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laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

Question: laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

MBR issue was came in lenovo laptop. DVD writer are read some CD's not all CD's. but DVD are not reading. so i install the Windows Vista (Home Basic) from a bootable pen drive.
firstly i deleted all the drives and create the three partitions.
during installation process when it reach to option of installing updates before complete installation option, it restart. after restarted it again start the installation of windows if i have not removed the pen drive when it is restart.
so when it is going to restart after installing updates option, i have removed the pen drive then it come to complete installation option.
i have query why it again start the windows installation during installation process.
Is there any problem in hard disk. please suggest.

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Preferred Solution: laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Answer: laptop start the windows installation again during windows installation process

I don't know which version of vista you have so you can see both options here.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
Repair Install For Vista
Both thanks to Brink.

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Im trying to install new Windows 7 on HP Pavilion laptop but
Windows start the Windows installation again after finished installation process.

-Disk is formated, no partitions (NTFS)

boot priority settings: 1. CD/DVD drive
2. HDD

Answer:laptop start the windows installation again

If you reach the desktop, restart, enter the BIOS and switch the boot priority.

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windows 10 was installed two days ago. Ever since my laptop has been extremely slow to wake up.

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I installed windows 7 ultimate last night on my Toshiba satellite laptop and after it has finished installing it rebooted to activate windows but didn't start up again, I need your help on what should i do?

Answer:Laptop won't start up after windows 7 ultimate installation

and welcome to the Forum

What exactly happens when you try to start it?

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During the first three attempts at installing windows 10, the process has frozen at 32% total installation and 6% on the "drivers and features" section. The entire process freezes and no animations play. No errors, after reboot from the freeze it just puts my OS back to Win 7.

Answer:Windows 10 installation process freezes at 32% and 6%

SuspiciousLemon said:

During the first three attempts at installing windows 10, the process has frozen at 32% total installation and 6% on the "drivers and features" section. The entire process freezes and no animations play. No errors, after reboot from the freeze it just puts my OS back to Win 7.



Through wds update ..?
MB ever load on MS server ..try again later ..?

Mine went through smoothly ..over 30mins ..

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During the first three attempts at installing windows 10, the process has frozen at 32% total installation and 6% on the "drivers and features" section. The entire process freezes and no animations play. No errors, after reboot from the freeze it just puts my OS back to Win 7.

Answer:Windows 10 installation process freezes at 32% and 6%

Originally Posted by SuspiciousLemon


During the first three attempts at installing windows 10, the process has frozen at 32% total installation and 6% on the "drivers and features" section. The entire process freezes and no animations play. No errors, after reboot from the freeze it just puts my OS back to Win 7.



Through wds update ..?
MB ever load on MS server ..try again later ..?

Mine went through smoothly ..over 30mins ..

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I would like to know if there is an application that allows me to create an installation program (setup.exe) starting from an already installed application.

The reason for this need was born dla fact that I lost the installation CD of an old program that no longer exists on the market, and now I have to change the PC.

thanks

Claudio

Answer:Reverse installation process on windows

If the programs reside in the "programs and features" interface, then chances are the install is available on your computer in a folder somewhere.
"C:\Windows\Installer"
"C:\Program Files\Uninstall Information"
"C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information"

just to name a few

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I'm sorry if you've seen this post already, but I'm not sure if it has been posted earlier so I've had to try again. I've recently tried to repair my windows xp pro and used the reinstallation cd that came with my dell latitude d620. Well, during the repair process the windows set-up prompted me to install cd2. Well, the laptop only came with one cd so needless to say I could not complete the repair/installation process and every time I re-boot the computer it goes into a loop to finish the repair/installation process. Is there any way to stop this loop from continuing so I could regain the use of my laptop.

Answer:how to stop a loop in the installation process of windows xp

are you trying to repair the dell latitude d620 or another computer?

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I have issues with reinstallation Windows XP from CD.
The installation process freezes right after "setup is expecting your computer hardware configuration". Nothing is shown.
I can reboot with Ctrl-Alt-Del. Is this a driver issue ?

I did prepare Win XP boot CD with Toshiba SATA drivers.

Help very appriciated.


Regards,
Vlade

Answer:Windows XP installation process freezes - Tecra A9

Hi!

Which Toshiba notebook do you have?
Have you tried the recovery disk?

Normally it should not be a problem of the SATA drivers but can test without it but therefore you must set the SATA mode in BIOS to compatible.

It could be also a faulty RAM or HDD. Test both with Memtest86 and Drive Fitness Test.

Bye

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Hi, i have been reformatting my PC for quite sometime and before, it ran and was completed SUCCESSFULLY. But now, when i try to reinstall my OS, it installs quite "well" or so i thought meaning, the OS completed installation with no errors or problems being reported but as i use the FRESHLY formatted PC, it starts to slow down meaning the processor can't seem to handle the same work as it did before, data transfer rate slowed down dramatically, some programs fails to install perfectly, audio not working, startup/shutdown slower, etc., which is totally not the way it used to behave before.

Sys info:
AMD Athlon XII 245 x2 proci
Hitachi 500gb SATA 7200rpm
Kingston 2gb DDR3 ram
hp dvd read/writer SATA

installation media:
copied bootable dvd iso 1yr old


scanned with avg with no threats detected.

Thanks in advance for all who'll help. :-)

Answer:Windows 7 suspected faulty installation media or process

Replace the AVG crapware, which is recommended by no one here, with Microsoft Security Essentials.

Did you follow closely the steps to get a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM - which are the same for retail? Pay close attention to how drivers are handled in Win7 which is different than XP.

If that doesn't help then work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
starting with a Clean Boot, hardware tests, logs, Solutions, drivers.

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Hi AllJust decided to try and install Windows 8.1 Pro on my Windows 7, Lenovo G50-30 Laptop and it freezes at "choose your keyboard layout".Can't understand why, I have tried installing from  ISO DVD and USB ISO and no joy, searched the internet high and low and still can't find a solution. Also tried a USB mouse and keyboard, because when this screen come up, every single button of the key board becomes dead... no touch pad, no mouse...no responseHave anybody come across this issue and if so have they been able to resolve the issue?Thanks in advance

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Well this computer is brand new its supposed to have windows 7 its a Eee PC. A message pops up saying
The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.
as far as I know new programs were not added and the installation was completed the first time. I already tried safe mode but it does not allow me. Idk wtf is wrong with this freakin computer but I will appreciate the help

P.S. its the mini so it has no cd rom to insert the cd and it did not come with a cd.

Answer:New Eee Pc Asus laptop stuck on installation process

OK.Since you say that it is a brand new one, I would advise you not to meddle with it in anyway unless a simple solution that will not void warranty is given by someone who already owns it and experienced such problem.

Check the return policy of the store from which it was purchased, return it and get a new replacement or your money back. IMO, USA is more consumer-friendly than most other countries. ( You may be in Canada too - I am not sure.) I had personally returned a lowly microphone to Radio Shack and got my money back before purchasing another good one from Best Buy where I chanced on it.

If it is not possible, make use of the Warranty Services provided by ASUS. Good luck.

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Hi,

I have Windows Vista Home Premium installed.

When I installed the updates shown in the attached screen printout and restart the computer (Gateway laptop with Intel T2060 1.6GHz) I get the following message: "An unauthorized change has been made to your licence", I'm been ask to activate Windows online (although I already activated Windows!), which I can't do since I don't have a LAN connection...

The only solution I found was to restore to before this update installation and disable Windows update... which is a bit annoying, right?

I ran avast anti-virus and uniblue spyeraser... problem is still there.

Any help, please?
(I must say I purchased this laptop second-hand)

Answer:[SOLVED] can't start Windows (Vista) after Windows update installation

I would say selectively install them one at a time till you find the one that is causing the issue, and then research as to why it is doing this. Someone else may have a more pinpoint answer, but this is where I would start.

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Hi;

I need to do a repair of Windows but I do not have the original Windows installation cd. I lost it in a fire a years ago..Is there a workaround for this?

Help

Answer:Perform a Windows repair installation without the original Windows installation cd

Not without having a Windows installation cd.

