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Q: cannot boot from cd stuck on setup is starting windows

Hi i have windows xp proffesional 32 bit, yesterday i accidently tryed to install windows 7.. i got to the screen where i need to choose lauguege and country then i turned off my computer and reboot it but it wasnt working.. the logo wouldnt apear there was just black screen.. so i insert the xp cd i burned and tryed to boot windows from it but after it loads all the files it saying setup is starting windows and stay there.. nothing happening so i thought mabye i need to install windows 7 again and then downgrade but same thing happen, when it get to screen "windows is loading files" the progress bar stuck at the end... i dont know how to fix it i just want to have xp back. i tryed pressing f5 when it saying to press f6 and it still stuck on setup is starting windows... please help me solve my problem thank you.

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A: cannot boot from cd stuck on setup is starting windows

Hello liad mate please some system specs mate we cannot help if we do not know what we are working with System Info - See Your System Specs

Now I am assuming this is quite an old machine and maybe there are a few hardware problems such as the hard drive RAM etc etc

Now the other thing is what Windows media (7) are you trying to use - a retail or OEM version. Going back to XP is a retrograde step if you want my opinion because of the age of the system and the lack of any support.

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I've been trying to install XP Pro x64, to no avail, it always gets stuck on the Setup is starting Windows. I tried pressing F5 at the beginning but my only options were ACPI Multiprocessor x64, ACPI Uniprocessor x64 and Other, the first two had no affect and I don't have any drivers or another disk drive anyway so I can't use other.

Is there some way I can make this work...?

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Hello and congratulations for this great forum..You guys have helped me a lot in the past..
Anyway I have a problem that drives me crazy..it's very common as I see..I've read almost every post regarding this problem..but I can't find a solution to my problem..

I have a sony vaio laptop that it has some problem starting up, was slow,etx so I formated it..but the format didn't complete and windows 7 reverted the changes..so I am stuck with a formatted and empty hard disk..tried to install windows with 3 different cds and one usb stick..it was reading only one of those discs that was a genuine win vista disc..the others was burned and there was no "press any key to load from cd" option..
I had some progress only with the usb stick that loaded but after language selection it stuck on setup is starting..

And sorry for this thread as I know that there are many threads here talking about this problem..pls I don't know what to do..thanks in advance!

A:windows 7 stuck on setup is starting

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failu... Read more

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I have a asus desktop which I successfully did a clean format and install of windows 7. After installing the updates the system restarted and got stuck in a blue desktop background screen. I was told that I should have update the drivers first before updating windows updates. I am trying do another clean hd format and w7 install but get stuck at setup is starting for hours. Have set bios to default settings to no avail. Can someone please suggest how to get w7 to install? Thanks
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Hi ,
I have a problem installing windows 7 on my laptop.
I was using my laptop regulary and all of the sudden it shut down and it wouldn't boot into windows.
My HDD isn't recognized in BIOS so I thought its my HDD, then I removed my HDD and replaced it with a working SSD. i can see the SSD in BIOS but i still get stuck on installation.
This is my laptop's specs:
Dell Vostro 3550 (original specs i didn't change anything).

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Greetings to all. I performed a system restore and when the machine rebooted setup is starting services was displayed on my screen literally for hours. I decided to restart my comp and when I did this it stalled at the same point but with error message The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation. Did that,same result and error message. I have tried Safe modes with a resulting Windows cannot complete installation in Safe Mode. To continue installing Windows,restart the computer. Other F8 options have had the same results.
Thank you for your time and offered solutions

A:windows 7 install stuck on setup is starting services

Try a Repair Install of Windows 7 Reference Link: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/toolsofthetrade/ss/windows-7-startup-repair.htm

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Aspire one netbook with windows 7

model PAV70

i tried to restore it to factory settings (backed up to C file)

it went fine untill it got stuck in a loop saying it couldnt install windows and had to be restarted. i would restart and it would go to the same error over and over

then i tried to use the recovery discs (unsure of how to use them) i hooked up the external drive and powered on but no options came up although the disc was making noise as if activated. i left that going all night but no change.

NOW i power on and only get SETUP IS STARTING SERVICES

i have tried F8, F11, F12, ALT + F10 and nothing

the only thing that worked was shift+F10 (i tried ms00be but got nothing) (i did regedit/child comp/1 changed to 3 etc but nothing)

the only way i can get a response from the computer is SHIFT + F10 or if i press the space bar to "pause system resume" this gives the option to "continue" in which its back to being stuck on the SETUP screen or i could press "delete restoration data and proceed to system boot menu" SO should i try to delete the data and go to boot menu? if so where do i go from there?

