install fails to "windows could not finish configuring the system. to attempt to"

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resume configuration restart computer" i have more than enough to install this is a clean install on a 60 gig PATA HD. my pc is a P5N-E SLI asus MB.. 8800gt 512 MB video card. 2 gig pc6400 ram.. and theprocessor is e6850 dual core. so what gives?? i get no other info other than listed and when i reboot i get the same message??:mad:
 


#2
Windows 7 Fails to Install

Had the same problem. Stops at "Windows could not finish configuring your system..." etc. with no information on what the problem is.
Same results on two different computers with more than enough resources for Windows 7 installation.
 


#3
could not finish configuring etc

This message is not going to help anyone, but I had the same problem a few moments ago. It just looks to reboot and continually loops back to the same message. Sure hope someone knowledgeable sees this and comes up with a solution.:mad:

Just tried to boot up in safe mode, same story. :mad:
 


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System Info for "...could not finish configuring the system..."

Here is some information so hopefully someone at MS can help figure out what's going on. Had the same problem on two different computers with completely different harware.
This is a problem that could affect lots of users.

Last 40 lines of C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\sources\Panther\


2009-01-25 15:35:14, Info [0x090093] PANTHR WdsEnableExit called! When group #81 is empty, execution will stop, and the queue will be saved.
2009-01-25 15:35:14, Info [0x0a0134] UI Accepting Next. Exiting Page Progress.
2009-01-25 15:35:14, Info [0x0a0035] UI Allowing Page '' to be shown
2009-01-25 15:35:14, Info [0x0a0035] UI Allowing Page '' to be shown
2009-01-25 15:35:14, Info UI Entering Page Finish.
2009-01-25 15:35:14, Info [0x0a0035] UI Allowing Page 'Drive Selection' to be shown
2009-01-25 15:35:14, Info [0x0a011c] UI WizardDialogPost::SetActive
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0a0138] UI Accepting Finish. Exiting Page Finish.
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x090092] PANTHR WdsEnableExit already called
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x070035] DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataGeneration: Called with notification for SetupPhaseDone
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Warning DIAG InstallWindows: Error determining boot type.
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x070037] DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataGeneration: Generating perf information for phase=851975
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataGeneration: Phase=851975 Start time was 0X2FF8D834A, End time was 0X2FF8D883D, total time was 0X4F3
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x070042] DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataSend: Called with notification for SetupPhaseDone published by Engine
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataSend: This is End of WinPE phase and setup is NOT in WDS Mode. Skip uploading Diagnostics Data in this scenario
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x090092] PANTHR WdsEnableExit already called
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x09008e] PANTHR SeqExecute -- stopping, since termination group reached
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0900c7] PANTHR SEQ EVENT_SERIALIZE_BEFORE_EXIT Received. Will only save modules with persistent subscriptions!
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0900b7] PANTHR SerializeToFile: C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\MainQueueOnline0.que
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0900b8] PANTHR Saving Main Event Queue
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0900b9] PANTHR Saving Permanent Event Queue
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0900c5] PANTHR Queue Serialization Succeeded
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info PANTHR DeleteCriticalSection for pExecQueue->csLock;
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0605a6] IBS Requested UI to hide the language and locale selection pages.
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x06010d] IBS Module_Term_Productkey: Valid product key in blackboard, show property set to hide.
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info UI CallbackWin32UITerminate: Deleted WizardUI
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x090081] PANTHR Destroying any unreferenced modules! (SEQ6)
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info StoreHostOSInformationOnBB: Host OS = 6.1.7000 (SP 0.0); productname = [Windows (TM) Code Name "Longhorn" Preinstallation Environment]
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info IBS Successfully logged host OS information onto blackboard
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0640d2] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] ------ Drive C: ------
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0640d3] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Total bytes on drive: 114431.7 MB (119990349824 bytes)
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0640d4] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Free bytes available to user: 95516.6 MB (100156432384 bytes)
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0640d6] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Found Setup folder/file [BT Folder ].
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0640d6] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Found Setup folder/file [LS Folder ].
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x0601dc] IBS Setup has completed phase 2 at 2009-01-25 15:35:25
2009-01-25 15:35:25, Info [0x090009] PANTHR CBlackboard::Close: c:\$windows.~bt\sources\panther\setupinfo.

