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Windows vista clean install freezes, or shuts down

Q: Windows vista clean install freezes, or shuts down

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

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A: Windows vista clean install freezes, or shuts down

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

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

My specs are:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows 7 freezes after clean install

Okay, new problem.

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

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

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Hello have got stuck on what should be simple.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards.

A:Clean install of Windows 8 Freezes just after Spinner

Hi,

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

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Hi,

I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I was performing a clean install of Windows Vista OS the other day and I first set my boot order in my BIOS to the CD-Rom as being reconized first. I placed my Windows Vista CD in the the CD tray and powered down my computer all the way and then started back up. When the computer started up it didn't give the prompt to hit any key to start the process it instead instantly started installing Window Vista. With the clean install beginning this way is it wrong? Will I have problems down the road with it starting this way or is this okay.

A:Clean Install of Windows Vista

Hi Larkina


I'll guess that your hard drive was blank, yes? If so, you should be just fine. Vista will expect that you are clean installing if the only hard disk present is blank, and you are booting from the Vista DVD without using any special function keys during the boot.

Enjoy exploring Vista!
Best of luck,
. . . Gary

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Originally Posted by Brink


Hello LGC, and welcome to Eight Forums,

Yes, you can replace the 32-bit Vista with a 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade.

If you like, you could also use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to purchase and download the ?24.99 ($39.99) Windows 8 upgrade ISO file on your 64-bit W7, create a bootable DVD or USB with the ISO, then clean install the 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade on your 32-bit Vista computer. During installation, you would enter the W8 product key.

Hope this helps,
Shawn









Originally Posted by Brink


You're welcome.

The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant only verifies that the computer you run it on qualifies for the upgrade. It doesn't tie that computer to the Windows 8 upgrade since it's only a check. You can download and purchase from any computer your like, but since you want a 64-bit copy of Windows 8 upgrade, you will only be able to do so from a 64-bit Windows.

Yes, you will get a new Windows 8 product key when you purchase the Windows 8 upgrade. This would be the key you enter during installation. The key is good for either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.

You will not be able to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. Instead, you must do a clean install with the Windows 8 upgrade copy.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade



You must be sick of explaining this, but I'll ask one more time. I also have a 32-bit Vista and want to clean install 64-bit Windows 8 over it.

I hav... Read more

A:Want to clean install 64-bit Windows 8 over 32-bit Vista

Originally Posted by velisario








Originally Posted by Brink


Hello LGC, and welcome to Eight Forums,

Yes, you can replace the 32-bit Vista with a 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade.

If you like, you could also use the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to purchase and download the ?24.99 ($39.99) Windows 8 upgrade ISO file on your 64-bit W7, create a bootable DVD or USB with the ISO, then clean install the 64-bit Windows 8 upgrade on your 32-bit Vista computer. During installation, you would enter the W8 product key.

Hope this helps,
Shawn









Originally Posted by Brink


You're welcome.

The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant only verifies that the computer you run it on qualifies for the upgrade. It doesn't tie that computer to the Windows 8 upgrade since it's only a check. You can download and purchase from any computer your like, but since you want a 64-bit copy of Windows 8 upgrade, you will only be able to do so from a 64-bit Windows.

Yes, you will get a new Windows 8 product key when you purchase the Windows 8 upgrade. This would be the key you enter during installation. The key is good for either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 8.

You will not be able to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit. Instead, you must do a clean install with the Windows 8 upgrade copy.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade



You must be sick of explaining this, but I'll ask one more tim... Read more

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I performed a clean install of Windows Vista and everything works great all except the microsoft updates and a program that's associated with microsoft updates, Windows Defender. I'm unable to get any updates. I can click on Get Updates but it comes back to say that this computer doesn't need any updates. It also says that I have never downloaded any updates. Thinking back on what I did in preparation to clean installing Vista, I didn't turn off the antivirus program etc. Could this have had anything to do with me not being able to receive my updates? Vista has been activated and registered. Could someone please help me with this. Since performing a clean installation of Windows Vista it runs a great deal better, it has more zip and I would hate to have to reinstall Vista again, but if I have to I will.
 

A:Clean Install of Windows Vista

If you were clean installing Vista or any other OS, you would be formatting in which case there is no antivirus possible to be turned off.
I had troubles with defender not updating so I disabled it in Control panel, Admin Tools, Services as it is a useless product anyway that adds nothing to a system.
 

