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Windows 7: Installation crashes/restarts after...

08 Dec 2009   #1
tmas3

Windows XP
 
 
Installation crashes/restarts after...

..."windows is loading files..." screen finishes loading.



Sometimes it will get to a green loading bar for a few seconds then reboot. Other times it crashes immediately after it finishes loading. (see screenshot above)


Im trying to do a clean install of W7 x64 ultimate over my x86 XP install but the installation keeps crashing and I have no idea why. My bios and drivers are up to date and my xp install works perfectly so I doubt its hardware related. Please help I want windows 7!!

XP x86 SP3
PhenomII X3 720
4GB DDR3 1600 gskill
GIGABYTE GA-MA790GPT-UD3H


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08 Dec 2009   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You cannot run a 64 bit installer from the 32 bit environment.

Boot from the DVD and do a Custom clean install, using Advanced drive tools to format full HD as XP formatting is incompatible.
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08 Dec 2009   #3
tmas3

Windows XP
 
 

I am booting from the dvd...

I get the installation disc isnt compatible error if I launch the dvd in xp.
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08 Dec 2009   #4
tmas3

Windows XP
 
 

Any ideas now greg?
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08 Dec 2009   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Do you have the latest BIOS updates? Check mobo Support DOwnloads page. http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Mothe...ProductID=3145


Suggest you zero out the HD with DBAN which will start the DVD to load files and install.

Plug ethernet. Select "Connect to internet during install" to get latest drivers/updates during install,

Choose Custom install>Advanced drive tools to Format drive first.
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08 Dec 2009   #6
tmas3

Windows XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you have the latest BIOS updates? Check mobo Support DOwnloads page. GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - BIOS - GA-MA790GPT-UD3H (rev. 1.0)

Suggest you zero out the HD with DBAN which will start the DVD to load files and install.

Plug ethernet. Select "Connect to internet during install" to get latest drivers/updates during install,

Choose Custom install>Advanced drive tools to Format drive first.
So you want me to "nuke" the hdd with dban then try booting the W7 again?

yes I have the latest bios
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08 Dec 2009   #7
tmas3

Windows XP
 
 

How sure are you wiping the hdd first will fix the problem. Ill be annoyed if I format and W7 install continues to restart at the same spot.
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08 Dec 2009   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Thought you said you want to get rid of XP.

If you're not sure, back up an image externally.

Get some second opinions.
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08 Dec 2009   #9
tmas3

Windows XP
 
 

Ill try it because Im desperate but it will take some time to backup so keep the suggestions coming if you guys can think of any.
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08 Dec 2009   #10
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Take out some ram. You got 4g try to install with just 1g or 2g depending on your stick capacity. I know you think its not hardware, however this ram thing has been a known problem for awhile. Hope it helps you. And welcome to SevenForums tmas3
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