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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not load no matter what...

07 Apr 2014   #1
redditor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Windows 7 does not load no matter what...

I have tried Windows 7 install disc.
I have tried Windows 7 repair disc.
In both instances the black "Windows loading files" with the horizontal load bar completes the animation and immediately after it restarts and then back to square one.


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07 Apr 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Check memory:
Download Memtest86+ (you want the 2nd one Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)). Unzip it then create a CD from the iso file using your CD burning software. There is a good freeware burner called ImgBurn which will do this easily.

DO NOT burn the .iso file directly to CD. It must be used as input to a program that knows what to do with it, like the one I mentioned above.

You can do this on any computer that has a working CD Burner.

You can also use a Flash drive instead of a CD.

Download - Auto-installer for USB Key (Win 9x/2k/xp/7) *NEW!*.
Unzip and run Memtest86+ USB Installer.exe.
It will format the flash drive if you tell it to. I used a small, 16MB flash drive and it had 8.5GB left when done.

Boot the CD or Flash drive and run


Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
7 Free Hard Drive Testing Programs
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics
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07 Apr 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Also, how much ram do you have?
Has Win 7 ever been installed on this computer before?
What is the make and full model number?
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07 Apr 2014   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

In addition you can work through these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.
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09 Apr 2014   #5
redditor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

8GB RAM, Windows 7 has been installed and has worked fine in the past. I am downloading those two zips right now. How I understand it is that I do NOT burn the ISO image directly but instead use the second zip to process the ISO zip into a usb stick.
I really do appreciate the help
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09 Apr 2014   #6
redditor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Memtest flickers for a fraction of a second, long enough for me to see the interface and then restarts.
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09 Apr 2014   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I'd want to double check it from CD since the flash stick method can be dodgy. Boot the medium in another PC to make sure it boots and runs several passes..

Dont' forget the other steps I gave you because they solve 90% of installation problems.
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09 Apr 2014   #8
redditor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Ok I will try your method right now, let me ask you, should I remove one stick of RAM or leave them both in?
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09 Apr 2014   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

This is covered in RAM - Test with Memtest86+

You should be working from the tutorial I gave you Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome which covers all of this in sequence and resolves 90% of Installation failures.
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14 Apr 2014   #10
redditor

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

gregrocker
Using your method I cannot get past step 6. I get to step 5 and select boot device (cd/dvd) then immediately it restarts.
Help!
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