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EDIT: Should be aswRVRT.sys
Computer worked fine in the morning. Then I turned it off later (had windows update)
then when I came home in the afternoon to open my PC it just didnt work.
When I try to go to safe mode it just gets stuck at aswRVRT.sys.
If it helps I already ran FRST.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 31-10-2013
Ran by SYSTEM on MININT-FK8MU7P on 03-11-2013 12:38:52
Running from K:\
Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) OS Language: English(US)
Internet Explorer Version 10
Boot Mode: Recovery
The current controlset is ControlSet001
ATTENTION!:=====> If the system is bootable FRST could be run from normal or Safe mode to create a complete log.
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
HKLM\...\Run: [GamecomSound] - C:\Program Files\Plantronics\GameCom780\GameCom780.exe [777448 2011-12-01] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\updaterstartuputility.exe [472984 2013-06-03] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe [1356240 2013-08-12] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [MsmqIntCert] - regsvr32 /s mqrt.dll
HKLM\...\Run: [Nvtmru] - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\NvTmru.exe [1028384 2013-10-17] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [UMonit] - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\UMonit.exe [49152 1999-12-31] ()
HKLM\...\Run: [RTHDVCPL] - ... Read more

A:Windows stuck on "starting Windows" screen/ Boot menu stuck at aswRVRT.exe

Anyone please?

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WINDOWS 7 Setup stuck at "setup is starting" in my acer aspire...........and waited for 1 hour and finally went to partition drivers ........ i pressed next and i am stuck at Copying Windows Files (0%)........and finally after half an hour...it came.................."Windows could not format a partition on disk 0.The error occurred while preparing the partition selected for installation.Error code:0x80070057"........................What should i do now????????? previously it would run windows 7 ultimate x64 bit..............one day........these was an unexpected shutdown..........and when i tried to start it again........it showed that repair your operating system..............i think my problem is i am now trying to install windows 7 ultimate(x32 bit).......if i am wrong.........help me in any other way please????????????? thankzz in advance.......

A:WINDOWS 7 Setup stuck at "setup is starting"

Could you take all the ............
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last week, my windows 10 upgraded laptop always gets not responding, then i decided to format my laptop and reinstall windows 7, when i was copying my important files to data d, suddenly it crashed then stucks at the start up loading, then i tried to do the automatic repair and just reset it, then when i waited for 9 or more hours, it was stuck at 95% done, then crashed again, then after that crash, the automatic repair cannot do anything, so i took my bootable usb with windows 7 starter setup, then i tried to install the windows 7 and now it's stuck at "setup is starting" please help, and note that i don't have any access to other pc.

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Windows 7 setup stuck at starting windows without logo. What to do?? No other os s\w is install on my pc. Plz help i tried everything god damn solution!!!! through out the internet i.e YouTube, Google... everything ever Facebook also...

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My Acer Aspire One started acting funny a few months ago (Replacing wallpaper with a black screen, shutting down randomly). One day, it shut down and a window popped up for a scan of sort. After a long and frustrating process, I decided to restore the OS, figuring it would help me fix the problem. Now, whenever I boot it up, it gets stuck on a black screen that reads "Setup is Starting Services", after which a window ops up saying "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." Any help on how to get it working normally is appreciated!

A:"Setup is Starting Services" stuck

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I reloaded Windows 7 and now when I rebooted, it is stuck on the message "setup is starting services" how do I fix it?

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I was trying to save some files in restoring windows 7; now i can't boot my computer; 1st screen : windows resuming., then setup is starting services.... , "stuck" ; acer aspire 5742 Windows 7 64bit Home Premium; What can i do? now; F8;F2; F12; Ctr+Alt+Del; nothing runs all night ; have a recovery disk made with drivers & applications made by me

A:resuming Windows ... Setup is starting services..."stuck" Aspire5742

have a recovery disk made with drivers & applications made by me

Did you you make the Recovery disc?

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Hi all, I am trying to reinstall Windows 7 on my notebook (Acer Aspire 5742-7645) from the DVD. I get as far as this screen: http://www.buildeasypc.com/pics/wind...windows7_3.jpg
When I click "Install now," the screen says "Setup is starting..." and then never moves on. I have gone into BIOS and set the boot order to DVD first. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Acer Aspire - Windows 7 reinstallation stuck on "Setup is starting"

Here are some good answers and some common things to check:

Let us know the results of these checks.

