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Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Q: Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

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A: Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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Hi all,
I would like to know the following;
If I Back up my Programmes and Files, ie perform a normal Back-up, then do a complete re-install of Windows OS, when I restore the backed up Files, wont I re-install an existing Virus or whatever?
I have already performed scans and cleanups with Spybot and Malware, but my computer is still acting up.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16262 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 283 GB (212 GB Free); F: 464 GB (289 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, TECRA R950
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Enabled and Updated

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Hello all,
Here I've got a laptop that keeps telling me to restart the computer, so the updates can be installed.
When I accept, and the computer reboots, Windows won't update a single thing.
The message keeps popping up (remind me after ... hours) everytime the computer has booted.
I tried some things to fix this myself, but I'm all out of options now...:
At first some tools to remove ad-/mal-/spyware:
- Manually delete some toolbars from Configuration --> Programs
- Junkware Removal Tool
- AdwCleaner
- Malwarebytes Anti Malware
- SuperAntiSpyware
(they all found a few or more things)
after that,
- some Windows Update related fixes from tweaking.com's "windows repair aio"
- The build in tool Disk Cleanup (Windows) to remove Windows Update files
- Windows' problem solver for Windows update
- Microsoft Fix It 50202
- Microsofts System Update Readyness Tool
- sfc /scannow (no corruptions found)
- Again tweaking.com, but this time almost all fixes
- Totaly delete the folder C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
And finally, as a last resort, Combofix, which also found some toolbar-items ('Orphans')
But unfortunately, nothing works.
Has anybody got any idea what could solve this very annoying problem (because of this message, Windows Update cannot search for new updates, so the last updates installed are from previous month)
Thank you in advance.

A:"Restart your computer to install windows updates"

I would try getting GWX Control Panel and pressing the button in it called "Clear Windows Update Cache" (and nothing else). That seemed to clear it "more" than when I tried to clear it manually.

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Edit: Forgot to change subject line before submitting... sorry everyone.
Recently I started building a computer for a friend and upon installing windows 7 I came across a new error. During the "Completing installation..." phase after the system restarts I get a popup that says, "Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware."
After the computer restarts I get this...
System is setting up...
"Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." 
I opened up the cmd prompt in the repair option and located the setuperr.txt in the panther folder only to find 3 entries.
TOOL    Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd: There was an error opening the system store. Status=[0xC0000098] [gle=0x000003e5]
SYSPRP LaunchDll: Failure occurred while executing 'C:\windows\System32\spbcd.dll,Sysprep_Specialize_Bcd', returned error code 1006[gle=0x000003e5]
IBS Callback_Specialize: An error occurred while either deciding if we need to specialize or while specializing; dwRet = 0x3ee
After searching high and low nothing I found seemed to help very much.
Things I've tried so far
-Different Hard Drive (this time an 80 gig remembering windows sometimes hate 3tb+ drives)
-Less than 12 gigs ram (it was a forum suggestion not sure it has weight to it)
-Reimaging a CD with win 7 iso, Reimaging a USB with win 7 iso (never know worth a shot right?)
-I tried my... Read more

A:Windows 7 fresh install cannot complete the installation

I fixed the topic title for you. If you want it to something different please let me know and I will change it.

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 


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I have a emachine W3080 with AMD Athlon XP Processor windows xp home edition preinstalled service pack 1. I was trying to update to windows service pack 2, halfway through the installation I got a message saying some file was missing, I dont remember wich one, service pack 2 couldnt install so only half my computer was updated, so I went to remove programs to remove service pack 2, then it restarted it started to boot 2 or 3 sec later it will shut off and restart again. the computer is stuck in a restart loop. even in safe mode. would a windows xp recovery disc fix it? I heard something about amd processors on HP computers having problems with service pack 2 is that something similar to what I have? and i also dont have a recovery disc, I bought this pc in a garage sale. PPLLLEASSSE HELP

A:computer stuck in a restart loop after trying to install windows service pac

When you first start booting your computer, press F8. There should be an option for "last known good configuration" try that let us know how you go.

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How to restore a computer to a previous Windows installation after you install Windows Vista
Now you know how.

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Every time I turn on my computer I have windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation" It is a black screen and there is nothing there. I open processes by running new task on the task manager. I tried to find a solution and ended up using the System file checker in the command prompt. It said there were corrupted files that could not be fixed. I ended up having to go into a text file with the errors and I do not know what to do with them now I will paste them. These are the corrupted files that could not be repaired could someone explain to me how i fix this problem.

