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Windows 7: Win-7 RC install problem

26 Jul 2009   #1
SaudiDave

Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Win-7 RC install problem

I've a Dell Studio 540 and its spec has been confirmed as ok for Win7 usage by the Window Upgrade Advisor.
As I require Dual System boot facilities (Vista/Win7) I've partitioned my HD, downloaded and burnt Win7RC onto a start-up CD and attempted to install the Win7RC system.
Installation proceeds perfectly until the final re-boot where the screen indicates ""SetUp is Starting Services"" but then it stops with the message:-

X Windows could not finish configuring the system and will attempy to restart.

I cannot get beyond this point so would apprec advice

thks


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26 Jul 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SaudiDave View Post
I've a Dell Studio 540 and its spec has been confirmed as ok for Win7 usage by the Window Upgrade Advisor.
As I require Dual System boot facilities (Vista/Win7) I've partitioned my HD, downloaded and burnt Win7RC onto a start-up CD and attempted to install the Win7RC system.
Installation proceeds perfectly until the final re-boot where the screen indicates ""SetUp is Starting Services"" but then it stops with the message:-

X Windows could not finish configuring the system and will attempy to restart.

I cannot get beyond this point so would apprec advice

thks
Hey SD

Welcome to sevenforums

Could you tell us abt your win 7 image. where you got it, how you burned it, etc.

Ken
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26 Jul 2009   #3
SaudiDave

Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Hi Ken - Win 7 obtained from MS site and was burned using Roxio

SD
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26 Jul 2009   #4
DJG

 

SD - maybe you have a bad DVD - did you verify the burn?
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26 Jul 2009   #5
Night Hawk

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

Ouch! Roxio?!

I can point to you towards a few free or free versions of programs that will see excellent resuilts as far as burning the images to disk. The media used of course is a different matter there if you ran into a bad bunch.

The oldie for XP is ImgBurn free from The Official ImgBurn Website

The free version of StarBurn works like a champ for a variety of ISO images. :: RocketDivision :: CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD recording and mastering

I spend a C note($100) for Roxio and ended up hardly ever using it!
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27 Jul 2009   #6
SaudiDave

Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

NightHawk
Thks for yr comments
SD
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27 Jul 2009   #7
Night Hawk

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

You're welcome! You may want to run memtest or another memory stress tester in case a dimm has developed a fault. That's another thing that hamper the Windows installation process.
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27 Jul 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SaudiDave View Post
I've a Dell Studio 540 and its spec has been confirmed as ok for Win7 usage by the Window Upgrade Advisor.
As I require Dual System boot facilities (Vista/Win7) I've partitioned my HD, downloaded and burnt Win7RC onto a start-up CD and attempted to install the Win7RC system.
Installation proceeds perfectly until the final re-boot where the screen indicates ""SetUp is Starting Services"" but then it stops with the message:-

X Windows could not finish configuring the system and will attempy to restart.

I cannot get beyond this point so would apprec advice

thks

dave

Im just wondering abt the "x" windows thing. was the x a typo?

Ken
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27 Jul 2009   #9
SaudiDave

Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
SD - maybe you have a bad DVD - did you verify the burn?
DJG - Thks for yr msg, yes I did verify the burn and the installation disk installs 99% of Win 7 and only fails after the last re-boot when it states:-

"Startup is updating registry settigs"

followed by:-

"Setup is starting services"

And then the error msg:-

"X Windows could not finish configuring the system and will attempt to restart at next boot"

After further tries at rebooting from the dual bootup menu it happens exactly the same as explained above.

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28 Jul 2009   #10
Night Hawk

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

It sounds like something didn't fully copy to the drive namely one of the setup files. Every so often you'll run into a problem install like this where you end up starting all over in order to see a full working copy go on.

The question here is how you setting up the dual boot itself? on the same drive? or across two separate drives?
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