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Windows 7: Trying to install Windows 7, stuck on the blinking cursor page

03 Apr 2015   #11

64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium

Wait, what do you mean all this is supposed to be taken care of? Of course I thought the hardware install was good before I tried installing Windows....that orange ribbon gave a few techs a hard time too, one tech removed the cream colored platic crimper thing and spent a good 25 mins trying to get it back on.

I can hear the CD drive spinning, its rather loud. Maybe a pin isn't lined up right or half the ribbon is properly seated. If I'm still having issues I'll have to assume I'm having more hardware related problems. It wouldn't surprise me at all

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03 Apr 2015   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64

OK then, come back when that`s all fixed, we can`t do that for you, even if we are in the same general area

A ribbon cable takes 5 seconds to install.

OK 10 if you count both ends
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03 Apr 2015   #13

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

You can always try a usb flash media install
That is until Microsoft removed all of digital rivers downloads :/

You might look into how to create an iso from the disk media ?
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03 Apr 2015   #14
Microsoft MVP


Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

You said you had a RAID setup, which normally means there are more than one hard drive in an array. You do not want this with Win7 as it only leads to problems, so set the SATA controller in BIOS to AHCI as it says in the steps above.

If the hard drive is not detected then you'll need to get it to be seen by BIOS. If not test it with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

I don't know what you mean by putting the hard drive "back in" another PC to reinstall. You want to install on the target PC. You should have sent the replaced PC back to Dell by now anyway, lest you've stolen from them when they granted you a replacement by special action of the owner who you wrote.
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 Trying to install Windows 7, stuck on the blinking cursor page

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