2014-01-03 22:58:08, Info CSI 000000e2 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2014-01-03 22:58:08, Info CSI 000000e4 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"PINTLGB.IMD" of Microsoft-Windows-IME-Simplified-Chinese-Core, Version = 6.1.7601.17514, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2014-01-03 22:58:10, Info CSI 000000e6 [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:22{11}]"PINTLGB.IMD" of Microsoft-Windows-IME-Simplified-Chinese-Core, Version = 6.1.7601.17514, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName ... Read more

A:Install Windows "Windows could not complete the installation."

What installation ?

Are you trying to install windows ?

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

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I have a Windows 7 x64 machine that is permanently stuck trying to install the same update.
I have followed various posts off of MS websites to rename SoftareDistribution etc. but none have helped.
HAve tried
1. Boot intoClean Boot Mode and try updating again.
2. Run the Microsoft Fixit and see how it works.

How do I reset Windows Update components?

3. Try System Update Readiness tool by referring toWhat is the System Update Readiness Tool?.
4. Run
System File Checker tool and see how it works.

The WindowsUpdateClient log posts the error 0x80070bc9

CBS log has the following:
2012-09-22 15:09:44, Info                  CBS    Session: 30251211_3937697323 initialized by client WindowsUpdateAgent.
2012-09-22 15:10:49, Info                  CBS    Session: 30251212_293967167 initialized by client WindowsUpdateAgent.
2012-09-22 15:10:49, Info                  CBS    Appl: detect Parent, Package: WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.6.7600.256, Parent: Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.0.6000.16386,
Disposition = Detect, VersionComp: EQ, ServiceComp: GE, BuildComp: GE, Distribut... Read more

A:Windows Update loops with a "Restart your computer to install important updates"

Thanks Alex
I had already tried the steps in the post you linked.
In the end I have had to reinstall Windows 7 over the top (keeping all settings) and this has fixed the issue with Windows Updates.
It is frustrating that I could not find a solution as I do not like glossing over the issues without first finding a solution but unfortunately it was not my pc and time was against me.
Thanks for all the replies.

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For some reason I cannot install DirectX8.1 on my computer (I use Microsoft ME). I have downloaded the file, yet every time I try to install it reads this message:

"Searching for updated DirectX Runtime Components... This May take a few minutes..."

And it freezes. I have left it on for up to 30 minutes with no change. Every time I quit the program (CTR/ALT/DEL) it states not responding. I am extrememly irritable at this because I just bought a new video card which driver requires 8.1. Please help, I'm losing my hair and patience...

A:DirectX8.1 will not complete installation on my computer

In hindsight, nothing will complete installation on my computer. I find this a bit odd. Example above of the DirectX, since then I have tried to install a Windows update. It updates normally, then it stalls at 64%. I tried to install again after closing down Norton Anti-Virus, thinking that maybe it was the cause, but the same problem, right at 64%. I have closed out all programs and still nothing works.

Third installation problem: installing a Web Cam that I have had for about a month. I tried installing it then to no avail. The drivers it came with, and even after searching the net for the newest drivers (the SPECIFIC Driver, I asked tech support) all came to the same status: I would get to the install wizard on windows to the point where is states the driver, and then says "Press Next for final installation." At that point the program freezes. I have defragged, scanned, diagnosed hardware with Norton, and checked all the registered files to insure my computer is running at full speed, but the same thing keeps happening. Microsof tech support has been no help thus far, can someone please help me here?!?

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Hello guys, i was using Windows 8.1 in my first machine and already upgraded it to Win10. Now i just wanted to install insider preview in seconde old machine in second partition to test something. The problem i downloaded the 14332 build to make a clean install, i installed it and in the startup configuring settings it just give message "Windows could not complete the installation. to install windows on this computer, restart the installation".

The machine is legacy Bios and i done the USB installer properly for it. Some idea what going on?

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My pc does not give display when i start my computer but gives display when i restart it.
My motherbord model is asus P5GC-MX/1333
recently i opened my cabinate and did some cleaning work+ i formated my pc with windows xp sp2
can anyone help me
thank you....

A:My PC does not give display when I start my computer but gives display when I restart

pls help me sm1

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I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP3.