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So my moms computer started doing something which has me going nuts at this point. My mom has an older dell that has been giving her problems. This was actually my older PC i gave her when I got a new one. One day I got the call we all dread when we get from "anyone in the family that sees us as the computer guy/gal". She told me the computer wont start. Its stuck.

I said well she either touched some setting or some issues with the boot file etc. I went over thinking i'll just boot to install CD and either repair or worst case senerio reformat. No biggie. I get there and just turn it on to see what happen. Bios load windows starts and I get the windows logo with the starting windows and it just stays there. I said well lets try a repair. I insert the disk press F12 boot from disk, I get the touch any key I press it and it just goes back to the starting windows screen stuck.

Hmm. I said well lets boot into safe mode and see if I can do something through there. Press F8 select safe mode and boom I get all that stuff across the screen like its the matrix and then it just stay stuck there. Nothing..

I started thinking and then said 'I'll show you!!" Made a Ultimate boot CD and wiped the drive. My thinking was since I wiped the drive I can start new fresh drive and everything will be peachy from there. I wiped the drive and inserted the install disk and I couldn't believe it, back to starting windows and boom stuck again. At this point I do n... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, stuck on Starting Windows.

It smells on bad sectors on HDD, if you of course used non-defected ISO for installation... Try checking/resetting all connectors to all main components and check HDD for bad sectors from UBCD or Hirens

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Hi to all

Hopefully I would find help here.
I have bought a new machine with 4GB ram, 500GB HD, Intel DG41KR motherboard and Intel G41 Graphics Card.
I received the machine with Windows 7 installed, but wanted to format and install XP since I would not be able to upgrade my screen reading softwares (I am totally blind) and other necessary stuff are too much for my little budget. I can not go on with 7 since they are not that compatible. So I planned to install XP.
The problem is that XP can not be installed on the machine. Everything is ok till a screen with the sentence "Setup is starting windows" appears and seems to stay till the end of life. By googling there were suggestions to replace the HD, I replaced it with newer one and nothing changed. Others suggested that might be due to falty ram, also replaced with no change. Some other suggestions recommended burning new XP and installing the one that is new and no change. I unplugged all devices; keyboard, mouse, speakers, everything unnecessary for the installation procedure to go on but all were in vain.
I disabled all devices in the BIOS and the problem is the same. No change.
And to narrow things down:
1. I changed sata mode to native, so that the problem is not in the correct SATA, SCASi, RAID, IDE AHCI, ICH etc drivers. Even I integrated the compatible SATA drivers and burned them into the XP disc and there were no change.
2. I created a bootable USB XP thump drive to instal XP from and the problem is the sa... Read more

A:Can't install XP on computer; stuck on "Setup is starting windows"

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After following the tutorials on the site to get windows on a flash drive or dvd, i used that to run the installer. sadly, after you hit "start to install" it goes into a seemingly infinite setup is starting cycle where ultimately nothing happens.
any solutions would be appreciated
also, i read somewhere that i can fix this with cmd by using this
At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
however, after typing diskpart my cmd does not let me type anything else, effectively rendering this useless.. also regarding the infinite loop startup repair guide here it didnt let me issue any commands after typing D:

thanks in advance, help is much appreciated!

A:Install windows stuck on "setup is starting", cmd won't use commands

It sounds like you might have a faulty installer - try writing the ISO to USB again.

Be sure you get the iso here:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links

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Hey guys currently using home premium 32bit but got pro upgrade 64 bit so had to do the custom install from booting with the disk

I choose the language, keyboard layout etc, choose custom install, pick the hard drive and it goes to the installing screen.

When part 2 of the install screen is almost done it said installation will continue after the computer restarts.
After it restarts, it just stays on the "starting windows" screen and the windows logo never shows. It wa son there for hours. I restarted by pressing the restart button and it continued back on the step 2 and them same thing, restart and then continue later but now the screen is just stuck on the "starting windows" screen.

Any ideas????


