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Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

Q: Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

Installed Win 7 Pro x86 last night on a new HD. After installing SP1, restarting freezes at the Gateway boot screen and I have to hit the power button to shut off, then turn back on. There are no alerts in device manager, so I don't believe this is a driver issue. Everything else seems to be working fine, so I don't think the HD is bad. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Restart freezes on manufacture's boot screen after clean install

Run a startup repair and see if that fixes the issue.

Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times

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I have had the exact same result with Win7 final RC as well as Win7 Ultimate install attempts. The hardware is brand new Asus 785 Chipset mother board (Kit from AMD/Microsoft Seminar with Win 7 Ultimate NFR) with AMD Phenom II x4.  I've got Win XP 64bit running just fine on this system using  another HD  as a test of the entire system. Only a single hard drive is connected during the testing and install.  DVD boots up fine and begins to intall Win 7 64bit. Then when it attempts very first re-boot during the installation it hangs. I've swapped out hard drives -with no change in outcome.  There is no question that the motherboard, RAM, DVD drive etc. are all working fine. This must be some weird compatibility problem.  I have attempted the installation 3 times with Win 7RC and with the working final release of  Win 7 Ultimate  4 times -with the same hangup on the first re-boot. R The hard drives are partitioned and formatted with Acronis Disk Director -is this the source of the problem?   I've been so disgusted by wasting so much time I have not done anything more for over 2 weeks now. In my 15 plus years of building and repairing PC's I have not seen anything like this (except possibly during the earliest days of DOS to Windows transition). These are my next steps: I can try to have Win7 format the partition. In case this is a 64bit problem,  I can try to install Win7 32 bit -but I am building 64 bit machines w 8Gb RAM so even if this works, it's not something ... Read more

A:Windows 7 does not boot from first restart during clean install

Problem is solved. I found the answer on another forum from a posting by WHEST: http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/34790-windows-7-cannot-see-hard-drive-during-installation.html
  Relevant answer is here:

Firstly, if you have it set in the bios to boot from the cd/dvdrom it can cause installation to loop after the first reboot, as it restarts installation and loops - to fix you remove the install dvd during reboot, or go into the bios and reset it to boot from the hard drive first - so you need to remove the dvd while its rebooting quickly - you have 15 secs to do so before it restarts if you don't hit a key, or go into the bios, and reset it to boot from the hard drive. You have to be watching the last part of the install and be ready to pull the DVD out.  I also hit the Del key so I could reset the BIOS Boot setting. For all other Win OS I have set CD/DVD to be the first boot device followed by the HD, but of course the Geniuses at Microsoft had to screw this up and create headaches for some of us.  Logic and prior experience will not have helped you figure this one out. Keep in mind that it is helpful to assume that MS has done something really dumb. Then you will be on the right track. I consider this a first class BUG. Will Microsoft pay me for the 8 hrs I wasted trying to solve this ridiculous stupidity? I doubt it. So, it seems to me that when you install Win7 you must not have DVD as your first BOOT device, and simply hit F12 (on most hardware) in o... Read more

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Gateway Intel Pentium DualCore Vista 32-bit
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I am trying to run a clean install after my computer crashed and the unmountable boot volume problem arose. When I try to Boot From CD/DVD, Windows loads (long white bar on bottom fills up over a minute or two), it starts the next Windows Corporation page that looks as if it's starting up the computer, then simply freezes on a black screen. My boot order is CD/DVD first and I am booting to the original OS disk. (If I try to Start Computer it comes to the blue screen of death, and when I try system repair it returns to that screen.)

Any ideas or links as to how to start the clean sweep/reinstallation process? Is there software I need to run a clean sweep?

Thanks.

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Hi there,

I recently acquired the computer listed in my specs, and was having 10 second freezes when running programs or just exploring the hard drive. I have XP Pro SP2. I figured it might be windows or something so I tried running a clean install. Just after it asks for SCSI or RAID drivers at the bottom it freezes and then blue screens on me saying "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer... blah blah blah, error code STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7CAE524,0x00000C34,0x00000000,0x00000000). So I ran the Windows disk checker after booting in my original XP Pro SP2 and it gave me the same blue screen. AFAIK I have 2 Western Digital 74GB HDs in RAID 0 configuration... I surmise RAID 0 was installed incorrectly or I have a bum hard drive.

What is the right step to take from here?
 

A:Blue screen on Clean Install, Diskcheck, 10 second freezes

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Thanks for all providing valuable suggestions in my previous thread Win 7: Black screen on boot up, before login screen?

As I am picking the clean install option for my resolution, I am opening this new thread.

I reviewed the tutorials (Macrium) of this community. I found Macrium Reflect Free (Version: 6.0.753 (21 July 2015)) for download.

I downloaded/installed above Macrium to working PC. This version has an option to create Macrium Reflect rescue media on CD, DVD, or USB stick upon installing on working PC. I created a rescue media USB.

I created complete HDD image of my unbootable (Z580), before doing clean win 7 install. I am going to clean install Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) using my OEM KEY.

I posted the OEM DISKMAP in my previous thread Post # 90

I find System (d:\) 200 MB Windows_7 (OS) ( c:\) 653.44 GB & my Lenovo_data (e:\) 25.47 GB. Lenovo says, if I change the partition configuration, it will make built-in Lenovo recovery unusable.

I like the idea of adopting infrequent system changes (adding new programs etc) and frequent data changes (growing user documents) in image backup strategy. I mean taking system partition (d:\ + c:\) image back up as and when I add new programs and taking data partition (e:\) image backup periodically.

How do I re-structure my DISKMAP to have effective periodical image backup without disrupting built-in Lenovo recovery?

Are there any Windows 7 disk partition recommendation/guidelines?
Thanks for sharing/h... Read more

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I have a 17' Samsung 700Z laptop about two years old. Lately, it has been freezing up. I'm not sure if this is a Windows issue or a driver issue or something else. It usually freezes when I am gaming but sometimes freezes when I'm using Firefox as well. Freezes, no mouse movement, audio glitches out and the only fix is to restart it. It will freeze within ten minutes again though.

