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Windows 7: Windows 7 troubles with booting up

17 Sep 2009   #21
GreenWood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When I started with drive was just raw - I am still getting that error however. only change has been that the "File:" listed alternates between the BCD and winload.exe


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17 Sep 2009   #22
Night Hawk

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

Without the drive being partitioned and formatted the installation couldn't proceed there while the drives on the other systems already had existing primaries to work with. The one thing you can try now is the startup repair tool in the repair tools section on the dvd you made when booting from that again. Startup Repair

Note even when the installation succeeds forgetting to go back into the bios to see the hard drive made the default boot device will often prevent a normal startup if the mbr entries and boor files and boot loader are on good. On prebuilds while no floppy drive is seen the boards used will tend to have the floppy search option still enabled when they ship from the factory!
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17 Sep 2009   #23
GreenWood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

alright here's what I did after I got the last error....

1. Got really ticked off.
2. went to find a different HDD (found a 10.2gb one) - it had windows 98 on it.
3. unplugged original Win 7 hdd.
4. Set the jumper on the 10gb hdd to master. plugged that hdd in.
5. ran the Win 7 install for that hdd.
6. after the reboot, setup continued as normal.
7. Read Night Hawk's last post.
8. Set HDD back to 1st boot device.
9. Put in original Win 7 hdd.
10. Same error.

I guess it was a bad hard drive then? At least I got it working, im excited about that for shure =)
Maybe my 'newer' computer COULD see that there were errors on the HDD and the others couldn't? *shrugs*
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17 Sep 2009   #24
DocBrown

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

Are you saying it installed on the 10gb HD ?
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17 Sep 2009   #25
GreenWood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Are you saying it installed on the 10gb HD ?
Yes. It successfully installed on the 10gb HDD.
I noticed when in the setup when i accidently clicked on "unallocated space" the little yellow (!) on the bottom so I clicked it (I was curious) and it told me said Setup requires minimum of 5.5gb of space
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17 Sep 2009   #26
DocBrown

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

Wow, I think the smallest HD I used on a " dinosaur" was 40gb.

Of course 10gb doesn't leave any room for many programs or files, but at least you could surf & check email.


Looking at my old HD collection to do some testing !

Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

Just keep up the trial & error testing

" Doc "
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17 Sep 2009   #27
GreenWood

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

went to My Computer -I've got 1.4gb Free of 9.5gb
Pretty darn close xD

Thanks to Everyone who posted their ideas and tips/hints. I'll remember them for future installs. =)
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17 Sep 2009   #28
Night Hawk

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

I'm surprized it went on at all if you didn't reformat the drive to NTFS right from the start since 7 is still seeing NTFS as the native while seeing the support for accessing Fat 32/exFat volumes now added back in for things like external hard drives, ush flash drives, etc. there.

A clean install of 7 doesn't actually take up the minimum 16gb recommendation seen by MS. It runs about 7-8gb roughly just fitting on the small drive. But besides the tight quite limited drive space you have the problem of no Vista updates available to start with on any of those old systems there.
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17 Sep 2009   #29
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Wow, I think the smallest HD I used on a " dinosaur" was 40gb.

Of course 10gb doesn't leave any room for many programs or files, but at least you could surf & check email.


Looking at my old HD collection to do some testing !

Oldest "Dinosaur" Running Win7

Just keep up the trial & error testing

" Doc "
Doc, it makes me soooo curious to try to install Win7 bon my old PIII, 512MB RAM. I thouht it would never run, I bever tried.
Bad is that I paid $1600 for it. When it was up to date, about 10 years ago...
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18 Sep 2009   #30
Night Hawk

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

Someone here mentioned trying 7 out on a PII with only 128mb of memory some time back. I forgot which thread that was on. I doubt you could do much with it even install drivers while there was mention of an install with only 64mb on the same system!
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