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Windows 7: Installation stops

10 May 2010   #1

Installation stops

When I boot from the installaion disk, W7 32 bit, it loads some files, the screen goes light blue and the process will go no further. I was able to do a clean install the first time , while I had XP and the CD drive worked, by accessing the disk and clicking on the installation disk. that option is no longer available because my Windows Explorer prevents me from using my CD drives. See this thread.

(Windows Explorer not responding)

I have to use the automatic run feature of the installation disk but it freezes. Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

When you say "boot" are you actually booting from the disk as intended? You should be inserting the disk and then rebooting the system under conditions where your computer boots from the cd-drive before the hard drive. These settings are made in your BIOS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2010   #3


Yes, I am booting from a cd. My bios is set so that the cd drive is the first boot device.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

I wonder if you have a bad DVD drive. Could this be possible?

Try using a different drive to install. You can also try creating a USB installation key instead: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


Yes, your Windows Explorer isn't even running in boot mode so couldn't be interfering with your Optical Drive.

Do you have a DVD drive? Win7 installer is a DVD, not a CD.

Boot from CD - How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD - Boot to CD
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2010   #6


Finally fixed. MoBo Asus M2n-VM-DVI was incompatible. Tried two of them.
Installed a M3A78-EM Asus MoBo and everything OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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