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I had to use kill disk to get rid of a virus.Wiped the whole drive.I used the simple one pass,where it makes all 0s.Should I have selected the US_DOS method?I can restart from safe just fine.
During install,when it goes through the final process"windows is finishing installation".Screen shutsoff when it attempts to restart.But thats all that happens.After 20mins I decided to hold the power button to shutoff and startup.Ridiculous.
Maybe this will help to.My bios is simple,It shows a "DOS" and "other" option somewhere.I didn't change it because I don't know what it would do.Also when I change the boot options to cd/dvd 1st,it will not boot automatically still.It will say please press any key to boot from cd for about 3-5secs.
I have ran the repair windows,but it finds nothing wrong.I thought maybe the disc was scratched in a bad spot,but it still looks new.My friend let me test it on his compaq CQ56.It installed and restarted just fine.
I have ran chkdsk and ran diagnostics on my HD,it is fine...no problems at all.
If I hold esc on boot it says:
System BIOS shadowed
Video BIOS shadowed.What does that mean?I seen no options in my bios about that.

A:No restart since clean install,what am I doing wrong?

Hello greenwizard.


Have a look through the information below, running the clean command then using the installer to create the partition(s) for the install may help and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.




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If there's anything you need to recover from the Hard Disk Drive have a look at the information in this tutorial linked below on how best to copy out that data to external media. How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

If not I suggest you run the clean command to over-write the Hard Disk Drive MBR and start the installation again from scratch.

1) To rule out HDD Master Boot Record format errors, boot the Windows 7 installation media to diskpart and run the clean command, it takes only seconds to complete; once the clean finishes, exit diskpart and use the Windows 7 installer to create and format a single 100GB partition for the installation.

If that doesn't work, after another clean, use diskpart to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to see if that works, use Step Two #2 in the SSD/HDD tutorial for reference.

You can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

2) If you have ever had Linux installed to the HDD in any way, a simple clean command will not over-writ... Read more

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Hi - first I apologize for the lengthy explanation!

My problem started after a user complained her laptop was starting up on its own after she shut down. I tried myself and she was right - when selecting shutdown from the start menu the computer *looked* like it had shutdown, but the power button and lights on the front stayed lit. After about 10-15 minutes it started up with a BSOD for DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE STOP: 0x0000009F.

I have had this same BSOD on other employee laptops so i tried uninstalling the driver that i thought was the culprit on those machines. They are all DELL Vostro 3450's, running a clean install of Win 7 enterprise. Didn't help so I went to the Dell support page and tried to download and install the recommended updates for my support number. One of them was the BIOS - I ran the install for that and after restarting the system it would not recognize the network adapter (not even a node for it in device manager).

Was on the phone for 2 hours this morning with dell - managed to get the wireless network working after going into BIOS and setting all to factory default. However - the laptop still would not shutdown! She had me run hardware diagnostics and everything is fine so she said this is a windows issue, and I should try a clean install.

So I ran a clean install from my win7 enterprise software assurance disk (btw couldn't use this disk via recovery - something about bad product key so had to run from disk).
While installing windo... Read more

A:Laptop will not shutdown or restart - clean install no help

Also forgot to mention - before I reinstalled windows I tried to do a system restore that failed.

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Hello

Have run into a problem. I can't connect to the internet on my desktop computer. Everything was fine untill 3 days ago. Now when I click the 'safely remove hardware' button in the system tray and click on the USB ADSL WAN Adaptor, the computer immediately shuts down and restarts.
Also when I went to uninstall the modem software it also shut down.

Perhaps a drastic measure but I have just formatted and reinstalled windows XP SP2.
After loading the chipset drivers I loaded the modem software.
Still no luck with connecting to the internet and when I click to safely remove the modem the computer is still shutting down, although it is now letting me uninstall the modem software.

Anyone got any ideas whats going on or how to rectify the problem?

I should also say that I am able to plug the modem into my laptop and connect without a problem.

Any help much appreciated
 

A:Clean install,no internet, remove usb causes restart

Removing the USB modem shuts down the PC, that is strange.

Just as an idea, can you connect the modem via Ethernet cable instead of USB ?
Ethernet is the preferred way to connect to the ADSL modem anyway.

This problem with the ADSL modem sounds like a driver error, either with the modem or USB on your PC; I'd remove both from device manager and start again (install drivers)
Note: removing the USB drivers from your device manager may stop other USB devices from working (ie mouse keyboard) until restart
 

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Hi there, my first post here and hoping some knowledgable people will be able to help me with my problem.

EDIT: May well be fixed, manually booted onto my second hard drive and it booted fine. Must've accidentally installed OS onto that one instead. I'll change the BIOS order and it should all be good.

Back-story
So I obtained the official Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit iso from the microsoft website, burned it onto a USB flash drive and performed the clean install onto my laptop. Whilst doing this I deleted the partition which had all the dell drivers and utilities etc on, no biggy I thought since I have that installation disc anyway.

Anyway the clean install worked fine, booted to the desktop at which point I noticed I didn't have the tools needed to connect to Wi-Fi so I used the dell drivers/utilities installation disc to install the necessary things. At this point I restarted the laptop.

The Problem
Now after the restart, the initial screen appears with the usual "F2 for setup, F12 for boot options" prompt. After this it turns to a black screen with _ flashing in the upper left of it (before the clean install it would do this for a few seconds before going onto the windows logo and booting up as usual). However now it is just stuck on this screen indefinitely.

Any help/ideas? At the moment I'm just re-downloading the iso to try do the clean install again, as I stupidly deleted it once the clean install was done!

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Clean Install - Worked fine until restart

Hello Madnesslink5 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you can now boot ok. Is that what your EDIT means ???

Post a screen print of Disk Management so experts here can see what you have and may be able to help clean things up.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

It sounds like you installed Windows with multiple HDs connected ...
It's best to only have the HD connected where you are installing Windows while installing.
Then none of the installation/boot files can be put on some other HD.

