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Windows 7: Windows 7 locks up on Windows 7 startup

11 Jul 2009   #1
oaftown

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 locks up on Windows 7 startup

I have an inspiron 1530 that originally shipped with Vista. I'm trying to upgrade it to Windows 7. I'm doing a clean install with the 7100 build.

When Windows 7 tries to boot for the first time, it says starting windows, then windows comes up, but all i get is the evaluational copy message in the bottom right, and NOTHING else. It'll just sit there until Windows eventually goes to sleep, i cannot get anything else to show up.

I've tried unplugging all USB devices, but that didn't help. Trying to boot into safe mode just tells me windows 7 cannot be completed in safe mode, then reboots my machine and i get the same scenario.

Anyone have any ideas?


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11 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oaftown View Post
I have an inspiron 1530 that originally shipped with Vista. I'm trying to upgrade it to Windows 7. I'm doing a clean install with the 7100 build.

When Windows 7 tries to boot for the first time, it says starting windows, then windows comes up, but all i get is the evaluational copy message in the bottom right, and NOTHING else. It'll just sit there until Windows eventually goes to sleep, i cannot get anything else to show up.

I've tried unplugging all USB devices, but that didn't help. Trying to boot into safe mode just tells me windows 7 cannot be completed in safe mode, then reboots my machine and i get the same scenario.

Anyone have any ideas?
Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

Try following this tutorial to disable any internal devics that could be causing the problem...hope it helps!
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12 Jul 2009   #3
oaftown

Windows 7
 
 

Ahh dude, I love you! Disabled by video card and everything's peachy
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12 Jul 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oaftown View Post
Ahh dude, I love you! Disabled by video card and everything's peachy
Just glad to help
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