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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install issues

3 Weeks Ago   #1
Bino5150

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 install issues

Ok so Iím attempting to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my studio computer. Im installing via flash drive and USB 2.0 port. Iím having some issues here...

First off, the install was running SLLLOOOOOOOOOOWWW... it took forever to load. My computer wasnít running slow, just the installation. The little thinking wheel spun normally, and my mouse had crisp response. I started the install at 6:45pm last night. At around midnight, it was at like 65% ďExpanding Windows FilesĒ. I let it run overnight. This morning I was at the part where I had to input user information, serial, establish profile & computer names, etc. that part still ran slow, but much faster than it did the night before. At some point in the installation, the computer rebooted (which is standard process, I guess). However, when I came in to check on it, itís on Startup Repair. It seems to be running; it searched for problems, now it says attempting repairs. I love the part about ďthis may take several minutesĒ; itís been doing this for several hours. The system isnít frozen, as the little blue task bar thing is moving smooth and steady across the screen, the mouse is responsive with no lag in the cursor, and if I click Cancel, it immediately pops up with the message informing me ďthe current repair operation cannot be cancelledĒ. I just donít know if itís doing anything at all, or just spinning itís tires and is hung up on something.

Iím installing to a Kingston SSD thatís brand new fresh out of the box, and itís the only drive in the machine right now. Nothing is connected to the machine except the monitor, mouse, and keyboard.

As of right now, Iím about to hit the 24 hour mark on this install. What do I do? Should I just let it run? The only way to cancel this operation would be to pull the plug on it (well, hold down the power button). The installation isnít finalized (I guess?), so I donít want to corrupt something and have to start this all over again. I use this machine for my work, and I need to get it functional ASAP. Please help! Thanks in advance.

Intel QX6800 Core 2 Duo Quad Core Extreme Edition @ 2.93GHz
Intel DQ965GF
8Gb PC2-6400
Nvidia GeForce 8400GS
Kingston 240Gb SSD
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3 Weeks Ago   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

Hi Bino5150,

Welcome to Sevenforums!

Where did you obtain Win7x64 Ultimate?

May be a corrupt install on the Flash Drive, bad flash drive or corrupt Win7x64 Ultimate.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
Bino5150

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Hi Bino5150,

Welcome to Sevenforums!

Where did you obtain Win7x64 Ultimate?

May be a corrupt install on the Flash Drive, bad flash drive or corrupt Win7x64 Ultimate.
I have 2 copies; one iso I got from a fellow co-worker here at the studio, and one I downloaded from Microsoft.

The flash drive ins functioning, and if I put it in one of the other machines that already have an OS, I can open it and run setup flawlessly from there.

Iíve tried a few times with this, itís always an issue, and I end up going back to XP. Iíd like to get this sorted out though.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
Bino5150

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So far this install has been 26 hours. The last 8 or so stuck on Startup Repair (still).
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

@SIW2 Any ideas?

SIW2 is our resident guru in this area. The blue is notification of this post.

With what you are saying, and after some research, I'd tend to think that you have a bad Kingston A400.

Click here for Amazon Reviews

I've always had good results with Samsung SSDs or less expensive Crucial SSDs

I have a Samsung and two Crucials in my desktop I'm using now.

Could you put the drive in another computer and try install then?

If you have the same result, that would pretty much point to the SSD as the problem.
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/su...uctGuide03.pdf

Maybe you could do with a bios update. Hard to find now, unless it is on wayback machine.

https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/BI...ios-6088.shtml

You might also struggle to find drivers for win7 The vista drivers might work.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Bino5150

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

@Snick this is like my 4th or 5th attempt. A while back my funny convinced me to make the switch. I was going to set up a dual boot system. I tried with both versions of the installation, and got very similar results to what’s happening now, minus the Startup Repair (that’s a new one). Neither of those attempts were successful. I then tried a clean install wiping the hard drive, and it took like 30 hours but it actually installed. When it booted, I could make it to the login screen for my profile. When I would log in, instead of going to the desktop, itnjust went to a black screen. I wiped that out and went back to XP. I read somewhere that 7 installs could be picky, especially with used drives and MBR something-or-other issues, so this time I disconnected all of the other hard drives that were in the machine, and started with a fresh new hard drive that’s never seen an operating system before. It’s possible, but I seriously doubt it’s the SSD.
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
Bino5150

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
https://www.intel.com/content/dam/su...uctGuide03.pdf

Maybe you could do with a bios update. Hard to find now, unless it is on wayback machine.
I have the most recent BIOS for this board.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have you checked the bios settings there are some raid settings that might be worth looking at, according to the manual.

The other thing is drivers - vista drivers might be ok if they can be found.

I came across a post where the poster said win10 took many hours to install on that board.

Out of curiosity, have you tried installing 32 bit win7 to see if that works? Unless that is what you meant by this?

Quote:
I tried with both versions of the installation
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
Bino5150

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No, I haven’t tried the 32 bit version.

So if I was to shut it down in the middle of this Startup Repair that I’ve been stuck on for over 11 hours, will that screw anything up?
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