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Windows 7: Win 7 install crashes at beginning of install

24 May 2011   #11
DocBrown

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

Can you give us a screen print of your My Computer in XP ?


Ctrl + Print Scrn & then paste in Paint, save file & upload here with the paperclip icon in your reply post




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24 May 2011   #12
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
That's why ztrucker said you cannot upgrade the XP, you must do a clean install to a blank partition. So do you want to wipe your XP completely or create a Dual boot system of XP & win7 ?
OOOOOH, I got confused the way I see "Clean" & "Custom" being used describing installs. I thought once the install got going it would wipe the HD.

So I was planning on wiping XP off completely, would you advise against that?
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24 May 2011   #13
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

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24 May 2011   #14
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

idk wtf happened there
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24 May 2011   #15
DocBrown

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

It looks like C: & E: is your HD in two partitions. L: looks like your DVD drive is being seen again like a virtual drive. Not sure what N: MultiBOOT is ?

Have you looked at the tutorials section for Clean Install ( & with an UpGrade Disc) ?

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you have everything saved & backed up off this HD, wiping this HD & a Clean install would be the best install of win7


I know several students that have used the student download to do this.
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24 May 2011   #16
gregrocker

 

You have a lot plugged in according to the screenshot. Have you tried install yet with everything except one HD unplugged as advised earlier?

What are I, N drives and Norton backup - any one of these could be interfering. Norton is best uninstalled.

Do you have two HD's or is E a second partition? You could try install to another HD or partition besides XP if overwriting XP is an issue.

You can jot down all of your BIOS settings before trying to reset the CMOS so you can fall back if needed to restart XP. Resetting the BIOS solves a lot of install probs, as does wiping the HD.

But the failure during file loading is most often an installer issue so you should focus on that by confirming the HASH on the student download using Hashtab against official Win7 HASH, so you know you have a good download: HashTab... is the coolest thing ever!
Windows 7 RTM SHA-1 hash - checksums

Then burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.
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24 May 2011   #17
DocBrown

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

Not sure how your finances are as a student, but I just got an email from NewEgg today for their Memorial Day Sale items! A 2TB SATA HD for $ 59.99 plus a lot of other items on sale


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25 May 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Norton Backup is a link to the Backup drive.

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Would be best left installed.


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25 May 2011   #19
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

Thanks for all the tips, my N: and I: are related to a USB Stick I had plugged in. The larger 1 TB WS HD is an external drive and the smaller one is my internal.

What would be the best way to format my HD at startup?
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25 May 2011   #20
DocBrown

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

Use Bare Foot Kids Tutorial How to Optimize a HDD for Install

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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