A:Custom setup stuck on "starting windows" screen

Never mind, I unplugged things and it's all good

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I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A07) Does not have many options to change anything that he said(I may also not be ... Read more

A:Windows 7 installation Stuck on "Starting Setup" Screen-Unabl 2 Repair

Quote: Originally Posted by harsh93singh09

I've read a similar query but not any of the answers were able to solve my problem.
I have a dell studio 15 laptop (1555) with regular specs windows 7 home premium 64 bit , recently it used to give problems of sudden switch off with flash of a blue screen , the problem was a virus as it also messed with my windows essential antivirus.
Anyhow , so i installed Avast antivirus and run a boot time scan with showed some viruses , the problem is that by mistake i put a windows/temp file into the antivirus chest . After that scan my windows is unable to boot properly.
I firstly tried the suggested option of
1)windows repair but its stuck indefinately on the blue flowers screen with no activity
2)I tried to repair with a bootable copy of windows but its stuck on the point where the windows searches the present os installed , the os is listed there but the curser shows up as the circling one and does not turn normal even after a long time.
3)i tried re-installing windows but the screen is stuck at the point after it prompts you to choose GMT , the screen says "Setup is starting" indefinitely, again the same circling cursor
4)The dell diagnostics when run says that I have hard drive error no. 2000-0146
I followed a post by Greggocker and was able to backup my data using Peppermint live linux os
I also read him suggesting to change settings of BIOS, but problem is that my BIOS(Phoenix A0... Read more

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I purchased my laptop in January and I'm not really sure what happened, I must have been struck by a pretty bad virus or something because I had a lot of protection and ran regular scans. But anyway, one day I booted up my computer and it said error recovery or something a prompted me to repair my pc but I choose start windows normally, and it loaded normally but just before it could get to the login screen a blue screen error flashed for a split second then my laptop restarted and took me to the error screen again. when I try repair my computer, it takes me tow blank lie screen,ole the login screen, with a cursor in the middle, but no dialog box. I left this running for up to 3 days, so it's definitely not just loading. so I decided my computer is pretty much screwed, and searched for my installation disc it came with. (windows was already preinstalled so I'd never used it before. on startup I pressed f12 and booted from cd rom, then it said press any key and took me to a loading screen, which took about 5 minutes and then to the installation screen. I said my language is English, choose uk English etc. then it says install now or repair your computer. when I click the repair option, I am taken to the same blank blue screen from before. when I press install it says setup is starting... and the loading cursor is spinning, so I know it's not frozen. I left it for half an hour, tried again, and this time left it for 11 hours, but still no setup has started. ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Install is stuck at "Setup is Starting"

It probably isn't a virus or any kind of malware if you are experiencing issues when attempting a fresh Windows installation.
It's possible the hard drive has developed a fault, despite being only six-months old. You should test it to confirm if this is the case.

Download SeaTools for DOS from here (click Downloads): http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/

Now download & install (on a working PC of course) IMGBurn from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
Use IMGBurn to create a CD from the SeaTools for DOS ISO CD-Image File.
Now boot your laptop from that CD and SeaTools for DOS will eventually appear on the screen.
Select your laptop's hard drive and test it using the long/extended test if available.

Hopefully the drive will pass the test, but at least you can then move on to troubleshoot the problem elsewhere, confident in the knowledge that it's not a faulty hard drive that's causing it. So testing it is definitely not a waste of time.

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Hello. I have a problem with my friend's laptop: an Acer E5-572G-58U0. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 from a USB stick. I choose the language, time and currecy and the keyboard language. I press "next" then "Instal now" and ... here is my problem. It stucks at "Setup is starting". I waited all the night but in the morning it was the same.

I know probabily there was many other threads but i didn't find anything useful there.

A:Windows 7 installer stuck at "Setup is starting"

Witch OS came on the Laptop? Win 8?
On BIOS, did you enabled CSM (Compatible System Mode)?

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Hi,I am attempting to install windows 7 x64 onto my pc and it hangs at the "Setup is Starting..." screen. I waited for the screen to go away overnight but to no avail. My system's specs are: Phenom II x3 720 beMSI 790GX-G65 Motherboard with integrated video and the latest bios2 Gigs of ram (going to expand to 6)640 gig Seagate sata hard drive in IDE modefirewire and integrated audio have been disabledusb enabled but usb compatibility mode disabledno floppy drive and it has been disabled onboard lan has been disabledThere was an instance where the installation got past that screen and asked me to choose a drive to install but none were selectable. I used seagates utility to set up the drive with ntfs but that didn't solve the issue. Is there anything else that I should try?

A:Windows 7 Install is stuck at "Setup is Starting"

Hi,You can run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, it will tells you about any known compatibility issues. If you have 64-bit version of Windows XP installed, trying to perform Upgrade install and check if the issue persists.Thomas Lin

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This is my first post so apologies if I've not done it correctly
I am following this guide :
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

When I boot from CD, the setup loads all the files. Then it says "setup is starting windows" and boots back into windows 7.

Does anybody know why this happens, or how to fix it?