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I'm trying to do a clean install of windows vista ultimate and the system just seems to hang at the please wait screen. I can't boot the pervious version of windows installed on the computer. I don't care what is on the HDD I just want to do a clean install. I put the first boot device as the dvd drive and it loads it up I can pick language perferences but when I press install now it hangs. I have tried to repair the os but it says it may take over an hour to complete and just hangs. I can't get access to the HDD options and I don't have a backup.
I built my PC from scratch and had a few problems with the ram at the begining but got windows installed and it worked fine. Untill I decided to do a clean install of vista because I was about to install my second GPU it did not install correctly. I have the legal OEM version of Windows Vista Ultimate.
I just would like some insight into what is going on. Or if it could be a certain component of the PC which I could fix or replace. I really want my PC up and running again.

CPU-OX9650
MB-790I ULTRA
GPU-9800 GX2
HDD-WD VELICORAPTOR
RAM-OCZ DDR3-1800 MHZ
 

A:Windows Vista can't clean install Plz Help

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Firstly I apologise if this has already come up on the forums but I've searched and can't find a solution.
I had Vista 32 bit installed on my pc and bought a Windows 7 upgrade disc as I wanted to do a clean install to Windows 7 64 bit. I put the 64 bit disc in and rebooted and the installation got as far as "completing installation" before a BSOD and I couldn't get any further. I tried this many times with no luck. I even reinstalled Vista and started again with no luck. I tried doing an upgrade to Windows 7 32 bit from within Vista out of curiosity and this works fine.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to why it won't let me clean install over Vista 32 to Windows 7 64?

A:can't do clean install from Vista 32 to Windows 7 64

Hello, Welcome to the best forums around!

Have you tried my guide http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...problems.html? Specifically, try disconnecting all unnecessary hardware, etc.

Thanks,
~Jonathan

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I Bought a Hp Pavilon 2007 Windows Vista And it did not come with a clean install recovery disc ..How am i able to do a clean install with out this ..

i have two Hard Disc Drives 1)Hp(Cand 2Factory Image
Do i need to burn that factory image drive to a disc??
 

A:Clean Install Windows Vista

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I have a Compaq Presario V2403NR Laptop, it is about 3 years old and for about the last year and a half it has been really slow and would freeze a lot. I did everything I could to clean it up and when i would run virus and spyware scans it wouldnt find anything, but it still had problems so i just decided i would completely start over with a Clean Install. I would get into the beginning stages of the clean install and the computer would shut off, so i cleaned it out and dusted off the fans in case it was an overheating problem. Now i was able to get farther into the install but after I deleted the partition, it got to about 8% formatting and it just shuts off. So now Windows is gone and i have no OS on my laptop and now its useless and everytime i try to reinstall it, it shuts off at 8%. What should i do? What can i do?

A:Laptop Shuts Off During XP Clean Install

Go into the Bios and run a Hard disk check and a Ram check. I cannot remember the exact wording but if you see a ,"#7", it means the Hard drive has a couple of clusters that are a bit flaky. The way around this is to partition the drive. What size to partition depends on where the drive stops during XP install. Mine had a 30 gig and I did a 10 and a 20 gig partition. Worked perfectly for several yrs, it's now used as a slave drive.

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1. Do a clean install of Windows Vista SP2.

Note: Select "Ask me later" so Windows Update is not turned on.
Do not enter the 25-character product key at this time.

2. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.

Note: This is installed at this time because one or more device drivers may need it.

3. Install the necessary device drivers (chipset. graphic, audio, ethernet, wireless, etc.).

Note: Make sure to install the chipset driver FIRST so the computer can properly detect and configure its devices.

4. Obtain an active connection, then activate Windows Vista.

5. Install Internet Explorer 9.0.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-9-details.aspx

6. Install these 5 updates in order from smallest to largest KB number:
KB3191203
KB3205638
KB4012583
KB4015195
KB4015380

7. Install the KB4014661 cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 9.

Note: Make sure to stop the Windows Update service from running BEFORE installing each of the updates in steps #6 and #7.
Make sure to restart the computer after installing each update.

