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Windows 7: Windows 7 install/boot problem

20 Sep 2009   #1
Bartimaeus

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 install/boot problem

Hi,
I have a strange problem when I try to install Windosws 7. When the install boots, the window that should ask me what to do, dose not shows. I can only see the background and the mouse.
I know the DVD and the OS image are alright because I used it on my laptop and my friends pc and worked fine.
The same problem occurs with the beta(build 7000), RC1(build 7100) and the RTM(build 7600) releases. Which all worked fine on my laptop.
And I know Windows 7 works on my PC because I managed to install it by running the installer from Windows XP.

My PC configuration:
*AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU
*ASUS A8N-E motherboard
*2x 512MB DDR (Geil 3200) dual-channel RAM
*GeForce 7800GT graphic card
*2x 320GB HDD(1 seagate and 1 maxtor)
I know the DVD-ROM is not the problem, because I tried it with 3 different ones

Hire is the picture of where I get stuck

But it should show thise KLIK


Dose anyone have any idea what should I do? Because installing XP just so I can then install Windows 7 is really annoying


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20 Sep 2009   #2
Night Hawk

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

Welcome to the Se7enfourms! Bartimaeus

If the dvd drive you are using is a sata model join the club. Just because you can boot and install from the XP but not the 7 dvd doesn't mean the drive can't be the problem! On the contrary when all live cds with Linux distros would generally load right up as well as a GParted live cd or the XP or Vista install disks suddenly none would load with one dvd here.

When shutting everything down and powering right back up after a minute wait suddenly the 7 beta dvds or one of the others would suddenly load right up! Eventually the drive made grinding sounds out of nowhere when a disk was left in. ut oooooo.....! New drive time!

Once a new drive went in everything loads every time. The fact that your 7 dvd is known to be a good burn on a good disk suggests the drive or even surprizingly the drive's cable may need replacing if you know 100% that nothing is wrong with the drive.

The original problem seen here was booting from any dvd disk until replacing a drive that didn't last too long. I still prefer the older ide dvd burners that took a beating and kept on working over the soon to fall apart sata models by the same brand! They can't change the interface without sacrifing the quality of the drive?

The screen you show there simply points to not seeing the "files are loading" black colored line across the screen in order to reach the Install Now screen with the large button and then onto the second screen you have on the link there. You can boot from the XP "cd" but not any 7 "dvd" sounds all too familiar! "I want my 7!"
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20 Sep 2009   #3
AlexRD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What you have to do, is wait like 10 minutes.
My friend got the same problem, so he waited like 10 minutes and it loaded.
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20 Sep 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bartimaeus View Post
Hi,
I have a strange problem when I try to install Windosws 7. When the install boots, the window that should ask me what to do, dose not shows. I can only see the background and the mouse.
I know the DVD and the OS image are alright because I used it on my laptop and my friends pc and worked fine.
The same problem occurs with the beta(build 7000), RC1(build 7100) and the RTM(build 7600) releases. Which all worked fine on my laptop.
And I know Windows 7 works on my PC because I managed to install it by running the installer from Windows XP.

My PC configuration:
*AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU
*ASUS A8N-E motherboard
*2x 512MB DDR (Geil 3200) dual-channel RAM
*GeForce 7800GT graphic card
*2x 320GB HDD(1 seagate and 1 maxtor)
I know the DVD-ROM is not the problem, because I tried it with 3 different ones

Hire is the picture of where I get stuck

But it should show thise KLIK


Dose anyone have any idea what should I do? Because installing XP just so I can then install Windows 7 is really annoying
As Nighthawk stated, your SATA DVD drive could be the problem. If your motherboard supports booting from a USB device, you can create a bootable USB flash drive, copy the installation files over to it, and install that way. Personally, I use diskpart to make a USB bootable, but I've heard that some people can just copy the files over without going through that process.
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20 Sep 2009   #5
Night Hawk

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

The other option when you have a usb flash drive onhand would be making up a usb key to try installing 7 that way. USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

I've had to use that one when a friend's dvd drive was pooched on his older XP system to set up a dual boot with 7 there. First the usb key for GParted to shrink the XP primary down far enough followed by the second key at the time for the 32bit RC he wanted to try out.

The drive that let go here seemed to be... yes seemed to working normally but remained stubborn until hearing an odd grinding sound which said the rest at the time. But the alternative method outlined in the guide there would at least see you through the installation process.
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21 Sep 2009   #6
Bartimaeus

Windows 7
 
 

I have an IDE DVD drive. I'll wait for 15min a see if it works.

Thank you for your help.
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21 Sep 2009   #7
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Hi Bartimaeus

Some other things to consider: are you trying to install the 32bit or 64bit version. With only 1G you are theoretically below the threshold for 64 bits (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx), alhtough I have read ppl have installed and run it in such conditions.

Another source of trouble can be the video card. Unfortunately you do not have onboard video to try. Are you using a DVI or VGA connection to your monitor (VGA preferred).

Other things that might help:
- disconnect or disable all peripherals not being used (e.g. LAN card, USBs etc)
- disconnect the other HDD.
- you might have to wait more than 15 minutes. I had a 30 minute wait and it is reported even to be several hours in some cases.

Another possible source of trouble would be the motherboard. Asus does not list support for Windows 7 for your Mobo. It might not mean anything, in some cases you can just use Vista drivers, but in this thread 7 will not boot after install the member reports that ASUS washed their hands and said his board might not run Win7 (another board).

Let us know if you make progress

Also, please fill in your specs in the System Specs section (on left lower corner of any of your posts), so one doesn't need to refer to the 1st post to find them.
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21 Sep 2009   #8
Night Hawk

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

The problem I ran into here with the last dvd drive not loading anything until the grinding sound was heard was simply rebooting once it reached a certain point.

I would simply shut the power off and wait a minute or two and press the F8 key at the time to bring up the device menu where the dvd drive was then selected from the list when hitting the power to suddenly see the disk load whether one of the early 7 beta dvds or a live distro at the time.

With most Asus boards you will see the press DEL for bios and next to that at post also see the F8(usually) for boot device menu where you don't have to go into the bios to keep changing the boot order over and over. When the disk sticks try shutting the system down and waiting a minute to see what it does when powering it up and bringing up the boot device menu to select the drive.

If you suddenly see it go through the loading process then you will know the drive itself is acting up on you. At least the prices on optical drives have come down sharply where a new drive won't set you back if you end up replacing it.
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