A:Dual Booting Windows 7 with XP - Stuck at "setup is starting windows"

Where did you get WIn7? How is it burned to disk or flash stick installer?

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Ok so I have searched the internet high and low for answers so before replying, please read what I have already been through.

I am currently using an Asus A54C, I reformatted my entire computer because I needed a new start (yes i backed up what I wanted on an external HD), now I've realised that before it gets to this Setup is Starting Services (SiSS) screen I must press F9 and I started the installation through my whole HD, it goes through a process that takes roughly 30 minutes before I can do anything.

Now it's all fine and I have no problems until I turn off my computer and then start it up again, it goes to the SiSS screen.. I've tried to avoid restarting my computer by just hibernating it but if I do that, I go to type in my administration password and it says I don't have access, and restarting the computer gets rid of that problem but then I have the SiSS problem again.

Surely there is a way I don't have to restart my computer everytime and wait for the 30 minutes installation to happen, is there a way fix this? have I deleted something I'm not quite sure.

I have no installation disk, no installation USB.. and yes I have search around the internet for the answer for the past hour so I'm not expecting anyone to get it straight away, but if you have any idea please let me know. I'm fairly good with computers so if you tell me where to go I won't be asking any questions on how to get there.

I just need some guidences that is more technical than what I've d... Read more

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hey i have been stuck on this for about an hour now i have had other errors such as files missing but they have gone now

A:Stuck on "Setup is starting services

We need a bit more information. Is this a fully installed system or are you in the process of trying to install Windows?

What is the make and model number of the PC.

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This might be a long post, so kindly bear with me.

Up until today morning, I was running Windows 10 but it started having the following problem today

I turned on my pc and it froze right after it passed the Blue windows logo screen. A black screen appeared with no cursor.

I rebooted the pc (through the reset button) and everytime it got stuck at the black screen and then rebooted on its own. After a few rounds of black screen and reboots, I got the advanced repair options but it couldn't repair anything.

A very few times that it did manage to go boot and go to the desktop, it froze and didn't let me open any files or folders. Also when I mouse over the files, a black box appears around the icons and the file names appear garbled

I haven't installed anything lately that might cause this to happen.

I even tried to reset my pc but it didn't solve the problem, so i decided to clean install Windows 7.

The copying of files and everything went fine, tge pc restarted, ran a CHKDSK on its own and after that it got stuck in the "Setup is starting services" screen.

I have used this same Windows 7 CD to install windows several time before, so I know it's not a problem with the Windows CD

Kindly advise what could be the problem here. FYI, I am running windows on a Crucial MX100 SSD

Please advise

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When i start my laptop it stuck on the startup screen and keep showing "Starting Windows" but after long wait it doesn't even start normally,
i tried booting in safe mode but that isn't working, it isn't booting itself in safe mode, Even Pressing F8 again and again, it stuck while loading :CLASSPNP.sys
and then blue error and restart itself automatically again, and same process..
Tried booting from a DVD but it stuck at the screen "Starting Setup"..

Any suggestion?

A:Windows 7 is stuck at “Starting Windows” when I attempt to boot computer

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Hi everyone,

I recently changed my led screen on my laptop and after restarting the computer - my computer wont go past the welcome screen before the User Log in (blue screen). So I decided to do a clean install on my hard drive.

After putting in windows CD and starting the computer - I can get the windows installer to start but after pressing the begin installation - it is getting stuck at "Setup is Starting"

I waited and watched it for few hours if it will start but no response. So, i'm here looking for some help in figuring out what is going wrong


A:Windows 7 - Stuck at "Setup is Starting"

Work through the steps to overcome installation failures in signature pic below.

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My laptop runs Windows 7 HP 64-bit.

I was trying to repair install the OS from setup from my hard disk. When I returned after two hours, there was a black screen, and system was non-responsive. I waited for another half an hour, but decided to restart the laptop.

Since then there were two options in the boot menu:
1.Windows 7 2.Windows Setup Rollback

Either of them lead to the same black screen(even the backlight is off) after the windows logo.The black screen stays indefinitely long until I repeatedly press Esc/CtrlAltDel/CtrlShiftEsc, which causes reboot after some time

when I selected Windows 7 option and ran in Safe mode, a low res setup screen saying that
"Windows cannot complete the installation in safe mode. to continue installing windows, restart the computer"
appears and then the system restarts

Then tried repairing the OS from Command Prompt in the repair options. I tried bootrec, of which FixMbr and FixBoot ran successfully, but ScanOS and FixMbr showed 0 windows installations.

