power-cut during windows 7 install

April 22, 2011 at 11:22:16
Specs: Windows 7, 2.3 ghz/6gb
i bought a self built pc with dodgy copy of windows xp and so bought win 7.
during install i had a power cut and now it won't load past the windows starting screen. i have tried to boot from win 7 cd but again doesn't get past windows starting screen.
replaced hd with new one hoping to fresh install onto it but again the same as above happens

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#1
April 22, 2011 at 12:24:28
sounds like a dodgy cd, but may also be a hardware fault.
did you try a compatability test?
install an old xp run a compat test see what it comes up with

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#2
April 22, 2011 at 15:48:17
Use advanced install and delete the partitions. Then create a boot partition and install to that. After you are setup in 7 you can partition the remaining drive space.

Are you using Windows 7 64 bit version? The 32 bit version only supports 4GB of RAM.


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#3
April 22, 2011 at 19:07:00
AND make sure your DVD drive is first in boot order.

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


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#4
April 25, 2011 at 04:16:59
thanks for the advice but i still can't get beyond the starting windows screen and now can't even access the bios settings, i fear the worst and so will send it to be repaired. Thank you

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