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Windows 7: Install is stalling and has very long delays

22 Oct 2009   #1
fistsofgod

win7 x64
 
 
Install is stalling and has very long delays

First off I had the downloadable windows 7 x64 7100 rc installed on my computer for a long time and decided instead of pirating win7 this time I would actually buy it using the student edition x64 pro downloaded. So i tried to install this after downloading it and extracting it and everything worked ok until it does the final startup where it shows the black screen and it is supposed to show "windows is preparing your computer for its first start" or something to that effect, but that screen never shows it just shows a black desktop and a mouse cursor and nothing else.

I then formated my drive and tried installing a few of my other win7 dvds from previous versions i had downloaded (older builds). all of these did the same thing. I got out my winxp 32bit disc and it installs just fine.... so I just made my downloaded student version into a bootable disc and I am trying to install that now and see what happens.

anyone have an idea of why the setup would stall after I have expanded the windows files, installed features and updates and completed installation (the checklist screen). but I cant get to the "preparing computer for first start" screen?

cpu: phenom II x4
mboard: msi m4a79t deluxe
mem: crucial ballistix
vid: ati hd 4870


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22 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fistsofgod View Post
First off I had the downloadable windows 7 x64 7100 rc installed on my computer for a long time and decided instead of pirating win7 this time I would actually buy it using the student edition x64 pro downloaded. So i tried to install this after downloading it and extracting it and everything worked ok until it does the final startup where it shows the black screen and it is supposed to show "windows is preparing your computer for its first start" or something to that effect, but that screen never shows it just shows a black desktop and a mouse cursor and nothing else.

I then formated my drive and tried installing a few of my other win7 dvds from previous versions i had downloaded (older builds). all of these did the same thing. I got out my winxp 32bit disc and it installs just fine.... so I just made my downloaded student version into a bootable disc and I am trying to install that now and see what happens.

anyone have an idea of why the setup would stall after I have expanded the windows files, installed features and updates and completed installation (the checklist screen). but I cant get to the "preparing computer for first start" screen?

cpu: phenom II x4
mboard: msi m4a79t deluxe
mem: crucial ballistix
vid: ati hd 4870
Just before desktop it loads a bunch of things including your video driver, etc

Have you tried booting in safe mode (F8 while booting) to see if it doesw it there. If not it points to a video driver since in safe mode its doesn't load it.

Other things that might kill you. RAID, overclocking, some times you have to pull all but like 2 gigs of ram, etc

Let us know

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #3
othrside

Windows 7
 
 

Do you have any other displays attached to your computer? I had the same thing happen, then I realized that Windows was not using my default display. It had instead turned my TV which is connected using my secondary dvi output as the primary.
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22 Oct 2009   #4
fistsofgod

win7 x64
 
 

Well I feel silly. I had thought of the secondary display problem also but my TV is connected by HDMI so at first i didnt think it would be an issue then i checked the TV and couldnt see anything on that display so i didnt think that was the problem. but i read your reply and thought about it again and disconnected the HDMi cable from my vid card and bam, the setup screen showed up on my monitor.

thanks for posting that or i may have never thought of disconnecting the hdmi cable instead. simple thing to overlook
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