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Hello,
I was trying to install windows XP home edition in my custom build desktop. Every time I tried to format my hard drive and install windows its coming back with not copying so many files from windows setup. Sometimes its copying the files when I pressed enter but sometimes I had to press esc to skip the file. I tried reformatting and every time it ended up in not copying some different files. These are the steps I have done so far
1) I replaced my optical drive with a brand new cd drive to make sure its reading the disc properly
2) I checked hard disk in BIOS hard drive test and its came back with no errors in it
3) I tried with 3 different windows installation disc to eliminate errors due to scratches on cd surface.

Could anybody please tell me what else I can do to complete my installation properly. Thanks in advance

Answer:unable to copy installation files during windows xp home edition installation. help ?

try 1 stick of ram until windows is installed.

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Hello. I'm not sure if this is the correct forum for this topic but I think it is.

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. Recently I made the decision to restore my system to "out-of-the-factory" settings using the Toshiba program that came with the computer to do this. This went well.

when this was done, the computer restarted, and after the normal start-up screen, it began installing windows.

About halfway through this process, my brother decided it would be funny to turn off the computer in the middle of the installation.

when I turned the computer back on, it went to the windows installation again, but very soon an error message came up saying

"the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."

However, after pressing OK, the computer restarts, but the same error message comes up, leaving me in a loop.

So is there anything I can do to fix this? Or does my brother owe me a new computer?

Btw I don't care about losing data, I have everythign backed-up on an external hard drive.

Answer:"Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

I think you need to reformat C: (delete the partition) and (redo partition) using ntfs drive and restart the installation. Do you have a OS Windows Disk?

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Hi Guys,

I have a problem installing Windows Vista. The installation process works fine until after the 1st reboot that goes to "completing installation". It completely freezes at that point and after 1 hour or so goes to a black screen where i can see nothing but my mouse pointer.

I just got my laptop 2 days ago and it's brand new Vista compatible. In fact it came with Vista installed and it was working perfectly fine until I decided to reformat it so that I could check if my new hd i tried installing was the main reason for this installation failure.

I saw a post with similar problems explaining that the BIOS was in need to be updated, but my BIOS is up to date and vista compatible.

My laptop specs are as follows:

Inspiron 1720, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500, 2.2GHz, 800Mhz, 4M L2 Cache
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600
17.0 inch Wide Screen UXGA+ TLLCD
Integrated 10/100 Network Cardand Modem,
8X DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini Card
Can someone please help me out! Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista installation freezes at "completing installation&q

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The problem occurs after Windows 10 installs the latest Windows 10 updates.  The first occurrence of difficulty produced deletion of all the Office applications from their respective directories.  The second occurrence produced a transition from
"activated" to "not activated' in Office.  Many, many numbers had to be read over the phone to Microsoft to regain "activated" status.  This won't do.

MARK D ROCKMAN

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Due to a reinstall my laptop had a dual boot system with windows 10 twice installed. Now I was finished with the migration and I used EaseUs Partition Master to remove the old partition and add the space to the new partition. But now my windows doesn't boot anymore. It gets to the windows logo and the waiting icon under it, but it doesn't go to the user logon screen. How can I repair this?

The old situation before the resize was:
Win 10 (old) 30 gb
Win 10 (new) 220 gb

Answer:Windows won't start after removing previous windows installation

What I have tried so far:
- Startup repair
- Bcd repair
- Bcd remove
- Boot in safe mode

Here are the details:

Startup repair
I've done it through the advanced startup menu and it says startup repair couldn't repair your PC
The log file, which I accessed through command prompt says that all tests were completed successfully, and boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.

Bcd-repair
I have tried to rebuild the boot manager in command prompt with the following commands:BOOTREC /SCANOS
BOOTREC /FIXMBR
BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
Bcd-remove
Also have I tried removing the bcd file entirely and rebuild it. I have followed this guide.

Safe mode
I can start up in safe mode but I cannot do anything. It is acting strange: I get a black screen, but if I move the mouse, I see visual for about a second. I see a moving mouse cursor and the text “safe mode” in every corner of the screen. But then the screen goes completely black again.

I know that everything is still there, because I can access it through command prompt.

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Due to a reinstall my laptop had a dual boot system with windows 10 twice installed. Now I was finished with the migration and I used EaseUs Partition Master to remove the old partition and add the space to the new partition. But now my windows doesn't boot anymore. It gets to the windows logo and the waiting icon under it, but it doesn't go to the user logon screen. How can I repair this?

The old situation before the resize was:
Win 10 (old) 30 gb
Win 10 (new) 220 gb

Answer:Windows won't start after removing previous windows installation

What I have tried so far:
- Startup repair
- Bcd repair
- Bcd remove
- Boot in safe mode

Here are the details:

Startup repair
I've done it through the advanced startup menu and it says startup repair couldn't repair your PC
The log file, which I accessed through command prompt says that all tests were completed successfully, and boot status indicates that the OS booted successfully.

Bcd-repair
I have tried to rebuild the boot manager in command prompt with the following commands:BOOTREC /SCANOS
BOOTREC /FIXMBR
BOOTREC /FIXBOOT
BOOTREC /REBUILDBCD
Bcd-remove
Also have I tried removing the bcd file entirely and rebuild it. I have followed this guide.

Safe mode
I can start up in safe mode but I cannot do anything. It is acting strange: I get a black screen, but if I move the mouse, I see visual for about a second. I see a moving mouse cursor and the text “safe mode” in every corner of the screen. But then the screen goes completely black again.

I know that everything is still there, because I can access it through command prompt.

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I had windows 7 installed on my machine and because of a virus infection, I had to format my C: drive and reinstall the operating system.

The disc seems to install windows 7 fine, but then when I go to start windows, nothing happens. The 'starting windows screen' appears but then it just leaves a blank black screen with the mouse cursor.

I tried again with all external usb drives/cams taken out and also ran a memory diagnostic, but it didn't help.

What could be the problem?

Answer:After installation, Windows won't start up.

You need to wipe the HD of all infected code: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

Then follow these steps to get a purrfect reinstall: re-install windows 7

If it still fails, test the HD with maker's diag/repair extended CD scan: http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html, followed by Disk Check run from the DVD Repair console Command Line.

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I wanted to instal Windows on an empty hard-drive. After setting the BIOS to the correct boot sequence, I started the computer with the installation disk. When the BIOS screen is showing "Boot from disk:", the "Press any key to boot from disk" doesn't appear..instead..it straight away goes to "Setup is inspecting your hardware's configuration". After 2 seconds, the screen just goes blank and nothing comes out. Not like how it is supposed to be(blue screen with setup files loading from disk). I've re-formatted many computers before but never encountered this problem. When I try to start without my hard disk connected, the setup is able to load the setup files. This hard disk that I'm using has been used before on another computer which has spoiled so I used the still-wroking hard disk on this new computer I'm trying to work on. The hard disk is perfectly fine so I guess something else is wrong. Help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Intel P4 2.4 GHZ
256MB DDR RAM
DVD Drive
etc.
 

Answer:Windows XP Installation won't start

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Ok well I recently built a very basic budget machine perfect for browsing the web and playing simple shockwave games. I was using a copy of windows and had to reinstall and dump the Hard Disk because that annoying 30 day activation crap ran out so on my way to reknew it it would not allow it the board and processor seem to be working I know this because its showing some frequency and activity of it under the pc health status under the main board but when the windows install boots up it loads all of the crap up and the screen that normally appears that says press enter to install windows now doesnt show it just sets at the setup is loading windows screen can any body help. If this is even relevant info. for solving this problem but I have an 80 gig wd hard drive in it IDE 512 ram pc2100 and the hard disk is good ive run scan disk on it many times and the reports show no errors. I have to correct my self from earlier the setup refused to load after attempting to install "A linux" on it the install was not sucesful and now the install to windows wont load all the way so I dont even get to the press enter to install windows screen the machine wont load that it just sets there on idle

Answer:Windows installation will not start!

preform a low level format using Powermax to completely clear the hard drive then try booting to the setup cd.