Since this step, the "Windows Setup Rollback" Option has disappeared from the Boot menu, but the back screen after booting and the "setup cannot continue..." screen still appears in safe mode.

Startup repair can't detect any problem
sfc /scannow says that there is a system repair pending, restart and try again
No memory hardware errors

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A:Black screen after boot, Stuck Windows setup

See this tutorial to save your data then either reinstall Windows or continue looking for other solutions available here to repair it
Peppermint Live CD/DVD/USB - Create for Emergency Backup[2]=Backup%20Restore

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My laptop recently got knocked over, after impact the screen went to a zigzag pattern in weird colors with a high screeching noise. The only way to turn it off was to take the battery out. After trying to start it up it worked fine and loaded correctly, soon after i loaded my game and ran around a bit windows froze and I had to restart the laptop. It loaded fine again but before i could open any programs windows froze again.. So I restarted it and this time it wont go past the 'Loading Windows' icon. I then figured maybe the hard-drive had detached from the impact. I checked the hard-drive and took it out and put it back in, checked the memory which all seemed fine. So I shut down the laptop again, just to get stuck at the loading screen again. I then turned it on and opened system repair. I went through the System Repair and Restore Windows to an Earlier Time which afterwards said 'I cannot manually fix your computer please send this report.' At this point I've given up, so I've resorted to the Windows 7 Home Premium installation disc. Now when i start the computer off the disc I enter the Language(English), then hit install. Now it's at a blue screen with 'Setup is Starting...' for about 2 hours..

A:Toshiba OS failure to re install stuck on 'Setup is Starting'

Test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, followed by a full Disk Check from Win7 disk Command Line in System Recovery Options.

Then test your RAM - Test with Memtest86+.

If these are OK then Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums.

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So one evening my laptop randomly restarted itself and upon logging back in I found that I could not run almost any of my programs (.exe files). I tried checking for anything unusual in the registry but found nothing. In task manager when I clicked a program or attempted to run it in various ways I would see it pop up for a second before it got killed.

Finding no way of fixing it online I decided I would attempt the factory restore option that comes with the laptop in the system recovery that places all your documents in a C:Backup file. But nearing the end of this an error came up saying 'setup is starting services', which says to restart the computer to continue. But I can no longer get it past this screen. I've tried rebooting it in safe mode as well.

Any help is much appreciated! I don't even particularly mind if I lose my information at this point I just need a working laptop...

A:Acer Aspire Stuck on setup is starting services

Do you make your Acer Recovery Disks?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:

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I am not trying to install Windows 7, it came on my computer and has been working fine for over a year now. I restarted my computer a few days ago (after it had been working just fine) and now it will not load past the "Setup is Starting Services" screen. I keep getting the error message "Install Windos: The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click 'OK' to restart the computer, then restart the installation." I cannot figure out why it is mentioning anything about installing windows when it came on the computer and has been working until now. I have hit "ok" and it does nothing but come back to the same stuck point. I do not have a disk for this computer as it never came with one. It is a Toshiba Satellite L455D. I am posting on here from another computer that works fine, so just tell me what I need to do to the other one to get it running properly again. Thanks!

A:Computer is stuck on "Setup is Starting Services" screen

Are you getting similar symptoms when you boot into safemode(f8 on reboot). Are you wanting to save any data/files ?? if not then you can restore your machine back to factory (out of the box state) settings by pressing and holding down the zero key, release the key as soon as the recovery windows opens, you will be prompted with a few options the one you want to pick is 'box state' this process can take quite a while so be patient, also before doing you MUST make sure you have NOTHING plugged into your machine.. i.e .. mice/flashdrives etc...


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I have a Dell Inspiron 5000 series laptop that keeps getting stuck in the Aptio utility loop and BIOS stuff and doesn?t allow me to load Windows 10 successfully. The other day my PC randomly had a blue screen of death and crashed and now it?s preventing me from getting back to my OS ever since. Sometimes upon booting it loads a PCI white screen saying ?Hard drive not installed.?

I ran the ePSA diagnostics to check and scan the system, but it only keeps saying it finished the tests with a yellow caution sign next to my hard drive. Is there anything I can do to get a successful boot? I just don?t want to lose everything I was working on.

