Reinstalling Windows 7 takes whole day

November 10, 2010 at 03:24:59
Specs: Windows 7, 256
i am having a problem with my pc, i tried to re-install a fresh copy of windows 7 and it takes the whole day to install,when it finishes to load files and restarts it boots up fine,but when it has to install windows it just get stuck on saying setup starting and it takes the whole day i end up cancelling it. it had 256 mb of RAm, then i increased the RAM by 1gb it still does the same thing,removed all the cards that where connected on the board and nothing worked, finally i re-intalled windows on another PC and it installed fast,but when i put it in my PC it gives black screen on bios does not do anything. could this be the motherboard? please assist

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November 10, 2010 at 06:38:15
The amount of your RAM ( 256 MB ) tells us that your equipment is too old to run the new operating systems. You have upgraded RAM to 1 GB, but the rest of your equipment is still too old.

You should have run Microsoft Upgrade Advisor before you wiped off your equipment.


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November 10, 2010 at 10:10:43
There are many areas that can cause problems when installing Windows. As Suatcini pointed out having a system with 256MB would generally mean the system was built with XP and the minimum hardware needed to run it.

To install Win 7 you need to make sure the hardware supports it. You have not indicated what kind of system you are using and what the specs are.

Have you checked the web for Win 7 drivers? If you do not find any then chances are you will not be 100% successful in the process.

Older hardware also has problems. The symptoms you are describing are the same as I see when a hard drive is failing and has bad sectors. Create a boot CD with memtest86 and a hard drive tester to verify the hardware is working ok.

Basically you need to do your research and prep work prior to starting an upgrade like this.

With good processor, enough memory (2GB minimum) and enough hard drive space the system should be up and running in a couple of hours.


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