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Hello people.
I want to inquest you guys about the WIndows 7 installation process.
I made my bootable usb stick with the windows 7 home basic iso file in which I got from getintopc.com, and wrote it with the linux software 'Unetbootin'. I made several USB sticks for Linux Mint 17.2, Fedora, Zorin OS, etc. and it all worked just fine. Now
that I am tired with linux, I am trying to go back to Windows but faced this problem.
The writing process went fine. I rebooted my computer and booted into my usb stick. All of the other OSs all booted just fine into the installation process, but Windows did not even start up and was stuck in some sort of black screen with a blinking white
rectangular object in the left top corner. It seemed to last for milleniums, so I am now posting this inquestment.
How am I supposed to fix this?

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Hi,
I have a old pc, after formatting and installing windows on it successfully, only to restart half way and freezes up. someone help me out, about what to do, every help will be highly appreciated. thxs
Update: Just tried to put winxp disc in and start a reformat but again nothing happens and it just goes back to the same screen mentioned above.

I saw hyper threading pop up then showed the HD info and now screen is black.

I saw the windows emblem after about 15 minutes now back to black screen

Thank you
__________________
 

Answer:Windows xp will not start after new installation

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/support/ee/ee_basic.aspx
,try these sites.
 

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I've been using windows 10 and wanted to go back to W7 and since I had a lot of problems since upgrading to 10 I decided to reinstall. I burned a DVD+ disc, made it bootable, changed the BIOS settings to boot from cd and made it through press any key to boot from cd. So after that i could select my region and language but that was it. After that it's just saying 'the installation process is starting' and I've been stuck all day at that. No progress. I tried yhe option repair my pc and right now all I got is the blue screen from windows 7 with my coursor on the screen. Someone please help because I'm dealing with a lot odlf issues with this computer and I'm getting sick and tired. I have toshiba satellite c855-2g7.

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Hi guys

At the moment I running windows 7 ultimate 32 bits on my PC. I would like to switch to 64 bits, and install a new SSD, but when I use the DVD in the drive do and I reboot, it boots from the DVD, loads the files but then just a blank welcome screen appears. I also tried it on another PC, but there it does start normally and I get a welcome screen with the first step (choosing a country, etc.).
It can't be a stuck DVD-drive, it plays other DVDs without problems.

I have a Asus P5Q SE Plus Motherboard, Intel Celeron E3200 CPU, 6 GB RAM (that's why I want to switch to 64 bits).

I really hope someone could help me, cause I don't know what the problem is.

Tnx!

Answer:Windows 7 installation won't start up

Hi,

Is there a chance your DVD drive might be faulty, or just have trouble reading that disk? Take it out of the equation : download the required Windows 7 ISO, and then make it bootable using the Windows 7 USB DVD Installer, and then try install from that by booting from the USB.

ISO Downloads:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River ? My Digital Life

Installer:
Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Creates and Makes Bootable DVD Disc or USB Flash/Hard Drive from ISO Image ? My Digital Life

Regards,
Golden

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i recently sent my pc to the shop and ask the guy to install windows 7 enterprise and add some ram and i found out that this OS doesn't support via s3g unichrome pro igp graphic driver like what i had in previous windows XP. i cant play any games or open any of my software for working like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects or Sony Vegas and can only open paint.i want to install windows xp again by doing it myself at home. after installation the computer reboot and STUCK at the screen that says "press any key to boot from disk.....". i try to remove the cd from the drive and restart it. it also stuck at the same screen but this time of course it doesn't say press any key to boot. i had tried 4 different installation disc and versions of XP that: 1.i buy,2.i burn using this computer, 3.i burn using friend's computer and 4.i burn at the school library.still it doesn't start. then i install windows 7 using an installation disc and it run perfectly. my friend had a exact same problem that stuck at the same screen except that i can't boot windows XP and he can't boot any version of windows 7.so can anyone help me:1. on how to install VIA S3G UNICHROME PRO IGP on windows 7 -------------or--------------2. how to resolve my windows XP cant boot problem.

Answer:Windows Xp won't start after installation

Are you using a SATA hard drive?

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I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop. When I click on "upgrade" it takes me to a compatibility report that says "the computer started using the windows installation disc. Remove the installation disc and restart your computer so that windows starts normally." When I remove the disc and try to restart the computer, it takes me to a black screen with a bunch of computer gibberish on it and says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key". In other words, I am getting a message from windows 7 telling me to reboot my computer without the windows 7 disc, but the computer WILL NOT reboot without the disc. When I click on "custom (advanced)" instead of "upgrade", it takes me to a page that says "where do you want to install windows?" with a blank box and a message at the bottom that says "no drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
I have tried everything in my capacity as someone who sucks with computers and need help from someone who doesn't. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Windows 7 installation compatibility report- remove installation disc

What is the BIOS set to boot 1st from? (Hard drive, CD/rom, USB)

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Hi there,
I have the Ailenware X51 R1 and I am having problems  with starting the installation.
I click the "upgrade now" option which prompted the system to download required then "restart" as instructed--- However after restart nothing seem to happen???
I repeated the step a dozen of times and the upgrade just won't start...
Please help :(

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OK, I've replaced much of my PC's hardware, mobo/CPU/memory and I want the existing Windows 7 HHD to boot.  What's the method ?   I can't even figure how to install the new mobo drivers without a booted OS.  

Answer:How to start Windows 7 after new mobo/CPU installation ?

When you take a hdd with a Windows OS installed on it that you have been using on one computer and then install it in another computer which you are going to boot from the drive you are asking for major problems. The excerpt below is from a Intel article which describes in detail what happens. The article also mentions a reference to an article by Microsoft, it can be seen here."Moving a hard drive with Windows already installed to a new motherboard without reinstalling the operating system is not recommended.If a hard drive is moved to a new computer, the registry entries and drivers for the mass storage controller hardware on the new motherboard are not installed in Windows for the new computer you may not be able to start Windows. This is true even if you move the hard drive to a motherboard with the same chipset, as different hardware revisions can cause this issue as well.Additionally, moving a hard drive to a new motherboard may not exhibit any errors until you install new IDE drivers. This is because each chipset uses a different Plug-n-Play (PNP) ID to identify it. If you move your motherboard, your registry will have multiple PNP IDs (for the old hardware as well as the new hardware). If there are multiple entries in the registry, Windows cannot determine which hardware to initialize and therefore fails with a STOP error." You may be able to recover your important data using Ubuntu. Please download Ubuntu, you will need to burn this to a CD in order to make... Read more

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba laptop with windows vista - suddenly it won't start and displays an error message that says I need to insert my installation disc - I don't have one and therefore can't use my computer to make one.

Any suggestions on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Kat
 

Answer:Windows won't start and I don't have the installation discs

The only thing i can think of is try to contact toshiba and see if you can get recovery disks for your model of computer.with brand new computers they dont come with disks anymore and they give you the option of making one so when this happens you wont have this problem. the other thing to maybe try is see if theres a hidden partition where the preinstall is usually in the C drive you can try tapping F11 to get into the recovery part and see if that does anything at all.
 

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I formatted my hard disk (it has two partitions) and installed Windows 7 Ultimate on one of the partitions.Then when I tried to start Windows 7 Ultimate it said that I must repair the Windows installation.I tried to repair with Windows repair disk the start up but Windows 7 Ultimate won't boot again and says "bootmgr is missing".I tried again to repair with the command prompt,to rebuild with "BOOTREC/REBUILDBCD but it still won't boot.It boots only if I change the Bios and make my DVD as the first booting device and put my Windows 7 DVD on it.If I put other disks it won't boot.Can anyone tell me a way of how to boot without the Windows 7 DVD on the drive.Thank you.

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate won't start without installation DVD.

I would reinstall,
It sounds like your boot sector didnt build correctly.

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My PC wont start so I tried a Repair installation using the Windows XP Home Edition SP1 CD ROM. The error kept showing that "load needed DLLs for kernel".
The repair stopped unexpectedly and the dialog box asked for the asms file. It showed the path GLOBALROOT\DEVICE\CDROM0\I£. This entry could not be changed as the keyboard and mouse became frozen and were inoperable. I cannot get a a command session using Shift+F10. Kindly advise and help with this unexpected problem, please.Thanks very much for your time and kind consideration.
Kind regards
 

Answer:Windows Does Not Start and does allow Repair installation

You may have to settle for a complete Windows re-install.
You are probably thinking "but then I'll lose all my files". Well, that's why backups are so important.
 