My computer sometimes does not completly load into windows after I log in. It sometimes just loads to the desktop background and stops (however i can still access task manager, but if i try to execute a program the system hangs) or it loads my desktop icons and i can browse folders, but again if i attempt to open a file or program the system hangs in a similar fashion. After a reset (using the button on the computer case) the system boots normally.

This has all happened rather recently and i am wondering if it has anything at all to do with the marvels of SP3 or something else that i am unaware of.

I am using an Intel based machine operating AVG, Spy Bot and Threatfire. My specs are:

Core 2 Duo 1.8
2 G Ram @ 800mhz

Could i be operating something that has caused this problem? I have no known viruses or malware on my system according to the software i have.

Any help would be great, I can still use my comp but i am concerned about this inconsistent behaviour.

Thanks for taking the time to read this and i am looking forward to anyone offering anything that might get me out of this mess.

A:Computer SOMETIMES does not complete boot into Windows

Welcome to TSF!

How long has this problem been going on? Did you have this problem since you updated to SP3, because I know that the new SP has been causing a lot of problem. If you have any restore points your might want to boot into safe mode and restore to one of them and see if you still are having the same problem.


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My PC automatically restarts just after clicking “Enter” on “Start Windows Normally” and "Last known configuration". I restarted the system in Safe Mode and i saw that computer again restarted just after “Mup.sys” file loaded by the system. If i just leave it it will restart itself again and again and again... Right now im writing this from another PC but i really need the other one. So if you have any suggestion how can i fix this, please post them here.

OS: Windows XP SP3
PC: Acer Aspire T180-QB7Z
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
1GB DDR || Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 up to 384MB

EDIT: Now i noticed that after clicking "Normal start" theres a blue screen that shows up for less then a second. I needed some time to see whats written and here it is:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

Run a system diagnostic utility supplied by your hardware manufacturer.
In particular, run a memory check, and check for faulty or mismatched
memory. Try changing video adapters.

Disable or remove any newly installed hardware and drivers. Disable or
remove any newly installed software. If you need to use Safe Mode to
remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select
Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

But thats not all.. It loads to there and then it restarts, so i cant see the other part. ><

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A:Computer restart just after “start windows normally” in Microsoft Windows XP

i restarted and the PC started. But now im scared to turn it off...Click to expand...

whilst its working I would take the opportunity to copy all the data you want to keep onto a USB drive

you could try a restore as you now have the machine working - just depends on if its an intermittent hardware fault

system tools>
system restore>
choose a date well before the issue started

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Some time ago I installed some software (on Windows 8.1) that went wrong (couldn't install the software and subsequently a computer crash) and the installation was messed up.

Now, every time I boot my machine I am getting the standard Windows needs to restart to finish the installation dialogue.

I can't get this to go away. No matter how many times I restart.

I didn't have a restore point set up prior to this (as this is a relatively new Windows installation) so can't restore out of this problem.

I was wondering if someone could tell me how I can kill this process that is causing this restart message as I am unable to find what I need to do to stop this from happening.

Thank you


A:Stuck in Restart to complete installation loop

Obviously something wrong with that program, see what happens from the Safe mode.

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I think it is.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. Recently I made the decision to restore my system to "out-of-the-factory" settings using the Toshiba program that came with the computer to do this. This went well.

when this was done, the computer restarted, and after the normal start-up screen, it began installing windows.

About halfway through this process, my brother decided it would be funny to turn off the computer in the middle of the installation.

when I turned the computer back on, it went to the windows installation again, but very soon an error message came up saying

"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."

However, after pressing OK, the computer restarts, but the same error message comes up, leaving me in a loop.

So is there anything I can do to fix this? Or does my brother owe me a new computer?

Btw I don't care about losing data, I have everythign backed-up on an external hard drive.

A:"Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

I think you need to reformat C: (delete the partition) and (redo partition) using ntfs drive and restart the installation. Do you have a OS Windows Disk?

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Hey all,

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 box with a 128GB SSD and a 500GB HDD in it. Recently, I ran into some booting trouble with Windows. First, while my startups used to be lightening fast, thanks to the SSD, the time from POST to desktop became increasingly longer. The desktop wouldn't appear for minutes at a time, and I would have to wait at a black screen after the splash logo before I'd reach the desktop.

