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Windows 7: Setup hangs after automatic restart

27 Sep 2010   #21
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It is, but if you have the installer stalling out at restart then having HD as first to boot may solve this.

There are dozens of causes of install problems and this is but one of the several we've suggested to try which seem to apply to your hang problem.

What is the issue requiring USB flash stick to be used for PW CD? Perhaps you should try install using flash stick by same method or another: How to: install Windows (any version from XP to Win7) from a USB/flash drive | Featured | dotTech The method that always works for me is Ultra ISO trial version: load ISO, select Write Image on Bootable tab, click Format before Write.
sorry, i've taken so much time because i cannot find a way to create a bootable usb flash with partition wizard,.
I have no floppy disk or dvd/cd rom available.
I tried with the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool and the HP drive key boot utility.

any ideas?


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27 Sep 2010   #22
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

ok, I created the PW bootable usbflash.
Wiped partition, formatted, primary and active.
Installation hanged in the same place...

Thanks

EDIT:

Now I am wiping the whole HDD
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27 Sep 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

Are you trying install from flash stick now?

I would either try booting the DVD via F11 key while HD is set as first to boot, or try flash stick install.

Try also removing the DVD or flash at reboot where it hangs.

Wiping the entire HD may help. That can be done from installer using tutorial linked earlier btw.
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27 Sep 2010   #24
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you trying install from flash stick now?

I would either try booting the DVD via F11 key while HD is set as first to boot, or try flash stick install.

Try also removing the DVD or flash at reboot where it hangs.

Wiping the entire HD may help. That can be done from installer using tutorial linked earlier btw.
Nop, I am using usb bootable Partition wizard now to wipe the second partition on my HDD, Fisrt partition is already wiped.

I have all day wiping ...there's one hour left for it to finish wiping.
After that I am going to proceed installation.

I'llkeep you posted.
Thanks
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27 Sep 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

You want to wipe the entire HD using the Disk tab on PW CD. Wiping each partition may not clear the full partition table to root out your problem.

There is a shorter way to do that. Now that you can boot the DVD using F11 Bios Boot Menu key which took so long to find, use the Diskpart Commands given in tutorial but use "Clean" instead of "Clean All' which is a short wipe that gets the partition table. SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums.URL

Then in the section to Create Partition, add these commands after Create Partition Primary:

Select partition 1
Format
Active
Exit

Then try your install from booted Win7 DVD.
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27 Sep 2010   #26
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You want to wipe the entire HD using the Disk tab on PW CD. Wiping each partition may not clear the full partition table to root out your problem.

There is a shorter way to do that. Now that you can boot the DVD using F11 Bios Boot Menu key which took so long to find, use the Diskpart Commands given in tutorial but use "Clean" instead of "Clean All' which is a short wipe that gets the partition table. SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums.URL

Then in the section to Create Partition, add these commands after Create Partition Primary:

Select partition 1
Format
Active
Exit

Then try your install from booted Win7 DVD.
I can't beleive it, after wating all day for it to be wiped!

I wiped the two partitions, how come is not the same?
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27 Sep 2010   #27
gregrocker

 

Go ahead and try it.

I was not aware the tutorial on Partition Wizard only gives the option to wipe Partition and not to wipe the whole HD on Disk tab.

If it doesn't work, then the Clean command in Diskpart is very fast. That should wipe the Partition Table.
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28 Sep 2010   #28
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Go ahead and try it.

I was not aware the tutorial on Partition Wizard only gives the option to wipe Partition and not to wipe the whole HD on Disk tab.

If it doesn't work, then the Clean command in Diskpart is very fast. That should wipe the Partition Table.
Well dear people from this Forum!
This case has been succesfully solved.
Thanks a lot Mr. Gregrocker for your support and patience.
I did what you said with Diskpart and the installation finally recognize the Hdd.

I learn a lot in this journey too.

Thanks
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28 Sep 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

Glad it worked. Your partition table was likely corrupted.

I am beginning to wonder whether the DISKPART "Clean All" command needs to be run on every reinstall, if there is no concern about infection and the partition table is what is really needed to be zeroed. Perhaps "Clean" is enough rather than forcing users to wait all day for today-sized drives to be zeroed.

Others opinions are requested.
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28 Sep 2010   #30
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

"Clean" is nothing more than a format.



This from this tutoriak from Brink

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command



Information
This will show you how to use the clean command on a selected disk to delete all of it's MBR or GPT partitions, volumes, and any hidden sector information on MBR disks is overwritten. The data on the HDD is not written over using the clean command. It is only marked as being deleted and can be written over when new data is written/saved to the HDD next.


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