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Windows 7: Win 7 install crashes at beginning of install

24 May 2011   #1
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 
Win 7 install crashes at beginning of install

When I try a custom install of windows 7 from the DVD I get the same blue screen and error code. I am doing that at the startup I select boot from CD Rom, get the screen that says "loading files" and then the next screen shows up for about 3-5 seconds and then I get the error blue screen and everything freezes. I get the same error everytime It's a long string of number mostly zeroes.

I have this setup

Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 ATX GeForce 6100 Motherboard
AMD 3200 2.2 Ghz 64 bit
Asus EIDE DVDRW
WD 1 TB external
3.5GB Ram
Zotac Geforce PCIE Video
SB Live Audigy 2 Soundcard
Currently running XP Corporate 32 Bit

I have tried removing RAM to get under 2 GB, same error. Tried removing the External HD, same error.

Anyone got any more ideas?

Thanks

Tim


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24 May 2011   #2
DocBrown

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

Did you read our Questions Thread ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Do you have onboard Video on the MB ?
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24 May 2011   #3
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

I have read the questions thread, and spent hours looking at other similar problems but havnt seen any solutions.

I do have onboard video which is a NVidia GeForce 128mb shared.
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24 May 2011   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

How are you doing the install? There is no upgrade path from XP to Win 7 so you need to do a clean install.

Also, try removing the Zotac Geforce PCIE Video and using the onboard video until you get installed, then install the Zotac driver, power down, install the Zotac card and power on again. See if that gets around the problem.


Also, what does the BSOD tell you?
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24 May 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Confirm ISO and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Next try writing ISO to flash stick. You can extract ISO from retail DVD using ImgBurn, then write using this tool with Win7 in showing the drop-down menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive

Next try wiping the HD using Diskpart from DVD Command Line:
Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
DISKPART At PC Startup

Next reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
While in BIOS set SATA controller to AHCI to try install, then IDE if necessary.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

As a last resort, move HD to install Win7 in another machine, then SysPrep HD to move back to problem machine: SysPrep to move HD to another computer
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24 May 2011   #6
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
How are you doing the install? There is no upgrade path from XP to Win 7 so you need to do a clean install.

Also, try removing the Zotac Geforce PCIE Video and using the onboard video until you get installed, then install the Zotac driver, power down, install the Zotac card and power on again. See if that gets around the problem.


Also, what does the BSOD tell you?
I am doing in with a DVD I burned after dl from Microsoft.

The error I get is

*** STOP: 0x0000005C (0x00000000000010B, then a bunch more 0's)
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24 May 2011   #7
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Confirm ISO and burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed.

Next try writing ISO to flash stick. You can extract ISO from retail DVD using ImgBurn, then write using this tool with Win7 in showing the drop-down menu: Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive

Next try wiping the HD using Diskpart from DVD Command Line:
Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
DISKPART At PC Startup

Next reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
While in BIOS set SATA controller to AHCI to try install, then IDE if necessary.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

As a last resort, move HD to install Win7 in another machine, then SysPrep HD to move back to problem machine: SysPrep to move HD to another computer
I got win 7 premium through the student discount. I just DL it from the site and used ImgBurn @ 4x with verify.

I dont have a 4G flash stick so I can't try that method. You can see the error message in my previous post.

Ive backed up my data but this is my only computer at the moment so I dont want to take it down except as a last resort. So I am not quite ready to flash the whole drive.

Do you think it would be worth while to flash the CMOS w/o wiping the drive?
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24 May 2011   #8
DocBrown

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

Did you create a new blank partition for the win7 install or are you trying to install it to your existing XP partition ?
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24 May 2011   #9
Detroiter313

XP Corporate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Did you create a new blank partition for the win7 install or are you trying to install it to your existing XP partition ?
I was going to install it to the existing XP Partition. With the install crashing so early would that make much of a difference?
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24 May 2011   #10
DocBrown

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

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 ?
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