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Windows 7: Build 7068 won't Install


30 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, build 7100 x64
 
 
Build 7068 won't Install

Well bugger me, first I downloaded ver x86 then based on discussions here x64 of build 7068. Well NEITHER of them will install.

Not from a clean install or from an upgrade from a prior version.

So I'm back to installing 7000 followed by system upgrade to 7057 which is at least working reasonably well.

Not the end of the world but still annoying. The install starts well, gets through he initial expanding of files, reboots, does all the other stuff.

Just as it is about to finalise, the screen dumps to black, I get a cursor flash top left for an instant, the screen splats then nothing. Just sits there in black.

I'm thinking I might upgrade to 4gig of ram. I also think the nVidia GTX 9800+ is a piece of crap and may be the issue, just not sure.

I'd like to move to x64. Guess I'll have to wait for the next major release and pray it works.

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30 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Where was it getting to in the install? and why are you installing build 7000 to install build 7057 over it?
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30 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, build 7100 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Where was it getting to in the install?
AFAIK, it almost completed the install. So right near the end is where the screen dumps to black and the system just hangs.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
and why are you installing build 7000 to install build 7057 over it?
'cos I know 7000 installs happily (not sure about 7057) as I've only ever installed 57 as an update to 7000.

I tried 7068 both ways. First as a clean install (quick format) then as an update to 7000. It goes through the entire process of installing and only at (what appears to be) the very end, hangs.
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30 Mar 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM x64
 
 

You mentioned your formatting. Try a full format, that may help. Also try installing 7057 on its own without upgrading it. If that works and you still have issues with the 7068 then try upgrading 7057 - 7068 see if that helps.
A friend of mine had an issue with 7068 freezing during install. He downloaded imgburn and made a new disk with that and install worked perfect. Just a thought. He also burned the disk at slowest speed.
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30 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

OK yeah I had the same problem but the other way around, it would get to the last stage and it's where it installs the display driver and the screen goes black and it meant to come straight back on but just stays blank, no reboot, no error screen just a blank screen, build 7048 and onwards have been great for me.

I only had that problem the previous build that included the Nvidia pre beta drivers and the only way I managed to install half the time was to put an older video card while it completed the install.

If you have any overclocks that might effect it as well and you could try removing any add ons or anything that doesn't need to be connected to see if that helps.
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30 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

My 7068 would not install either. I pulled out 2 of the 4 GB of ram 1st - that didn't work. I then burned a new .iso at 2X and it worked fine. You might try that. It's the first problem I have had in about 8 installs of seven.
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30 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

When I first tried to install build 7068 it hung right at the end during the final installation part. No black screen or freeze up's but it just would not complete. I tried again but this time after it made the 100mb file partition I didn't format the main drive which I did last time and the installation went through with no problems. I used imgburn at 2x.
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30 Mar 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate, build 7100 x64
 
 

I think I'll just wait for the next major release now. It's on my main box and I'm getting weary of installing and reinstalling .. I have a spare box with an older CPU, I might try that for a bit of fun. Thanks for your comments
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31 Mar 2009   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elZee View Post
I'm thinking I might upgrade to 4gig of ram. I also think the nVidia GTX 9800+ is a piece of crap and may be the issue, just not sure.
There is a way to see if it is the default nVidia drivers are causing the issue.

During installation it is possible to disable certain hardware using a form of device manager.

Step 1, Install 7 in safe mode. It will allow the initial stages & file copying.

Step 2, When 7 restarts for the first time, start in safe mode. A dialog box should state that windows cannot continue in safe mode 'ok' to restart. Leave that as it is.

Step 3, press (ALT+F10 or SHIFT+F10) to open the command prompt and direct youself to x:\windows\system32 then type CompMgmtLauncher (it takes a few seconds to load) you can then access device manager from this console.

Step 4, Select the display adaptor & choose to disable it. Close command window and click ok on the dialog box. Windows will use a standard VGA driver when it restarts.

Once installation has finished & you actually have a screen up & running you should be able to install your original drivers.


This works in Vista but as 7 uses the Vista kernel it should work here too.
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31 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
There is a way to see if it is the default nVidia drivers are causing the issue.

During installation it is possible to disable certain hardware using a form of device manager.

Step 1, Install 7 in safe mode. It will allow the initial stages & file copying.

Step 2, When 7 restarts for the first time, start in safe mode. A dialog box should state that windows cannot continue in safe mode 'ok' to restart. Leave that as it is.

Step 3, press (ALT+F10 or SHIFT+F10) to open the command prompt and direct youself to x:\windows\system32 then type CompMgmtLauncher (it takes a few seconds to load) you can then access device manager from this console.

Step 4, Select the display adaptor & choose to disable it. Close command window and click ok on the dialog box. Windows will use a standard VGA driver when it restarts.

Once installation has finished & you actually have a screen up & running you should be able to install your original drivers.


This works in Vista but as 7 uses the Vista kernel it should work here too.

Good advice, I wish I knew about that when I was having those problems.
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