I ran Malwarebytes, AVG 2012 Internet Security, Spybot S&D, and Trojan Hunter on my installation, but nothing turned up. One day, the computer simply stopped booting to the desktop, and would simply hang at the black screen before login, with a mouse visible, but without any keystrokes being recognized, including the venerable CTRL-ALT-DEL.

I decided to run Startup Repair from a System Repair disc I had made awhile back. Startup Repair found some issues, but it reported that it repaired them, and I attempted to reboot again. No dice. I ran Startup Repair a few more times, but no other issues were found, and booting still didn't work.

At this point, I decided that restoring from the Windows Backup Image I had created in Windows Backup would work. I had made the backup before the slow startup issue began to appear, so I thought it was a working backup.

I connected my external drive that contained the backup, and ran the System Restore program from the WinRE disc. However, when I was presented with the option to format and erase the target disk (my SSD) ... Read more

A:Complete System Restore from Windows Backup did not fix computer

Quote: Originally Posted by Diogones

I have a couple of questions:

1.) Naturally, my first query is, does anyone have any advice as to how I may fix this issue, and get Windows booting again?

2.) Why didn't the Restore work properly? Was it because I didn't allow it to reformat the drive? If so, should I run it again, this time enabling that option?

3.) I have read on the 'net about the black screen hang issue, but does anyone have an idea what might have caused it? I haven't made any untoward modifications of my system, except for downloading and installing the latest Windows Updates and updating all my existing apps.

4.) Would an in-place repair install of Windows work? I do have the retail disc when I purchased my copy of Windows 7 Pro, so could I insert that, boot up from it, and do a repair install to fix any issues with the OS?

My usual disclaimer: I'm not an expert at anything. From what you've indicated here's my best guess to your questions.

1. I'd suggest going through these troubleshooting tutorials that were prepared by one of the Forum experts. It may help to isolate a hardware problem.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

2. It sounds like there might be a hardware problem (failing motherboard, failing hard drive, bad RAM, etc.) A system image only copies data from the hard drive. Restoring a good system image to a machine that has failing hardware won't fix the... Read more

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I know nothing about computers so please bear with my lack of knowledge.  Here is where I am at:
It seemed my notebook crashed.  It restarted and came to a black screen and "setup is starting services" then the popup windows cannot complete installation in safe mode.  To continueinstalling windows, restart the computer".  I have and have and have.  I have tried all the different ways in the boot menu and it just keeps coming to this.
I somehow managed to get to a CHDSK screen (the most progress I have made) and it ran thru the different stages, then restarted,
But, with every restart, the screen says "setup is starting services".
A pop up come on saying "windows cannot complete installation in safe mode.  To continue installing windows, restart the computer".  Every time.  I'm trying to follow along here but I can not get anywhere with this problem.  I have gone thru all the options in the different menus and nothing works.  I just end up with the same messages.
I have tried all the different options in the advanced boot options.
I'm lost.

A:Windows 7 blackscreen, "windows cannot complete installation in safe mode"

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So I got a new hard drive, made a clean install for Windows 10, put it into the computer but when I got to the part where it asks you to choose whether to do a custom install or the upgrade install to keep your date it says the text "The computer started using Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows start normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. [Do not select Custom (advanced) to perform an upgrade. Custom (advanced) installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings.]" I'm not really sure what to do at this point and also whether or not it's possible it would let me do the upgrade with the new hard drive

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Hello to everyone on bleepingcomputers.com,

First off, I would like to apologize in advance if I've posted in the wrong forum..I would also like to mention that my computer skills/knowledge are average at best..So, I apologize for making things more complicated for everyone.

I will try to describe my situation as brief and accurate as possible..I recently had my computer infected by a terrible Trojan Virus (Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic)..I had help from someone, to remove the Trojan from my computer..They guided me through certain steps like MBR Check, DDS, Rootkit Unhooker, ComboFix, OTL, etc..After guiding me through all the necessary steps, my computer was declared clean..Unfortunately after the clean, my computer wasn't performing properly..It was extremely slow/sluggish, when opening apps and connecting to the internet..I also had Windows Firewall shutting OFF, from time to time..I was then told at this point, to do a fresh install of Windows XP..Which brings me to my current problem..I've performed a fresh install twice, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why my computer feels like it's still infected..After the first fresh install of Windows XP I ran a scan with Malewarebytes Anti-Malware and it found:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 7032

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

06/07/2011 8:23:28 AM
mbam-log-2011-07-06 (08-23-28).txt

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A:Removed Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic from my computer and had to do a fresh install of Windows XP..However, I think my computer is...

