Cannot install Windows 7 at all on my PC

#1
I have absolutely positively tried probably everything to install Windows 7 on my PC. I currently have Windows XP 32 bit and here is a list of the things I have tried:


  • Format and clean install of Windows 7
  • Tried upgrading to Vista x32 THEN upgrading to 7
  • Tried upgrading to XP x64, then Vista x64 then 7 x64
  • Installing on another HDD (I have two)
  • Memory tests (no errors)
  • Hard drive tests (fine)
  • Praying
The problem is this, whenever I try to install ANY version of Vista or 7 on my PC, nearing the end of the installation it will reboot without warning then when it reloads it says that an error occurred and I will need to reinstall. I've tried SO many times with 0 success. I have asked on multiple forums and no one has provided an answer.

My computer:

M2N-E nVidia motherboard
nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS
4 Gigs of Corsair RAM
Random 15$ soundcard

I really see nothing that would impede installation. Any help would be appreciated.
 


Saltgrass

Excellent Member
Microsoft Community Contributor
#2
Try taking the sound card out.

The Nvidia chipset might also be a problem, but you can't take that out..... :cool:

If the install got far enough along, you might be able to load the DVD up to pick language and the next window, there is a repair option. You might try that and select a startup repair. It is important whether it sees an OS, so keep track. If it works, it might take several tries to get it to go ahead and boot.
 


#3
Unfortunately it doesn't let me get that far. :(
 


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