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I just bought a Satellite S50-A-10R and I am trying to install Windows on it ... it is not my first time doing this but know I think I hit a block ... I start the laptop , open the DVD-rom , put in the DVD with windows and try to restart the laptop.

When I press on the power button nothing happens. I have to unplug it for it to shut down.
When I power on the laptop again I still receive no message/ doesn't enter Windows installer and it still doesn?t close pressing on the power button...
If anyone has any ideas please tell me ...

I set it to boot first from odd
I used a windows 7 and a widows 8,1 DVD but nothing

Answer:Cannot start Windows installation on Satellite S50-A-10R

Hello

At first I must say that your notebook model is supported for Win7 64 bit and for Win8 so you can find all necessary drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page - http://www.toshiba.eu/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp
> I set it to boot first from odd
Back to your problem: when you start your notebook model can you enter BIOS settings? If yes change boot mode from "UEFI" to "CSM" and then try to start Win7 installation.
How to do this you can read on http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2C03F80002R01.htm

One more thing: after notebook start when you press F12 is boot menu visible on the screen?

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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Comp Spec

CPU ? E6600
GPU-ATI 4780
MB - Gigabyte 965P-DS3P (rev 3.3 I think although manual says 2.0)
Ram - GeIL 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2 PC2-6400C4 800MHz

What should have been a straight forward installation of a new SSD (that I have done before) has turned into a nightmare.

First of all I attached the hardrive and installed windows 7 without a hitch. Then for some reason the installation got corrupted (I think in my haste I restarted the comp while it was installing a million updates). No problem I thought, I?ll format the hdd and install it again. This is where things started to go wrong.
First of all I got the bootmgr missing error when trying to install from the disk so I created a bootable usb pen and everything seemed to be going fine, however when the system reboots it hangs on completing Installation and after 5 mins or so I get the BSoD (restarts too quick of me to read) and the comp restarts. I?ve spent hours/days trawling the forums and trying various fixes but none seem to work for me


What I?ve tried

- AHCI is enabled
- Swapped an usb keyboard for an old one (whatever they?re called)
- Disconnected everything when window reinstall during installation that I can (keyboard, mouse
- Disconected everything I Can from the MB ? wireless adapter, 3 sticks of ram (Left with 1 stick of 1GB), optical drive
- Swapped gfx cards
- Booted in safe mode as far as I could and tried to disable the VGA display adapters.
- Run RAM tests ? passed al... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 installation hangs at "Completing Installation” - I’m at my

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. Next if an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. We are creating the partition here to mark it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C) I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.
Regards.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
4 GB RAM
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C). I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.
Regards.
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

http://neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1


If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927392/en-us
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I am running Windows Vista, and I'm pretty sure that the one or more of the latest updates that Windows Update recommends installing - Cumulative Security Update for ActiveX Killbits for Windows Vista (KB973346), IE 8 for Windows Vista, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update (KB951847) x 86, Security Update for Windows Vista (KB961371), Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [July 2009] (KB905866), The 2007 MS Office Suite SP2 - prevents Vista from starting up.

The first time I installed those updates, the computer turned on, but then it showed a blank screen for a while, so I had to turn it off manually and restart it, and when it did, it offered to take me to a Windows Repair (I think it was) mode where it basically did a System Restore. The same thing happened today - when I shut it down, the updates automatically began installing, and when I turned the laptop back on, Vista wouldn't start, so I had to repeat those same steps again. Is this just me or are these programs buggy?

I'd appreciate any help, and if there's any additional info that would be helpful, please let me know. Thanks.
 

Answer:windows won't start after windows update installation

My first suspicion is IE 8. I have heard of/read several people having this type of problem. I personally, have not installed IE8 because of this.
I suggest you go into safe mode and do a last known good configuration start up. (Also suggest disabling auto update until you manually go into Windows update and disable the IE8 update.
Good luck
Vicks
 

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Help??I was having a clear up of my computer yesterday (history/files etc) and I now find myself thinking I?ve lost my entire Windows software??

I deleted my temp Internet files, cookies and history (on internet options) followed by some other files (word/music/movie). I emptied my recycle bin and then I noticed that on my drop-up tool bar (Start ? bottom left of screen) the top four icons were missing their usual pictorial displays as were replaced by a kind of windows icons. An icon on the screen then appeared saying that an illegal operation had taken place and that it would shut down ? which it tried to do before kind of freezing on me.

As the computer wouldn?t turn off (as it had freezed) I eventually turned it off from the mains. When I restarted it the ?Windows Wizard? box appeared on the screen asking me to accept the Windows agreement (I think it?s the installation wizard??). When I pressed that I accept the terms and conditions it then asks for my Windows registration number?? I don?t have this, as this computer was my dad?s old computer, although I have the disc. If I don?t accept the terms and conditions of the wizard it shuts down and then when I restart the same ?wizard? appears. This is the only option I am given (no desk-top or anything).

Any suggestions on what I can do or what has gone on here? Surely I haven?t deleted my Windows software have I???? It seems very strange to me as the operations (ie the deleti... Read more

Answer:Windows installation wizard appearing on start-up! Help!!!

sounds like you've accidently wipred some important files, the only way round this is to format and start again or type in the serial number
 

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Hi everyone -
 
I recently went for an upgrade to my graphics card and PSU.
 
After installing my new Geforce GTX 660 I began to have issues on start up. Not when I restarted the PC> Just when it fully shut down. BSOD DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
 
I had updated months prior to Windows 8.1 and had no virus software installed. I had all my drivers fully updated at this point, including downloading the latest nvidia drivers for my card & installing it.
 
After coming across a number of issues I was eventually forced to do a clean install of windows 8 to see if it solved the problem.
 
Alas, everything worked fine. I installed all the latest drivers for my chipset, LAN, soundcard etc, then I disabled my intergrated graphics from within the Bios (I had heard this causes some issues when installing a stand alone card) and then reinstalled the Geforce hardware before reinstalling the latest nividia drivers. Everything worked fine. Great even. Windows booted very quickly and I had no issues with BSOD. I rebooted my pc several times just to check if it was working. It worked perfectly.
 
it wasn't to last - after I started the painful process of re-downloading all my games from steam I then decided to download Windows 8.1 (I downloaded and installed all windows 70+ updates prior to this) - And well it seemed to work. However I didn't really reboot it at this point - It restarted on it's own (As I said earlier, it never brought up BSOD on restart... Read more

Answer:BSOD on Start up after windows 8.1/geforce 660 installation

It is likely an issue with the driver and windows 8.1 as it is fine in windows 8. You can boot to safe mode in windows 8 sometimes by holding the left shift key and tapping F8. I think you must hold the shift key and then power on. Or follow these instructions: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/enable-the-f8-key-in-windows-8/
 
In safe mode, uninstall the nvidia driver. reboot, windows may install a driver automatically. Then I would recommend going to nvidia's website and downloading the driver specifically for 8.1.

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So before i say the problem i want to say that my PC did actually install win 10 at first but tons of problems made me restore the PC for a full cleanup meaning i lost everything i had. The PC starts good and seems like its going to install alright but after a "critical update" it flickers the screen of wait a moment and then restarts my Toshiba again flickering the logo for a loop back to the install this time with no more update. Just wait a bit and restart. I can provide the past errors i had before going for full cleanup. I once could go into safe mode but now as i have no windows it just tries to install it looping again. Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows installation is rolling looping to the start

One thing sometimes it reaches the login screen with a PC created account before restarting and i cant do anything

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cannot start windows setup, i took an hour but still loading, when i came to hard disk test failed and two errors discovered, "hard disk 1quick" (303)"hard disk 1 full" (305) please help me i cannot make recovery or installation of window

Answer:failure to start windows 7 setup during installation

If your disk drive isn't currupt, you can dry formatting your disk using diskpart before installing windows. Press shift+f10 in the installation disc menu and then type diskpart to get started.

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Currently m facing Complete OS failure on my Lenovo G505s laptop.Reseting & Refreshing windows is not working.If i try to install the same version of Windows from CD/USB, it will not ask me for product key? I got to know that the product key is in BIOS.How do i get my laptop working again with genuine windows? Please help!
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity

Answer:G505s - Windows wont start up, Need help with New Installation

Hi volt122,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
    The motherboard is embedded with an OEM Product key. which means the Windows version that will work with the product key is an OEM WIndows as well.
 
