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Windows 7: [Urgent] PC restarts after booting from DVD

02 Aug 2010   #21
toxications

Windows 7
 
 

[QUOTE=theog;877056][QUOTE=toxications;877046][QUOTE=gregrocker;875693]

[quote]If so, where did you get Win7?
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Where did you buy your Windows 7?
From work... Why?


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02 Aug 2010   #22
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I googled the code 1 error and didn't find anything I think will help. I myself have had a cannot boot from CD - code 5 error when trying to install windows 7 on one of my older PC's. As far as I could tell it was because my older BIOS couldn't handle the windows 7 boot loader on the DVD. I got around it by first installing XP, booting into XP, and running a custom install from there. It wasn't pretty but it worked and all I had to do afterward was delete the windows.old directory. Oh, and before anybody suggests it, I did try installing from a thumbdrive, it didn't work either. It would hang at a black screen with a flashing cursor.
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02 Aug 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

The reason why we ask where you got Win7 is because it may need to have its HASH checked to see if it is a valid download. Has it been used to install successfully before?

Check the HASH against official Win7 HASH.

Do you have the latest BIOS version update?

If no newer BIOS update, Clear the CMOS: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixthe.../clearcmos.htm

Set the SATA controller in BIOS setup to AHCI, then IDE if necessary.

When you say you "just copied another DVD" is this a copy of Win7 that is known to have booted and installed before?

Try wiping the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD (which will autostart) to see if there is corruption blocking installer autostart: Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software €“ Partition Wizard Online
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02 Aug 2010   #24
toxications

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The reason why we ask where you got Win7 is because it may need to have its HASH checked to see if it is a valid download. Has it been used to install successfully before?
Yes

It's the official DVD, I'm sure. Cats just screwed it up a bit.

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Do you have the latest BIOS version update?
Set the SATA controller in BIOS setup to AHCI, then IDE if necessary.
I don't even know what kind of motherboard I have, tried multiple times looking on the motherboard itself, nothing there.... except some codes that lead to porno actually... And I'm pretty sure that the porn didn't update my motherboard version.

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Clear the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set the SATA controller in BIOS setup to AHCI, then IDE if necessary.
Uhh... is that after I updated my BIOS?

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When you say you "just copied another DVD" is this a copy of Win7 that is known to have booted and installed before?
Yes, and it's Windows 7 DVD but this time burned it with ImgBurn, tested on a laptop before I inserted in the PC.

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Try wiping the HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD (which will autostart) to see if there is corruption blocking installer autostart: Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software – Partition Wizard Online
No need, I got opensource software that does the same trick only better. Oh and there's like 500 gigs of important date on the other partitions.
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02 Aug 2010   #25
toxications

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I googled the code 1 error and didn't find anything I think will help. I myself have had a cannot boot from CD - code 5 error when trying to install windows 7 on one of my older PC's. As far as I could tell it was because my older BIOS couldn't handle the windows 7 boot loader on the DVD. I got around it by first installing XP, booting into XP, and running a custom install from there. It wasn't pretty but it worked and all I had to do afterward was delete the windows.old directory. Oh, and before anybody suggests it, I did try installing from a thumbdrive, it didn't work either. It would hang at a black screen with a flashing cursor.
The PC is about 8 years old I think, altough it's tweaked. Got 16 gig internal memory, new duo core processor, twice a new video card, new sound card. Just the motherboard that hasn't been replaced... But to find a matching motherboard is like finding a slightly greener needle in a green needle-stack.
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02 Aug 2010   #26
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If the mobo is 8 years old, a new duo core processor would not be supported.

Who is make the PC?
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02 Aug 2010   #27
toxications

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If the mobo is 8 years old, a new duo core processor would not be supported.

Who is make the PC?
Frabicator: NEC
And it's probly 5 years old, I don't know anymore...
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02 Aug 2010   #28
gregrocker

 

May I ask what software you have that works better than Partition Wizard bootable CD, which also wipes individual partitions if you have data on HD you have not backed up (very risky at this point)?

You want to apply at least one set of zeroes to overwrite any code which is interfering, particularly if you had GRUB which will often interfere even from another partition.

You'll need to pursue the BIOS update or clear the CMOS, and test SATA controller settings.

Test your RAM with memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes, remove all but 2gb for install, swap RAM.

Test your HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287
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03 Aug 2010   #29
toxications

Windows 7
 
 

Meanwhile, I looked at my system settings:

Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT] (rev a1)
Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)

Dunno if the motherboard is included?

Firmware update:
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Nothing to update
CMOS: That could really be the problem, every time I start up the PC it says the CMOS Cheksum is bad. Tried to load system default, but that doesn't work. The battery has been melted in the metal somehow, and the other method I haven't tried.

Atm I'm using Ubuntu 10.4, I used Gparted to whipe the systemfile partition (as said earlier on btw)
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03 Aug 2010   #30
toxications

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
May I ask what software you have that works better than Partition Wizard bootable CD, which also wipes individual partitions if you have data on HD you have not backed up (very risky at this point)?

You want to apply at least one set of zeroes to overwrite any code which is interfering, particularly if you had GRUB which will often interfere even from another partition.
I don't think my HD is the root of the problem... I've installed Ubuntu without a problem, installed XP before on it, just not Seven.


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Test your RAM with memtest86 CD for 5-6 passes, remove all but 2gb for install, swap RAM.
2 gb of what? Internal memory? USB-memory?

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Test your HD using maker's diag/repair full CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
I bought the PC from an old peron who won in at a bingo compitition or something for a buck or 2, no cd's were included.
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