8. Go to Programs And Features - Turn Windows Features On Or Off.
Select or remove the features you want or don't want.

9. Load Windows Update, then select:
"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them".
After you click OK, the "Checking for updates" process will start.
If you're prompted to install Windows Update software, do so.
After it's done, the "C... Read more

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone know when microsoft will put a stop into the clean install using Vista upgrade disc. I heard it will be included in Windows Vista SP1, but wondering from other sources for a better accurate answer. Will Microsoft put a stop to this walk-around. If so, will the millions of copies already sold be affected by the patch, or only recent ones after SP1. I want to do the walk-around as I have a upgrade disc in March of 2008, but wanna make sure that would be possible at that time. Thanks!

A:Windows Vista Upgrade Clean Install Over?

Today at work we tried the workaround with a Windows Anytime Upgrade disk - and it wouldn't work until Vista Home Premium was activated - then we were able to complete the upgrade to Ultimate. It didn't work within Windows or when booting from the DVD. We ended up doing the upgrade (rather than the clean install) to preserve the Windows.old directory on his hard drive - but the option to do the Custom install was available after activation.

OTOH - one of the techs still uses this method to install Vista at home (he reformats rather than removing the malware he gets) and doesn't have any issues with it.

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Here's this one.

Clean Install Windows 7 : Ahead of Vista




   Note

Here's the other half of this concept.

Clean Install Windows 7 : Ahead of XP

A:How to Clean Install Windows 7 Ahead of Vista

Just wanted to bring this around for others to see.

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Hello everyone,
My new hard drive should arrive soon, and I'm wondering if it's possible to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Upgrade Edition without installing Vista first.
I have the Vista DVD.
It's just that I don't want to spend time installing Vista, then 7. Also, last time I tried this it resulted in an undeletable windows.old folder, but that's not an issue anymore.

Will I simply insert the Windows 7 disc, install it, and then some time during the installation insert the Vista disc and enter the product key? That would be the best scenario.

And, on the side, my new hard drive is solid-state, so is there anything special I should know? I will enable NHCI in BIOS prior to installation.

Thank you very much for your time

A:Clean install of Windows 7 Upgrade - Without Vista first

How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have a Vista PC about 3 years old and it is riddled with spyware and other stuff that redirects and all that good stuff. I have a Widows 7 Ultimate Upgrade disc that I bought from Best Buy about 6 months ago.

My question, can I just uninstall Vista and install this 7 Ultimate disc - I would prefer 7 anyway since my 2 other PC run on 7 already......would this solve my other issues I have with the redirecting and other infection?

A:[SOLVED] Clean install Windows 7 from Vista

Insert the win7 disc while Vista is running and choose the "Custom" install . . it will put the existing installation in a folder called "Windows.Old which you can delete once you have 7 installed

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After having endless installer problem and and using the upgrade option of my Vista a few times, and still having these issues,
I discovered I could purchase for free Windows 7 Ultimate student version from the college,

Since my issues with Vista, is it better to do a clean install of Windows 7?

And is the "student" version of Windows 7 different or limiting from the original Windows 7 Ultimate?
 

A:Upgrade from Vista to Windows or clean install?

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In what order are you suppose to configure Vista? Once installing Vista OS where do you go from there? Check the Device Manager and make sure you have no exclamation signs and then where? Are you to then began installing your software or go and get all your Microsoft critical updates?

DELL XPS 410
Vista Premium OS
Intel 2.4GHz, 6600 conroe Duo core processor
250G SATA II storage
Ati Radeon X1300 Pro 256 Graphics card
2 Gigs of RAM
 

A:Performing a Clean Install of Windows Vista

After clearing up the drivers, get Windows up to date, get graphics drivers specific for your card from the manafacturers website then go for whatever Antivirus & Anti-spyware. After that, just carry on as normal installing everything else.
 

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Although Windows Vista will be going "extinct" in a few months, a number of people are still using it and may need to reinstall it for some reason.

These are the steps that I recently used to clean install and update it in a friend's computer.
These steps are effective as of early December 2016.

1. Install Windows Vista SP2.
Note: Select "Ask me later" for setting up Windows Update.

2. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.

3. Install the necessary drivers.

4. Install Internet Explorer 9.

5. Install Internet Explorer 9 cumulative security update (KB3197655).

6. Install these updates in the order listed:
KB3078601
KB3109094
KB3185911
KB3191203
KB3198234
KB3203859
Note: Make sure to stop the "Windows Update" from running before you install each of the KB updates in steps #5 and #6.