Couple of questions to start with...

1. When you reinstalled Windows, was it clean installation, including formatting hard drive?
2. Was your computer physically connected to the net during reinstallation?
3. Did you put any backed up files back on freshly installed Windows?

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I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A:Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
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I have windows 7 ultimate on my HP DV4-1199ee laptop and when I leave my computer for approximately 15-30min, I will find that my computer has restarted.

I have ubuntu 10.04 also installed and when I login to ubuntu, nothing wrong happen.

This lead me to think that there is a problem with windows 7.

A:windows 7 computer restart

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i have had this problem for days now and im now out of ideas. I just recently upgraded to windows 7, which was working perfectly fine. On one ocassion though i connected my laptop to my LCD tv to watch a movie, via media center(a bit stupid i know) .Having done that the my computer just frooze(or was workin very slowly) causing me to force a restart. From that time onwards it was no longer working normally (could not change background, loading time slower etc), therefore i decided to reload windows 7.

I load my windows 7 cd which did the intial part of the installation normally. It had to restart of which it did. then arose the problem.

After showing the "windows starting" page it shows the mouse pointer(which you can move around) it then flashes and shows the mouse pointer again in the middle of the screen, afterwards it then restarts.

This has been happin with all the windows cd i have, that have a boot from the cd feature(windows vista, windows 7 recovery etc). my ubuntu cd works however...so i dont think its a hardware problem, but could be.(dont know anymore)

Please do help, i have no idea whats wrong....i just want my system to run normally again

A:Computer restart every time i insert an installation disc

If your Ubuntu CD works you might try using the Partition Editor on that to clear your HD, then use your Windows CD to install that? Just an idea...

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i have had this problem for days now and im now out of ideas. I just recently upgraded to windows 7, which was working perfectly fine. On one ocassion though i connected my laptop to my LCD tv to watch a movie, via media center(a bit stupid i know) .Having done that the my computer just frooze(or was workin very slowly) causing me to force a restart. From that time onwards it was no longer working normally (could not change background, loading time slower etc), therefore i decided to reload windows 7.

I load my windows 7 cd which did the intial part of the installation normally. It had to restart of which it did. then arose the problem.

After showing the "windows starting" page it shows the mouse pointer(which you can move around) it then flashes and shows the mouse pointer again in the middle of the screen, afterwards it then restarts.

This has been happin with all the windows cd i have, that have a boot from the cd feature(windows vista, windows 7 recovery etc). my ubuntu cd works however...so i dont think its a hardware problem, but could be.(dont know anymore)

Please do help, i have no idea whats wrong....i just want my system to run normally again

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i had a problem with my previous kaspersky internet security 2013, so i uninstalled it and tried to reinstall but it keeps on showing "restart computer to continue installation" after rebooting. i tried to download and install trial version of 2014 version, but still the same problem is coming. please help me to get out from this problem i have bought license key also but this problem comes during installation. please help me out

A:kaspersky(kis 14)installation problem,shows restart computer

Remove all traces of Kaspersky from your machine, then Run the removal tool to uninstall Kaspersky
Reboot your machine and attempt to re install.

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--MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard (replaced already)
--BFG Tech GS-550 550Watt ATX12v V2.2 / EPS12V V2.8 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply (replaced already)
--OCZ Obsidian 4GB 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) memory
--Western Digital WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" hard drive
--Samsung CD/DVD Burner SATA SH-S223C - OEM
--MSI N250GTS TwinFrozr 1G OC GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0x16 HDCP Ready SLI support vid card
--AMD Phenom II x4 945 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM3 125W QuadCore Processor
--windows XP SP3

Okay, so a while ago we had a power outage. My surge protector is ancient and I think it let me down because when the power came back on my computer smelled strongly of burning and would not turn on. My power supply was melted, so I replaced that. Now the computer would start up, but with no display. After tracing this issue to the motherboard, I got that replaced. This fixed it and everything now worked perfectly for a total of two days.

Today, while just browsing the internet, my computer restarted itself with no display showing up (and I thought I smelled a bit of burning but it could be my imagination) and would not shut down with the power button. Everything looks okay inside, all fans are working, and the motherboard lights are on and steady. No beeps.

