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Windows 7: Not able to install windows 7 64-bit

07 Nov 2009   #1
Kelvin

Windows Vista premium 32 bit
 
 
Not able to install windows 7 64-bit

Hello,

I have been trying to install windows 7 on my gateway gt5628 , when I install it after the final steps to the point where I set up the username and all that, my pc reboots and when it loads it forces me into recovery mode. anyone have any ideas?
Also I'm installing from a flash drive since it won't allow me to install with my dvd drive, since it gave me the cd/dvd device driver missing... error.

Specs:
  • Model: Gateway GT5628
  • Processor Intel® Core™2 Quad Q6600 quad core processor with VT
  • Chipset Intel G33
  • Hard Drive 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive
  • Memory Installed: 3072 MB DDR2, 667 MH
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT
  • Power Supply 630 watts
Any help would be great thanks.


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07 Nov 2009   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Based on what you have said, I suspect a bad image of Windows 7. Try reburning the DVD with IMGBurn at a speed of 4x or less.
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07 Nov 2009   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you tried a Startup Repair?
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07 Nov 2009   #4
Kelvin

Windows Vista premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Based on what you have said, I suspect a bad image of Windows 7. Try reburning the DVD with IMGBurn at a speed of 4x or less.
I'm installing it from a flash drive and i'm pretty sure there nothing wrong with the image since I was able to install it on other computers in my house, it's just this one.
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07 Nov 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Right. Do you know how to do a Startup Repair?
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07 Nov 2009   #6
Kelvin

Windows Vista premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan King View Post
Right. Do you know how to do a Startup Repair?
No I have not tried that, could you explain? Thanks.
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07 Nov 2009   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Boot from the installation DVD, or in you case, the thumb drive, and instead of hitting "Install Now", choose "Repair your computer". Then click on Startup Repair. Note: you may have to run Startup Repair as many as three times in order for it to work.
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09 Nov 2009   #8
Kelvin

Windows Vista premium 32 bit
 
 

Ok I solved the problem, after 5 days and then I asked one my IT friends, discovered the error. What I was doing wrong was I did not wipe the hard disk fully, I left the factory recovery partition on the drive. After wiping the hard drive fully I was able to install, apparently windows 7 causes a conflict with the gateway recovery partition. I thank you all for your help and support.
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09 Nov 2009   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for posting the solution. I might add that to my troubleshooting guide.
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09 Nov 2009   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Kelvin thanks for posting back your solution.

This is an example of why all old recov partitions need to be wiped before installing Win7, after any recovery disks are made as backup.
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