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    Zig-Zag Screen during Windows 7 installation

    Hello, Kemical! Here is a link to HP which shows my computer, the HP Pavilion a6030n.: Link Removed - Invalid URL
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    Zig-Zag Screen during Windows 7 installation

    Thanks for the info, Kemical. That was very helpful. Here's the specs on my HP: OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium Version 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion System Model RX887AAR-ABA a6030n...
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    Zig-Zag Screen during Windows 7 installation

    Thanks Kivi, I had a strong feeling that the graphics card was the sore spot. My HP Pavilion's video specs are: Name NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03D0&SUBSYS_2A5A103C&REV_A2\3&2411E6FE&0&68 Adapter Type GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, NVIDIA compatible...
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    Windows 7 install Freezes at "Completing Installation"

    Hello! Before I started the installation, I ran through a preparation checklist of things to do before installing Win 7. I've done a major backup, including all my drivers, to an external drive. I updated my BIOS from HP's site. I even saved a disk image of my entire hard drive. Then I ran the...
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    Windows 7 install Freezes at "Completing Installation"

    It seems as though everyone is having slightly similar issues with their installation of Windows 7, but what I am hearing from a number of people is not exactly what is happening when I've tried to install the new OS. First off, I am not doing a clean install, by which I would be wiping my HD. I...
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    Windows 7 install Freezes at "Completing Installation"

    I've tried 4 times to install Windows 7 Upgrade onto my HP Pavilion a6030n. The first failure caused my screen to turn zig-zaggy. Rolled back to VISTA and tried again. This time it passed the first two steps and was performing step 3, up to about 21%, when a message flashed that Windows needs to...
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    Zig-Zag Screen during Windows 7 installation

    Thanks, Celestra and Kemical. After the first failure to install, I was able to get back into VISTA. Initially, start-up and shutdown were very slow, but that improved after a few restarts. Windows Advisor keeps pointing to 2 incompatible programs (Google and Logitech Messenger Webcam), which I...
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    Zig-Zag Screen during Windows 7 installation

    I did all the necessary preliminary steps (backups, defragmented, driver updates, etc.) before starting to install Windows 7 this morning on my HP Pavillion desktop computer that has VISTA on it. Everything looked good for the install. The installation program said that my computer was good for...
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