windows 7 is not being installed

May 20, 2012 at 23:38:14
Specs: Windows 7
I'm having the same issue, windows 7 is not being installed,

It was all well, suddenly it got slow. when i restarted it, two options popped up, i chose recovery, and it was stuck there. starting normally makes it restart after showing blue screen.

Now I'm trying to install windows 7 from CD, but it doesn't install. pleas pleas suggest how to overcome this issue.


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#1
May 21, 2012 at 01:10:53
When you start Windows installation, do you chose to format the disk before install? I can not remember exactly what the option is but, at the bottom right of the screen there is a button called 'advanced' i think, if you click that, you should get the option to format, delete partitions. i would start by doing that, a full format is what you should perform, windows should hopefully install after that, unless ofcourse there is something else wrong, ie a faulty hard drive.

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#2
May 21, 2012 at 04:41:19
Windows installer disk is a DVD, not a CD.
Test your memory and hard drive before proceeding because if either one is bad or has any errors, you are waiting your time. In fact testing before attempting to install at first may have saved you a lot of trouble. Understand that when you reinstall you are loosing all existing files so if this is not acceptable to you, you should take steps first to back up these important files. A Live Linux disk can be used to access an unbootable Windows drive to save existing files to an external drive before wiping them off.

Use Memtest burned to a CD to boot from and run it through all tests unless you begin to get errors. If you get errors, retest with one stick of memory at a time. Rep[lace as needed. If you have dual channel memory, replace them as a pair.
After memory tests OK, then run your hard drive mfg's hard drive utility (Seatools from Seagate will work on other drives) from burned CD as well to test your hard drive for problems. Some minor problems will be fixed by this diagnostic software, but major ones or too many bad sectors will mean replacing the drive.
Use Puppy Linux or other Live Linux burned to CD or DVD (not install) to copy your files to an external drive.
If both test OK and you have backed up your files, then proceed with your reinstall.

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


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#3
May 21, 2012 at 09:39:53
My guess is the HDD is failing.

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