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Windows 7: Windows 7 wont boot up after installing


28 Feb 2010   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Windows 7 wont boot up after installing

Hi,

I recently tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate on to a separate IDE Hard Drive but I have failed. I unplugged everything but just my DVD Drive and Hard Drive from the motherboard (the DVD Drive is connected to the Hard Drive through a IDE Cable to the motherboard).

I pressed F12 to boot from the DVD Drive and started the installation. Everything was going fine with the installation, I got to where it says preparing your pc for first use, I get to a "Welcome" screen, then it says "Shutting Down" immediately after. The pc reboots but fails to load up Windows 7 at all, it just reboots in a loop with nothing. I've tried reinstalling again and again and I cant get past this.

Anybody got any ideas as to why this is happening?

Al

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28 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Try booting into Safe Mode to update your display driver.

Check for any other drivers in error in Device Manager.

Check also the Event Viewer or Diagnostics>Performance log for logged errors revealing the cause of shutdown.
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01 Mar 2010   #3

win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi - i am having the same problem as Alzdaman - does anyone have a solution - i have removed all devices - but alas. I am sure my bios needs to be updated but i dont have a floppy drive - i will try and update bios and see if that works.
BTW - i ran upgrade from Vista - so it should at least give me the option of dual boot option - shouldnt it?
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01 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krazeegal View Post
Hi - i am having the same problem as Alzdaman - does anyone have a solution - i have removed all devices - but alas. I am sure my bios needs to be updated but i dont have a floppy drive - i will try and update bios and see if that works.
BTW - i ran upgrade from Vista - so it should at least give me the option of dual boot option - shouldnt it?
Try booting from DVD to Custom install.
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01 Mar 2010   #5

win 7 home premium
 
 

I am up and running - i created a bootable USB and booted up from that - i removed the USB flash drive once i was in Win 7 and then restarted - it booted straight up and into Win 7 - i have checked device manager and all seems to be fine - holding thumbs cos i just ran all the updates and installed software etc

Hope this helps you.
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02 Mar 2010   #6

Windows XP
 
 

I should have said in my original message that my mobo has only 1 IDE port on it so I have an IDE card that the HD I was trying to install 7 onto is plugged into. I think the IDE card is what is causing me problems. I might try the bootable usb option and see how that goes.

Al
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02 Mar 2010   #8

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit /Dual Boot vista 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

are you using an upgrade or full version???
new computer you built If you you are upgrading go with clean install if you have an upgrade disk. Need more info on the computer you putting it on
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02 Mar 2010   #9

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit /Dual Boot vista 64 bit Ultimate
 
 

I have a new computer I built I put vista ultimate on it 64 bit then two weeks later Windows 7 came out so I bought Windows 7 Pro upgrade and Bought another hard drive and installed Windows 7 onto it using clean install.I have two hard drives vista on one and Windows 7 on the other I only use Windows 7
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03 Mar 2010   #10

Windows XP
 
 

johnm32073 - I am using a full version of windows 7 Ultimate. I'm getting another hd later today and going to try install 7 onto that so I'll let you know how it goes.

My specs:
OS: Windows XP, CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI P965 Platinum
Memory: 2GB PC4200 DDR2, Graphics Card: Radeon X800 256MB GDDR3 PCI-E
Monitor: Displays IIyama 19" ProLite X486S Monitor, PSU: 550w
Hard Drives: Quantum Fireball 40GB IDE Western Digital 150GB IDE
Hitachi Deskstar 400GB SATA2

gregrocker - thanks for the USB link!
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