    If you install a non lenovo WIndows, it will not ask for a product key, it will not use the key on the motherboard, instead it will use a generic product key which will eventually say that it is not genuine.
 
   If you wan to use a non Lenovo WIndows installer you will need to purchase a product key from Microsoft.
   If you want to use the product key in the Motherboard, You will need to obtain a Lenovo Recovery CD. You can get that from Lenovo Technical Team and ask how to get it.
 
Hope this helps
Cheers!





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This isn't purely a Windows 7 installation problem though. A few days ago my computer was working completely fine, and then I restarted, and it hasn't been working ever since, it simply gets past the few first screen when I boot it, and gets stuck on a screen with lots of information (I can specify what exactly if needed) and a message on the bottom saying "Verifying DMI pool data".

Now, I checked various things that can be done about this (Since I can still access my BIOS normally and all) and nothing works. I tried changing the sequence of the booting, and some other settings, but it doesn't matter. I tried plugging one of my hard drives out or switching them positions (I have two, one old one, with Windows XP installed, and one newer one, with no system files and barely any programs, just music and movies mostly) but nothing works, and I still don't know what really causes the problem and how to solve it.

So I tried installing Windows 7, because someone told me he had a very similar problem, and installing Windows 7 completely solved it. But, I don't even get an option to even start the installation, I changed the boot sequence to load the CDROM first, and then the hard drive (I have no floppy), but I still get no message whatsoever.

What should I do?


Thanks in advance.

Answer:Trying to install Windows 7, not getting a prompt to start the installation.

Are you using an official disk from Microsoft or a burned copy?

If its burned, and I had this problem when installing the RC, make sure you burn the disk at a slower speed or with a different program as burning too fast resulted in the GUI for installation not popping up. This was my person experience and one of a few friends.

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Hello,
I have a laptop that is running Windows XP home edition. I was trying to dual boot Windows Server edition 2003, and in the process of installation, I royally messed up just about everything. I got the error at startup saying that "ntoskrnl.exe" was corrupted, and I had to reinstall windows. After reinstalling it, I noticed that all of my programs and documents weren't formatted like i thought they would be. I've backed up all my documents, but I can't re-incorporate all the old programs into the 'new' version of windows. Is this possible to do?

Alternatively, is there an easy way to fix the 'old' version of windows and somehow delete the new one?

Thanks.

Answer:Add Programs To Start Menu From Old Installation Of Windows Xp

Hi metspiction, welcome to BC! and I had to reinstall windows. Which version did you reinstall, Server or XP?After reinstalling it, I noticed that all of my programs and documents weren't formatted like i thought they would be.Could you elaborate on that? Do you mean they won't open, they're not associated with the right programs, or something else altogether?I've backed up all my documents, but I can't re-incorporate all the old programs into the 'new' version of windows. Is this possible to do?Programs will need to be reinstalled after reinstalling Windows. It's the only practical way, unfortunately.Alternatively, is there an easy way to fix the 'old' version of windows and somehow delete the new one?Perhaps. The question is: is it worth it to fix it? If you have all your data already backed up, you may find a fresh install to be the best course of action.

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After switching it on my computer goes into Windows Boor Manager and wats Windows installation disc to continue. I dont have that disc anymore. The only other thing I can do is to press esc+enter and there is a menu. I tried to chose the factory reset but then it wants my finger print (i never put that in). What can I do?  More details: File: \Boot\BCDStatus: 0xc000000fInfo: An error occured while attempting to read the boot configuration data. Please help?

Answer:Windows failed to start and I don't have installation disc o...

What version of Windows is this?  Probably need a repair disk.  For that the Windows version is needed.

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We have a Dell inspiron laptop which has been trying to update to windows 10. After several unsuccessful attempts, on a recent start-up we're now getting a blue screen with error message '0xc0000185'. The solution is insert a DVD or USB with windows installed on and re-install windows. We have neither, as the computer did not come with an installation disk and it's not possible to get into windows and create a bootable USB. 
I should also mention that after running the Dell diagnostics, there was a problem with the hard drive, error message 2000-0142, validation 95040. A quick google suggests the hard drive itself might be damaged, is it possible that the windows 10 update has caused this? It would be a huge coincidence if not, either way it's very annoying that the Windows 10 update has rendered the laptop unusable. I'd first like to try and re-install windows 8.1 and see if that works, but we don't have any other laptops running windows 7 or 8 which is required for the windows 8.1 creation media tool on the Microsoft website:

We have laptops running Windows Vista and Mac OS-X Yosemite. I know it's possible to create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 8.1 on a mac, but for that you need a Windows 8.1 iso image file, which we don't have and it does not seem possible to download anywhere legally without paying for another copy of Windows 8.1, which we shouldn't need to do as the laptop in question came pre-installed with i... Read more

Answer:Creating windows 8.1 installation media on non-windows 7/8 laptop

Well 2000-0142 means the HDD has failed and you should replace it with a new HDD/SSD (SSD recommended) as soon as possible. Windows 10 shouldn't damage the HDD but an attempted OS upgrade will write a lot of data to the HDD and it was probably on its last legs.
On your Vista computer download the 10130 .iso and use it as an intermediate OS to get Windows 10 Pro RTM:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-%E2%86%92-windows-10-free-upgrade/
Do the same on your other system when you replace the HDD with a SSD as you have no other form of Installation Media.

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I just bought a new hard drive and a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit disc and I am doing a clean install on the new hard drive. it seems that everything is going normal, but at a random time during the installation, the computer just shuts off. sometimes it doesn't even get to the installation when it shuts off. sometimes it shuts off in the middle of the "windows is loading files..." black screen. there are no beeps when it shuts off or when I turn it back on. there are also no error codes. whenever i turn it back on it simply acts as if it never tried to install windows and starts the boot all over from the disc. i have no idea what the problem is. Please help ASAP

Answer:Windows 7 Installation - Computer Shuts Off During Installation

Take a look at these posts:

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Clean Install Windows 7
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Can you post your specs
Filling out System Specs

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Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation".

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

How do I force unsigned driver installation (without rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite)?

Answer:Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on startup) where you can choose to force unsigned driver installs in Windows 64-bit.

I think you can also do it by changing Group Policy parameters: Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7

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Picture came up, enter password, but start button and bar at bottom of screen do not come up

Answer:Why doesn't the start button and bar load after Windows 10 installation?

Its a bug with Windows 10. Microsoft did patch it a via a update but I still experience it, albeit a lot less. Hopefully it will get ironed out soon with the upcoming Threshold update.

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Hi guys,

I have an old netbook here and I?d like try Windows 10. However, it shuts down when I try to start a clean installation. If I try to upgrade from windows 7 it works, but eventually the same problem happens during boot. It happens when the windows logo appears and the circle is rotating.

I've realized that if I boot the computer with a bootable windows 7 disk, cancel the windows 7 installation and try windows 10 installation again, it will work, but eventually the problem comes back and the computer turn itself off during boot again. So, I need to start windows 7 installation and cancel it to have windows 10 boot working, but the problem happens again after some time.

When it boots, windows 10 works great. My netbook is an Itautec W7020 with Intel Atom processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphic card.

Any idea?

(Sorry any English issue)

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Hi, I was running my pc for months fine with everything working fine, I am playing mafia 2 but everything is in black and white and kinda of blurry, so I go to the nvidia website and download the lastest drivers for my video card, after I intall them, I reboot and windows freeze at the windows logo screen, is obvious the drivers, but anybody could tell me if I can do something to solve this and make the computer run with the new drivers???

System:

Dell Optiplex 745
Intel core 2 duo 1.86GHz
2 Gb Ram
XFX 8500GT 512MB
Windows 7 Ultimate 64x

older nvidia drivers 257.21 (working fine) - new nvidia drivers 258.96 (freeze at start)

p.d. (I know is a crapy system to be running Mafia 2 on)

THANKS!

Answer:Windows freeze at start after installation of new nvidia drivers

Welcome to Seven Forums. Obviously the new driver isn't playing nice with your card.
If you can boot into safe mode I would suggest to, and then remove the new driver>reboot and re-install the older driver.