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Hi All, I updated my z570 succesfully from windows 8.1 to windows10 back in 2015 and using succesfullly without any problems. when tried to update from 1703 got error which used to rolled back with automatic repair and recovery to previous version automatically after 2, 3 hard shutdowns. Recently when windows 10 is updating to latest security and  other updates (I defferred the feature updates like 1803 using some MS windows utility, So proceeded confidently with update).However during update the laptop entered into this endless restart loop. After hard shutdown with power key 2, 3 times its showing message that 'Attemptiing Automatic repair' then 'recovery to previous installed version' but quickly again restarting back in loop.  I tried following other methods:1. Tried entering to setup by pressing F2 - no luck2. Created bootable USB and started laptop and pressed F12 continuosly - no luck3. Removed battery and pressed power button for a while and restarted hoping to enter setup - didnt helped4. used One touch recovery key next to power button while system is off hoping after system on takes me to sestup page - didnt helped If I could atleast enter setup or boot will try to solve, I Sincerely request memebers here to help me solving this issue. Thanks

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I formated my hard drive with Fdisk and ran the 4 disk set of Windows 2K and it goes through set up till last screen and then says Setup is starting Windows 2000 and it freezes there.


A:Window 2K setup stops at Setup is starting Windows 2000

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Good morning people of Seven Forums!

My laptop, which is an Acer Apsire V5-571P touchscreen Windows 8 laptop, for some reason I cannot install Windows 7 on another partition without any problems. So, I created a 135GB partition or so in Windows 8.1 and tried to boot off of the Windows 7 disk. The first problem occurs and I cannot boot from the disk. It gets stuck right when the Windows color balls are about to get together. I disabled secure boot and fast startup, which means it cannot be the problem. I figured out a nice workaround to the problem. I booted into Windows 8.1 and started the Windows 7 install from within Windows 8.1. The install went smoothly on the partition. Then, after one hour of installing and going through the 'Expand Windows Files' and stuff, boom! I'm stuck on "Starting Windows." Windows 8.1 is still bootable and a Windows 7 option is available on the graphical Windows Boot Menu. I have waited for up to 8 hours before and it still cannot boot past this screen. I have tried all sorts of Windows 7 disks with no avail. Many of them are disks that come from the Digital River ISOs provided here on Seven Forums. So, after about 3 installs, I decided to wait and wait until my computer goes past this step. But no. It has been stuck at "Starting Windows" for right under 14 hours now. I know from previous experiences that Windows does not take this long to install. My desktop took around 40-50 minutes to install, and I don't know what to do.... Read more

A:Windows 7 Clean Dual-Boot Installation is Stuck on "Starting Windows"

Are you installing to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums?

If UEFI you may need to enable CSM or LEgacy BIOS to get Win7 to install, set UEFI First to Boot. Then you must choose the UEFI DVD choice to boot the disk.

Otherwise you can Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7.

If this is a normal BIOS then look over these steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums which overcome 90% of installation failures. However since wiping the HD is the most effective step if that is all you haven't tried you might want to save a Win8 backup image so you can wipe the drive and reapply it afterward to its own partition, add it from Win7 using EasyBCD (click Download - no Name or Email required). It may still require Windows 8 Automatic Repair from the 8 installation media to get it to boot.

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Hello everyone,

I have an HP Pavilion DV6-6c71ef running on Windows 7 64bit, my problem is that everytime I try to boot it it's stucks at "Starting Windows" for some minutes and then a blue screen appear after than it's restart itself.

I did a BIOS Rollback hoping that will fix things, but nothing, and now I'm worry if the Rollback can make my situation worst, it could be?

my PC was so overheating, so I did a hardware checks, and it's says there's a failure on the HDD, so I think the only solution is to buy a new one? if so do I need to buy a new Windwos too? (I do have the key for the current one).

an other question, about the rollback of the BIOS, it could cause some problems when I instal the new HDD?

Many thanks for your times and sorry for my English, as it's not my native language.

In hope to read some answers from you.

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My computer is stuck on "Setup is starting services" during a recovery and has been like that for a day now. I tried to restore days ago and I turned it off during this same screen and it came up with an Install Windows error "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation", but I fixed it by diabling some devices and it worked, but now it's stuck. I've lost my computer box when I moved and don't have any recovery disks. Can you please offer any help where I don't have to spend money?


A:eMachines E727 laptop Stuck on "Setup is starting services".

Why did you do a reinstall?