So I have the exact same symptom as before now with a new motherboard. Computer boots up but has no display and wont shut down without unplugging it.

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A:Computer Restart/No Display - persists with new parts

This is a long shot but it may be the memory that now has been damaged and when that part of the memory is used it causes the system to crash. I am not 100% but if you could borrow some memory from somewhere and put it in you may find that it is that.

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I have a minidisplay port to hdmi cable, which I can plug directly into my computer and then into the TV. I use a Macbook Pro, and when booting on Mac OS the wire works perfectly well, however when switching over to windows 7 the image is very weird it's very grainy, with lots of red dots and lines going through the image, and the image is also always flickering. I've altered every aspect resolution, tried every possible combination of hrtz and also updated the graphics driver. Yet still no difference, can anyone possibly explain to me why this is and if theres a solution. Thanks.

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I just bought a new hard drive and a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disc and I am doing a clean install on the new hard drive. it seems that everything is going normal, but at a random time during the installation, the computer just shuts off. sometimes it doesn't even get to the installation when it shuts off. sometimes it shuts off in the middle of the "windows is loading files..." black screen. there are no beeps when it shuts off or when I turn it back on. there are also no error codes. whenever i turn it back on it simply acts as if it never tried to install windows and starts the boot all over from the disc. i have no idea what the problem is. Please help ASAP

A:Windows 7 Installation - Computer Shuts Off During Installation

Take a look at these posts:

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Can you post your specs
Filling out System Specs

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I think i bumped into something like this, dunno if it was for win xp, one shortcut that restarted windows, without full comp restart. Any idea where to get that? or what to type in shortcut.


A:Restart Windows without Restarting your Computer?

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After upgrading a Dell XPS One using both Intel HD 4000 and nVidia 640M graphics, the computer takes 5 minutes to restart. The restart screen immediately shows up after hitting the restart button. Then the screen goes black for 5 minutes. Afterwards the Dell logo shows up and everything starts fine from there. I don't understand why the monitor stays black for 5 minutes before restarting.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:After update to windows 8.1, computer does not restart

If the harddrive is active during this time of black screen, you must wait, its busy, too busy to even display an image.
It may take a few boots for the problem to go away, but please avoid RESET, you can corrupt files it may be creating or rewriting.
If the prolem persists, try hitting (enter) two or three times during the black screen and see it progresses, again if the harddrive is flashing, its busy...
Busy could also mean having a hard time reading sectors, run scandisk for harddrive errors..

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Don't know why it's shutting itself off, I don't see anything in the settings why it should.

A:Windows Firewall is off whenever I restart my computer...

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this is sandip here ,ok i m in serious problem . when i shut down my computer its automatically restart .so please help me out of this problem.plz provide some solution....

A:windows xp restart when i shut down the computer

Hi Sandi and welcome to our forum. This sounds like an issue with the power switch itsself from the little information you have given me. Many times they will go bad and cause this issue to happen. If you are say shutting the computer down for the night you could prevent it from restarting by waiting for it to shut down using the normal process, you know start- turnoff computer- shut down. Then reaching down and turning off the little switch at the back of the power supply located just above where the power cord plugs into the computer. This would save the few bucks it would cost to replace the switch. I don't know if this will help you or not, but I thought I would suggest it to you. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.


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I spilled cereal on my laptop and half the keys stopped working. Obviously, I need to get the keyboard replaced, but I'm just wondering if there is a way to restart the computer without using the keyboard? I am currently stuck on the Windows Error Recovery screen and since the enter key doesn't work, I can't get it to start normally, in safe mode, etc. Any help would be appreciated!

Computer is a Toshiba Satellite L755 running Windows 7. Thanks!

A:Any Way to Restart Windows/Computer Without Keyboard?

Well when cereal was spilled and there was liquid involved more than just the keyboard might be damaged like the motherboard.Id suggest you take it somewhere and see how much damage was done from the spill and go from there.

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When I return to my computer after it has been asleep for a while I cannot get it to restart. I have to turn the power off and then back on in order to reboot the computer.

A:My Windows 8.1 computer will not restart after sleeping

Right click on the Taskbar, click Task Manager. With Task Manager click File, click Run new task, type in cmd, click the admin privileges box, click ok

The Command Prompt will have opened. Type in sfc /scannow

press enter

When that has finished, type in chkdsk /f

press enter, type in y, press enter

restart the computer and a disk check will run

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Hey there. My issue is that my computer, after doing a malware byte scan and having to restart, now doesn't seem to find my monitor. The computer sounds like its booting up normally yet it won't display anything on my monitor. I've tried changing monitors and cables yet it still doesn't work. Help would be appreciated.

