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Installation Freeze during format

April 12, 2011 at 00:19:26
Specs: Windows XP
yesterday unfortunately my hard disk decided to call it a day and was gone. I bought a new one and when I'm formatting it and installing the windows 7,the installation keeps freezing always at the same point. I've tried it several times now with different RAMs.

Can someone point out what the issue could be? Maybe the new harddisk or the motherboard? or maybe the DVD drive? I don't know and I desperately need the PC to work for assignments.

Thank you all beforehand

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April 12, 2011 at 02:48:35
Did you check the mfg web site to see if there is a firmware update or something ? A note to be cautious about ?

Could it be SATA 2 or SATA 3 spec incompatibility or HDD size limitation ?

If you detail your M/B and other HW, maybe someone can put forward a resolution.


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April 12, 2011 at 02:49:29
If it's exactly the same point then I'd suspect the DVD - check it for scratches/fingermarks.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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April 12, 2011 at 04:21:17
Thanks guys for the reply. it seemed that the new graphic card was causing all this. I don't know actually how or why, maybe the driver, but when I changed back to the old graphic card now everything is fine.

I'm hesitating a bit changing the graphic card again, but once that the windows is installed maybe it shouldn't be a problem now.

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April 12, 2011 at 05:57:52
During Windows installation, a generic driver is installed that works (?) for all video hardware. There should be no problem. Maybe the video card was not seated properly.

If, in any case, the video card is not recognized during Windows 7 installation, you can always install the video card most-updated manufacturer's drivers in the early phase of Windows installation by using an USB flash disk.


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