C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\setupact.log

2009-01-25 15:37:14, Info [windeploy.exe] ------------------------------------------------
2009-01-25 15:37:14, Info [windeploy.exe] WinDeploy.exe launched with command-line []...
2009-01-25 15:37:14, Info [windeploy.exe] Setup has not completed, adding pending reboot.
2009-01-25 15:37:14, Warning [windeploy.exe] SetupCl has pending operations; blocking deployment process until they've been completed.
2009-01-25 15:37:14, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x8007139f
2009-01-25 15:39:13, Info [windeploy.exe] Flushing registry to disk...
2009-01-25 15:39:15, Info [windeploy.exe] Flush took 1547 ms.
2009-01-25 15:39:15, Info [windeploy.exe] WinDeploy.exe exiting with code [0x8007139f]
2009-01-25 15:40:37, Info [windeploy.exe] ------------------------------------------------
2009-01-25 15:40:37, Info [windeploy.exe] WinDeploy.exe launched with command-line []...
2009-01-25 15:40:37, Info [windeploy.exe] Setup has not completed, adding pending reboot.
2009-01-25 15:40:37, Warning [windeploy.exe] SetupCl has pending operations; blocking deployment process until they've been completed.
2009-01-25 15:40:37, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x8007139f

C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\setuperr.log

2009-01-25 15:37:14, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x8007139f
2009-01-25 15:40:37, Error [windeploy.exe] Failure occured during online installation. Online installation cannot complete at this time.; hr = 0x8007139f


System Info:
System Information
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Time of this report: 1/20/2009, 13:24:22

System Manufacturer: INTEL_
System Model: D875BZLK
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/31/05 22:15:04 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1534MB RAM
Page File: 518MB used, 2911MB available


Display Devices
---------------
Card name: ALL-IN-WONDER 9800 SERIES
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9800 PRO AGP (0x4E48)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4E48&SUBSYS_4F721002&REV_00
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200


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Sound Devices
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Description: SB Audigy 2 ZS Audio [B800]
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0004&SUBSYS_20021102&REV_04
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 100
 


#6
windows could not finish etc

Here is a solution to the problem, at least one that worked for me. As per the advice from "Hhduy". I deleted the partition and then created another partition in Fat32. Then I formatted the drive. I then reran windows 7 and let it change the Fat32 to NTFS. It worked, Win7 is up and running. All I have to do now is figure out how to find network adapter drivers that work with Vista (Win7). By the way, I had originally created the NTFS partition with a copy of Win2000, evidently that is not acceptable to Win7. Hope this helps someone. :D
 


#7
Solved "...install fails..."

Let Setup delete any partition on disk and let it create a new partition. This worked great on both computers. (Make sure there is nothing on the disk you want to keep.) Looks like Win7 setup is pretty particular on the type of disk partition it wants to install properly.
 


#8
Hi, i got the same error, because i realized too late that my partition was a win 2000 one, not an xp one, created with my Norton partition magic 8 bootable dvd... Now, i restored my primary partition(c:\) of windows XP with acronis true image AND even restored the MBR, everything work fine exept PM wont boot anymore... Wich suck because that was what i was used to work with... What in the world could do that??? i only installed and modified this first partition on this disk, that's all... I though rewriting the MBR sould solve the problem but it haven't.

If it's stay that way, i think im never gonna upgrade to anything but XP...:mad:

EDIT: And the first time i installed it in a vm and tried to create a partition with it, it was unable to do anything with it with my PM DVD, wich has never fail on me before, the partition was all in yellow, marked as BAD, finally got it to work with the right partition type, but not before i tryed it like pquinn34 on my true computer, wich cause the probleme stated above(not the bad partiton one the PM not booting anymore one).

