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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezes at startup and at reinstall also

23 May 2014   #11
Microsoft MVP


Let us know when you're ready to start with the steps that have helped thousands of others who actually cooperate.

Formatting isn't enough. You need to wipe the HD from the tutorial you ignored in my last post.

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23 May 2014   #12
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Instead of installing Mint, delete all partitions using "Partition Wizard" and then try booting from Windows install DVD. If you can boot in to the "install Now" ( below picture ) screen successfully, press "Shift" and "F10" key together ( shift + F10 ) and a command prompt window will appear.

Then use the command line utility DISKPART to wipe out the partition table. Please refer step 3 and onward of the below tutorial as a reference.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

This is the same steps described in gregrocker's excellent tutorial - Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome - but i thought some screenshots may help you understand better. Remember to boot from "Partition Wizard" and deleting all partitions before attempting DISKPART.

Hopefully you will be able to install "Windows 7" after that. You can install Linux Mint or any other Linux distro later but we should first make sure the lap's hardware is fine. If "Win 7" install disc can't boot and it is stalling at the logo screen, you are dealing with a hardware issue here.

Let us know how it goes.
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24 May 2014   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

Thnx I have successfully installed w7 .
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24 May 2014   #14
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That is good to know. I would suggest using the laptop for some time and make sure it is working fine ( no hanging, no lagging etc ). If everything works fine, post back with a snapshot of "Disk Management" screen if you need assistance in installing "Linux".

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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