I'm using Windows 8.

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So last year my computer's hard disk apparently broke so we had take it out and replace it with a new one. Unfortunately, doing this uninstalled ALL my drivers, including my graphics and audio ones.

Well now it's becoming an issue with me. For a while I had to use an outside audio driver just to have sound and now lots of programs and games don't want to load because my PC was running on only vga.dll.

My mom a while back ordered some reinstallation discs from HP and my dad suggested I run that to re-install my drivers. Those discs were ORIGINALLY used to fix my computer's messed up hard disk but since they changed the hard disk it worked relatively fine until I found out all the drivers were gone. The lack of drivers.

Well I run these reinstallation discs and they worked just fine. I take out the discs and now I just have to let Windows Vista reinstall itself. However, after waiting more than an hour my PC suddenly gave this error that "Windows cannot be installed on this hard disk" or something like that. I press ok and the computer restarts and now it gives this error message that says this:

Install Windows
Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.

I press ok, it restarts and it repeats the same error. It's in an endless loop of this.

My new hard disk was actually an XP Professional Service Pack 3 operating system. It even came with an XP disc. Well I figured since Vis... Read more

A:Windows can't complete installation.

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so i was trying to do a clean reinstall of windows.
so all was good till i got to the completing installation part
where it just stoped and said windows could not complete installation
restart and try again

after this is said setup is starting services
then a pop up comes up saying windows could not complete installation.
to install windows on this computer , restart theinstallation.
after i restarted my labtop the same thing pops up and it loops this message
any help would be nice thx

and my system is a windows 7home p 64bit

A:Windows could not complete installation

Welcome to the Seven Forums!
Could you please add some system specs to your profile? Just lettings us know that you have 7 HP 64 doesn't help us finding an answer that much. Do you get any error message (saying other than just Windows Could not complete installation)?

You're also telling us that you're doing a clean re-install of Windows; I assume Windows has worked properly before? If so, which version? And what's the reason you're attempting a re-install? Hardware issue? Slow performance?

Best Regards

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I have a HP 2133 mini-notebook running Windows 7. This was corrupted and I tried to install Windows 7 again but this knocked out some of the drivers for the touchpad and keyboard. This means that although I have been able to reinstall Windows I can't complete the installation as I can't type in the product key or tick any of the necessary boxes. It just doesn't work. I need to install a driver to correct this problem but without being able to run the operating system I can't do this. Does anyone know a way of doing this?
Sorry I can't download the TSG SysInfo as the notebook I have a problem with won't start.

A:Can't Complete Windows 7 installation

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Hello, i reboot my notebook which is hp pavilion dv7 , at the end this error message is appeared on the screen "windows could not complete the installation.To install on this computer,restart the installation" and i searched on the internet that i could handle it with type
CD C:\windows\system32\oobe

type msoobe on cmd. It worked however, now i can not install any driver on the internet, it shows code 52 which is digital driver signature enforcement, i have tried several times to disable this function however it does not worked. it only works when i click f8 while computer is starting and i choose no digital signature enforcement. It works only in this case. Please help me

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I went away to work for a few hours and come back and apparently my laptop is broken. My sister uses it as well and I have no idea what she did.. Apparently somebody attempted to restore it? It now comes up with "Setup is starting services" and then a box pops up saying the installation cannot be complete and to restart. This is a continuous loop and I have no idea how to fix it. The laptop will not start in safe mode? If anybody could help, I would greatly appreciate it.

I don't know a lot about computers so if you could give me the dumbed down version, it would help.

A:windows 7 cannot complete installation

It looks like it reinstalled, or upgraded installed. But your sister is either lying or totally unaware of what she does!! I think she did a "restore to factory settings"(?)

Ask her if she did

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I just got my new laptop and when I turned it on,  a window appeared and says Windows could not complete the installation. Install windows on this computer, restart the installation. I restarted many times and it's all the same result. Nothing happened. Please help!

