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Windows 7: Win 7 clean install crash

14 Dec 2009   #1

win 7
Win 7 clean install crash


I have been reading until my eyes are crossed and it doesn't look like anyone has the same problem I do. I did a custom install on an older pc (compaq presario sr1130nx) running XP Pro. It wasn't connected to the internet so I didn't do the check 1st. I got win 7 to install and adjusted the screen display when the pc started to reboot it stops. I have a blank screen and the pc will not boot from the hard drive, cd/dvd roms -with win 7 disk or xp or do anything. I can't get to safe-mode or bios.

Please help!
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14 Dec 2009   #2

Win7 Ultimate X64

Is this a dual boot system or win 7 only?
Did you do a clean install booting from disk or did you run it from XP desktop?
If you try to boot from disk what does it say, why will it not boot?
Have you checked bios boot order?
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14 Dec 2009   #3

win 7

Clean install from disk. Tried to get it to boot with same win 7 disk and tried old xp pro. I read somewhere to disconnect all other HDs, so I did that. It wont boot from a hard drive or disks. I cant change or even see the bios, it powers up, the lights go green on cd and dvd drives then stops and nothing, just the fan running and a blank screen.
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14 Dec 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Can you please fill out your system specs so we know what we are working with??
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14 Dec 2009   #5

win 7

I updated what I knew and copied this from Compaq:
Product number

Introduction date

Country/region sold in
  • United States
  • Canada

Base processor and speed
AMD Athlon(B) XP 3000+ 2.10 GHz
  • Advanced 400 MHz front side bus
  • Socket A

Via KM400A


ComponentAttributesRAM (installed) 512 MB (1 x 512 MB) up to 64 MB shared video memoryMaximum allowed1 GB (2 x 512 MB)Speed supportedPC2700 MB/secType184 pin, DDR1-333 SDRAM DIMM slotsTwoOpen slotsOne available

Hard drive
  • 160GB Ultra DMA
  • 7200 rpm

CD-ROM drive
48x maximum speed

Multi-media drive
8x DVD+RW/CD-RWTypeAttributesDVD+R Write Once8XDVD+RW Rewritable 4X DVD ROM Read 12X CD-R Write Once24XCD-RW Rewritable10XCD-ROM Read 40XPowerDC5V, DC12VVideo Standards PAL, NTSC

Video graphics
Integrated with up to 64 MB allocated video memory

Integrated AC97 audio, six channel configurable

Integrated 10/100Base-T interface

PCI K56flex fax/data modem

9-in-1 card
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14 Dec 2009   #6

Win7 Ultimate X64

Pressing F1 on boot will take you into bios, can you access this
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14 Dec 2009   #7

win 7

No I have tried F1 F2 F8 &
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15 Dec 2009   #8

Win-7HP, VistaHP, XP

Sounds like the Motherboard. I have had a few issue's almost exactly like this.

You might (if you have a floppy drive and on another computer with one as well) be able to go to the website and download the BIOS from there and put on floppy then run them and see if that will at least allow you to get into those sections. If not it seems also you might not have it set to run from CD rom drive first -or- i would say the OS didnt install or run so its showing nothing or showing wrong and just to do a clean fresh install by to factory. then do the upgrade again.
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15 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)

Quote: win 7 to install and adjusted the screen display
May have setup a resolution beyond what the video card or monitor can support...

Boot to safe mode and reset display properties...
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