7. Start Windows Update, then choose the option to notify you of new updates but not to automatically download and install them.
When prompted to do so, allow Windows Update to update itself.
This will allow Windows Update Agent to update itself from version 7.0.6002.18005 to version 7.6.7600.256.

8. Do a "check for updates".
If all goes well, the list of about 200 updates will appear in 10 - 15 minutes.
Uncheck the unneeded updates, then allow the remaining updates to download and install.

9. After the computer restarts after installing the first batch of updates, repeat step #8 until Windows Vista SP2 is completely up-to-date.

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I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP3 right now and I finally decided that it is time to upgrade to Windows Vista. Due to my lack of money right now I was planning on doing the "upgrade" version to Windows Vista Home Premium. Before I bought it though I was told by some friends that it is not the wisest thing to do because it leaves some old files behind....

I really don't want to do a clean install due to all the important files that I would have to move and then move back and I didn't want to risk it....

Any advice for what to do?

Thanks in advance,

Jackles2012

A:[SOLVED] Upgrade or clean install to Windows Vista?

go to win 7

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../download.aspx

clean install is the best option,do the upgrade it can take a few hours,it is usually quicker to save what you need and reinstall as the clean install only takes approx half an hour

it will save having to buy win 7 until it is released and having to buy vista

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Hello Everyone,
 
I have an old laptop running Windows Vista with a faulty CD-ROM. It's badly infected with an extremely deadly virus - it will wipe out the contents of any USB connected to it, and plant itself in a System Volume Information (SVI) folder and render this SVI folder invisible and inaccessible.
 
I want to perform a clean install of the OS to remove it from the laptop, so I was wondering if there is a way I can perform the clean install within Windows Vista without relying on a DVD or a USB.
 
Andrew

A:Clean Install Windows Vista With No Access to CD-ROM & USB Drive

Maybe only if you have a Recovery Partition on the Hard Drive.
 
If not , remove the hard Drive from the laptop , slave it to another PC , and using any Linux Distro , i use old Version of Knoppix , burn the ISO of which ever version you use to a CD and then Boot from that on the PC.
 
Then just delete all Partitions on the Laptop Drive , save anything personal if needed at the same time.
Then Reinstall it to the Laptop and Boot from any Usb with your Version of Vista , and Product Key.
 
* Or replace the CDRom  ,fairly easy to do on most , remove a screw and slide it out.

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Hello Everyone,
 
I have an old laptop running Windows Vista with a faulty CD-ROM. It's badly infected with an extremely deadly virus - it will wipe out the contents of any USB connected to it, and plant itself in a System Volume Information (SVI) folder and render this SVI folder invisible and inaccessible.
 
I want to perform a clean install of the OS to remove it from the laptop, so I was wondering if there is a way I can perform the clean install within Windows Vista without relying on a DVD or a USB.
 
Andrew

A:Clean Install Windows Vista With No Access to CD-ROM & USB Drive

Maybe only if you have a Recovery Partition on the Hard Drive.
 
If not , remove the hard Drive from the laptop , slave it to another PC , and using any Linux Distro , i use old Version of Knoppix , burn the ISO of which ever version you use to a CD and then Boot from that on the PC.
 
Then just delete all Partitions on the Laptop Drive , save anything personal if needed at the same time.
Then Reinstall it to the Laptop and Boot from any Usb with your Version of Vista , and Product Key.
 
* Or replace the CDRom  ,fairly easy to do on most , remove a screw and slide it out.

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Computer's been acting odd and it's never had a wipe so I decided to upgrade to a new OS and formatted the drive.
7 installed fine but later on that day crashed and would not restart again with bsod.

Tried to clean install Vista over that and it won't even finish the installation process.
It does the initial restart and then while creating the first user profile and starting for the first time I got bsod with
page fault in non paged area

The errors are different every time and I'm not sure what to do since I don't have an OS to work with.

Any help at all would be appreciated as I have another computer that was doing a similar thing when I tried to reformat it.


I'm getting the OS off Technet and using imgburn to put the iso file to disk and I have tried multiple burns to see if that was the problem.
 

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I currently have vista 32 and ordered a full version of windows 7 professional sp1 64-bit. The disk that came in the mail says "Reinstallation dvd windows 7 professional sp1 64 bit". Will this Reinstallation DVD allow me to do a clean install of windows 7 64-bit on my computer?

