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Windows 7: OMG just jacked up Win 7 install, constant loop, what to do?

16 Sep 2018   #11
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irishmike View Post
"setup cannot continue due to the corrupted installation file"
Your installation media is corrupt.
Obtain a new Windows ISO at TechBench by WZT all editions (pro, home premium, etc. ) can be made available from any windows 7 iso - either by removing the ei.cfg file from the sources folder, or by using eicfg_removal_utility.zip
You want Windows 7 Ultimate x32 (only one that will download) then run the eicfg utility to access all the other versions.
You have to burn the ISO to DVD or USB you can't copy and paste.
DVD ImgBurn
USB Rufus 3.2 or Rufus 3.2 Portable
Nic


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17 Sep 2018   #12
irishmike

 
 

Guys, gave up for now, I FINALLY got XP installed last night just to get something running.


I decided to run a HDD test using Crystal, got this info, is my HDD ok? This is step one in figuring out how to get 7 on my laptop


here are the results



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17 Sep 2018   #13
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi irishmike,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irishmike View Post
There is nothing showing!
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17 Sep 2018   #14
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi irishmike,


There is nothing showing!

My bad here is the direct link


https://i.imgur.com/uES3ttM.jpg




https://i.imgur.com/6nqafY8.jpg
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17 Sep 2018   #15
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Your installation media is corrupt.
Obtain a new Windows ISO at TechBench by WZT all editions (pro, home premium, etc. ) can be made available from any windows 7 iso - either by removing the ei.cfg file from the sources folder, or by using eicfg_removal_utility.zip
You want Windows 7 Ultimate x32 (only one that will download) then run the eicfg utility to access all the other versions.
You have to burn the ISO to DVD or USB you can't copy and paste.
DVD ImgBurn
USB Rufus 3.2 or Rufus 3.2 Portable
Nic



TY


I just DL this and took the ei.cfg out. I will burn it, see if works or my HD is bad
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17 Sep 2018   #16
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

The report you posted indicates that Caution is advised. If you peruse the data, there are quiet a few issues pointing towards the beginnings of a failing drive. I usually suggest running SeaTools on the S.M.A.R.T Check and Short Drive Self-Test. If your drive passes both it's still usable.
SeaTools for Windows

Nic
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17 Sep 2018   #17
irishmike

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
The report you posted indicates that Caution is advised. If you peruse the data, there are quiet a few issues pointing towards the beginnings of a failing drive. I usually suggest running SeaTools on the S.M.A.R.T Check and Short Drive Self-Test. If your drive passes both it's still usable.
SeaTools for Windows

Nic



Thanks

I plan on having this for a while maybe just spend $20 and get another drive?

So another drive should allow me to install Win 7 no issues I assume


Do you think the drive is the issue with the Win 7 install? I installed XP no issues
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17 Sep 2018   #18
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi irishmike,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irishmike View Post
Do you think the drive is the issue with the Win 7 install? I installed XP no issues.
If you have a good ISO installation disk or USB there shouldn't be any problems installing Windows 7, providing your HDD is OK of course!

I recommend that you do what Snick has suggested above first, before going any further!

Both Snick and myself said it sounded like the previous installation disk might have been corrupted somehow!

I did mention in a previous post about the partitions, and how they should ALL be deleted before the installation continues. Another way to accomplish this would be to use Diskpart during the installation process to clean the HDD, thereby deleting the partitions totally.

I hope this helps!
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17 Sep 2018   #19
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

$20 for a drive? Maybe not that cheap but HDD prices are falling daily.
I'd run SeaTools on the drive to determine if it's still usable.
If you run chkdsk /r from the install media and run SeaTools, and it passes the tests I indicated previously, I don't see why a fresh Win7 ISO burned to USB or DVD would not install.

The error message you quoted previously is corrupt media. Corrupt DVDs are not as uncommon as one would think, they do in fact degrade over time and have a limited lifespan. Additionally, a scratch, gouge or simply a bit error can render the media unusable/corrupt. There are free programs that will scan your DVD for issues. Here's a link for the one I use.
VSO Inspector: free CD, DVD and Blu-ray scanning reporting tool

Personally, I'd forego checking the DVD (as the error message you received indicated corrupt media) and work with the ISO you downloaded and burn it to USB or DVD.
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17 Sep 2018   #20
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

When you finish your install, download DISM++. It uses a different search engine that M$ update and provides you with choices of what KBs to install. It doesn't go through the shenanigans of installing a superseded update or require multiple reboots and days to install updates as M$ update does. Start it before you hit the hay and in the morning, your computer is updated with all the current updates, minus the ones you choose to not install. Kudos to SIW2 for the tip!

Dism++ | New Windows Utility

Nic
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