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Windows 7: please help installing windows 7 from safe mode.

03 Jun 2010   #1
emerica2799

windows vista
 
 
please help installing windows 7 from safe mode.

Ok so I think one of my buddies messed up my windows vista cuz it will not boot windows anymore it goes to launch repair windows or launch windows normally. I tried launching repair but nothing happens same with launch windows normally. So I got a windows 7 install cd and I pressed f8 and windows loads files then I see the windows 7 logo saying starting windows but after that it goes to a black screen with the mouse on the screen. And it stays on that screen. I don't have the cd that came with my laptop, is there anything I can do to get windows running again?? Please help.


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03 Jun 2010   #2
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Here you go - Install Windows 7 in safe mode

Let us know what happens!

Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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03 Jun 2010   #3
emerica2799

windows vista
 
 

That's the first thing I tried before I posted this thread. But I went and tried the startup repair and it took me to the system recovery options screen then I selected load drivers the went to computer then recovery then opened autorun file but it says autorun.inf not found
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03 Jun 2010   #4
OrbiterMJR

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Try going to the boot menu and load the CD and possibly custom install to keep the files you previously had or make a clean installation.
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03 Jun 2010   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you want to repair Vista or just install Win7? Do you have files to retrieve from Vista first?

Here is the link to download and burn to CD a Vista repair CD if you want to boot it to run Startup Repair on Vista: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dont-have-one/
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03 Jun 2010   #6
emerica2799

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you want to repair Vista or just install Win7? Do you have files to retrieve from Vista first?

Here is the link to download and burn to CD a Vista repair CD if you want to boot it to run Startup Repair on Vista: How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One - How-To Geek
My laptop has vista right now and needs to be repaired but I was thinking to just install windows 7(I have the windows 7 installation cd) and start from skretch. So how would go about doing this? With the cd in the drive do I press f8 or something when the comp starts up?
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03 Jun 2010   #7
emerica2799

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you want to repair Vista or just install Win7? Do you have files to retrieve from Vista first?

Here is the link to download and burn to CD a Vista repair CD if you want to boot it to run Startup Repair on Vista: How to Make a Windows Vista Repair Disk If You Don’t Have One - How-To Geek
Ok so I pressed f10 at bootup and it took me to windows boot manager it says windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. 1 insert ur windows installation disc and restart ur comp 2 choose ur language and click next 3 click repair ur comp. Then under it it says the boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible. What should I do??
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03 Jun 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The problem is you are trying to use Win7 DVD to repair Vista. You'll need to make a Vista repair disk if you want to do that.

To install Win 7: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
or use the one-time Boot Menu key given on first screen then select DVD drive to boot.

Select Custom Install, use Drive Options to Delete all partitions, create New one(s) as you wish, then Format before installing Win7 to first partition.

The installer is nearly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via Optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the SUpport Downloads webpage for your model computer. You might want to put your wireless driver on a stick or CD during install so you can get online faster if it needs loading at startup.

Clean Install Windows 7
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03 Jun 2010   #9
emerica2799

windows vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The problem is you are trying to use Win7 DVD to repair Vista. You'll need to make a Vista repair disk if you want to do that.

To install Win 7: Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
or use the one-time Boot Menu key given on first screen then select DVD drive to boot.

Select Custom Install, use Drive Options to Delete all partitions, create New one(s) as you wish, then Format before installing Win7 to first partition.

The installer is nearly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via Optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the SUpport Downloads webpage for your model computer. You might want to put your wireless driver on a stick or CD during install so you can get online faster if it needs loading at startup.

Clean Install Windows 7
I followed the directions and it shows starting windows with the windows logo but after that it shows a black screen with the mouse on the screen and nothing happens. What do u think is wrong??
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03 Jun 2010   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It boots into the WIn7 DVD, shows the WIn7 color flames logo, then goes black with cursor?

Where did you get the Win7 DVD? Has it been used before to successfully install?

Check SATA controller setting in BIOS setup: Set to AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install, swap RAM, Test your RAM using memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes: http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

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