Here are some tutorials by gregrocker you should review:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (applies to Retail also)
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

I suggest keeping the install media.
You may need it some day for a Startup Repair, Reinstall, etc.
I burn a bootable DVD, create bootable flash stick, and keep the ISO file on HD.
Maybe overkill, but if any one media fails, I have other options if needed ...

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Hello!I'm banging my head on the wall with this case, can't figure, how to proceed. My background: I've worked few years as service guy in computer shop, mostly on desktops, so I at least vaguely know what I'm doing, and I'm very carefull when handling hardware. Computer's background: I recieved used HP 4330s after my deceased family member. No bangs, pretty clean, no spill damage or visible marks of falling. It had dead hard drive (clicking), broken DVD (bent motor mounts, I'm told it's some child's work) and was very dusty (clogged fan). I removed the optical drive, carefully removed all the dust, replaced thermal compund under CPU, and put inside SSD I took from my other machine (wiped). In BIOS I switched to EFI boot. I popped in thumbdrive with fresh Windows 8.1 Installation, which proceeded good, until it wanted to restart. Screen went blue/purple (same color as normal install background), and it stopped, no disk activity, nothing. I power-cycled it, Windows installation proceeded, but failed. This repeated few times.  Steps I've taken to troubleshoot issue: - Switched to legacy mode, and tried installation again, same result. - Ran memtest, passed, switched memory to few different specimens (both DDR3, and DDR3L), tried both slots, all pass, Windows won't complete install. - Swapped CPU from stock i3 to i5-2520M I had lying around, which was removed from working machine (during upgrade), same result. - Did everything again, ... Read more

A:Can't install Windows, freezes before restart.

Hi There appears to be a couple of things I would like to mention... Win 7 seems to be the preferred OS. There is a BIOS and BIOS TOOL number higher than you quoted, unless I have the wrong machine. http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=5045445&swLangOid=8&swEnvOid=4051 HP Notebook System BIOS Update (American, International)     F.60 Rev.A  31 Mar 2015 HP BIOS Update UEFI              2.1.0.0  9 Dec 2010 So far as I can ascertain, you have covered all the bases with what you have tried, and it may be a bloodyminded copy of windows, as other OS's would seem to prove. If in doubt please ask.




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Hello,

I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.

The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.
Specs of the machine in case it matters -

Gateway ML3108b Notebook

Processor:
AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz)

Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic

Display:
14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800)

Chipset:
NVIDIA? C51MV

Memory:
1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .

Hard Drive:
60GB 4200rpm PATA hard drive

Optical Drive:
8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW

Video:
NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?

A:Clean Vista Install. Machine Boots, But Doesn't 'Restart.'

Hello,I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.Specs of the machine in case it matters - Gateway ML3108b NotebookProcessor: AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz) Operating System:Genuine Windows Vista? Home BasicDisplay:14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800) Chipset:NVIDIA? C51MV Memory: 1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .Hard Drive: 60GB 4200rpm PATA hard driveOptical Drive:8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW Video: NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?it's Called a "Black Screen of Death", just like a "Blue Screen of Death" this is common for some Vista systems. It Might be required to update the bios to fix the problem. Have you tried downloading the bios updat... Read more

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Hey guys, I've been trying to fix this myself but with no luck. Maybe you can give me some tips? I think it is a hardware issue which I have little to no experience with.

It all started when I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 x64 from my Vista x64. I had nothing of importance on the computer, so why not do a clean install and start fresh? It installed fine and rebooted several times until the computer had the Setup Is Checking Video Performance, it froze on that screen. I had to reboot it and now here is my current issue.....

Installation is going fine, goes to Completing Installation and then reboots..Then shows a black screen with blinking cursor for 5 minutes. Then restarts itself and has Windows Recovery Error. I chose Start Windows Normally and it goes to Starting Windows screen with the logo. I've tried letting it sit there for 30 minutes until it restarts itself and states..Windows failed to start. A recent software or hardware change may be the cause..etc etc..

...So basically it's just a constant cycle of Starting Windows screen and Windows Recovery Error screen Unless I press f10 to go into the Boot Options.

If anybody could give any advice, I would greatly appreciate it. I already installed Windows 7 on my laptop so I know it's my desktop which is causing the issues..

Gateway FX4710
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 / 2.5 GHz
6GB Ram / 667.0 MHz
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT / 512.0 MB

A:Windows 7 Clean Install: Freezes on "Starting Windows" screen

Hello mshannahnv, welcome to Seven Forums!





As you have nothing to lose on the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at the info below; be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


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After you have made backups of everything you care to save and you want to do a real wipe "secure erase" to the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) have a look at this tutorial at the link below, it over-writes everything, all the old Windows code including the old Windows drivers, everything all data, giving you the best possible space to install Windows 7 to; it goes hand-in-hand with a clean install.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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Hello
I have tried toubleshooting this problem my self with no sucsess, have tried taking computer to pc outlett to fix(they just formatted it and cbf seeing if it acually worked) with about the same luck, so hopefull there will be a smart puppy out there somewhere
I have run Vista home premium 32bit for a while, but now have decided to upgrade my pc with
Mother- Gigabyte Ga-EP45-DS3R
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Core 2.83gHz
GPU- ATI-HD4870X2 2Gb Pci-E
MEM- Corsair 4GB kit Twin2x4096-8500c5df w/fan
HDD- Samsung SATA2 160GB
Pwr- Thermal Take "tough power" 750watt
Case- Antec 900 Gaming Case

And heres the Problem:
I Installed XP first(i have vista upgrade) then installed Vista Flawlessly.
After about 20min of installing drivers ect it froze.Lost Power to USB devices and had to restart.
This happend once or twice more, then worked for the rest of the night.
I updated all Vista and drivers.
Even played "crysis" with all graph settings on very high without a problem.
Next day it began to freeze every time i booted windows(within 1-5min of seeing vista GUI)
It also restarted it self 1-2 times after seeing motherboard image on boot up. Then froze just before "verifying DMI pool Data".But after another restart, ran thru to windows and froze again.
I formatted it and took off "raid 0" wich i was running.
Strang thing was it did its usal freeze 1-2 times then ran perfectly that night.But next day surpirse suprise now does one of the two freezes m... Read more

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Hey guys,

Alright, so my hard disk crashed a few days back (I was running XP Pro), so I decided to install 7.

