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03 Dec 2009   #1
Munster65

 
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Hi Guys and Gals , forgive my questions if they sound dumb , but im getting an error message which says "Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of the installation ,to install windows restart installation " i am stumped as to what to do , is it an software conflict that i should uninstall . Any help would be most gratfully accepted.
Tom


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03 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you run the Win7 Upgrade Advisor on your old OS?

Are you OC'ing? If so, set all BIOS to default.

That Dell 1300 might also need a BIOS update to A10, check current version in BIOS.

Try booting from the Win7 Installer to do a Custom install with formatting. This error is common when trying install from the prior OS.

If not, can also mean failing HD, so download diagnostics from drive maker to scan/repair.
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03 Dec 2009   #3
Munster65

 

sorry , what is OC'ing, and how do i reset bios and where do i find ipdate for bios ,,,, im a good mortgage broker , only fair on my pc
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03 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Ok then I don't think you are overclocking, more a gamer thing.

If you look at the Support downloads page here it has a BIOS update for that older Dell model. It should tell you the BIOS version on the first bootup screen, or run an audit of your BIOS/hard/software using Attachment 40206.


If you do not get a prompt to "press any key to boot from DVD/CD" when you restart with DVD in drive, then look for the F-key to enter BIOS given on first screen, tap it repeatedly, then set DVD drive to boot first in Boot tab of BIOS. You can also look for your BIOS version then.
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03 Dec 2009   #5
Munster65

 

OCing ,, over clocking ,,, no just trying to install windows 7 home premium from xp home basic
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03 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Ok then you need to boot your DVD to do a Custom install so you can use Advanced Drive tools to Format.

Xp uses a slightly different partition table and needs fresh Win7 formatting.

If you do not get a prompt to "press any key to boot from DVD/CD" when you restart with DVD in drive, then look for the F-key to enter BIOS given on first screen, tap it repeatedly, then set DVD drive to boot first in Boot tab of BIOS. You can also look for your BIOS version then
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03 Dec 2009   #7
Munster65

 

thank you , also my battery is shot , so upgrading my bios i need 10% in my battery to rum program .
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03 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You cannot perform any installs on a battery.

Plug laptop in and try booting from DVD.
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03 Dec 2009   #9
Munster65

 

ok , will try this
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