A:Clean install of windows 7 professional 64 bit from Vista machine

Hello Tn4Bama, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, that DVD will allow you to do a clean install with it.Clean Install Windows 7
Of course, to be able to install a 64-bit Windows 7, your computer will also need to meet at least the minimum requirements below:1 GHz 64-bit processor
2 GB RAM for 64-bit Windows 7 (recommend at least 4 GB)
20 GB available hard disk space (recommend at least 60 GB)
It would also be a good idea to make sure that you have 64-bit Windows 7 drivers available for all of your devices, and to have them downloaded and ready to install after Windows is finished installing.


Hope this helps,
Shawn

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How to Clean Install Windows Vista with Upgrade Media

Nice workaround.
 

A:How to Clean Install Windows Vista with Upgrade Media

I have bookmarked this for future reference
 

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I did a clean install with vista home edition ... I got all the updates done, but when I try to do things it just sits there ... can't get to the task manager ... won't do what I ask ... the mouse moves but when I ask it to close or reboot I get the menu ... tell it to reboot ... nothing ... it does a little after I turn it off and on, but after a point it gets stuck ... no wonder people don't like this OS ... I'm reinstalling it for a friend ... this is my first experience with it ...

What seems to be upsetting vista?

24 min. past ... update ... I manage to install ace utility and had it clean the registry .... that seem to solve the problem ... so far so good ...
 

A:Solved: Windows Vista Freeze After Clean Install

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So I decided to upgrade my desktop and have completely replaced all of the hardware, however that's irrelevant. I currently have Windows Vista Home Basic on the system but was offered a copy of Windows 7 Professional for $30 from my university and wanted to know if I could install a clean copy of Windows 7 Pro on a system that has Windows Vista Home Basic since I know I cannot upgrade.

A:Windows 7 Pro Clean install from Vista Home Basic

Welcome to Seven Forums JamesKPNC...

u can check here..similar question..!

can I upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Seven Profesional - CNET Windows 7 Forums

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I am attempting to do either an upgrade or clean install of Windows 7.  The HP laptop I have is currently running Windows Vista.  
The error message is:
Windows cannot copy files required for installation.  The files may be corrupt or missing.  Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation.

I bought the .ISO file from eKey Market for about $55.  

I've tried resetting the laptop to factory settings, and still get this error. 
I've made 2 different DVDs with the .ISO files on them.
I am using an external USB CD/DVD drive.
What is the problem?

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Hi,

Due to some corruptions in files system that can't be repair. I decide to do a clean install of vista from recovery partition preinstalled in D drive.

My question is does the clean install also clean out any hidden/unactive virus/rootkit if i format the laptop to its factory condition?

I have tried various AV software on this old laptop but the results come out clean but I still suspect there're some remain hidden as the system is slowly corrupted.

A:Clean install vista from recovery partition in D drive also clean virus?

Hi,

The answer is yes it will, if you do a destructive install (Format "C") & it has not infected any other drives.

So, what drives do you have on your system? "C" (System) & "D" (Recovery) plus DVD/CD drives.

Do you have anything else? USB plug in hard drives or USB memory sticks etc. etc.

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Motherboard=BIOSTAR A770 A2+, OS=Windows Vista 32-bit with all the updates. After loading Windows Vista, which was a clean install I could not connect to the internet. So I got the latest driver for my on board network adapter, Driver=Realtek RTL8168/8111... Right away afterl running the driver software I was connected to internet, got all updates & virus program download everything look well. After shutting down the computer and returning later I could not connect to the internet, looked in device manager and no network adapter found, uninstalled the network driver and reinstalled and was back in business. Again when shutting computer down this happened again, the work off line under tools in internet explorer also was check which I de-checked, but I am wonder if my on board network adapter has a problem. Please give me some trouble shooting tips or possible solutions, thanks Gary
 

A:network adapter problems after clean install of windows vista

It sounds like the hardware is the likely issue. If the NIC disappears from Device Manager and later appears, I'd have to strongly suspect the hardware at this point.
 

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I decided to swap my windows xp for windows vista ultimate, so i put the dvd in the computer, and started the install procedure, everything is fine until i selected what partition to install vista on, i picked the one there, and i pressed format, after that it started the install, and i got this error when it was about to expand files. i've tried 5-6 times, and with two different dvds.. still same error ( 0x8007048F )

i will put the _exact_ message in and edit here in about 10 minutes, doing another try right now, i just thought someone might know something from the error code!