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:

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My laptop will not load, I have even tried to use the win 7 setup disc. Nothing is working and my screen is stuck on the blue setup is starting screen. It does not give me the agreement screen. I switched to make my cd/DVD rom load first still not loading. I tried safe mode and that doesn't go through either. My system does not pass the Short DST mode either

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So the other day I did a factory reset on my pacard bell pc, I did some updates and restarted. But then it started a oobe(out-of-the-box), and it didn't get past installing office 2010, so I presses ALT+F4 and came on the desktop, but a box popped up asking me to restart my pc with running oobe or something else. I picked the other thing and if I restart my pc now it gets stuck on "setup starting services" and a little box appears saying: the configuration couldn't been made and it's asking me to restart my pc, but it doesn't change anything. Any help is appreciated

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2011 Vaio laptop, windows 7, and that's all I know about the computer. It's my daughter's. Her infant son banged the keyboard, making the screen freeze. It then rebooted and got stuck on Start-up repair or something...I don't remember now, that was a few days ago. We left it for hours, but it didn't go any further. So I tried other remedies:
1. Removed battery and power cord and held power button for 30 seconds. No change.
2. Reboot in safe mode. It wouldn't even go into safe mode.
3. Rebooted to last good configuration. Still wouldn't boot.
4. Tried to run Windows 7 repair disc. Wouldn't go past the third step.
5. Removed the hard drive and replaced it with one known to be working, and it just blue-screened and died.

Now it doesn't even get to the startup repair screen. It is on a blue screen that says "Setup is starting". And it stays on that screen.
Hope someone can help!

A:Laptop stuck on "Setup is starting" screen

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Ok, so I recently had some problems with my computer and I ended up restoring the computer to its original factory settings. I chose the option of restoring it while keeping user files and what not. Anyways everything was going well up to this point. The screen has been stuck on "Setup is starting up services" (with that loading bar underneath the text) all night.

I'm pretty sure I did everything right. I unplugged everything, except the keyboard, monitor, and the mouse. I did not insert the Windows 7 recovery disc, but I was under the impression that I didn't need them for what I was doing.

I've looked online for people who have had similar problems, and some people give solutions; however, none of them answer my most immediate question. What do I do about it being stuck on this screen? Do I just manually shut the computer down? Is there something on the keyboard that should abort the process?

My computer is a Gateway and I'm using Windows 7.

I know I'm probably not using all the correct terms for some of the stuff I'm talking about, I'm sorry I'm not a "computer guy". I'm the guy who uses ALT, CTRL, DEL; or runs a security scan to solve every problem I have, lol. This is way above me.

A:Stuck on "Setup is starting up services" during restoration

Your files should always be backed up externally.

Your focus should now first be on rescuiing the files stranded in the failed Recovery. To do this you'll need to boot the installer given in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to rescue the files as shown in Step 3.

You can then try unhanging Recovery by entering Device Manager during install to uninstall any Devices in error (likely video) so that Recovery completes: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If this doesn't work then wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command to run your Recovery Disks or get the superior Clean Reinstall.

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So about two weeks ago my computer's screen would just stay completely black whenever I turned it on. Soo I backed up my files and I guess I reinstalled the system or something.
But now it's just stuck at "Setup is starting services" with a loading bar under it. Then after about 10 seconds of this a window opens saying "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." I click "ok"--because it is the only option--and it restarts the whole computer. Bringing us back to "Setup is starting services".
So I guess what I need to know is how to restart the installation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

A:Computer stuck on "Setup is starting services"

Did you run Acer Recovery as shown in Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load ?

If so instead follow these steps to do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

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Hello all, and thanks in advance for helping.
About 2-3 weeks ago i purchased a toshiba satellite L500D laptop, all went smoothly through the setup etc, and it was running fine untill, a couple of days ago i turned it on and whilst starting up a screen came up saying "setup is starting services" after a couple of minutes it was still on this screen so i left it running thinking it would start eventually, but when about 9-10 hours later it was still on this screen i decided to turn it off and retry. But now everytime i try and start it up it goes to that same screen, and then a little box pops up saying "the computer restarted unexpectadly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows instalation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the instalation" so i press ok and it just returns to the same thing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as i am not the best when it comes to computers.
Thanks again

A:Stuck at "setup is starting services"

I would try a Startup Repair

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Hi everyone,

I turned on my computer and i got a black screen saying "windows error recovery"
I clicked on "start windows normally" and the logo starts to load.
Then a black screen comes up saying "setup is starting services" and a pop-up titled "Install Windows" reads: The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click "ok" restart computer and then restart the installation.

I press ok, and the computer restarts normally but then it stays stuck at the setup is starting services screen, with the Install windows pop-up.

How can I fix this?

Thanks in advance!

A:HELP! Stuck at "Setup is starting services"

quick note, my computer is a Toshiba L455-S5975. 2 GB DDR2 RAM, 250 GB HDD.

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