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Windows 7: Cannot install from "Boot from Disk"

04 Jan 2010   #1

Windows XP Professional
Cannot install from "Boot from Disk"

Hello. I have been having trouble installing windows 7. When i select to boot from the windwos 7 disk, the black sceen loads everything, and the windows setup lading sceen apperas. It then goes to the blue windows 7 theme screen and sits for about 2 minutes before crashing to a black screen and forcing a reboot.

Currently, i only have 2GB of ram, have unplugged everyting except my mouse keybaord an monitor and speakers, slow burned the disk at 2x, and checked compatibility online. I am still unsuccessfull.

I can however, install from the load screen in my windows XP. I have a second empty partion i would like to install 7 on. I have tried installing this way, but after the fist update and restart, my screen crashes and forces reboot.

any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2010   #2


Try copying files from DVD to XP desktop to run Setup.

Try installing from USB flash key: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create Boot by tapping key given on first boot screen for Boot Menu; look under Hard Drives.

Next, look in BIOS setup for BIOS version to check against latest BIOS update on computer or mobo manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage for your model.

CHeck SATA controller setting. Try AHCI first, attempt install. NExt try IDE.

Make sure Plug N Play and USB legacy are enabled in BIOS.

Download diagnostic CD from HD maker's Support Downloads page for your model.

Next test RAM using memtest86 bootable CD, at least 6 passes or overnight.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2010   #3

Windows XP Professional

Also, i recently updated my BIOS. Could this be the source of my problem?
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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