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Windows 7: Windows 7 installation hangs on "Completing Installation"

21 Oct 2011   #1

Windows XP (7 But I can't install it)
Windows 7 installation hangs on "Completing Installation"

I can't seem to install Windows 7 on my PC after I installed my new ASUS EAH5450 Series
graphics card,but before I installed the card Windows 7 works perfectly fine on my PC,here's what i've tried to do

1.Restore BIOS Settings to default
2.Wipe the WHOLE hard disk
3.Remove the graphics card and try to install Windows 7

none have worked so I tried to check my PC with "Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor" and the results came out,everything is compatible except my software which i will CLEAN install not upgrade.

My Spec is
Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU E6300 2.80GHz
Graphics card is (OnBoard) nVidia GeForce 7050
and like I said I installed ASUS EAH5450 Series (1GB DDR3)

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21 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

you might want to go back and make sure your bios settings are configured correctly, default is not necessarily optimal or correct.

formatting the drive in the window's installer is a good thing.

try it again from the top after confirming the bios settings. if you have all sata drives you might want to make sure ahci is enabled.

also you might try disabling the onboard video. if you can see the install process on the new video card it should be fine. also i am thinking that having both enabled should not be an issue, but it might be a driver conflict. having only one enabled simplifies things.
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21 Oct 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP


If installer is hanging at Installing Devices stage of installation, use this method to enter Device Manager to uninstall the device in error (likely display driver) so that installation completes, then update device driver from desktop: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If this fails double check that video card is installed correctly and recognized in BIOS.

Did you try to start your old Win7 installation with the new card? It might not have been necessary to reinstall. But we can help you troubleshoot it to completion if the steps given so far don't work. Just post back exactly what happens with any error message verbatim.
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22 Oct 2011   #4

Windows XP (7 But I can't install it)

Thank You!,gregrocker that helped me ALOT , it took less than 3 minutes to complete the installation :)
Thanks A Bunch
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22 Oct 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP


Glad it helped and thank you for posting back to let us know.
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