Microsoft sould really put enphasis on writting USEFULL error message, not a stupid one telling u that it will 'fix' the problem by rebooting, but never do anything to fix it(and kind of a lie)... i mean, cmon, it's should be that hard to give more information/error handling so we know what's really hapenning. Analyse the partition for god sake and warn the user that he havent NTFS 3.1(XP) file system on.

So now im sitting, im front of my computer after a day, and i can't install windows 7 because i cant use PM anymore, and i fear that using the windows Partition magic one will just try to fix errors that aren't really there and really mess my drive up. Great work Bill, keep it up ... Screw everyone's drives...

Edit2: Just got the DVD work back again by using Windows XP CD to format the partition again...
 


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windows could not finish configuring the system - Solved - Sony VGN

I had the same problem installing Windows 7 RC (Sony VGN-FW300 series) and finally solved it, however I changed two things and can't remember which was the key.
1) I had previously created a blank, NTFS partition with Paragon Partition Manager , and had been trying to use it. One change was that during the Windows 7 setup I Erased that partition and made it Unallocated.
2) There was an issue of the Windows 7 install DVD (well, actually a USB flash in my case - but same idea). On the one hand i have to take it out at a certain point - because otherwise when the computer boots up Win7 starts all over again from scratch(!) But then it seems to fail without it. So I think i took it out during the first reboot and then put it back in after windows 7 was starting up again.

(sorry a big vague - but when you try a bunch of things with slight variations)

FYI - the Sony came with Vista 64 bit and I was installing Windows 7 32-bit. I used Partition Manager to shrink the original Vista partition and moved it all the way to the end of the drive.

FYI, I haven't yet adjusted installation beyond a pure Windows 7 install - i.e. I haven't tried to load any Sony or manufacturer drivers. I'm not even certain they'll work as Sony may provide only 64-bit drivers. However, the native Windows 7 seems to have installed very fresh drivers for all main components
 


#10
Here is a solution to the problem, at least one that worked for me. As per the advice from "Hhduy". I deleted the partition and then created another partition in Fat32. Then I formatted the drive. I then reran windows 7 and let it change the Fat32 to NTFS. It worked, Win7 is up and running. All I have to do now is figure out how to find network adapter drivers that work with Vista (Win7). By the way, I had originally created the NTFS partition with a copy of Win2000, evidently that is not acceptable to Win7. Hope this helps someone. :D
You were a BIG help. Was trying to install to a partition created and formatted by Paragon's Partition Manager with no luck. Deleted the partition and had setup create and format a new one and it installed without a hitch. Thanks again :razz:
 


#11
Hit the nail on the head buddy, thanks! turns out I just reformatted the drive when installing win 7 under advanced install or something like that, and it worked the next time, Woo no more hacked version of win2kpro! Thanks again


Here is a solution to the problem, at least one that worked for me. As per the advice from "Hhduy". I deleted the partition and then created another partition in Fat32. Then I formatted the drive. I then reran windows 7 and let it change the Fat32 to NTFS. It worked, Win7 is up and running. All I have to do now is figure out how to find network adapter drivers that work with Vista (Win7). By the way, I had originally created the NTFS partition with a copy of Win2000, evidently that is not acceptable to Win7. Hope this helps someone. :D
 


#12
Ok, I figured it out

I was losing my mind. I got my test machine exactly the way I wanted it. About 80 programs installed. All cleaned up and ready. I ran sysprep OOBE Generalize and everything is fine until first reboot. I kept getting the same error. "Windows could not finish configuring..." popup at the 'Services' stage. So I rebuilt my image. Ghosting it every time I installed something and trying again. Finally, I figured it out by process of elimination.

In my case it was Daemon Tools Lite v4.3.
If you are getting this error and don't have Daemon Tools installed, take a look at other progs you might have installed that emulate drives. i.e. PowerISO, MagicISO, etc...

