Solved newly installed window 7 became corrupt or not working.

July 29, 2012 at 17:39:17
Specs: Windows 7, 1 gb
I have pentium 4 , 1 gb ram , and 2 hard disk(80 and 500). I tried to install window 7 in both. Window 7 installed successfully everytime i tried , but after a restart or few restarts ....it becomes sort of corrupted . When i try to start computer again , it does not go further after a black screen, or sometimes comes to the screen which says something like 'launch startup repair' and i tried 1st two functions of repair , which did not work .

Thing is ..my computer works well till i dont restart it. Even 4 to 6 hours.
Plzzz tell me what to do ..... I installed window 7 ..like 30 times in 10 dayz


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#1
July 29, 2012 at 20:32:48
"I installed window 7 ..like 30 times in 10 dayz"

Did you ever hear Einstein's definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over & over again & expecting different results. Your P4 w/1GB RAM isn't a good candidate for Win7. Stick to XP or Linux.


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#2
July 29, 2012 at 20:42:33
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First, add more memory. Windows 7 32bit runs best on 2GB or more of memory, 1GB is just too minimum.
Did you install Windows 7 drivers for all of your hardware? This is critical.
It is best to unplug the drive you are not installing Windows 7 on when you are doing the install.
Have you set in your BIOS which hard drive CAN be in the boot order AND the proper boot order? If your non-bootable drive is listed in your BIOS as a bootable drive, this could cause the boot problems you have.

List your exact specs in order to help you further determine if the hardware is part of the problem.

edit: riider though is probably right.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
July 29, 2012 at 23:03:53
Test your memory with memtest86+. Run it for an hour or two, and remember that even one error is not acceptable.

http://www.memtest.org/

Is your system overclocked? Win7's installer is image-based (it decompresses a complete image of the OS to your hard drive), therefore it's a tad more sensitive to PCI bus speed than XP's installer. If something gets mangled during the decompression process, it's game over (as you've discovered...30 times. :-)

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#4
July 30, 2012 at 03:03:46
lolzzz ..... i m insane ..... anyway ..... i used window 7 in my same computer successfully for about 6 months . Never got this problem. and yes i m going to use xp from now on ..... just making sure that its my processor giving me problem or some virus.

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#5
July 30, 2012 at 03:05:24
@ fingers : its fine buddy , i m going to purchase a laptop in nxt couple of dayz and use xp in my old computer ..... hope so it will be okey then

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#6
July 30, 2012 at 08:51:08
"just making sure that its my processor giving me problem or some virus"

It's not the processor. You should be using 3rd party software to completely remove all existing partitions, then create at least 2 new partitions (one for Windows, the other for data storage) & format both using NTFS. After that's been done, just boot off the Win7 disc & install to the partition you just created. By doing it this way rather than using the Win7 disc to prepare the drive, you won't get stuck with the hidden boot partition.


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