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Windows 7: win 7 clean install - no set up menu

23 Dec 2009   #1

win 7
 
 
win 7 clean install - no set up menu

Replaced a SATA HD and want to install win 7 32bit (retail version) Checked the BIOS for 1st boot device is DVD. Bios loading showed both DVD and HD recognised. Booted up, got the DVD tray opened and rebooted. Screen message is 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert media in selected boot device and press a key' did that and got 'windows is loading files' after which the 'starting windows' screen appears and then the base Windows 7 background screen - that's it! No set up for new OS.
All I've done to the PC is replaced the HD - same slot, same cables.
Where do I look next, please.


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23 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

How long are you waiting? That screen is normal. If you let it go for an hour and nothing new comes up, please post back, and we can help you.
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23 Dec 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Extract the contents of your DVD to a separate drive/partition and run setup.exe from there... this will bypass your DVD player altogether.... Let us know how it goes...
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23 Dec 2009   #4

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello,

How long are you waiting? That screen is normal. If you let it go for an hour and nothing new comes up, please post back, and we can help you.
OK. Waited about 5 mins and then it all started.
That was something I have never read about - All set ups I've done before ( non OS) have started at once;that's why I panicked!.
I have never read anywhere about 'waiting to start' when installing Windows 7. Perhaps tuts on this should mention it.
Anyway, many thanks for your rapid response and all is well and installed.
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23 Dec 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad you got it all sorted out..
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23 Dec 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cattz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello,

How long are you waiting? That screen is normal. If you let it go for an hour and nothing new comes up, please post back, and we can help you.
OK. Waited about 5 mins and then it all started.
That was something I have never read about - All set ups I've done before ( non OS) have started at once;that's why I panicked!.
I have never read anywhere about 'waiting to start' when installing Windows 7. Perhaps tuts on this should mention it.
Anyway, many thanks for your rapid response and all is well and installed.
It is rare but does happen for some reason.

We have a laptop here that sometimes takes 10 minutes to fully load the Windows 7 installer. But it then installs fine.
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23 Dec 2009   #7

win 7
 
 

When things don't happen, no activity lights etc, then I think it hasn't done what it's supposed to do. I just wish I'd known there could be a 'waiting time'
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23 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

I would test my hardware thoroughly all the same:

run Windows Memory Diagnostics Test for both full passes,

download and burn to CD the DOS diagnostics for your HD model found on the maker's Support Downloads page.

Click through the Windows 7 WEI score link at Computer/Properties to Advanced tools to Generate a System Health Report.
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