My specs are:

Motherborad: Intel 82865GBF
Graphics: On-board 256MB graphics, they are handling the aero style well.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz
Ram: 3 GB
HDD: 320GB
Now, here's the problem. I installed Windows 7 and it loads up fine. Then when i'm doing anything like browsing though empty folders or opening up the control panel, the compe freezes for a few seconds, the active window says 'Not Responding' in the title bar.

I took a closer look at the Cabinet and realised that when I tell the computer to do something, the HDD light doesnt light up, then I get the Not Responding, and then 10-20 secs later, the HDD light blinks and the Not Responding window starts working.

It does this for everything I do, the HDD light has a lag of 10-15secs after which it lights up and the computer does what I had told it to do.

BTW, the Aero glass interface works great, no lags whatsoever in that respect.

Also important to know is that the HDD is completely blank, it only has Windows 7 on it, I havent installed one file or application.

So I think this is a HDD problem since it just crashed a few days back, but I can't be sure.

Ohh, last problem, My keyboard doesnt work completely (it used to with XP), in Windows 7 i couldn't press Shift or Caps Lock and some other alphabets, today morning I could press shift and Caps Lock, but those same alphabets di... Read more

A:Windows 7 freezes after clean install

Okay, new problem.

Just restarted my computer and after the Starting Windows screen, all I get is a black screen with a mouse, and I can move the mouse around but nothing opens, and HDD light was blinking a lot at the Starting Windows screen but on the black screen, no blinking.

This reminds me of a virus my brother had on his laptop last week (running XP). His laptop was working fine and then he started it one day and after the windows screen it just goes black with a mouse pointer.

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Hi all, i started a clean install of xp sp3 from a genuine disc, but after formatting the partition and copying files and restarting, the screen gets stuck and all i get is the cursor blinking furiously. I tried this again and again, still it wouldnt work, i then tried to install some not-so-genuine copies, but no matter what i use, its the same problem. I tried installing linux and it went fine. I am at loss as to whats the problem. Any help?
 

A:Solved: Install Freezes on Restart after Copying Files

What video card do you have?
 

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Hello!I'm banging my head on the wall with this case, can't figure, how to proceed. My background: I've worked few years as service guy in computer shop, mostly on desktops, so I at least vaguely know what I'm doing, and I'm very carefull when handling hardware. Computer's background: I recieved used HP 4330s after my deceased family member. No bangs, pretty clean, no spill damage or visible marks of falling. It had dead hard drive (clicking), broken DVD (bent motor mounts, I'm told it's some child's work) and was very dusty (clogged fan). I removed the optical drive, carefully removed all the dust, replaced thermal compund under CPU, and put inside SSD I took from my other machine (wiped). In BIOS I switched to EFI boot. I popped in thumbdrive with fresh Windows 8.1 Installation, which proceeded good, until it wanted to restart. Screen went blue/purple (same color as normal install background), and it stopped, no disk activity, nothing. I power-cycled it, Windows installation proceeded, but failed. This repeated few times.  Steps I've taken to troubleshoot issue: - Switched to legacy mode, and tried installation again, same result. - Ran memtest, passed, switched memory to few different specimens (both DDR3, and DDR3L), tried both slots, all pass, Windows won't complete install. - Swapped CPU from stock i3 to i5-2520M I had lying around, which was removed from working machine (during upgrade), same result. - Did everything again, ... Read more

A:Can't install Windows, freezes before restart. [solved: faul...

Final update. First, doughjohn - problem is not in initiation the shutdown, but it won't complete the shutdown. It stays on with nearly everything disabled except ntos kernel and video driver. The problem was very hard to diagnose, until I found a friend that also had the same machine. And here is final solution: As unbelieveble as it is, all three motherboards have manufacturing defects. Problem is the chipset: All of them, like as I suspected, have Cougar Point B2 chipset with SATA bug. This degraded the HDD connection. There were two clues: USB3.0 to SATA adapter with Windows 8.1/10 works and shutdowns fine. Same disk moved into hdd bay or optical bay can't shut down properly and work slower (!). Second was my friend who had same 4330s notebook, but without my issues. I disassembled his machine, and to my surprise it had B3 chipset, with visible flux marks around it, and markings indicating certified HP repair. This notebook was RMA'd once. I moved my install to his motherboard, and it also boots fine on SATA ports. This is the first (and only) notebook with Sandy Bridge-era components that suffer from chipset HDD link degradation on primary SATA lines I have seen so far. To sum up: HP, your fault this time. I sold the laptop and I'm on the hunt for new machine, it will probably be HP 6470B, if I can find all the components. Big thank you for all who looked here and offered advice and guidance. I really appreciate your help!

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Morning all - we're on our second XPS 13 (first was a (9343). This one is splendid, except for the above: if the computer is off, then it boots up fine, but if 'Restart' is selected from the Windows 10 'Power' option, then it freezes on the Dell logo (no spinning lights even).
Since I am in the process of trying to install everything and set up the laptop, restarts are frequent! I do not want to activate another Office licence (already lost one at £42) if this is problem cannot be solved - so I have about 10 days left.
All the drivers are up to date - BIOS is at the newest, v.1.00! - but the problem persists. Any ideas?
Cheers,
Chris

A:XPS 13 (9350): Freezes on 'Restart' (but not on cold boot)

So, still no help from Dell: same as last time... 
I did try changing the boot order in BIOS (HD-/Win. Boot Man.) but it's made no difference. I can re-boot if I turn the laptop off and then on again, but it will not 'Restart' from the Windows 10 Start button/Power.
It does re-start back to Windows if I exit the BIOS screens though. 
Fancy.
Cheers,
Chris

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Hi... my PC hangs up and i restarted and i get a black after the monitors displags thr brand logo... dvi and No signal




Tried solution:
Clear CMOS
removed CMOS batterry
Reseated all hardware including video card,ram sticks and hard drive along with SATA
done a bunch of resets
Clean VideoCard,Heatsinker and Ram sticks
trjed exchanging ram stick placjng



Any help pls? im sorry if i posted in the wrong section

A:Pc Freezes and screen goes black after restart

Is this a recently built system ???

