I have a friends HP DV6000 I am attempting to install Windows 7 ultimate on and it is giving me fits. I am going to post here to see if anyone has any ideas. I have been working on this thing for over a week and cannot figure it out. I am a Network Administrator with 17 years of windows technical troubleshooting and configuration expirence.
HP Pavilion Laptop
Core 2 Duo processor
I think it has an intel graphics processor (no nvidia sticker)
2 gig of RAM
160 Gig disk
Running Windows Media Center 2005 currently
I have a new Windows 7 Ultimate package (upgrade)
I have a Windows 7 Professional CD from My Technet account
I have Vista Ultimate Production CD
I Start up the install from the Win7Ultimate DVD
I choose Custom
I Delete the partitions on the hard disk
I create a new 60 gig partiton, I also tried no precreated partiton
I have tried formatting the partition and not formatting the partition
and select to install Windows 7 there.
Setup goes on unpacking files and everything looks to be OK
System reaches a point and tells me it's going to reboot
That goes fine, I hear audio initialize (speakers make a small pop)
After rebooting a box appears listing a bunch of things it has done with green check marks next to each one, it then starts working on the last item which is
Completing Installation ...
Dots keep moving, mouse is moving and I can red x the top right and get a message that the system is working and if I stop now the system install will be incomplete.
I have let it run for over 12 hours and it never finishes.
I have tried the following
BIOS update = Only BIOS update available is for AMD based DV6000 not Intel
Setting SATA compatiblity configuration to Enable/Disable (tried both same result)
Removed 1 RAM chip and tried with 1 Gig of memory
Loaded Intel HDD driver files from Floppy at the F6 prompt (Both 32 and 64 bit)
Tried 32 and 64 bit installations of WIndows 7
Tried Windows 7 Ultimate and Professional disks (production and burned)
Tried Installing WIndows Vista Ultimate same result
Windows XP Media Center 2005 installs just fine and works well
Nothing in USB slots (except when loading HDD driver on one attempt)
I have used 3 different media disks and tried everything I can find on the internet to no avail. Anybody have any ideas I am out of fresh ones?