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Windows 7: please don't laugh...

23 Oct 2010   #161
gregrocker

 

There is nothing overt that indicates memory - just going through the motions to test all of the hardware if we don't get anywhere with the install attempts.

Now that you have the USB flash stick, trying install with it will tell us a lot.

(As the download page says, use memtest 3.5 for less than 4gb RAM.)

We still have some more tricks up our sleeve: Do you have or know anyone with Acronis 10+ which can make an image on another machine and then remove all the drivers to reimage to your HD? I happen to have it. You'll need a second machine with a HD to install upon, or with Win7 already installed.


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23 Oct 2010   #162
DocBrown

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

Memtest will take too much time right now, the fastest try would be the 4gb Flash install
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23 Oct 2010   #163
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Do I have to do anything before installing? Do I have to format the partition? And I'm assuming I'm picking ther larger of the two...
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23 Oct 2010   #164
gregrocker

 

It needs to be tested using the pre-partitioning you have - format both partitions, install to larger one,

AND then if install fails next delete both partitions to let the installer create and format the partitions.
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23 Oct 2010   #165
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

EDIT:

If you still have installation issues, you can do it later.
/EDIT


Follow Greg's recommendation and run memtest86+ if there is still problems with the installation.

A problem with RAM might cause this issue.

Use version 3.5 if you have less than 4GB RAM, if you have 4GB RAM or more use 3.4.

If you get errors, note them, and stop the test.
Let us know the errors and the number of passes.
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23 Oct 2010   #166
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You say that you have a fresh DVD where did it come from is it a borrowed one or a reburn of the old one that may be faulty.
You really need to try an install disc borrowed begged or stolen from a friend that has successfully installed windows from it.
If that doesn't work, as mentioned it may be the DVD drive. Do you have a laser cleaning disc to clean the DVD player?
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23 Oct 2010   #167
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

DVD is fresh one. I'm not currently using the Acer upgrade one

Currently running Memtest-86
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23 Oct 2010   #168
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Guys, I think we are providing TOO much information... Overloading her a little bit...

~Lordbob
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23 Oct 2010   #169
mypcbroke

Windows Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Memtest ended. Says: Pass complete, no errors. Press Esc to exit


Booted via USB. Formatted both partition and crossing fingers as installing (yet again). If that doesn't work I'll do what greg suggested earlier of deleting and letting installer format the partitions.
Getting super sleepy over here on the east coast so I'll try this and hit the sack. Thanks guys!
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23 Oct 2010   #170
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Memtest86+ will run many different tests and loop (going on for many hours), if there are any flagrant errors they will usually show up within the first hour.
This should be good enough for now, if any others agree you might try it again later.
Most people let it run overnight, while they sleep.

Glad to hear the memtest86+ passed the initial test, good to have that out of the way.

Greg has the best suggestion on how to proceed.
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