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Windows 7: Windows 7 Cannot be installed !!!!

24 Sep 2010   #1

Windows XP 32 bit
Windows 7 Cannot be installed !!!!

Hello and good evening
Recently i bought windows 7 to install instead the xp im using now, the problem is after partitioning and installing, the moment when windows wants to start for the 1st time, it gets stuck in the black screen after loading windows remains and the only thing that can be seen is mouse cursor, no matter how long i wait, the user creation and windows 7 configuration never shows up!

P.S: My pc specs are:

HDD: near 160 GB...i gave 30 Gb 1st time, and saw the problem then gave 45Gb, and the problem remained..

CPU: intel pentium 4, 3,20GHz 3,21GHz

RAM: 1GB...I've noticed that 64-bit needed 2GB of rams, therefore i tried to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Graphics card: NVIDIA Geforce 7600 GS - 512 MB of ram

Optical Driver : Ofcourse. It is DvD Drive.

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24 Sep 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Hi salar, welcome to SevenForums!

Read this thread and see if it helps.... Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
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24 Sep 2010   #3

Windows XP 32 bit

Problem: Setup forces computer to reboot, and never finishes installation

What to try:
Sometimes setup fails when recovery partitions are still present. For example, Acer and HP both put a special recovery partition on their systems, that cannot be easily deleted.

To delete the partition using Diskpart:
Open a copy of Diskpart following the instructions given earlier.
Enter list disk
Enter select disk n
Enter list partition
Enter select partition n
Enter delete partition override

Now try reinstalling Windows.
Am i correct that the problem of mine is the recovery partition? and should be deleted?
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24 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP


Often the install hangs at this point because a tv card or projector is starting up by loading its driver. Make sure you have video outputted to VGA monitor only.

Have not seen that Recovery Partition solution here before, however it is not impossible. But before I would do that I would make my Recovery Disk set if you haven't already, even by running Recovery from boot if necessary. Do you know that you have a manufacturer's Recovery Partition?

If you do and have made the disks, or don't and don't need to, then try wiping the HD first before install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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24 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Am i correct that the problem of mine is the recovery partition? and should be deleted?

If you purchased a Win 7 CD, you should have formatted your HD upon installation and you would not have a Recovery partition. Tell us more about your installation. Did you format your HD?
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24 Sep 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

I second Greg's advice.

Let us know the outcome.
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25 Sep 2010   #7

Windows XP 32 bit

Thanks For Replies....
@: gregrocker: I'll try the suggestions and will give you the results...

bigmck: Yea, 1st i formatted the drive that i was about to install 7 on it, and then installed 7, but i will do it 1 more time as "gregrocker" said because i didn't use command promt (Shift + F10 at language choosing part) and see what will it do.
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25 Sep 2010   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello salar, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you are referring to this, I just like to make sure people are aware before they use this option.
information   Information

After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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26 Sep 2010   #9

Windows XP 32 bit

OK, I have done some actions,
I used method 1 and step 1 at SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation.
Means that at CMD prompt, i did "clear all" on my whole hard disk, then i closed command prompt and Followed by How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7 chose language > install now > accepted the license > Custom Advance (The upgrade part, that i have done it before, has passed all my drivers and manufactures success fully and by the way i have installed Ultimate windows Vista once before)> chose 32-bit ultimate win7 > at the partition part, i clicked at "Drive options (advanced)" > New > typed 30,000 MB for the partition that i want to be OS hard > it created 100Mb recovery and i tried deleting it many times but failed > formatted 30GB primary memory > clicked at Next and it installed successfully, BUT it failed me again at where it needs to start the windows for the 1st time (Step 10 at How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7), i don't see anything except mouse cursor.

Thanks for further replies...
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26 Sep 2010   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again.

Why did you not use Step Two in the SSD tutorial to create the partition, that is the only way to not get the 100MB partition during the install process and that is clearly explained in the tutorial?

Next question:

If the Windows 7 install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burner
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