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14 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium installation issues

Hi everyone, I hope you can help me, this is a last ditch attempt at solving this issue, before I pay some one. I purchased a complete system from a shop here in nz, Along with the hardware I purchased a Windows 7 Home Premium pack.

I have built and installed many pc's over the years, and this issue has me stumped.

I built the system, and started to load the OS, after the first two installation bars, it went to the "starting windows" screen, where the 4 coloured balls turns into the windows symbol, and the system hung, so I goggled a fix, and preceded to turn off all non needed things in bios, and remove any non necessary peripherals, and pci cards. Reboot, and try reinstall. Success! or so I thought, now we get to the flower style splash screen with the bird, excellent!. NO Failed, hangs again. I restarted the install, this time in safe mode, hangs on disk.sys. So I tried a few more things, like new vid card, new HDD, new windows disk, new dvd rom, no luck. I try again, and I had some success, I got to the installation part, followed through with install to the part where you reboot, then it hangs again restart, this time at the black windows screen, with the pulsating windows symbol. I leave it overnight, just in case i am not being patient enough, and still no luck. By this point I have had enough, I cant complete the installation in safemode, I tried loading chipset drivers in the install screen and reinstall, still no luck. So i took the HDD out, and put it in another machine, completed installation, and put it back into the new machine. Now I can get the new machine to boot into safe mode Excellent! or so I thought, I loaded all the drivers, and restart not only does it hang on the shutdown part of the restart, it still hangs on the black screen with the pulsing windows logo on restart. I am stumped, I don't have any spare i5 gear to test the motherboard, or the ram, and I have come to the end of what I can do. Google has not returned any results that have worked.. I might add, i have been tryiong installation for 3 days, and must of tried about 30 times so far, frustrating it is.

In bios I have disabled:

Lan
USB
HD Audio
turned the cpu to 1 core only, turned the turbo mode to normal.

I have swapped out
PSU
GPU
HDD
DVD ROM
USB keyboard for a PS2

I'm hoping someone here has encountered this before, and can help. If you need more info please ask, and I will post what you need.

System specs are as follows:

Intel Core i5 750 Lynnfield 2.66Ghz 8MB LGA1156
ASUS P7P55D-E DDR3 LGA1156
Kingston HyperX 2x2GB DDR3-1600 CL9
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM SATA II
ASUS DRW-22B2ST Power Saving X Multi DVD Writer
TP-Link TL-WN651G 108M Wireless PCI Card
CoolerMaster 550W eXtreme Power Plus Silent 12CM
HIS ATI HD5770 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
Lian-Li Lancool PC-K56B Mid Tower Case

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit

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14 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Troubleshoot the problem driver (could be video, lan, sound) in Event Viewer or Diagnostics-Performance log and update or change out that particular driver.

A Bootlog may be necessary if not revealed in Event Viewer or Diagnostic-Performance log at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools\Advanced Tools
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14 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

There was nowhere to system restore too. It is a completely new install, on a brand new HDD. I swapped it out, so I could finish the install. Without swapping the hdd to another machine, i would not of been able to finish the install. as the system can only boot in safemode, and you can not complete installation in safemode.
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14 Mar 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you try letting it startup normally when HD is switched to the new machine? Often times, it will swap out all of the drivers for you, requesting several restarts.

On the original install attempts, what is your SATA controller setting? Try ACHI first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Check also you have the latest BIOS update version, then reset the BIOS CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

Try removing all but 2 gb of RAM, then swap that RAM if fail continues. Test RAM.

Test your HD with maker's HD diagnostics/repair CD full scan: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Checks all connections/cables. These steps eliminate the BIOS, hardware.
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15 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you try letting it startup normally when HD is switched to the new machine? Often times, it will swap out all of the drivers for you, requesting several restarts.

On the original install attempts, what is your SATA controller setting? Try ACHI first, then IDE mode if necessary.

Check also you have the latest BIOS update version, then reset the BIOS CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Try removing all but 2 gb of RAM, then swap that RAM if fail continues. Test RAM.

Test your HD with maker's HD diagnostics/repair CD full scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Checks all connections/cables. These steps eliminate the BIOS, hardware.


Yep, the ram was faulty, not always, but failed memtest, new ram, no issues. Thank you very much.
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