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Windows 7: My PC keeps shutting down while trying to install Windows 7

21 Oct 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

Have you tried removing all but 2gb of RAM before install?

Next reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS
Set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE if neccesary.

Remove all peripherals and other HD's.


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21 Oct 2010   #12
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

I have cleared the CMOS, I only have one 4gb stick (I've tried it in multiple slots), I've tried the HDD in multiple SATA slots, and there is nothing extra plugged into the MB
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21 Oct 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Do you have another machine you can plug your HD into, unplug any other HD's during install, then after it starts up go into Device Manager to uninstall all major drivers (SATA controller, Display, CPU, Network, Sound, etc) but don't restart just shutdown and move HD back to problem machine.

If it fails to start, try booting into Safe Mode to install drivers, or try Startup Repair from booted Win7 DVD Repair console.
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21 Oct 2010   #14
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

this is a fresh install on a brand new comp, no other comp to do tests with
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21 Oct 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

When exactly does your install fail? Any error message or exact symptoms?
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21 Oct 2010   #16
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Initial install of win7, black and white screen "windows is loading files", as soon as the windows logo pops up for the first time and says "starting windows" system powers down.
Just tried another HDD, same issue.
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21 Oct 2010   #17
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Not installing with two monitors hooked up like in your specs right?
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21 Oct 2010   #18
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

No, ive just tried multiple monitors and video connections.

Something important that hasnt been address yet, is when entering safe mode it's locking up at disk.sys
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21 Oct 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

There is likely no install to boot into Safe Mode. Only if it had completed install would there be.

Try wiping the HD to install: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Have you tested your RAM with memtest86 for 5-6 passes? Test also your HD using maker's diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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21 Oct 2010   #20
onetime969

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

This is a fresh install on a new comp, EVERY part is out of the package brand new... I dont have another comp. I am on my phone right now. I can't do any of the above w/o a functioning windows.
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