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Windows 7: Installation Problem

30 Sep 2009   #11
leanmoha

Elive Linux for now
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leanmoha View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You say you have 4gb ram. How much per each ram stick ?

A lot of members have had the best luck with the initial install of win7 with 2gb ram.

Then add the other 2gb later, like 24 to 48 hours later after any updates have loaded. Also disconnect any peripherials not needed for the Win7 install.
No printers, gamepads, second monitors, scanners, external devices, flash drives etc...

Ram is 2gig per stick.

Will try again taking out the extra 2gig and disconnect the periphs and report back
just completed another install with only the bare bones and still refusing to boot. The installer also still had the Windows Vista boot splash


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30 Sep 2009   #12
DocBrown

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

What is the boot order set at in the Bios setup ?

Also the win vista boot splash sometimes indicates a problem with the video adapter.

Does the Motherboard have an onboard video plug, so that you could take out your graphics card for the initial install ?

Looks like this one is going to be another REAL Trial & Error Test

" Doc "
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30 Sep 2009   #13
leanmoha

Elive Linux for now
 
 

Thanks DocBrown

The boot order is
usb-cdrom
cdrom
hhd

Yes it does have an onboard video card ATI HD3200
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30 Sep 2009   #14
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

leanmoha, When the install hangs how long are you waiting before you restart. Have you let it sit for awhile, say hours?
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30 Sep 2009   #15
leanmoha

Elive Linux for now
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leanmoha View Post
Thanks DocBrown

The boot order is
usb-cdrom
cdrom
hhd

Yes it does have an onboard video card ATI HD3200

Just tried without the nvidia graphics card, and it still does the same thing. But DocBrown you are correct about the graphics card. With the onboard card I get the Windows 7 boot splash.
The really baffling thing is that all reboots during installation work but the moment it finishes the first time use setup, starts running the welcome screen then reboots itself it stops working.
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30 Sep 2009   #16
leanmoha

Elive Linux for now
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
leanmoha, When the install hangs how long are you waiting before you restart. Have you let it sit for awhile, say hours?
Nope, once nothing happens at the boot disk search part of startup I restart or turn off. Although to do this I physically have to use the buttons on the box. ctrl+alt+del doesn't work.

The long break between my posts was because I fell asleep. Haven't slept in over 24hrs working on a program I have to get some kinda functionality out of by Monday.

I just noticed the screen on the computer has gone blank, the monitor is still picking up a signal from the box, the keyboard is still locked though.
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30 Sep 2009   #17
leanmoha

Elive Linux for now
 
 

Hi guys,

I think I've worked out the issue now, well know what is causing the problem even if I don't know how to fix it.

I just tried a friends Vista 64bit and it too did the exact same thing, it would run the installation successfully, start configuring the system for first time use get to the welcome message just before opening the desktop and then shutdown and the shut down is so quick it can't have done so properly.
Anyway after this shutdown I restart and unlike Windows 7 which just hangs the 64bit Vista starts trying to boot but then goes into a bios command prompt screen and shows the message

acpi
windows loader

From this, I'm guessing its the ACPI settings on my motherboard causing all the problems. Unfortunately I don't know how to change this. Very strange because my 32bit vista works fine.
I'd rather use a 64bit OS since all the components and periphs all come with 64bit support.
Perhaps my best bet is to VMWare Windows through a working linux OS, at least till I can solve the problem or replace the motherboard. Hopefully a lot of the things I need to use windows for will run smoothly loading Windows through VMWare.

Or is there actually a way to get windows to install without ACPI
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30 Sep 2009   #18
leanmoha

Elive Linux for now
 
 

can Vista 32bit be upgraded to 7 64bit?
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30 Sep 2009   #19
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leanmoha View Post
can Vista 32bit be upgraded to 7 64bit?
Nope
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30 Sep 2009   #20
DocBrown

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

Try messing with the ACPI settings in the Bios Setup, ON vs. Off, etc when you re-try the install.
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