Windows 7 installation stuck

#1
Hello,
Guys, I must have a solution for that because I'm treating with this installation for about a week (and a lot of re-installations).

I'm trying to install Win7 on my PC.
I'm getting a black screen right before the language screen is suppose to be shown.
This is happen right at the beginning : the white installation line is running in the bottom of the screen and then a Windows logo appear, right after that suppose to be the small window with the language selection, but instead , I see a black screen.

I CHANGED the cd's for couple of times, this is not the cd.
I also copied the image to a flash drive and tried to install from there - Stuck exactly at the same phase.

Please.... someone... Help .... :confused:
 


#2
Hi and welcome.

Remove all memory from the pc, except one module closest to the cpu. If the motherboard has onboard video, remove the video card too and plug the monitor into the motherboard.

Then turn on the machine and go into the bios and set the optimized defaults and save. Make sure if there is a setting for Plug & Play OS, it is set to yes and also save.

Once Windows installs well, replace the card and memory into the machine while power is off. Boot to Windows and hope for the best. Then install the latest video card driver from either ATI or NVIDIA:

NVIDIA

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

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If you currently have a 2nd monitor or a tv attached to the video card, then that is the problem. Leave only one monitor attached and then install, while forgetting the above.
 


#3
Hi and welcome.

Remove all memory from the pc, except one module closest to the cpu. If the motherboard has onboard video, remove the video card too and plug the monitor into the motherboard.

Then turn on the machine and go into the bios and set the optimized defaults and save. Make sure if there is a setting for Plug & Play OS, it is set to yes and also save.

Once Windows installs well, replace the card and memory into the machine while power is off. Boot to Windows and hope for the best. Then install the latest video card driver from either ATI or NVIDIA:

NVIDIA

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

------------

If you currently have a 2nd monitor or a tv attached to the video card, then that is the problem. Leave only one monitor attached and then install, while forgetting the above.
Hi and thanks for quick answering .
I have only one memory stick.
I'm using the onboard video card.
The BIOS is already set as optimized defaults (new brand PC).
I don't have second monitor.

Any idea ?
 


#4
Test the memory for many passes (8-10) with Memtest86+. If any errors show, replace the RAM.
 


#5
Test the memory for many passes (8-10) with Memtest86+. If any errors show, replace the RAM.
I don't think that it's a memory issue because if I'm trying to install XP it works fine.
 


#6
Purchase an authentic copy of Windows then, instead of using torrents with malware and having us try to figure out what the issue is.
 


#7
Hi ,
The problem has been solved, I installed a copy of XP and then upgraded it with the WIN7 cd. That worked for me.

Thanks.
 


fjgold

New Member
#8
I thought a direct upgrade from XP wasn't possible?
 


#11
I mean exactly what I mean. It is impossible to upgrade XP to 7.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/...ect-in-place-upgrade-windows-xp-to-windows-7/

From link: "You can’t directly upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. Go online to learn how to use Windows Easy Transfer to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings."
 


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#12
I mean exactly what I mean. It is impossible to upgrade XP to 7.

Workaround to Direct In-Place Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7

From link: "You can’t directly upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. Go online to learn how to use Windows Easy Transfer to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings."
That means you cannot install WIN7 and keep your application and settings. But, you absolutely can install a fresh new
WIN7 installation from within the WINXP environment. Just insert the WIN7 CD and a popup window will appear, then select the installation and there you go.
 


#13
Fresh new does not = upgrade.

Therein lies the misunderstanding due to your error in previous posting.
 


Trouble

Noob Whisperer
#14
It would seem that everybody is right, I guess, depending on where you stand.
There is actually no direct upgrade path from WindowsXP to Windows7 but if anyone following this thread is perhaps interested in getting from point A to point B, Mike actually wrote an interesting blog a while back which if you have the resources may help you on the path.
http://windows7forums.com/blogs/mike/249-how-upgrade-windows-xp-windows-7-video-demonstration.html
 


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