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Windows 7: Got a major install issue

12 Jan 2010   #1

Windows Vista
 
 
Got a major install issue

Ok im trying to upgrade my vista to windows 7. I have a fairly nice PC Dell XPS 64 bit with 4 gigs of ram. The installl goes good up untill the "Completeing Install" part. After the reboot my monitor goes black and never comes back up. If i try a reboot and go into save mode i get an error saying i cannot complete the installation in safe mode. It then reboots and starts up normally and the screen stays black. I do have duel ports on my graphics card, i dunno if this has something to do with it or not. If anyone could help me that would be great.


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12 Jan 2010   #2

Windows Vista
 
 

no ideas eh?....sigh
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12 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Restart your PC and press F8.

Select on Enable low resolution.

If that does not work, Try shifting to your onboard video. If you are able to verify that Windows is up, then revert back to your graphics card and install the drivers...

Hope this helps...
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12 Jan 2010   #4

Windows Vista
 
 

Ok i figured out the blank screen issue. Apparently you cant have your pc hooked up to a 32 inch flat screen hd while installing.......

However i now have a different issue.

Now im stuck in a "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

However when i do restart it it just gives me the same message like my PC is stuck in a loop.

Any ideas?
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12 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can you still revert back to Vista? If so try to perform the upgrade again since it looks like it was interrupted from the installation due to the monitor issue
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12 Jan 2010   #6

Windows Vista
 
 

If i could access my recovery drive i could...however...i cannot...stuck in windows install.
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12 Jan 2010   #7

Windows Vista
 
 

Any other ideas anyone?? Im stuck in this loop and i dunno how to fis it since i cant access anything on the pc, not even a command prompt............when i boot up alll i get is the error, even in safe mode.
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12 Jan 2010   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Salva View Post
Ok i figured out the blank screen issue. Apparently you cant have your pc hooked up to a 32 inch flat screen hd while installing.......

However i now have a different issue.

Now im stuck in a "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click OK to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

However when i do restart it it just gives me the same message like my PC is stuck in a loop.

Any ideas?

Hi and welcome

We need to find out some info abt your computer

DO you have a win 7, or vista dvd?
where did you download them from?

Can you boot into either dvd?
CAn you boot into BIOS?


Ken J+
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12 Jan 2010   #9

Windows Vista
 
 

I was installing Windows 7 from a dvd. I dont have a vista dvd. I have a recovery file....however its on the computer and i cant access it. Secondly the only thing i can access is the Boot Menu (Pressing f12 when computer is booting).
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12 Jan 2010   #10

Windows Vista
 
 

Ok i figured out how to access AwardBIOS CMOS setup Utility......have no idea where to go from here though
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