Installation Freezes on 'Starting Windows' :(

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  1. Proudski

    Proudski New Member

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    The first problem I encountered was the installation froze on 62%, which I have since found a fix for. Now it gets past that but after telling me 'setup will continue after restarting your computer', it freezes on the 'Starting Windows' screen, and its rather annoying as I have attempted to install it about 4 times. :(

    thanks,

    Rob
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Have you used vLite on your setup?
     
  3. Proudski

    Proudski New Member

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    No, what is it? :)

    thanks
     
  4. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    It let's you remove features of your installation, though it's made for Vista but has some functionality with windows 7.
    I was jut asking because it can cause those kinds of setup problems, has for me in the past.

    Could you post some system specifications here for us? :)
     
  5. Proudski

    Proudski New Member

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    Yeah sure

    Processor Information:
    Vendor: GenuineIntel
    Speed: 1862 Mhz
    2 logical processors
    2 physical processors
    HyperThreading: Unsupported
    FCMOV: Supported
    SSE2: Supported
    SSE3: Supported
    SSSE3: Supported
    SSE4a: Unsupported
    SSE41: Unsupported
    SSE42: Unsupported

    Network Information:
    Network Speed:

    Windows Version:
    Windows Vista (32 bit)
    NTFS: Supported

    Video Card:
    Driver: Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset Family
    DirectX Driver Name: igdumd32.dll
    Driver Version Not Detected
    DirectX Driver Version: 7.14.10.1147
    Driver Date Not Detected
    Desktop Color Depth: 32 bits per pixel
    Monitor Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
    DirectX Card: Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset Family
    VendorID: 0x8086
    DeviceID: 0x29a2
    Number of Monitors: 1
    Number of Logical Video Cards: 1
    No SLI or Crossfire Detected
    Primary Display Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Desktop Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Primary Display Size: 14.21" x 10.67" (17.76" diag)
    36.1cm x 27.1cm (45.1cm diag)
    Primary Bus Type Not Detected
    Primary VRAM: 191 MB
    Supported MSAA Modes Not Detected


    Sound card:
    Audio device: Speakers / Headphones (SigmaTel

    Memory:
    RAM: 3061 Mb

    Miscellaneous:
    UI Language: English
    Microphone: Not set
    Media Type: DVD
    Total Hard Disk Space Available: 453020 Mb
    Largest Free Hard Disk Block: 245165 Mb
    Steam Hard Disk Usage: 17572 Mb
    OS Install Date: Apr 12 2007
    Installed Packages: ,Windows Firewall

    hope that helps
     
  6. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    Ok. Everything there seems compatible, does Vista or XP work correctly?
     
  7. Proudski

    Proudski New Member

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    yes, vista home premium works fine
     
  8. Nibiru2012

    Nibiru2012 New Member

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    If your installation is freezing at 62% then it appears you're doing an "upgrade" install instead of a "clean install" or custom install. Quite a few people are having issues when doing an upgrade install. I would suggest doing a clean install, plus Windows 7 works much better when it's installed that way.

    If you only have the "Upgrade Version" discs don't worry, the full OS is still on them. I have done three clean installs with upgrade discs with no problems and no issues with activation. One hint that helps is DON'T put in the product key or a password, when asked by Windows 7 during install. Let it finish installing and do any automatic updates until all updates are finished.

    Then go to to Start Orb, Computer, Right-click then properties, you'll see the Windows Activation area in the lower right-hand section. Click on "Activate Windows Now" section and enter Key and activate, you should be good to go.
     
  9. nata79

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    fleeze on "Starting Windows" screen

    I just bought Windows7.. After I format my C:\ drive and start install with the CD, I can't login anymore due to the screen fleeze on "Starting Windows" screen.

    This really make myself regret should continue use the RC version until next march.

    Anyone, PLEASE HELP... :(
     

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