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Windows 7: I am stuck in installing win7 on HP Mini, weird SSD problem.

25 Jun 2015   #1

win 7 Ultimate 32 bit
I am stuck in installing win7 on HP Mini, weird SSD problem.

I have found myself in a rather unusual situation here. I have a good, working laptop and a good, working SSD. They just hate each other.

I have a HP Mini 210-1000. Yesterday I replaced the stock HDD(Seagate Momentus 320GB) of this laptop with a SSD(Corsair Nova 60GB) and replaced the 1GB RAM with a 2 GB DDR2 RAM.

Now I started installing a 32bit Windows 7 Ultimate from a pen drive. It went smoothly. It restarted a few times. Finally got stuck on "Setup is preparing your computer for first use" screen. Stayed there for an hour and then I shut it down.

Then I tried installing 64 bit ultimate, 32 and 64 bit home basic with same results.

Then I updated the bios to the latest version.

I popped in a regular hdd with windows on it and it booted up fine.

Popped in a different samsung ssd with windows on it and it booted up fine.

I ran the setup in repair mode several times but to no avail.

Then I put the said Corsair SSD in a different laptop. It booted fine. I created user accounts and stuff and tried putting it back in the Mini. That didnt work either. I got the windows animation followed by a blank screen with a mouse pointer in the center. Nothing else.

It's midnight here and I am at my wit's end here.
Can anyone help?

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25 Jun 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP


Why are you trying to install a bunch of different versions of Win7, when they are all the exact same OS's with some expensive features that can be unlocked? Which version do you own, which is printed on the COA sticker on bottom of laptop? That's the one you need.

Where did you get the ISO file and how it is it burned to disk? Refer to step 1 in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 for how to confirm and correctly burn the media.

Then work through the steps to Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome. Any chance it has an EFI BIOS?
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