You might even want to try different drivers and possibly find one that works best with your card. heres an older one you might want to try http://downloads.guru3d.com/Forcewar...load-2525.html

It has been suggested to use a program like Driver Sweeper after you un-install the old driver to remove any remnants of the driver you have just un-installed before installing a new one.
http://downloads.guru3d.com/Guru3D--...up)_d1655.html

Sometimes they make changes in the new drivers that don't seem to work well with certain video cards. Especialy older ones or medium cards. Their focus is more on the newer GTX series cards, and sometimes can creste unforscene problems with other series cards
.
I would have to compare the release notes on the new driver to even try and guess at what might be causing the issue. You just never know.
It's kinds like back to the old saying if it ain't broke don't fix it.

I realize you were probably hoping for some increase in performance with the new driver only to find out for some reason it's causing you problems.
Sorry but that's about all I can think of.

I would also like to add that whenever I download a new driver or app I like to create a restore point.
That way once I have removed the driver/app I can easily restore my system to it'... Read more

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Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 SP1 will begin rolling out to consumers via Windows Update starting tomorrow. Windows 7 SP1 is over two years old and if you haven?t upgraded by now, Microsoft will do you a favor and apply it to your machine for you.Click to expand...

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Answer:Windows 7 SP1 automatic installation will start happening tomorrow

I can see a lot of complaints ahead.
 

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After I installed Ubuntu, when I try to start Windows, the process stops and says there is an error: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM. But I can run Ubuntu without a problem.

Is there any special step to do before install a Dual Boot system with Ubuntu?

My laptop is a Satellite C55-C-1M0.

Thank you. Regards.

Answer:Satellite C55-C-1M0 - Can't start Windows after Dual Boot installation

I guess the problem is due to changes of the partition size. I found some issues on google with a query ubuntu - NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM. Perhaps you should take look https://www.google.fr/search?q=ubunt...sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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Hi guys, I just tried to upgrade my is from windows 7 home pro to windows 8. During installation laptop crashed during second restart. Now I can,t get it to load past the  windows logo. Is there any way to return back to windows 7. I can't start in safe mode as it says windows 8 cannot complete installation in safe mode. Any help would be greatly appreciated, I don't have a windows recovery disc and don't particularly want to have everything willed. Mark

Answer:Failed installation of windows 8, now computer wont start

If you travel to the laptop manuf. site there will be info on using the hidden Recovery Partition...This will take the laptop back to Day One status...

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Hi guys,

I have an old netbook here and I?d like try Windows 10. However, it shuts down when I try to start a clean installation. If I try to upgrade from windows 7 it works, but eventually the same problem happens during boot. It happens when the windows logo appears and the circle is rotating.

I've realized that if I boot the computer with a bootable windows 7 disk, cancel the windows 7 installation and try windows 10 installation again, it will work, but eventually the problem comes back and the computer turn itself off during boot again. So, I need to start windows 7 installation and cancel it to have windows 10 boot working, but the problem happens again after some time.

When it boots, windows 10 works great. My netbook is an Itautec W7020 with Intel Atom processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphic card.

Any idea?

(Sorry any English issue)

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Alright, so I have a laptop. Nice dell Latitude.

It currently has windows XP on it and the previous user has insane restrictions set on the usage so I want XP off it because I don't know the password to the admin account. Problem resetting it is it doesn't have a CD Drive in it. It's nice and recent too, not an old laptop.

I ripped the windows 2000 install disk (all I have) to a 2GB flash drive and placed it on the laptop and attempted to run it, knowing once it ran it would modify the bootloader and then boot to the setup when the machine went a restarted. This failed mainly because, DUH... windows 2000 disk won't let you install 2000 from the interface if you have a newer version of windows.

I have 2000 ripped to a partition on the hard drive, entire disk. Is there anyway I can tell the PC to boot to the setup disk on the hard drive without having a boot CD or a boot disk (No flop. or CD)

Answer:Windows Installation on Laptop

Why don't you just buy an external dvd burner and boot from that. You can pick one up for less then $80 here. It will make your life a whole lot easier.

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My friend Has HP cq45-402tu.
It came with vista basic.
He bought windows 7 ultimate DVD
He asked me to do installation.
I inserted DVD W7 setup opened. I clicked install now.
After long time nothing appeared.
I re inserted DVD and I tried to copy whole DVD.
install.wim is cannot copy. (can't read from Device)
But I tried copy whole DVD using my computer.
I can copy whole DVD!
I inserted My W7 DVD to laptop it can read it.!

So, Is there any way to get around this?
I mean laptop's DVD reader is in good contition.

Answer:Windows 7 installation on HP laptop

I dont suppose that your disk is a Ultimate disk is it?
If it is use it but use his key when installing it.

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I have a HP 630 laptop with pre loaded Windows 7 home edition (64 bit). Just wanted to know if Upgrade to Windows 8 can be done hassles free and are the drivers readily available before I buy the OS?

Answer:Windows 8 Installation on HP 630 Laptop

I had bought the laptop before 11th October 2011. Its mentioned on HP support site that there might be some drivers and/or hardware that might need replacement. Kindly help.

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Hello and Thank You, I am having trouble with my HP laptop that runs a Windows XP Pro Operating System. All I did was a simple restart and now I cannot access my computer. It will boot up fine and begins to go threw its normal start up process, the 1st Microsoft Windows XP screen appears (with black background and blue strobe  under logo) that step is completed without problems or delay. It's the following step that is can't seem to get past. When it reaches the 2ND Microsoft Windows XP screen (with two tone blue background color, and smaller logo) it won't go any further. There is no warning or instruction of any kind, my computer doesn't freeze, it doesn't make any additional/strange sounds, the processing/thinking indicator is not blinking, my mouse still works without hesitation or delay on both screens. (I am using my laptop plus 1 additional monitor) No ?Blue Screen Of Death? or error codes, it just will not go any further. I keep my computers updated and defragged, I always run disk cleanup and delete cookies. I installed service Pack 3 for XP pro. without any issues during installation. Although it has been running a little slow and freezing up randomly since I installed the service pack. (only for 10 to 30 seconds not to the point of reboot) That was about 10 days ago. I run explorer version 7. I have been updating FireFox on a regular basis, but I have refused to install FireFox version 3 several times in the past two weeks. FireFox say... Read more

Answer:Cannot Complete Windows XP Pro Start-up Process on HP Laptop

Another great/informative post. When you get to the two-tone screen, can you see the mouse?Also, do you by any chance have the Windows XP Pro CD?

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Hello,

thanks for reading. Everytime I switch on my pc it pop up this message. The problem is I dont have the installation disc anymore. So I dont know how to repair this. Is there a way to replace or repair the tcpip.sys file without the installation disc ?

This is the message which pop up:

Windows Boot Manager

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert you Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2. Choose your language settings, and the click "Next
3. Click "repair your computer"

File: \Windows\System32\drivers\tcpip.sys
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file.

At the bottom it says press enter to continue or esc to exit.

Answer:tcpip.sys windows boot manager failed to start ... without installation dis ?

Hi -

If Windows came pre-installed on your system, contact the system manufacturer to purchase a replacement Windows OEM DVD. Most charge $20-$30.

If you own a full retail copy of Windows, contact Microsoft for replacement media --> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have the model laptop Dell Latitue E6440 with internal 256 GB mSSD hard drive. after I finished windows 7 installation, the laptop restarts and fails to continue. it displays "Invalid partition table".
I tried to install windows 10 pro but the same problem happeded again.
Please help.

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Hello

Ive upgraded my system with new motherboard, cpu, ssd, ddr4 and psu. installed windows again but it seems to use fairly high amount of ram even if everything is disabled from msconfig (except the avast antivirus) as it didnt get disabled even if marked.

with all currently installed programs are enabled the ram usage is 6.8gb/16gb and with all disabled is shown on the picture that ive attached.

If i remember right, when the windows was just first time started the ram usage was much lower. but after installing the programs that i had before and will need, it raised quite alot. But i cant seem to add up where all those gb's are used.

