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Windows 7: Windows 7 will not Boot after upgrade from vista

24 Jul 2010   #1
sizzlefire

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 9.04
 
 
Windows 7 will not Boot after upgrade from vista

Hello everyone,

Yesterday I upgraded one of my computers from Windows Vista to Windows 7. After the install completed and the computer restarted, it shows the Windows 7 "Starting Windows" screen and then loaded a black screen after that, and after a long time with the harddrive light blinking, the computer restarted itself and then stuck at the same black screen again.

I tried putting the Windows 7 disk back in the computer and running startup repair, but it said it found no problems.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should try next?


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24 Jul 2010   #2
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Did you do a fresh install or an upgrade from Vista? It is always advisable to do a clean install.

have a look at this first and then get back to us if you have no joy.


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Steve
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24 Jul 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Was you system clean when you did the install of Win 7?
When I did mine I made sure I ran MBAM, scanned with AV,then just before I installed I disabled AV, went off line and then installed Win7. I did this so nothing could interrupt my install.
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24 Jul 2010   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you have linux installed to the HD?
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24 Jul 2010   #5
sizzlefire

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 9.04
 
 

When I tried to work on it today, I ended up finding out what happened. When I tried to boot into safe mode it gave me an error saying that windows setup never finished and that it couldn't finish in safe mode and that I had to restart. I then booted it into low graphics mode and it said that windows setup encountered an unexpected error and I needed to reinstall. Windows setup rollback is still an option when I start up but it just crashes if I try to use it. So I have decided I'm just going to download a linux live cd and attempt to mount the harddrive and make sure I got all my files and then do a fresh 7 install. That should fix the problem I hope.
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24 Jul 2010   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Good find.........Keep us posted on the final results. It may help others.
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24 Jul 2010   #7
sizzlefire

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 9.04
 
 

Okay, well apparently the error was not caused by the upgrade. After booting in and getting my files out, I started a fresh install. After the install completed and the computer restarted however, it never asked me to setup my user account or anything, it just started to a black screen. If it restarts itself I am going to attempt to play with the Advanced Boot Options but otherwise I'm pretty much out of ideas, I figured the upgrade was the problem before, but I guess it wasn't. Something is making me think that its a problem with my monitor somehow due to the fact that the only way it will give me anything on the screen is if I boot into low graphics mode.

If anyone has any suggestions on what else I should try, it will be greatly appreciated.
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24 Jul 2010   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Did you do post #2 to make sure you clean to go?
Make sure you have all drives updated from Manufactures sites.
For monitor...
Go into Control Panel/Performance Info and tools and check on adjusting visual effects.
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24 Jul 2010   #9
sizzlefire

Windows 7, Ubuntu 10.04, Xubuntu 9.04
 
 

Alright, I finally figured out what was causing the problem. The problem was with the nvidia graphics card I have. I managed to finish the install by accident, I left the computer so long it went to sleep and when I came back and took it out of sleep mode it worked fine, however when I restarted it went to a black screen again until I put it back to sleep and then was able to login. I am hoping by installing the newest drivers from nvidia it will fix the problem. I have them downloading now, and since I have a slow internet connection I figured I'd post an update while they loaded.
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24 Jul 2010   #10
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

You might also want to try reseating you Graphic card just to make sure it is in firmly.


Steve
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