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20 Dec 2009   #3
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Sorry to say, but your upgrade carried over the problem.

Try a :clean: install.
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21 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Try booting from the DVD by tapping F-key given on first bootscreen for Boot Menu.

Did you burn the DVD yourself? Have you used it successfully before?

Try booting from a flash stick. Write the ISO to flash using Ultra ISO bootable tab. Boot from stick under Hard drives using Boot Menu f-key.
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21 Dec 2009   #5
smith14

Windows 7
 
 

I managed to solve the problem by unplugging one of my HDD and then booted up with the setup disk. Seems that windows 7 was having some kind of difficulty when both my HDD was plugged in. I plugged in the other HDD only after windows installation was done.

Hope this helps anybody out there facing the same problem as I did. Thanks for all the replies!
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21 Dec 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks sir. Duly noted.
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31 Mar 2014   #7
AFENG247

Windows 7
 
 
Stuck in command prompt while re-installing Windows 7

I have the same problem and when I go into BIOS all of my bootable devices are disabled. Have tried to system restore/repair but keeps failing. I have a Dell desktop Inspiron and started to have issues so I decided to re-install Windows 7 but chose the update option and that's when the trouble started. Please advise
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31 Mar 2014   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

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31 Mar 2014   #9
AFENG247

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the help hopefully I can get it to work. Will chime back in when I have tried it out. BTW, is this a common problem when reloading Windows 7? Also do you know of a good website to find out about current viruses and what they do so maybe you can be proactive when your system acts a certain way.
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31 Mar 2014   #10
AFENG247

Windows 7
 
 

One more thing in my BIOS all of my bootable devices have been disabled. They have () around them.
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