Solved Problems installing Windows 7

July 27, 2011 at 12:29:22
Specs: Windows 7
I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my computer. Whenever I try to install a new one from my CD, computer shuts down without any error notice. When I open up my computer next time, it says that installation will continue after rebooting, and no matter how many times I reboot, it keeps saying so. I've tried installing a new one, but it always shuts down when "Finishing installation". How could I finish my W7 installation?

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July 28, 2011 at 20:02:28
If you read back, "...NO errors are acceptable...". ANY errors will become a recurring problem. You can test again and again if you get no errors just to make sure that you will not get random errors or errors only when it heats up a little bit more, etc. BUT ANY errors or freezes will be a reason to completely reject the memory stick. Run each separately through 2 or 3 complete passes to help identify the bad stick if you like, but I would recommend replacing the set for a matched pair (dual channel). When your memory is replaced, try installing Windows 7 again, it should work then. If you still have trouble, you may have another issue also.

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



#1
July 27, 2011 at 16:00:53
What was on it before? Did you try the upgrade of it or a clean install?
Do you have any oem drivers for things like video or other cards that may be needed at install time?

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#2
July 28, 2011 at 01:20:16
I had a Windows 7 installed from the same CD. When I booted my old W7, it went blue screen every time before reaching login screen. There were multiple blue screens but I never really had time to figure out what was the code because they shut down my computer so fast. Something about startup program being corrupted and some file was write only. I figured only way to get rid of it was to replace the windows with a new one, because I couldn't get past those bsod's.
All my drivers come with that CD.

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#3
July 28, 2011 at 05:52:13
This sounds like a hardware issue, probably memory or hard drive.
(I would have tried a start up repair first from the install/recovery disk you have rather than a new install first.)
Use Memtest86 to test your memory, use hard drive manufacturer's downloadable utility to test hard drive (open case to read the manufacturer off of the hard drive). Both will be ISO images that will need to be burned onto separate CD's to make bootable disks to be able to run the utilities. Read up on burning an ISO image for your burning software before you start so you don't end up just copying the files and not making it bootable. Run Memtest through all tests completely, NO errors are acceptable. If you get errors or a freeze or restart, repeat with one stick of memory at a time to find/confirm the bad stick(s). Memtest does not use the hard drive so that will not effect this test, but the hard drive test will need good memory to give accurate results so do the memory test first. Post back results.

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


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#4
July 28, 2011 at 13:58:23
I did use the Windows repair thingy, and it said that Windows can't fix the problem.
All my RAM sticks passed the Memtest. Though two of them took two tries, first time they both froze. For my hard drive I downloaded Seagate's SeaTools from their site and ran fast and slow tests, neither showed any errors.

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#5
July 28, 2011 at 19:43:33
It is not a three strike and you are out, It is fail or not. Get new ram or motherboard or both.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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July 28, 2011 at 20:02:28
✔ Best Answer
If you read back, "...NO errors are acceptable...". ANY errors will become a recurring problem. You can test again and again if you get no errors just to make sure that you will not get random errors or errors only when it heats up a little bit more, etc. BUT ANY errors or freezes will be a reason to completely reject the memory stick. Run each separately through 2 or 3 complete passes to help identify the bad stick if you like, but I would recommend replacing the set for a matched pair (dual channel). When your memory is replaced, try installing Windows 7 again, it should work then. If you still have trouble, you may have another issue also.

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


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#7
July 29, 2011 at 04:33:07
After removing those two freezing RAM sticks, I managed to install a new copy of Windows, without destroying any older files that I had. Now I'm off to buy some new RAM sticks for my computer. Thanks for helping me, saved me alot of money and taught me a bit more about computers.

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#8
July 29, 2011 at 18:58:00
You are quite welcome.

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


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