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I have an HP Pavillion laptop running Windows XP. I have the factory Windows XP Cd's and everytime I try to reformat or reinstall my computer it shuts off during the middle of it. I read forums and came to the conclusion that it was because my laptops batter was completely dead and the computer had to run off batteries at some point during the installation. Received a brand new working batter yesterday and the computer is still shutting off during the middle of the installation any ideas would be helpful thanks in advance!

Answer:Laptop shuts off During Windows XP installation.

Laptop may be overheating.

Blow the fan and vents clear with a can of compressed air.

Make sure that laptop is on a flat,hard surface.

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Okay so I'm trying to upgrade the Windows 7 on my laptop to Windows 10 and it keeps shutting down every time AFTER the download is complete. It shuts down on its own and when I start it again, I have to re-download the entire thing and it shuts down at the exact same point during the installation.
My laptop's pretty old and heats up easily, so I'm aware that that could be the cause, but I don't get why it shuts down at the same point every time. Is there any way to fix this or should I just give up?
Also, is there any way to not have to re-download the whole thing every time?

Answer:Laptop shuts down during Windows 10 installation

Use the tutorial here in the tutorial section to download the .ISO and manually install it as an upgrade from inside Windows.

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Hello!

I own a HP Pavillon 4710s, and just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Before, there was Windows XP x64 (I think 64, not sure though). The OS was flooded with software and very slow, so I decided to do a fresh install.

I did not choose Windows 8 because I thought it might be too heavy for this 5 year old laptop. Since Vista was the default OS installed on the system, 7 seemed a good option.

After a flawless installation, I started to install Office and so on, everything works very fast and without troubles.

One problem though: the fan is all the time on its maximum speed and the laptop is heating up too much to be normal.
EDIT: Via Speccy, I saw a temperature of 76?C for the CPU and 60?C for the motherboard.
Did I miss drivers to prevent this? Or is 64-bit too heavy?

Thank you very much for your response in advance,

Martijn

Answer:Laptop heating up too much after installation of Windows 7

What's the (PSU) power supply unit and watts?

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I?ve tried clean installation of Windows 7 32bit on my DELL Inspiron 6400 laptop.
My hdd has only 1 partition so i don?t think that is the issue.It all went smoothly: copying, expanding, installing features and updates.. no problem. Then, the system showed me message - failed to log on and rebooted itself. I?ve tried everything with no results.I?ve tried upgrade advisor which did not found any problems, i upgradet my Bios.I?ve also tried to install it from Usb flash drive using original microsoft software.tried external dvd drive but nothing works.I don?t know what else to try.

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU, I?m desperate

Answer:Windows 7 vs. Laptop installation issues

What error message did it show?

Did you install by booting from the disk, or run it from another OS?

You might try booting from the disk or USB flash, choose Custom>Advanced tools and Delete all, create one New partition, then Format and install.

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The following is the info from the Blue Screen of Death:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

If this is the first time you seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problem continuous disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Option, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0X000000ED (0x85017E30, 0xC000009C, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Okay, so after going to this website http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555302 I found that I need to use a Windows XP CD-ROM; however, my laptop came with Windows XP already installed so how do I Boot up my computer without a Windows XP installation disk?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:How do I Reboot my laptop without a Windows installation CD?

at boot, does it say anything about pressing f10, f12 or some other key to enter recovery?

What happens after you press f8 and go into safe mode as indicated in the error message?

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I have been given a Gateway Laptop to fixIt is riddled with viruses and Malware.Rather then try to remove the viruses and Malware, I would like to wipe it clean and reinstall Windows I have the license key on the laptop. But I do not have a disk for Windows 7 Home Premium. How can I get a copy or what else can I do?










Solved!
Go to Solution.

Answer:Gateway Laptop Windows re-installation

Windows 7 media is hard to find at the moment, you can ask to a friend if it has a copy or if your laptop is not too old, you can try windows 10 and use your product key to authenticate. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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I have been given a Gateway Laptop to fixIt is riddled with viruses and Malware.Rather then try to remove the viruses and Malware, I would like to wipe it clean and reinstall Windows I have the license key on the laptop. But I do not have a disk for Windows 7 Home Premium. How can I get a copy or what else can I do?











Solved!
Go to Solution.

Answer:Gateway Laptop Windows re-installation

Windows 7 media is hard to find at the moment, you can ask to a friend if it has a copy or if your laptop is not too old, you can try windows 10 and use your product key to authenticate. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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I have been given a Gateway Laptop to fixIt is riddled with viruses and Malware.Rather then try to remove the viruses and Malware, I would like to wipe it clean and reinstall Windows I have the license key on the laptop. But I do not have a disk for Windows 7 Home Premium. How can I get a copy or what else can I do?










Solved!
Go to Solution.

Answer:Gateway Laptop Windows re-installation

Windows 7 media is hard to find at the moment, you can ask to a friend if it has a copy or if your laptop is not too old, you can try windows 10 and use your product key to authenticate. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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I'm reinstalling windows 7 on my VAIO VPC-EC4L1E laptop. I've got this laptop for about 2 and a half years and it began to run slow.

I started putting all information i still need on an portable HDD, after that i put the installation usb in the laptop and booted from the CD. In the setup i started with formatting and deleting the existing partitions and than i made new 2 partitions. 1 for the system files and programs (120GB) and 1 for the data (340GB). Next to those 2 windows automatically makes an 100mb system partition.
So i started installing windows on the 120GB partition, but during the setup (extracting files somewhere at 50%) the laptop shuts down. When i restart the setup starts running all over again.. Now the only possibility is to keep booting from the usb..

Does someone know what to do about this?

Answer:Laptop shuts down during windows installation

Set the HD first to boot in BIOS setup so that the flash stick won't run at reboot. Then trigger the stick to boot when needed using only the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key which is F2 on most Sony's.

If this fails, unplug the flash stick at the first reboot during install.

You should be following the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to get and keep a perfect install.

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Hi there, I am at a loss at what to do with my current laptop. I have been having constant overheating problems with it recently so I finally decided to do a full scale re-installation of Windows 8.1. I started to install this through the setting pain in Windows 8 which cleared my hard drive and then went on to install Windows 8.1 again, but due to my laptop overheating all the time I am never able to achieve a full installation of windows at the moment. This is leaving me in a position where my laptop is essentially dead and lifeless, I use this as my main work horse to do University work on and light gaming, is there anything I can do to fix this? I have tried to boot my hard drive on a friends laptop but this hasn't at all and just brings up an error on the boot screen (I think it is looking for the HP Bios????). Is there anything else I can try or do I just have to come to the conclusion that I will never be able to use my laptop again?  Attached is an example of what I am trying to do before it turns itself off.  Please help. 

Answer:Laptop Overheating During Windows Re-installation

OverheatingLap Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00292159?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0005http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01657439?jumpid=reg_r1002_usen_c-001_title_r0001Good Luck

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my laptop shut down when I installing windows xp. so,when I restart, screen shown BOOTMNGR missing. what should I do?

Answer:laptop shut down during installation windows

Were you installing while on battery power? If so, connect the AC adapter and re-install.

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I have Windows 7 Pro disks (32 and 64 bit) retail version bought from Amazon some years ago. I installed the 32 bit version on my desktop which works fine. I've been given my grandson's old laptop which has Windows 7 HP (64 bit) installed on it. My query is 'Can I install Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) on the laptop'. Will Microsoft allow this?

Answer:Windows 7 Professional Laptop Installation

Not legally no. You cannot use the same Product Key twice unless you bought the 'family pack licence'. Although some say it works and activates - until you try verification, needed to obtain updates - then it returns a not-genuine key already in use or similar message.
Are you sure the Windows 7 HP (64 bit) is not already the Pro version?

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I have a dell alienware M14x laptop with i7 processor. Few months ago, while installing some game from steam, my laptop got suddenly shut down,i think due to some virus problem. Then after few days, i formatted my laptop with windows 7 ultimate edition and was trying to create local disk drive by using disk part utility of windows. After doing that, i don't know whether it was sucessfull or not,the laptop crashed. when i tried to restart the machine, it give me an error message "BOOTMGR is missing". After few days, i tried to again install windows 7,OS gets installed,but the next day OS crashes.I event tried installing ubuntu 14.04, still OS gets installed,but the next day OS again crashes. can this be a hardware issue or just a disk partition problem....... Pls help.....