That's what worked for me.:razz:
 


#13
I was losing my mind. I got my test machine exactly the way I wanted it. About 80 programs installed. All cleaned up and ready. I ran sysprep OOBE Generalize and everything is fine until first reboot. I kept getting the same error. "Windows could not finish configuring" popup at the 'Services' stage. So I rebuilt my image. Ghosting it every time I installed something and trying again. Finally, I figured it out by process of elimination.

In my case it was Daemon Tools Lite v4.3.
If you are getting this error and don't have Daemon Tools installed, take a look at other progs you might have installed that emulate drives. i.e. PowerISO, MagicISO, etc...

That's what worked for me.
 


#14
A workarround to get past this message in the defective image is by running the traditional OOBE prompt. Follow the following instructions when you reach the error message.

Press SHIFT+F10 to open an command prompt.
Browse to %WINDIR%\system32\oobe
Execute msconfig.exe and finish the wizard.

Reboot the machine afterward by confirming the error message and let it boot into windows.

-Regards,
ICTGUY
 


#15
Press SHIFT+F10 to open an command prompt.
Browse to %WINDIR%\system32\oobe
Execute msconfig.exe and finish the wizard.

Reboot the machine afterward by confirming the error message and let it boot into windows.

-Regards,
ICTGUY
Hey ICTGUY =)

I get the Errormessage too. i have open the msconfig.exe but i don't know what you mean with:
and finish the Wizard: Could you be more exactly please??

Dpole86
 


#16
I was losing my mind. I got my test machine exactly the way I wanted it. About 80 programs installed. All cleaned up and ready. I ran sysprep OOBE Generalize and everything is fine until first reboot. I kept getting the same error. "Windows could not finish configuring" popup at the 'Services' stage. So I rebuilt my image. Ghosting it every time I installed something and trying again. Finally, I figured it out by process of elimination.

In my case it was Daemon Tools Lite v4.3.
If you are getting this error and don't have Daemon Tools installed, take a look at other progs you might have installed that emulate drives. i.e. PowerISO, MagicISO, etc...

That's what worked for me.
Hey, Thanks for your hard work, I had the same situation w/ u, get 'win could not finish bla bla bla' msg after sysprep and i have Daemon tool installed as well. In return, I share my way to solve it at here:

1. NO NEED REDO YOUR IMAGE
2. Boot to WinPE or bring ur Win7 HDD to other PC
3. Open Regedit
4. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ('HKLM' in short), click File -> Load Hive
5. Browse to (Win7) %windir%\system32\config, load the file named 'SYSTEM'
6. Named it anything (here i use 'temp')
7. Browse to HKLM\temp\Select
8. Remember the number in () for 'Current'
9. Browse to HKLM\temp\ControlSetXXX (XXX represent the number in 'Current' field; if the number is 1, then go to ControlSet001)
10. Browse to HKLM\temp\ControlSetXXX\services\sptd
11. Delete the key (sptd) if u can, else delete everything inside the key & sub-key, except (Default)
12. Back to HKLM\temp, click 'File -> Unload Hive', click 'Yes'
13. Try boot up again

Note: You need to reinstall Daemon tools....

Or... maybe can try to export the SPTD & it subkeys to a registry files before delete, and restore them back after go thru oobe... (NOT TESTED).
 


#17
could not finish configuring etc

This message is not going to help anyone, but I had the same problem a few moments ago. It just looks to reboot and continually loops back to the same message. Sure hope someone knowledgeable sees this and comes up with a solution.:mad:

Just tried to boot up in safe mode, same story. :mad:
Here is the Solution (Tested 100% Works)
1.after restart boot to safe mode by continuously pressing f8
2. When the message appears Press shift + f10. command screen will appear.
2. type explorer.
3. when you reach the desktop part right click on the icon in the task bar called "FirstUXWnd" and click on close window.
4. wait 10 seconds and then click on ok button of the "Windows could not finish configuring your system..." etc message.
5. after restart the whole process while proceed again without any messages enjoy.

Note: any time you want to use sysprep again don't forget to make sure you have this fix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981542 from Microsoft website.
 


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