A:Error : 0x8007048F while doing a clean install of windows vista ultimate

Most errors of this type appear to be related to disk issues or Windows Media Player. Since this is a fresh install, the most likely case is that there are disk issues.How many hard drives are in your system?How are they described in the System BIOS (SATA/IDE, Master/Slave, etc)?How many partitions are on each drive (and which one are you installing the Vista on?)?I'd start with running a diagnostic on your hard drive (from the manufacturer of the hard drive). The most common one's are linked to in this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/You may also want to run chkdsk /r from the command prompt from the Startup Repair option on your Vista DVD ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/ )

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The problem first started occuring in windows 7, whereas the active windows will not respond to any clicking, neither can I move, minimize, or close the windows. The task bar also becomes locked up. I can still click on existing icons on the desktop to open up new windows, but those newly-opened windows also end up frozen. The mouse does not freeze at all. So I decided to do a clean install of windows 7 64bit, but I kept running into BSOD, most of them have the following message:
STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x00000000 (0xc0000001 0x001003f0).
However, I managed to get vista successfully installed onto my computer. But interestingly the same problem also infests vista, all windows become frozen. I have never encountered this kind of problem before.
So my main question right now is that could all these be caused by a bad hard drive? I tried running the BIOS hard drive diagnosis, but the test just got stuck at 20%. If any one could help me confirm it's the HD that's defective, I'll go ahead and buy a new one.

A:System semi-freeze after clean install of windows 7 and vista

Try these free, bootable diagnostics:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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HELP!!!!! Here's the scenerio: Computer freezes at the same "Set Up Windows" Screen each time during Windows Vista Home Premium clean install from factory recovery disks

1. HP PAVILION dv6000
2. Just installed new HDD (Seagate Momentus Laptop, 500GB) because system was freezing with old HD (WD Scorpio 320GB) and Diagnostic tool in Bios said to replace HD, so I did.
3. Able to read old HD drive via USB connection to a different computer, so data is safe
4. Ordered and received recovery disks from HP for my particular laptop and have tried to clean install 4 times.
4. PROBLEM OCCURS AT "SET UP WINDOWS" SCREEN asking for Country/Region. Mouse is frozen, and system just hangs (dead).

As I said at the top: HELP!!!!!
 

A:Solved: Hp laptop hangs during windows vista clean install

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I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate onto my Vista Ultimate Boot Camp Partition (on my MacBook Pro), rather than an upgrade install.

Windows 7 told me that it would move Vista to a folder called Windows.old or something like that.

Fine. After everything was installed, I used Disk Cleanup to delete that folder, and the space was recovered on my partition

But when booting into Windows 7, I get a boot menu that seems to indicate Vista is still there.

EasyBCD shows:

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2
Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business (recovered)
BCD ID: {6ab21afe-f2e6-11db-868a-d1f6649ce9c4}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

So my question is, can I simply delete Entry 2? Or is there other remaining stuff from Vista still on my drive somewhere that I should also delete? What is the drive "Active Boot Partition"?

I wish W7 gave an option to do a clean install WITHOUT keeping the old system around...The whole point of doing the clean install was to get rid of all the accumulated junk and start fresh.

Thanks for any advice...

A:Windows 7 boot menu shows Vista after clean install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by siamesekitten


I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate onto my Vista Ultimate Boot Camp Partition (on my MacBook Pro), rather than an upgrade install.

Windows 7 told me that it would move Vista to a folder called Windows.old or something like that.

Fine. After everything was installed, I used Disk Cleanup to delete that folder, and the space was recovered on my partition

But when booting into Windows 7, I get a boot menu that seems to indicate Vista is still there.

EasyBCD shows:

Entry #1
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {current}
Drive: C:\
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

Entry #2
Name: Windows Vista (TM) Business (recovered)
BCD ID: {6ab21afe-f2e6-11db-868a-d1f6649ce9c4}
Drive: Active Boot Partition
Bootloader Path: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Windows Directory: \Windows

So my question is, can I simply delete Entry 2? Or is there other remaining stuff from Vista still on my drive somewhere that I should also delete? What is the drive "Active Boot Partition"?

