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Windows 7: Clean windows 7 ultimate install freezing

07 May 2011   #1

Windows Vista Home x64
Clean windows 7 ultimate install freezing

I recently purchased a new motherboard, RAM and SSD to upgrade my computer a bit. I planned on doing a clean install onto the new SSD, rather than upgrading Vista x64, which is installed on a 750GB hard drive. However, after I set the BIOS to boot from CD, hit a key to boot off CD, it freezes at the loading windows screen before you can select your language preferences.

I tried running this with only 1 4GB memory stick instead of 2. Also, unplugged everything that wasn't needed from the computer, leaving just the video and ps/2 mouse + keyboard. I also tried, taking out the PCI Sound card, starting with just the SSD drive connected and the 750GB drive disconnected and disabling everything I could think of that wasn't needed in the BIOS.

I tried both the 64bit (which I would like to use) and the 32bit install CDs. Both freeze at the same spot. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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07 May 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You have at least 4 components to consider: SSD, Windows disks, RAM, and motherboard. I'd try to eliminate each as the cause of the problem.

Can you test the RAM using memtest??

Are you using known legitimate Windows disks?

If you try to install onto the 750 GB hard drive, can you get past the freeze point?

Can you try to install to your older motherboard?
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07 May 2011   #3


Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself?

If so, the ISO integrity then burn another to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Check all your cable connections and see that your SSD is recognized in BIOS, BIOS is updated and SATA controller is set to AHCI.
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