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Windows 7: Windows 7 Install Problem

24 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 Install Problem

Hello, I downloaded and made an install DVD for Win 7. Computer installed when through all screens through reboot. Now all I can see is a black screen. Lower right hand corner says Windows 7 Evaluation copy build 1700. If I let it sit long enough the screen will go completely blank, but once you move the mouse the above informaiton will reappear. I have reloaded windows seven several times now with the same result. Formatted the hard drive and repartitioned. Same results.

Specs are

ASUS Motherboard P800 P4 3.2Ghz. Four GIg memory, 150 Gig Western Digital HD. BFG 6800 256Mb Video Card.

Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2009   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Several members have had better luck installing with 2gb memory, & then putting the other 2gb back in after it cycles the install completely
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25 May 2009   #3
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Welcome to the sevenforums! You are probably seeing this with the 64bit RC. The 64bit Vista was known for particular installation errors when more then 2gb of memory was installed. This was thing the SP1 addressed and SP2 already available to Technet Plus and MSDN subscribers have available.

That tends to be more of a problem with P4s then other cpus however where 7 is involved. With 4gb on here both 32 and 64bit betas and now the RCs go on without anything like that being seen. McBlzr's suggestion there is one thing MS also advises on installation problems where more then 2gb is on.
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25 May 2009   #4

Windows 7
Install Problem FIXED!

Thank you for the jump start on this forum. I removed all but 1 Gig of memory. PC 2100 400Mhz but still no 7. This DID however remind me to KISS, so I removed all my extra cards. Two extra USB cards by Belkin, Linksys N wireless card, and my BFG NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT OC 256MB AGP Video Card.

Of course After one stick of memory I reinstalled the Video card and noticed that I had both the DVI and VGA cables to my monitor connected. (Monitor is an Acer X223w). I only connected the VGA cable and did not install the DVI cable, computer booted just fine. I shut windows and reinstalled the other three cards and remaining three sticks of Memory. Windows now boots, runs great!. THe DVI will prevent windows from completly displaying.

For a motherboard that is several years old now, this machine is running great!

Thanks again
ASUSManufacturer Part #P4P800 DELUXE
CPU Support
Socket TypeSocket 478 CPUs Supported
Intel Pentium 4 and CeleronFront Side Bus Speed (FSB)400/533/800 MHz
Form Factor
Intel 865PE MCH, Intel ICH5RBIOS TypeAMI
Number of Slots4Memory Type
Dual Channel DDR Maximum Memory4 GB
Controller TypeSerial ATA, UltraDMA 133, UltraDMA 100 RAIDNumber of Drives Supported4 Serial ATA, 4 UltraDMA 133, 4 UltraDMA 100
Integrated Features
VideoNoneAudio6 Channel Digital Audio (ADI AD1985 SoundMAX CODEC)Network3COM Gigabit EthernetOtherUSB 2.0, IEEE1394/Firewire
Expansion Slots
AGP1 x AGP8X/ProPCI5 x PCIISA/EISANoneOther1 x ASUS WiFi Connector (For optional wireless LAN upgrade)
1 x Parallel (DB-25)
1 x Serial (DB-9)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x S/PDIF Output
1 x IEEE1394
1 x Audio I/O
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x RJ45
Other Features
Intel PAT (Performance Acceleration Technology), ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2, ASUS Q-Fan, ASUS POST Reporter
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2009   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Way to go Larry75, I forgot about all the extra connected stuff. I now remember a Logitech QuickCam messed up my Beta install. Read & ask Questions, We all learn something from it.
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25 May 2009   #6
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

I think the problem was two cables at once being connected between video card and monitor canceling each other out. With an older AGP card you would want to stay with the vga cable until eventually upgrading for the time being.
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