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Windows 7: Windows 7 doesnīt continue installation after 1st reboot

29 Apr 2017   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 doesnīt continue installation after 1st reboot

Hello everyone!

This is my first post on this forum so I hope I do it correctly. First let me give you some background.

Last week I bought a computer with a Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-DS2H motherboard with Windows 10 pre-installed. I wanted to downgrade to Windows 7 and since I don't have any CD/DVD drive, Iīm using an external one to install it.

Everything worked fine but when I was installing it, it asked me for a driver for my CD/DVD drive. I read on the motherboard's manual that the driver was located in the motherboard disk but it didn't show any compatible driver.

Since that didnīt work, I read on the manual that before selecting the driver, I had to configure the Onboard SATA Controller changing the OnChip SATA Type to RAID (I don't know much about it but I just followed the instructions). So that's what I did. I also deleted and created a new RAID array using the RAID BIOS setup utility as the manual says. I restarted the installation proccess and when I was asked to select the driver, this time it was showing a compatible driver. But after selecting it, it said that it couldnīt find any new device or something like that (I canīt give you the exact error message because Iīm trying to install a Spanish copy and I'm just trying to translate to you what it said).

So then I procceeded to look all over the internet for solutions and tried most of them until one of them worked. I ended up changing some things so I donīt know which one did the trick; changed Storage Boot Option Control on BIOS to LEGACY FIRST, changed OnChip SATA Type to RAID, enabled all PORT0-3 Hot Plug and downloaded most recent SATA driver from the official website. So after all that it finally proceeded to the installation.

Everything worked fine until the first reboot happened. Instead of continuing with the installation as normal it rebooted before showing the Windows logo completely. Then, while rebooting, instead of continuing with the boot, it shows this screen (that is not my screenshot, but it is exactly what it is showing). Iīve selected all options but they all do the same; attempt to boot but failing after 5-10 seconds and restarting. And the proccess repeats again and again.

I already tried some solutions that Iīve found online; to change the Boot order on BIOS, change the OnChip SATA Type back to IDE, re-install Windows like 5 times, unplug my external CD/DVD drive before it reboots for the first time and re-do the entire proccess. But nothing works, it always gets stuck and reboots at the same point.

I have to make clear that Iīve used my Windows 7 copy on other computers so I know itīs not a problem with my CD. And as I said, everything works fine until it reboots. I would really appreciate all the help you could provide me because Iīm getting really desperate

Thanks and greetings from Mexico!

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30 Apr 2017   #2

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30 Apr 2017   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Order to reinstall from DVD , On the screen that I choose the language, not working the mouse.
what can I do?
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30 Apr 2017   #4
Bat 1

8.1 home x64

Using the USB2 ports on the MOBO to connect the DVD drive ?
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30 Apr 2017   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
windows installation

Hello Everyone, When I am re-installing Windows 7 from the dvd I have to plug the mouse and the

keyboard to the ports at the front of the tower, or the mouse and keyboard will not work during installation.
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01 May 2017   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

ethel , me too
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01 May 2017   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Order to reinstall from DVD , On the screen that I choose the language, not working the mouse.
what can I do?
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