Setup is starting

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by sprouty, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. sprouty

    sprouty New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
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    Hi i am trying to install Windows 7 on a new hard drive but it is hanging on the "setup is starting page" any ideas ? thanks
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    I don't remember exactly where the setup is starting part of the install occurs. Could you give a description of what comes just before?

    Do you have another hard drive on the system, or any external drives?

    What type of install media are you using?

    How long is it hanging before you shut it down?
  3. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    May 1, 2008
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    "Setup is starting", comes after you have put in the basic details of your location and keyboard. Until then, very little has been done, or used from the DVD. It does, at this early stage, seem that it is having problems reading your HD set up, or possibly some corrupted files on the main portion of the DVD installation media. The next window will offer a customised or default install.
    One suggestion, to get you up and running, is that you create, if not already, a small partition on your hard disk. It need only be about 10 gbs. In that partition, create a folder - call it setup or similar. Try and copy the entire contents of your DVD to that folder and then run setup from there.
    #3 davehc, Dec 13, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2011

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