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Windows 7: RC1 Install hangs at "Starting Windows"

06 May 2009   #1
Shorecat

Win XP
 
 
RC1 Install hangs at "Starting Windows"

Hi,

I had Win 7 Beta installed in its' own partition for a few months. I re-formatted the partition to install RC1. I have tried installing from within winXP and on a re-boot, but the result is the same: When the machine gets to the "Starting Windows" first screen, before the logo appears, the installation stops, no more DVD activity, no HD activity I can detect. My machine: ASUS A8n-SLI, 4GB RAM, XFX 9800GT Video. I have unplugged all the USB peripherals and one of my two displays, but still the same result.
Where do I go from here?
Thanks!
JS


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06 May 2009   #2
Shorecat

Win XP
 
 
Solved

I found that Windows 7 definately doesn't like more than 2 gigs of RAM, on install. I took out 2, the install went fine, and then put them back.
I hope MS fixes this before the real thing comes out.
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06 May 2009   #3
cadams

Vista
 
 

I am also getting a hanging "Starting Windows" screen. What makes this even worse is that I try to to the roll back option and it reboots. So I am lost as what to do next. I have seen nvidia video adapters don't like Windows 7 and that is what is in my laptop. I would go back to Vista if I knew how. Is there a way to delete the setup files and fix the boot loader to restore vista? The only option I see is to get a new hard drive and put my old drive in an external enclosure to pull the data off of it.
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24 Jul 2009   #4
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Anyone ever get a resolution to this? I'm about to try pulling some ram out of desperation.
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24 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datter View Post
Anyone ever get a resolution to this? I'm about to try pulling some ram out of desperation.
Datter-- Im coming to this late but you should check the bios for legacy floppy support, Max ram, max cpu (all should be unchecked). Plus check the HD settings.

Also info on your install image, where you got it how you made it (at what speed) etc would be helpful

Ken
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24 Jul 2009   #6
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

I've disabled my (non existant) floppy drive in the bios... and no sign of Max ram or max cpu in my BIOS.

RTM I'm using is 7600.16385.090713-1255_x64fre_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-GRMCULXFRER_EN_DVD.iso it hash checked against the source ok.

It was burned at 4x and seems to read ok.
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24 Jul 2009   #7
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Updates going here, but pulling 2GB of my 6GB seems to have got me past the hang point. It's now sitting at "Expanding Windows Files (0%)" in the UI... I'm hoping it's actually doing something.
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24 Jul 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
install hang

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datter View Post
Updates going here, but pulling 2GB of my 6GB seems to have got me past the hang point. It's now sitting at "Expanding Windows Files (0%)" in the UI... I'm hoping it's actually doing something.

Well its sounds good. Im subscribed to this thread. any post will give me an email so let me know how its going.

ken
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24 Jul 2009   #9
datter

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (RTM)
 
 

Happy to report, it's installed and running very nicely. Something about Win7 did NOT like that extra 2GB in my system for some reason. I'm running 4GB now and it seems ok. I did have some mixed RAM (a 4GB kit, plus my old 2gb)... maybe something wasn't quite right since they weren't matched?
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24 Jul 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
memtest

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by datter View Post
Happy to report, it's installed and running very nicely. Something about Win7 did NOT like that extra 2GB in my system for some reason. I'm running 4GB now and it seems ok. I did have some mixed RAM (a 4GB kit, plus my old 2gb)... maybe something wasn't quite right since they weren't matched?
When your are installed do yourself a favor and rum memtest on your ram. Mixed ram cuases all sorts of random glitches if not matched well.


Glad I could be of help and let me know if something goes wrong

Ken
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