If so reseat the CPU and make sure the thermal paste is properly spread and the fans are properly installed

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lately, while I have been gaming my pc would freezing holding the frame frozen and forcing me to restart, I still could hear the audio coming from my pc but there wasn't any response from anything else. I'm not sure how to go about fixing this. any and all help is appreciated.
 

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Hello! Finally found an issue to make an account about.

Anyways, so I just recently installed a new anti-virus software (Kaskersky Anti-Virus 2013) and it runs perfectly (or so I thought).

The only problem that was plaguing my computer was after I restarted it (via the Sidebar and pressing the power icon and clicking restart) and it would "hang" at the restart screen for about 30 seconds.

The pixel icon next to the word "Restarting" would freeze mid spin (I could still move my mouse), but then it would continue to function normally.

So my question is simply: Is this an issue to take action against or is the Anti-Virus software preventing a proper restart?

NOTE: When I start a normal "Shutdown" this problem is absent and the computer shuts down in about 6 seconds.

A:Computer freezes at Restart screen.

Try One These Steps..i Think U Recover From This Problem.......Repair your Windows installation. A common reason for Windows to freeze up or reboot automatically during the Windows startup process is because one or more important Windows files are damaged or missing. Repairing Windows replaces these important files without removing or changing anything else on your computer.
Note: In Windows 7 and Vista, this is called a Startup Repair. In Windows XP it's referred to as a Repair Installation.
Important: The Windows XP Repair Installation is more complicated and has more drawbacks than the Startup Repair available in the other operating systems. So, if you're an XP user, you may want to wait until you've tried Steps 3 through 6 before giving this a try. Start Windows using Last Known Good Configuration. If you've just made a change to your computer that you suspect might have caused Windows to stop booting properly, starting with the Last Known Good Configuration could help.
Last Known Good Configuration will return many important settings to the states they were in the last time Windows started successfully, hopefully solving this problem and allowing you back in to Windows. Start Windows in Safe Mode and then use System Restore to undo recent changes. Windows could freeze, stop, or reboot during the startup process because of damage to a driver, important file, or part of the registry. A System Restore will return all of those things to ... Read more

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Hello have got stuck on what should be simple.

Have successfully already got the latest current 32-Bit Windows 8.1 (upgrade 1 etc.) running smoothly (since it was released to market) using the original retail Windows 8 Pro DVD Physical Media (from Amazon [pre-order]) to upgrade from within a running & activated copy of 32-Bit Windows XP Pro SP3.

Ideally would like to move to 64-Bit Windows 8 (then 10) to access 8GB of RAM.

Have just discovered that neither my 32-Bit or 64-Bit Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD's will clean install with a single blank HDD.

Both Win8 DVD's boot, then the blue 4 panel Windows logo appears, then the white dots circular spinner appears below the blue Windows logo, then the entire screen goes blank to black (but remains powered on) and nothing then seems to take place - no HDD light activity any more - nor any DVD Drive light activity that stops as well - just slow light pattern changes on my lit up (Crucial Ballistix Tracer) RAM.

The desktop has been at black screen for just over an hour now (writing this on laptop) no HDD / DVD indicator light activity - even with a brand new SATA cable!

Any ideas how to overcome this weird problem as also would ideally like to be able to clean install just Windows 8.1.

Regards.

A:Clean install of Windows 8 Freezes just after Spinner

Hi,

I am also having this problem with my win8 DVDs. The 32 bit actually throws an error screen after the spinners, but the 64 bit just goes blank/black like yours. I have no idea what to do.

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  

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Hello, my computer has been freezing for the past few days every time I try to login.

It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes.

I can login in safe mode fine and even normally if I do diagnostic mode from msconfig.

I tried repairing windows 7 startup, but it detected no errors. I tried a clean install but the problem stayed.

all help is appreciated
 

A:Computer freezes after login, even after clean install

"It will sometimes give me a pink screen, I got in once but the screen went black in a couple minutes"...

Sounds like a video card issue. What are your complete computer specs, and what kind of video are you running? On-board or separate video card?
 

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Puchased 2 Think Centres from a local university. No operating system on either. Tried installing Win 10 with media creation tool on flash drive then the ISO on DVD. The Windows logo comes on the screen and freezes. After about a min, it says something went wrong and restarts only to the same result. Someone said I need drivers but can you install drivers without an operating system installed? the units originally had Win 7.  
 
Mod:  edited Subject line to add system type
 

A:ThinkCentre M90p: clean Win 10 install freezes

Your systems may not be supported for Windows 10, you can check here:  Windows 10 Upgrade - Supported System List

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Hi all,

I have been facing this very strange problem these past four to five weeks. My machine refuses to boot up from cold. During the cold boot, the system reaches the stage where the text box appears for entering user password. Now the moment I type any character on the keyboard, the system freezes.

But when I press restart and reach the same stage of entering the password, it proceeds normally.

I have XPSP3, two physical hard disks, 2GB RAM, DG965RY motherboard, Intel PIV cpu.

Is this a known issue, or is it something that I have stumbled across for the first time?

Thanks for your guidance...
 

A:Windows XP SP3 Freezes On Cold Boot, But Works On Restart

The primary C drive may be causing this. When you get Windows up, go to My Computer, and right-click on the C drive. Select Properties, tools, check disk for errors. Set a disk check on restart. See if any errors are detected
 

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One of our computers was working fine last night, and this morning it froze up. So the problem is recent, but unsure what exactly it is,
 
The computer boots up fine with no errors, but after a few minutes its freezes up. If i restart it immidiately after it freezes, it tries to boot via DHCP with a little spinning ' / '. 
Leaving it shutdown for a few minutes fixes that problem, as it boots up normal again from the HDD with no errors, and runs at optimal speed for a few minutes before freezing again. 
 
