Windows 7 Install Problem

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June 27, 2010 at 12:14:52
Specs: Windows XP
Hello, thanks for anyones time that can potentially fix my problem.

I just upgraded my Windows XP system with new graphics card (Geforce 250), hard drive (Western Digital 1tb, RAM from 2gb to 4gb with the same brand and model ram, and i have an intel core 2 duo 6600...

My problem is with installing Windows 7. I downloaded Windows 7 through the student program and burnt the image i purchased using freeware to a DVD. The install takes a realllly long time like 5-6 hours to run through the install. The menu's pop us slow, but the process finishes and i am asked for my product key and to set up my network...again very slowly. Then it just stop working. I have a black screen with a mouse cursor that I can move. I can't get Windows 7 working at all. Here's a few things I've tried while looking online for solutions.

1. Disable Floppy Drives (suppose to help from some topic i read)
2. Changed to low resolution mode (nothing changes)
3. Reinstalled and tried again (no success)

By the way this is with the 64 bit Windows 7, I am thinking my processor is not 64 bit compatabible? 3 people at Fry's say it should be fine....Any help would be greatly appreciated and thanks for reading this monster of a message.

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June 27, 2010 at 12:39:58
you should run the windows win 7 upgrade advisor. for 1,
better though to do a clean install it will take 30 mins and be a much better solution, save all your files and folders first.
make sure you have all the win drivers from the laptop manufacturer to aid in installation.

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

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June 27, 2010 at 12:45:34
I did do a clean install. Its a brand new harddrive

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June 28, 2010 at 12:10:35
Looks like one of two things (well possibly three) 1. The file you
downloaded has an error - this can happen but is unlikely. 2.
The optical disk is not working - or working but with an error (to
solve this ask a friend to borrow an external optical drive and try
from that) and finally the last extremely unlikely thing is that
there is a problem with the motherboard - but as i said you
probably don't have a problem with that. The solution? try the
optical drive friend trick, burn another DVD (just in case that one
got scratches).

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June 28, 2010 at 12:25:42
impretty sure the cpu is 64 compatible maybe the mobo isnt.
try creating a win 7 usb boot, and install from there, that way you know if its the dvd drive or not.

you do not say if you ran win 7 compatability, it may be a driver that is causing the problem, the compat test will tell you what drivers may be an issue so that you can download them in advance and install...

follow dix243ox's advice and create a new disk, although if you know anyone with an original disk that will work just fine.

remove all peripheral items, printers, bluetooth etc, so your system is just keyboard and mouse.

take out the two new memory sticks, one may be damaged, it will install and run on 2gig, then if it installs you can check the new memory, also try this with the old sticks taken out if it fails to install.

finally set your windows partition to 50-100 gb.

let us know how it goes

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

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June 28, 2010 at 20:25:22
Is the hard drive IDE or SATA, and what mode is it in in your BIOS ?

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June 28, 2010 at 23:04:25
Thanks for the help guys, appreciate it. princecorum
has the solution. I had to take out the two new gigs of ram and it installed quickly and ran perfectly. Once I had windows 7 64 bit ready to go, i had to flush my bios and install the new ram and it runs smoothly now. Thanks for the ideas though.

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June 28, 2010 at 23:19:28
Glad you have your PC running smoothly.

You should run memtest86+ for several hours to see if your RAM modules are defective. You can download a copy of memtest86+ here

For info only, if you try to install 64-bit OS on an 32-bit system, it just won't install.


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