I wish W7 gave an option to do a clean install WITHOUT keeping the old system around...The whole point of doing the clean install was to get rid of all the accumulated junk and start fresh.

Thanks for any advice...


A clean install means formatting the drive/partition and re-installing all of your apps.
Since you are running it in boot camp I wonder if you can do a "clean&quo... Read more

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Hello,
I have windows Vista business with SP1 installed on a Dell Latitude laptop D830. I have run Windows upgrade advisor , it is giving me clear signal to upgrade to windows 7 professional or ultimate. Now with so much news about upgrade problems occurring. Should I upgrade or do clean install? Also I want to know , if there is a difference between windows 7 upgrade and windows 7 full version? With windows 7 full version, Can I get the upgrade option also?

Thank you
Regards
Anoop

A:Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Upgrade or clean install ?

If I were you, I'd backup your files and do a clean install. This will ensure you don't take any little problems into your new installation and you will be pleased with the results. The difference between an upgrade version and a full version is that the full version doesn't require a previous version of windows to install. You can of course choose to upgrade from the full version but I don't suggest you do

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello mshannahnv, welcome to Seven Forums!





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


   Information

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

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7

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My sister at university is having a problem with her labtop (she lives 4 hours away).

She says the computer freezes/shuts down at different times after she logs in. When she manages to get to the desktop she can't get on the internet, so she can't download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or SpyBot. Similar problems in safe mode.

Any ideas on how you can download these programs while your computer is affected?

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Dell Vista - Computer freezes/shuts down randomly

She can download Malwarebytes and its updates on another computer and move them via thumb/flash drive. Please tell her to rename the malwarebytes executable to red.bat and then try to install it. Then try to run the progrm. See if she can post a log. Thanks!

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

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

Thanks.

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

A:ThinkCentre M90p: clean Win 10 install freezes

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

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

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

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

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

all help is appreciated
 

A:Computer freezes after login, even after clean install

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

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

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

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Hi there,

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

What is the right step to take from here?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

I posted this in the Windows forum because I've checked ou... Read more

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

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Originally I set it to install and walked away came back hours later so I wasn't at the pc watching things. Anyways I managed to damage some files or something and for whatever reasons i could not figure out how to repair them. The microsoft forum was a bust no even one person tried to help me so I got sick of waiting and deleted the partition on the drive and made a new one and formatted it within the installer loaded from boot of the vista CD. That part went fine and quick. However when arriving at the step where its expanding files it took almost an hour before it spun up the CD and began increasing beyond 0%. From there up to 5% at best increases (avg 3%) then the CD spins down and idles for at least several minutes and then spins up gets a little farther and repeat. Basically the amount of time its just sitting there is probably 20 times or more longer than the time its actually progressing. Why is this? Is it supposed to do that? It seems odd to me that it wouldn't just keep spinning the CD and continuously progressing. Especially on a system with a dual core 3.2 ghz and 2GB of ram installs should zip through no time at all. I'm sure the install will be done before anyone replies but i thought I would check here in case its something I should be concerned about as a possible problem with my system.
 

A:Clean install of Vista 64bit on brand new pc is this norma install behavior?

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My system setup:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
XFX PVT71PUDP3 GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported EXTREME Video Card
OCZ S.O.E 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) {TWO OF THESE}
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 18X DVD?R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology Black IDE Model SH-S182M
I put up the whole entire name of the parts from Newegg just to make sure I did not foget anything like model # incase you guys need it. Anyways on to the problem. Everything goes good all the way up to the Completing Installation part. It will hang there forever. I've tried a few times, sometimes it would just hang there forever until I reboot it and it gives me the usual error you all are used to hearing about about not being installed properly, or it will randomly restart on its own and give the same error. I have searched and searched and searched but I can't seem to find anything that helps. I've tried messing with the BIOS like instructed from some other help sites but I do not have much experience in the BIOS so maybe I'm missing a setting I need to change? If someone that knows about this motherboard can tell me the steps on what I should change and how to get there I would greatly appreciate it and try it out. My computer has no floppy drive just so you guys know. Also I'm not sure what version of BIO... Read more

A:Vista Home Premium Install Hangs At Completing. (clean Install)

First of all, Did you install the sata drivers?

In the Bios set every thing to default.

Vista asks for a few questions then does the rest its self. give it tops about 2 hours usually takes like 30 min or less.

You say you got an error message? Please post the entire message

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