--Edit--
 
Trying to run a scan with malwarbytes, had a nvidia driver crash and fix itself during the scan, but the freezes started up again - i noticed leaving the scan running while froze the hdd was still working, the cursor never froze, but inbetween the freeze the number of files scanned would jump, then freeze, and then update itself again when it unfroze. Still no clue what the problem is.

A:Win7 Computer freezes, tries to boot via DHCP after restart

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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I'm trying to install a 'clean' installation of vista
I already have vista on my computer as my operating system but I have been experiencing problems.
I'm booting from the vista disc, and everything seems to be working correctly until after the first start up. Once I get to the screen where it says 'completing installation', suddenly it just stops working. It's not really frozen, but it will not continue the installation. I've tried installing it around five times and this has happened every time.
Any suggestions on how to fix this?

 

A:Windows vista clean install freezes, or shuts down

Elaborate a bit please: Do you have Vista already installed and you are trying to install another copy over the existing one? A clean install to me means that you have removed the previous installation of Vista.
 

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Hi everyone. It seems I have the worst luck with Windows these days, but here is my problem.

I have made two clean installs of Windows 2000 Professional today trying to figure out a problem. It all started with my first install. It was behaving funny, freezing on startup (after desktop icons loaded) every other reboot or so. I put the latest Via chipset drivers on there, and nVidia video drivers (to get out of 16 color mode) and then the freezing upon boot seemed to stop.

I had already made the mistake of installing a few applications such as Firefox and Atomic Clock Sync, etc. Not only did it crash on boot every other boot or so, it would always freeze 2-3 minutes after starting a VNC session (using RealVNC). I tried troubleshooting those problems all evening, and I thought I would just start clean, in case something happened along the way.

So an hour or so ago, I started the 2000 install process again. It went fine and didn't have any problems. I installed a firewall first, just to be sure I didn't get the new install infected in any way. I went to download the nVidia drivers so I could actually see things in a decent resolution and color quality. That went fine as well.

I installed RealVNC and tried it from another machine. Speed was nice and fast, but just like before, it freezes the whole computer after 2-3 minutes, and I have to do a hard reset. Same result with UltraVNC I'm afraid.

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A:Brand new clean install Win2k. Freezes after 2-3 minutes of use!

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When I am on my computer usually about once a day my computer and screen will freeze, and I will need to hard restart my PC. I'm not getting a BSOD or anything.

PC Specs:
i7 2600k
GTX 680
8GB RAM
60GB SSD 1TB HDD
Corsair TX850M PSU

A:Screen and Computer Freezes Requires Hard Restart

Check your temp readings in Bios. Also clean your tower out with a can of compressed air. Also Check your Hard drive to see if it is failing.

Downloading UBCD which is in my signature.Burn the ISO Image to a blank CD using Imgburn (How to burn a ISO Image using Imgburn) burn at lowest speed. With the newly burned cd boot with the cd go to HDD>Diagnostics>The make and model of your hard drive, Seagate, Maxtor, Drive Fitness which is Hitachi, Or Western Digital. Perform a short and long test. Could also be called "Standard" and "Extended" test or also "Comprehensive" test.

If you can not find the right test for your hard drive your OEM computer may have it's own hard drive diagnostics testing tool. Refer to your OEM computer documentation to find out how to access these test. Also try going to the manufacture of your machine to find documentation about it. Also consider going to the manufacture of your hard drive to look to see if they have hard drive diagnostics test. The ideal test or method would include an ISO that could be burned via an image to a cd which would be made bootable.

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Good day all,

For some reason lately, when restarting my PC and logging in (with a picture password) the Metro Start screen that comes up sometimes randomly freezes/locks up. I can still move my mouse but the tiles aren't clickable at all nor do the live tiles change. Any buttons on the Metro UI don't respond either and the charms bar doesn't show up. It is as if the screen is completely frozen except for my mouse. This only happens during a restart; a cold boot doesn't cause this.

During this freeze I only have 2 ways to get out of it:
1. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del and doing a restart. Choosing to log off instead and logging in again still shows the Metro Start screen in a locked condition.
2. Pressing the Windows key. When doing that, the screen blinks and it brings me to the Desktop. An error shows up in my events saying that Explorer.exe has crashed. Here's the log:

The program Explorer.EXE, version 6.3.9600.17284 is not responding to Windows and has been shut down.
Proces-id: 580
Starttijd: 01cff3ed53c30a9e
Eindtijd: 15
Toepassingspad: C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
Rapport-id: 9963ff96-5fe0-11e4-becc-bc5ff44ab185
Volledige pakketnaam met fout:
Relatieve toepassings-id van pakket met fout:

I haven't made any changes prior to this issue except disabling the option for Windows to bring me to the Desktop immediately after a boot (which, when enabled, obviously doesn't cause the freeze since it bypasses the Metro screen).
A sfc /scannow doesn't show any corruption.
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A:Metro Start Screen randomly freezes on restart

UPDATE: I noticed that this problem only occurs when using a picture password to log in. Typing a password instead doesn't cause this freeze.

EDIT: Nvm, it also happens when typing a password.

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Hi,

Yesterday we had a 3 second power failure and when my computer restarted, the desktop icons were taking foreverrrr to show up (usually my computer takes 30 secs to load up because I only have a few programs installed at the moment). So I forced shutdown using the button and then booted up again.

Now it won't get past the MOBO's post screen and I can't even use my keyboard to get into the startup or the bios. Every time I shut down my computer, when I go to turn it back on the same thing happens and the only way I can get it going again is to reset the jumpers.

I did research prior to asking for help, but it seemed that everyone had different issues. I've never heard of this one before. My only guess is the MOBO battery, but I highly doubt it. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

A:Freezes at post screen. Need to reset jumpers EVERY restart

The cmos battery does not stop a post. You will get an error however the system will post.

I would put the system into a very basic state.
1 Open the case and pull the pw connector from ALL drives; hd and optical.
2 Disconnect any usb type device
3 Pull out any add-in cards such as sound, nic, etc. Leave in your video card
4 Remove all ram except one stick.

