Quote: Originally Posted by eikoangelus
I just got a new computer, new hard drive and everything. I attempted to install Windows 7 (full version, NOT an upgrade) by putting the disc in, starting the computer, and booting from the BIOS. The monitor shows a bar that says that the Windows files are loading. Then it displays the little Windows logo. And finally it comes to a blue-ish screen with a bird on it (which I have been told is the sign-on screen) with a cursor. Nothing else. I've tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE and running Safe Mode. Nothing works.
I have heard that the solution might have something to do with putting certain drivers
onto a flash drive. Is that true? If so, um... explain. If not, explain that too.
Physically remove the disk to which you are NOT installing Windows 7.
Boot from the Win 7 DVD.
When you get the very 1st screen requiring you to hit the enter key/make a selection or whatever, then use the SHIFT + F10 key combo to get to a command prompt.
Once you are there, then follow the instructions for "cleaning" a drive. This clean operation will take a long time. Go get a beer.
After the clean is finished and you are back to the install as a consequence of the EXIT commands,
then continue with the Win 7 install.
Now be patient. Be very patient. Go get a short beer. When you come back the installation procedure will have advanced. ∑
type List disk, Enter
note the numeral of the disk you want to clean
for example purposes, Iíll be using the numeral 0 ∑
type Select disk 0, Enter
type Detail disk, Enter
this info will let you know if you selected correctly ∑
type Clean ALL, Enter
your entire disk is being overwritten with zeros.
This can take a considerable amount of time ∑
type EXIT, Enter
key (only after Clean is finished) ∑
type EXIT, Enter
key (this gets you back where you were)
=============================================== GO TO A COMMAND PROMPT USING YOUR WIN 7 DVD
■Boot up from your Windows 7 DVD.
■At the first dialog window, press SHIFT + F10
■You will have a X:>
command prompt X:
is a ram drive created by Windows 7.