A:Windows could not complete the installation

Hi, If the notebook is unable to complete the initial set-up and as it is brand new, my best advice would be to return it to the retailer you purchased it from and get it replaced. Regards, DP-K

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I own a Dell Studio 1558 Laptop, my keyboard broke so contacted them and they sent over a tech to replace my keyboard, ram, and mobo. After this i was getting a lot of BSOD while runing the laptop for a good amount of time, then i would have to leave it off for a while and it would boot up again, other wise I would get BSOD.

So I decided to backup my entire HDD and do a clean install of Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. After 6 days of attempting to install windows I still haven't succeeded. Since I recieve the message "Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer"

After reading a lot in the internetz I've already tried:

- Completely wiped out HDD, using Windows software, other computer, and ubuntu.
- I cannot remove my video card since its a laptop.
- My bios is set to AHCI (this is default). And swtiching it as well to ATA.
- Switching the name manually of the partitions.
-Installing it in another partition that inst C drive.
- Installing it with out a partition.
- Connecting a ethernet cable/without conecting ethernet cable.
- Loading intel drivers in the installation screen.

While pressing shift + f10 at the completing installation screen and executing explorer.exe, it crashes while performing Personalized Settings: Windows Desktop Update.

Dell Studio 1558
CPU: i5 m520 @2.40Ghz
HDD: 500 GB
RAM 4gb DDR3
Video: ATI HD 4500

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A:Windows 7 Cannot complete installation.

Make sure you have latest BIOS update. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways To Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set SATA controller to AHCI first to try install, then IDE mode if this fails.

Remove all but 2gb of RAM to try install.

Wipe the HD using Diskpart Clean All command from the booted Win7 DVD: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

After wiping HD, close Command Box and click Install Now, use Custom>Drive Options to create partition(s), format before installing to first OS partition - ignore the 100mb boot partition created by Win which places the Repair console on F8 Boot Tools.

If this fails, go back to Diskpart tutorial and use Step 2.2 to repartition and mark Active.

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals.

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will you please help with that i got same problem but i keep to press alt f10 but nothing is happen
tell me bro what should i do
and one more thing when the error message coming i press shift f10 show me command prompt but it right Arabic how can i change it to English

A:Windows could not complete the installation.

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?

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.

Acer Support - Answers, E-Mail, Chat - How do I restore my computer using the eRecovery Management program?

You can order Microsoft official OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.
You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
Acer | Recovery Media
Check in Accessories

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I keep getting this error: Windows cannot complete installation. To continue installing Windows, restart the computer. I got this error when I tried to restore my computer to factory settings. I am completely computer illiterate and have NO idea how to fix this! Help!

A:Windows cannot complete installation.

Hi CYoung2013,

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

My apologies for the delay in responding!

May I ask for what reason you decided to restore Windows to factory settings? What symptoms were you experiencing?

Under normal circumstances you will be requested to restart your computer for Windows to complete the installation. Does this happen every time you restart your computer? If so, you "might" have a bad hard drive and it will need to be taken into a reputable tech shop to be replaced.


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I tried yesterday to reinstall Windows 7 from a genuine update CD (Home Premium) There was already an installation in place but it would not boot nor repair. There was other stuff on the drive too, but it was no longer relevant so I did not mind it being wiped. The installation was slow enough but eventually reached the last stage - "Completing Installation" - and there it has stayed for, so far, about 18 hours. There is still some action - three dots that appear, one, two, three, and then disappear and start again - but nothing more. Mouse is working but If I click the close box X (in the dialogue box) I see another box with the message that installation cannot be stopped at this stage or the computer may become unusable. The escape key produces the same message. No other key produces any effect and neither keyboard no mouse produces a menu. I have not dared to use the Ctr-Alt-Del combination.

So what on earth do I do? It does not seem to me that this is ever going to end, but if I try to switch off and reboot physically I might find the 500GB hard drive and the system totally inaccessible. The system is i765 @ 2.8Ghz quadcore (?) with 12GB memory

Help and advice would be much appreciated.

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Hello, I need some help with factory restoring my computer, I was having a few issues with it before so I though ill do a factory restore, everything was fine till it said "Setup is starting services", shortly after it said that it came up with an error message saying "Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation." So there for I restarted my computer but it still keeps coming up with the same error message every time? I've restarted it about 7 times and it still keeps coming up with the same error message? The computer didn't come with a recovery disk and the make and model is: "Acer Aspire X3470"

A:Windows could not complete the installation.

which version of windows 7 do you have?

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