Now attempt a post. If it fails, shutdown and try a different ram chip.

If it still fails to post, you will need to swap parts with known good ones; ie power supply, motherboard, ram, etc to find the problem.

FWIW I just fixed a family member's system that suffered a power failure/surge. It was just the pw supply that went out [they were lucky]
 

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Today,When I was playing a game,I Was having a odd sound in my computer and my computer freezes for 30 second or more,then it continues to be normal,it only happens when I play high graphics game like Doom,Call of duty Infinte Warfare,My processor hits 100% when that sound occurs it's very weird,this thing was happening for some time,then today my computer had a blue screen,when I restarted my computer and it got stuck in the desktop after the Windows load.
I searched google did everything I could,but it did not work,I need help please

Win7 64 bit
8GB Ram DDR3
GeForce 780ti MSI
Hardisk-500Gb,and it's pretty old 6 yrs more
i3 4th generation

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My spouses pc all of a sudden wouldn't boot, not into safe mode or anything (vista), and so we were going to upgrade anyways to windows 7, so i bought the upgrade windows 7 and attempted to do a clean install and reformatted the c: drive which has 250gb, and each time i start the install it bogs down and gets stuck on the install files and cycles over and over and never goes anywhere. I also performed a start up repair and it cycles over and over for hours on end, please help!

A:Boot config not working, tried clean install, can't install windows 7

Welcome freakyfrowe

I assume from your specs this is an acer laptop. Check this thread for a lot of ideas.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Disconnect all not necesssary USB devices, printers, ext monitors, TVs, etc.

Also this Tutorial on Clean Install with upgrade disc



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Edit: Optimize Hard Drive for Install

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I've recently installed Windows 7, downloaded updates, or installed programs that have asked me to restart. On doing this, PC shuts down fine, starts up, but on BIOS screen, half loads and then freezes. I have to keep finger on power button so it cuts power, then start again, then it loads up fine?
Im thinking it is because I havent got my boot options in the right order. Can anyone help?
 

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I have a Asus Zenbook laptop (UX31). I crushed my MBR and somehow I couldn't ever restore it so I did a new clean install (even though I have a Windows.old folder with most if not all of my old files).

And so the usual boring process began: download drivers, installing them, installing the usual software (Avast, Comodo firewall, Chrome, Office, Adobe programs...) and almost on top of that I began doing lot of work with it, sadly I have almost no time to lose.

Somewhere in that process I started noticing some performance problems: doing different things (open a new chrome tab, clicking a link, open folder, clicking low workload buttons in any program) makes the whole thing freeze for 1-4 seconds. Most of the times the mouse can still be moved during the freeze moment, other times even the mouse is freezed for those 1-4 seconds which is more annoying.

In the last install nothing like this happened, system was perfectly fluid. As far as i can remember I have installed the same drivers from the same Asus page, and the same software. Obviously something is different.

I had the suspicion it was COMODO firewall that was freezing things (its alert windows usually freeze more consistently) so I temporarily "disabled it": but problems persist.

Can you help?

A:Clean Win7 install + drivers + basic software = randome little freezes

Hello Joker mate what media are you using to install with? May I suggest this to you if you are doing a factory restore as I don't know what you are using (machine wise)

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


Some system specs would be very welcome
System Info - See Your System Specs

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I have a Seagate Barracuda ATA IV model ST380021A. Don't know if it's SATA or not. I have a SOYO SY-P4VTP M/B. After I do a clean/new install on a formatted drive, (I even installed the SATA drivers that came w/ the mobo just in case) the computer freezes on reboot after the initial installation where it says "Setup will continue after reboot" or something like that. @ the bootscreen with the logo, the bluish bar scrolls a couple of times and freezes. Does anyone know why? I tried installing at a friends house and it worked fine so I know it's not a harddrive error but I place it in mines and it doesn't work so I create a new install and same problem.. I know it's not a temp issue since it's running < 100 F. THis is a genuine copy of XP. Just in case I used my friends. Same prob. -Thanks.
 

A:Computer freezes at logo screen after clean installation of XP

Well your motherboard has SATA on it, If you were installing on another machine you should be able to tell if it's SATA (small cable m/b connector) or IDE (large ribbon m/b connector).

If it is SATA, try using the other port on the motherboard.
It could also be your ribbon cable if you're using IDE.

If you could just let us know what connector it has so we can isolate the problem better.
 

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Hello all,

I have been experiencing BSODs or vertical gray line freezes while playing the new WoW Cataclysm. I am able to play 2-20 minutes at a time and then I get those crashes. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series graphics card and I am running Windows 7 (64 bit). I am up to date on my graphics card (10.12 driver released 11/25/10). I have tried many of the solutions on the WoW technical forms and have had no success. I can provide a DXDIAG or MSINFO30 if needed.

Any suggestions?

bhendri

A:Continuous Black Screen Freezes with Radeon 4200, Force Restart

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bhendri


Hello all,

I have been experiencing BSODs or vertical gray line freezes while playing the new WoW Cataclysm. I am able to play 2-20 minutes at a time and then I get those crashes. I have an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 series graphics card and I am running Windows 7 (64 bit). I am up to date on my graphics card (10.12 driver released 11/25/10). I have tried many of the solutions on the WoW technical forms and have had no success. I can provide a DXDIAG or MSINFO30 if needed.

Any suggestions?

bhendri


Please provide the information.

Have you tried turning down your quality settings? You have to remember the Radeon HD 4200 is an onboard chipset and is not nearly as powerful as a discrete card.

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Hello.

I've been attempting to install Vista x64 on a separate hard drive from XP in order to dual boot. I formatted the hard drive just before Vista installation.

I boot from the DVD to install, and things seem to go fine. But when it restarts after 'Installing Updates', my system hangs where it asks me to press any key to boot from CD. I've tried switching SATA ports, boot sequence, and restarting the installation process itself but nothing works.

Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice? Thank you for taking the time to read this.
 

