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Windows 7: PC keeps rebooting at last step of install

13 Jul 2009   #11
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joey2007ua View Post
I have the same computer and experienced the same problem trying to install Windows 7. A bug in the video driver Windows 7 uses for your video card prevents windows from starting and installation to fail if you are using the dvi cable. First you have to remove it and use the VGA cable to successfully install Windows 7. After it is installed use windows update to get the prerelease nVidia Driver for windows 7. After it is installed you can reconnect your monitor with the dvi cables with no issue.
could u maybe try making a bootable usb stick and put the nvidia drivers in from the start?


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13 Jul 2009   #12
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

That was an excellent tip from joey2007ua, I wish the OP would come back and let us know if that indeed was the issue.

So garbagedrew, if you read this again, please post back if this worked for you!
Joey would certainly deserve the recognition (and Rep) if his post helped you solve the problem, and it would help any other members if they ever have the same issue in the future. We could also mark the post as "Resolved".
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02 Aug 2009   #13
Milsey

Depends what PC I sign in on...
 
 

Hi, I had the same problem and joey2007ua was right, it was something to do with the graphics drivers.

Although, I was using HDMI instead of DVI.

Just to point out to anyone having this issue, you will need to re-install Windows 7 once you connect the PC via VGA, as it came up with a "Windows setup encountered an error..." when I switched the cable from HDMI -> VGA and just restarted.

I haven't tried to get the HDMI working yet, but I assume it will just need the new drivers and then I can switch the cables, but at least I'm actually in Win 7 now!!

Cheers
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02 Aug 2009   #14
Night Hawk

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

Well welcome aboard the Se7enforums! Milsey

Using strictly the DVI cable here I ran right into a large problem with the latest Catalyst 9.7 while each other previous catalyst went right on without fuss! That plus another program having too many problems indicated a Windows related issue where two clean installs of the 64bit RC both saw the 9.7 installed without effort!

The first of the two was the host boot OS while the second was actually the third fast install for testing there. But it certainly pointed out the need for a clean install to correct the problems seen in Windows.
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03 Aug 2009   #15
Milsey

Depends what PC I sign in on...
 
 

Also, once I installed the latest Windows 7 drivers from the Nvidia website, I switched back to HDMi and all worked as it should!
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03 Aug 2009   #16
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

I can confirm the DVD/HDMI problem during last part of install, on all versions of Win7 in relation to NVIDIA chipset.

Had it on two machines and used the VGA bypass trick.

Especially the Nvidia mainboards with internal graphics have this problem.
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17 Oct 2009   #17
Jezarel

none
 
 

Is there anyway round this as I dont have vga on my machine only a 8800GTS no onbord.

Regards
Jez
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19 Oct 2009   #18
Milsey

Depends what PC I sign in on...
 
 

One option would be to put an older / alternate graphics card into the PC.

CHeers
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22 Oct 2009   #19
Jezarel

none
 
 

one step ahead of ya man . I shall keep you all updated. Where did i put that Gforce 2

Reg
Jez
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22 Oct 2009   #20
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Milsey View Post
Also, once I installed the latest Windows 7 drivers from the Nvidia website, I switched back to HDMi and all worked as it should!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jezarel View Post
one step ahead of ya man . I shall keep you all updated. Where did i put that Gforce 2

Reg
Jez
You can also try getting the New Win7 driver from Nvidia and adding it during the install.

Let us know if you find a way that works.
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