Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Reinstall crashes at Completing Installation

29 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Reinstall crashes at Completing Installation

Had been having problems with the onboard graphics so decided to install a graphics card. Powered up the computer after putting the new card in n instead of booting into Windows it hung at Windows start up screen. Tried everything I could think of n find to fix it, but nothing worked so in the end just decided to reinstall Windows (I've done a couple of reinstalls on this comp before n never had a problem.) Now I'm really stuck because the install crashes at Completing Installation no matter what I try (took the card out, unplugged everything except mouse n keyboard, etc) nothing works!! Help!!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2014   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello and welcome cattem mate some system specs please it is absolutely necessary before we can help. System Info - See Your System Specs

It sounds like a driver problem to me but one thing you can do is run these first in safe mode if you can get into that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Mar 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP


Are you sure the card is compatible with your board? Double check with the card support.

The card is likely faling to load its driver, so see if you can disable it in Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

Of course you'll need onboard video in order to do this. Did you look in BIOS setup to see that the new card is selected correctly?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Reinstall crashes at Completing Installation

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my
Comp Spec CPU – E6600 GPU-ATI 4780 MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0) Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare. First...
Installation & Setup
Installation hanging on completing installation
I have tried everything! I built this system to save some money now I think it will bite me for that Specs are Windows 7 home prem DVD OEM disc 64bit brand new (have all ready validated it) Intel core3i 530 intel DH55HC Board 4gb Ram(a-ram) WD sata caviar green 500GB 32MB HDD VGA monitor...
Installation & Setup
Installation Hangs At Completing Installation.
I'm trying to installing Windows 7 RC Build 7100, it hangs at Completing Installation after restarting... I've installed it before the exact same way, with the same disk on the same computer. I've tried it like 5 times or more by now, so I just put xp on here for now. The ... keeps moving and...
Installation & Setup
Completing Installation
Installing a fresh install of Windows 7 on my other computer, it's currently been at the Completing Installation stage and has been for well over 3 hours. The dots still move, the PS/2 keyboard and mouse still work.. so it's not frozen. The hard drive has been completely formatted using gparted...
Installation & Setup
Installation stops during Completing Installation step
When doing a clean installation Windows 7 everything seems to work fine until the middle of the Completing Installation step. At a point in it the installation says "Setup will continue after starting Windows" and the system begins a reboot. It shuts down, starts the reboot, has the Starting...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00.
Twitter Facebook