A:Vista won't boot after first install restart

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? How does win install stop boot fromCD after doing a install or repair when it restarts during the process (CD still in drive).
This may be causing me some issue if it is stuck but not sure.

Here's my problem:
Dell E6400, winXP latest SP.
Had a HD fault & would not boot, after numerous retry, boot now successful but blu screen error after win starts. Safe mode same blu scrn.
Did a repair from install CD, install restarted but blu screen still so no change after the repair. (sorry, don't have stop code & filename right now) .

I want to remove / replace the offending file ("looks" like video drv? file). So I boot with BartPE CD & win install text comes up first (?? Looks like win install left a hook somewhere to intercept boot ??)
then PE starts normal till the end where it gets blu screen same.

If I remove HD boot from BIOS list I cannot boot from CD at all ?

I can try remove HD, put in EXT USB case & use another PC.

I know its my fault for not taking a recent Image of the HD, I have one from 9 mths ago so this is my last resort.
I have a new SSD to install but I was trying to recover & image the current .

I will try & update with specific details this afternoon.

Thanks
 

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My intentions are as I explain in the title. Have this new P70 W-10 machine in the factory NVMe SSD. Also have another NVMe SSD 960 Pro extra (1TB) and a Crucial MX300 SSD (1TB).After modifying the BIOS for legacy and to be able to boot from the CD/DVD drive first, my problem has been how to and in what form, the require driver, for either of the available drives, can be use? On my boot from the original W7 DVD, I can see the Crucial drive but installation will not advance, surely because of lack of appropriate drive.There is no offer for F6.The NVMe SSD is not even visible, I suppose because of the same reason.The window present two choices: 1] "Add Driver" and  2] "Search of location" which shows the DVD drive and BOOT. I have procure certain driver installation exe programs and even the *.inf plus *.sys files, placing them in a) USB, b) Floppy disk, c) CD.But  I can not make a) or b) visible in this particular window. actually, the setup program refuses to boot if there is anything else but the DVD in the DVD device.The option c) CD (with the driver installation exe, the inf and sys files) can be place in the device and the directory visualized, But it can only be selected without seen its content.In the lower part of the window you can select if you are excluding (or not) drivers that are not appropriate for the hardware. A scan will be performed with negative results. For one thing, the ... Read more

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I cannot boot up at all. Get to the message 'sorry Windows did not start properly..." and cannot boot in to any modes at all, just keeps going round and round. I can change settings to boot from CD. Is it safe to buy a new copy of XP Pro or Vista and wipe disc for a reinstall?
Don't have original CD.
Thanks
 

A:Cannot boot, safe to do clean install? XP Pro

Obviously you can shop for a new OS (Vista, XP). While you're doing it, you may try a live Linux CD (you should be able to read your hard drive from it).
Just in case, run a vendor's hd test utility to make sure it is ok. To prevent losing your OS in the future, use a partition imaging program (Acronis, Power Quest).
 

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Hey guys, I was wondering if I could somehow boot to windows 7 after a major hardware change without having to reinstall windows. I don't have the disks ane there is no way for me to get them but I do have a unused product key. I can access the startup repair fine but that never fixes the problem. I always get error code 0x0 saying that a recent hardware change caused windows not to boot. Is there something I can type into the command prompt to at least get me to login screen or desktop?

A:any way to boot to windows 7 without clean install?

What are you trying to do? . . a repair Install? . . for that you will need a windows 7 instalaltion disc

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My Win 7 64 SP1 installation on my wife's PC has died.
It just won't boot up any more.
I have tried to do a repair "startup repair" but it cannot correct the error and doesn't give any useful information.

This is an OEM installation so I don't appear to have any other repair options from the Win DVD.

I am quite happy to do a clean install but I'm not sure if I have any other options I should try first and I'm not sure if I should try and recover any drivers etc from the system before I do the new install. (As the PC doesn't boot up on these disks I'm not even sure how to recover any files from them).

Ian

A:WIN7 won't boot. What should I do before trying a clean install?

Go through this tutorial : Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi ALL,

I have a small Dell Zino PC acting as a HTPC and it gave me fits trying to update to Win 10 Ann Ed. So I did a clean install and that seemed to work. But then a few times it got stuck booting up. It gets past the BIOS screens and gets into the first Win 10 screen, the one with the blue window and the revolving balls at the bottom. Then it gets stuck on that screen with the balls continuing to revolve but there is no disk activity and after 5 minutes I had to power off and on to try to get out of it. One time even that did not work so when it rebooted it offered me to do some troubleshooting and I let it go for an hour and it eventually said it could not find anything wrong. I let it continue and that time it did boot up all the way into Win 10.

Anyone else see this happen or have a suggestion on what I could look into?

Thanks,
Gerry

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Hi,


I previously had XP32 running from the first partition of an SSD.
I cleaned off the second partition, shrunk it down to 90GB, TRIM, and performed a clean install of W7-64 onto it. I allowed it to install only essential security updates during installation.
Now at boot it produces the message: NTLDR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart


That is interesting because NTLDR is used to start XP, not W7.


Only when I boot with the W7 installation DVD in the drive, it boots correctly into the Boot Manager and gives me a choice of W7 (default) or XP.


I have gone searching for solutions, and here are the remedies that I have tried so far:


1. the W7 partition was not set as Active, so I set it as active. No change.
In Computer Management the W7 partition is now shown as Healthy, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition. The XP32 partition is shown as Healthy Primary Partition.


2. I booted from the install DVD, went into Repair, and selected the Repair Boot Config. The installer, however, could find no problems with the setup. I did this 3 times as someone wrote that was necessary. No change.


3. In the Bios, I had the boot order set as Removable, CD/DVD, Hard Disk. Someone said that they had success in solving this by making the Hard Disk the first boot device. So I changed the order to Hard Disk, CD/DVD, Removable. But it did not work. It just went straight into the NTLDR error. So I changed the order bac... Read more

A:W7-64 clean install will not boot without Windows DVD ?

When you installed Windows 7 did you boot from the DVD to install?

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