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Windows 7: Installation Freezes

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows xp
Installation Freezes

Hey I just got a copy of windows 7(64-bit ultimate, because its from my college its the upgrade version) and I'm having some install troubles. The installation keeps freezing right when it finishes loading the dvd. Heres an image:

I also have a video too (let me know if you want it).

This is directly before any windows come up for user input.

Currently on windows xp. We know the dvd works (tried it in a different computer) and the dvd drive in this system works (tried using different operating systems). I can move the mouse around, and no keyboard shortcuts appear to work.

I had the windows 7 beta installed a ways back, so I know the OS works on this system.

System info:
Processor E6750 core 2 duo
2 gig ram
nvidia 260 GTX
Creative labs x-fi sound card
gigabyte GA-P35-Ds3L motherboard

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22 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Hi Oglshrub and welcome to the forums
I would start by using the onboard video, remove your 260GTX and try installation again. When you get to that screen, let it sit for a while. I installed it in three computers, in two it went straight through, on the third I had ot wait for about 0.5 hour.
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows xp

I don't have onboard video, and since I'm at school I don't have my older graphics card with me either. I'm letting the installation run for a while right now, I'll keep this updated.
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Oops, I confused the serial port with a VGA. Different genders. I think I should be worried...

Let's try the zen method first (wait, wait), if it doesn't work we start with the prescription drugs... :)

What you can already try if it doesn't move: try installation in safe mode. Click F8 repeatedly when booting from the DVD and go from there.

Tks, let us know

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