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Windows 7: Windows 7 'Setup is starting services'

21 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)
Windows 7 'Setup is starting services'

Just tried installing windows 7 x86 on my computer. Installation seemed to be going fine up until the last stage where it gets stuck on 'Setup is starting services'. I have tried shift + f10 and disabled my video card yet the same message comes up.

Any help would be appreciated!

I was using custom install from windows xp with an iso image.
OS: (before windows 7) Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)

Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI DELUXE

Memory: 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM ) (2GB RAM)

Graphics Card(s): NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Sound Card: ASUSTeK Computer MCP55 High Definition Audio

Hard Drives: Western Digital WD2500AAKS-00B3A0 (250GB)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2012   #2


Unplug all other HD's and peripherals, reset BIOS to defaults.

Wipe the HD first: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

If install fails, next enter Device Manager during install to look for Devices in error and uninstall them to complate install, then update drivers from desktop.

Test your HD with maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

Test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (32-bit)

Wiped the HD and installed windows 7. Got stuck at one point but then i disabled the video card driver and seem to be working okay! Thanks for the help gregrocker!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

21 Feb 2012   #4


Can you now install the video card from desktop?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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