Win7 clean installation fail to complete

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January 5, 2011 at 03:05:16
Specs: Windows 7
With a fresh install of Windows 7 and on "finalizing installation" the computer seems as though it wants to restart and then just a blank screen. If I start the computer in safe mode it says that windows can't complete installation in safe mode. But that is it, nothing further. What is this all about. I have reset the CMOS and I press F12 for the boot menu to start from the DVD rom and thus the BIOS is still set to boot from the hard drive.

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#1
January 5, 2011 at 06:43:56
you may require motherboard drivers, there may be a damaged file on your disc, try another copy if you have one, make sure you have installed the drivers for the motherboard.

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#2
January 5, 2011 at 20:43:45
Is this a new built machine or an older machine? If an older machine, did you run Windows Upgrade Adviser to check compatibility?
If good there, you may have a bad memory segment (RAM), run Memtest from burned bootable CDr to test RAM. If bad or errors, repeat with one stick at a time to find problem(s).

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#3
January 5, 2011 at 22:23:17
Thanks for the reply. I had success with taking out my graphics card. Put back the card and when I started installing the motherboard drivers and it had to re boot, the same black screen. But I downloaded the newest drivers for Windows 7 from the OEM site this morning. So I will once again remove the graphics card and see if it helps and uninstall the old drivers and install the new ones. Do hope it works. Not sure why it is so much trouble installing this Windows, kinda sucks.

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#4
January 6, 2011 at 10:11:54
do you have a new or very old graphic card, you could just drop in another card for the installation then add the correct drivers for your card and reinstall the card..

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#5
January 6, 2011 at 22:00:00
It is a card from XFX 256 Mb DDR 3 PCI E GT 9500 don't think it is too old though. I took out the card and tried installing the card drivers without the card being in and no success. Sent the problem/question to the XFX tech team and will surely post there reply here. Have read people on the net having trouble with GT7500 cards and Windows 7 from XFX. All the new drivers were installed for the motherboard with the FX card out, even updated the Mboard's BIOS, but as soon as I restart the computer after re-installing the FX card, a black screen. Restart it again and windows goes to the start up repair screen but says it can't find/fix the problem.

Other details. Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga-G31M-ES2C 1033 FSB
CPU: Intel Core 2 Due 2.8 GHz ICH7
PSU: 300 Watt (Gigabyte ATX)
HDD: 500 Gb Sata from Seagate
RAM: 2 Gb DDR|| 800 from Transcend
The card worked fine with Windows XP. Very well in fact. I'll let you know if I get it fixed. Thanks bro


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#6
January 12, 2011 at 05:29:48
Installed the graphics card and with a huge effort I got the fx card's BIOS flashed and now it is working...whoohoo

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#7
January 12, 2011 at 05:32:37
Flashed the fx cards BIOS and now the card and windows is working fine.

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#8
January 12, 2011 at 17:53:02
Thank you for the information, I am sure it will help someone else soon.

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