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Windows 7: PC won't let me install Windows 7 :(

06 Apr 2010   #1
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 
PC won't let me install Windows 7 :(

Hi guys, my uncle has bought a copy of Windows 7 to put on his pc which is currently running ubuntu.

I put the Windows 7 disc in and boot from cd but it seems to just hang on a black screen for a while then boot into linux.

If i disable the hdd in boot menu it'll load up the set up then report an error of some file missing, txtsetup.sif I think.

It also does this with the XP disc. I know it has the grub boot loader on it.

It's stuck with Linux any help guys???


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06 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

This could be caused by a number of things, including hardware issues and cd issues. I'm guessing it's not the disk(s) because you have two. So we're stuck with a hardware problem. According to threads around the internet, it is most likely caused by a ram issue.

Download the Ultimate Boot CD and run the memory diagnostics

Ultimate Boot CD - Overview

If those come back clean, run the diagnostics for other hardware.

Also, please fill in your system specs via UserCP.
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06 Apr 2010   #3
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'll give it a go for the other hardware, it's definitely not the RAM as i've tried the RAM from my pc in it.
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06 Apr 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

You need to deep clean the HD to remove GRUB. Then after Win7 install reinstall Ubuntu and GRUB if you want it to manage the boot. http://lifehacker.com/5403100/dual+b...erfect-harmony

You can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to Wipe Disk. I would use DOD standard (3 passes of zeroes) to get it cleanest.

Or boot Win7 DVD Repair console, click through to Recov Tools to open a Command Line, type:

DIskpart
list disk
select disk # (use # for target HD)
clean all (run this 3 times for DOD standard)
exit

Now boot back into DVD to Custom install with Drive Tools to Create New partition(s) and format before installing.
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06 Apr 2010   #5
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm downloading those things now, another thing though. It also failed with the ubuntu installation CD so i'm guessing it is a hardware problem.

I've tried different RAM and a differnet Hard Drive so it's not those.

The only disc so far that I've managed to boot successfully was GParted.
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06 Apr 2010   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Do you want a Dual Boot with Win 7 & Linux?
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06 Apr 2010   #7
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Do you want a Dual Boot with Win 7 & Linux?
Nope, I want linux gone completely and just Windows 7 on.

One of his friends decided to install ubuntu and its been nothing but trouble.
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06 Apr 2010   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All Linux code must be deleted.

Try a full clean & full format.

1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT


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06 Apr 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I wonder if this is a bad DVD drive. Do you have any other drives you can try out?
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06 Apr 2010   #10
Adamworthy

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
All Linux code must be deleted.

Try a full clean & full format.

1) Boot DVD.
2) Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win 7 HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT
Which dvd do I boot? It won't boot OS installation dvd's at all.
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