Answer:windows installation problem in laptop

I would try doing a complete and thorough format again; and then try and reinstall windows and see what happens. If the same error comes up; post back and we can take it from there.

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Hey! I'm new to the community. I just bought my new Laptop, an HP 2000 Notebook PC 17", from Walmart this Black Friday. I used it for two days, and realized that I was missing the Windows installation disk.  (I'm running Windows 8, btw). I checked to see if there was a serial key sticker thing under the laptop like most laptops do but unfortunately, there wasn't one. However, there was one sticker but it just had the Windows 8 logo and Windows 8 written on it. I just called Walmart, and they were out of these laptops so they couldn't check to see if all laptops came without the disks and stickers. They did however tell me to call and check with HP. I'm on waiting right now as we speak but no one is picking up so I thought I'd see if getting HP Laptops without the installation disks is normal. This is the first time I've bought and set up a laptop myself, so I don't know if they're supposed to or not supposed to come with these disks so please don't judge haha. I have a feeling that HP might send me recovery disks, so I put forward this question too: How do recovery disks actually work? Any and all help is appreciated, thanks! --Talha

Answer:New Laptop, no Windows installation disk

Hi, Firstly: all machines now come without installation CD/DVD inlcuding Windows 8 machines. Windows 8 machines do NOT have product key stickers. You have to create a recovery disc set yourself. Check the document which comes with the machine or please use the following instructions:   http://knowhow.com/article.dhtml?articleReference=4428&country=uk Regards.

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Okay so I'm trying to upgrade the Windows 7 on my laptop to Windows 10 and it keeps shutting down every time AFTER the download is complete. It shuts down on its own and when I start it again, I have to re-download the entire thing and it shuts down at the exact same point during the installation.
My laptop's pretty old and heats up easily, so I'm aware that that could be the cause, but I don't get why it shuts down at the same point every time. Is there any way to fix this or should I just give up?
Also, is there any way to not have to re-download the whole thing every time?

Answer:Laptop shuts down during Windows 10 installation

Use the tutorial here in the tutorial section to download the .ISO and manually install it as an upgrade from inside Windows.

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Okay, so my stepfathers laptop was chuck-full of malware to the point where it was barely serviceable. I convinced him it was time to re-install it's OS since it was so screwed that it just wasn't worth the head ache to try to find and remove everything.

So I made a bootable usb installation and went ahead with installing. So when I get to the partitioning/drive setup step I go about it like normal but run into a huge problem, two to be exact.

Problem 1. "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the Setup lof files for more information."

I did some research and found that the problem was caused by the usb device being plugged in at the moment of selecting a drive. The computer doesn't know what to do about having an extra memory attached to it and so it gives you a generic error.

Problem 2. So I take the usb off and try to hit next again and get this error "Error: 0x80300001". After more research I found that this happens because the installer doesn't have the data it needs to install since the usb is now disconnected and won't let me continue.

So I'm stuck in a situation where I can't do anything since the laptop doesn't have a CD/DVD drive. I'm wondering if it's possible to create a small partition, copy the installation files over to it, then run that from BIOS and install like that? I honestly have no idea what to do about this. The laptop doesn't have an OS anymore, so I kinda HAVE to find ... Read more

Answer:Need help with windows 7 installation on driveless laptop.

Does it happen to be a USB 3.0 port?

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Hello guys, i have a HP 2000 laptop Intel Celeron. It had a recovery partition but i had no idea and accidentally i deleted it completely and i deleted the partition as well which had windows 8. Now it requires original HP recovery disc which i cannot possibly get my hands on. Please is there any way i can install windows 8.1 on it again without recovery disc or what so ever, i would really appreciate it.

I have also given a picture of the error that i get when i try to make new partition and install windows.

Answer:HP 2000 Laptop Windows Installation Help!

Quote from this post: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link







   Tip
Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to MBR disk in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on a GPT disk.

- Boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then delete all partitions on the disk.



Error message when you boot from the Windows installation media in UEFI Boot Mode:

Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks. (see screenshot below)

That is because Windows can only be installed to GPT disk in UEFI Boot Mode, but you plan to install Windows on an MBR disk.

- Delete all partitions on the disk, so you can use GPT (GUID Partition Table).
- But if you want to use MBR (Master Boot Record) partition table, then boot from the Windows installation media in Legacy BIOS Boot Mode.

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I have an old Toshiba laptop I?m trying to put a larger hard drive in to. The laptop has no floppy drive and only a USB CD drive. I can?t install Windows XP on the new hard drive using the USB CD drive as the laptop doesn?t recognise the USB CD drive early enough. The same applies to USB memory sticks. I have tried installing Windows XP on the drive in a later model Toshiba laptop and then transferring the hard drive to the old laptop but without success. I thought that even if it ran imperfectly it might give me access to the USB CD drive and I could have managed to get the Windows XP installation to run from that for a fresh install. It doesn?t run at all. I?ve searched eBay to find a floppy drive I could use but with no luck. I bought a Toshiba universal floppy drive caddy there but it has the wrong plug. I?ve now run out of options.

So, to the question. Is there anyway I can copy the Windows XP installation CD to the new hard drive and get it to run, ie to install Windows XP on the same drive. I can partition the new drive using the later model Toshiba.

I?ve a feeling it?s not possible but I?d love to be proved wrong.

Thanks in advance

Mick

Answer:Laptop Windows Xp Installation Problem

What model laptop?You might check and see if your BIOS has an option to boot from USB, IAW http://www.hddsaver.com/content/18/:"The next step is to make sure that the motherboard which you are working with supports USB booting. To do this simply enter the BIOS (this can usually be done by press the Delete key while the computer is posting) and go into the menu selection titled something like, "Advanced Features". This process is a bit different for every BIOS so you may have to search a bit. Once here look for the boot devices, which will be placed in order: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on. Normally the computer will attempt to boot from the CD-ROM or a specific hard drive first, but you want to change this to the USB drive. The proper selection to do this varies depending on your BIOS version but it be USB RMD-FDD, USB ZIP, USD HDD, USB CD-ROM, or something close to these. Once these is chosen as the 1st boot device you can move your hard drive and/or optical drive down the line (so they will be used if a USB device is not present) or remove everything (so that the computer will only boot from USB). A little trial and error may be needed here to make sure you have chosen the right boot device."This adjustment should allow your USB CD drive to become bootable, IMO...and install should proceed.LouisEdited to add: I guess I don't know of anything that would prevent installing XP on the new hard drive from the old XP install, using a USB enclosure to make the s... Read more

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Hi,

i wanted to install Windows 8 on my Latop. It's an ASUS Eee PC 1215B. All components are standard.

I downloaded Windows 8 64 bit from the software shop from my university and created a bootable usb. It all worked fine. And i deleted all partitions and created two new ones. One for the OS and for data. After continuing i got an error:
"your pc ran into a problem and needs to restart"
see attachment 1

I tried different iso-files and 4 usb-sticks. I set ahci to ide and updated the bios. nothing worked. Even worse. I tried to install win 7 and that didnt work either. i got a bluescree (attachment 2).

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you

Answer:Installation of Windows 8 killed the laptop

Before you started the upgrade, did you run the Upgrade Assistant? There may be useful info there.

I had a BSOD when I was upgrading my old XP PC. It turned out to be a dodgy driver which Windows 8 was downloading automatically but didn't work.

What I did in the end was to change the option during setup where windows 8 asks if it should "Automatically get device drivers, apps, info for new devices". (Below the option about Windows Update.) It's the screen at step 13 in this Tutorial:
Clean Install - Windows 8

I set all the driver options to No and also stopped the Windows Update working, and Windows 8 did at least install ( at horrible resolution but with no errors).

Then I took a backup image with Windows 8 at least going, manually ran Windows Update and gradually added drivers till I found the one which killed it, then restored to the backup image and found a better driver.

This worked for me; however your problem may be nothing to do with drivers, and there's also the risk that by switching off the automatic driver updates, it doesn't download enough things to get itself going (eg. you might have no WiFi and not be able to install drivers manually). But if you've already wiped the partitions clean a few times already, one more time may not be so much worse!

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Hello,
I bought new Acer laptop that came with preinstalled windows 10 (1TB hdd)
I would like to install windows 10 on newly added m2 ssd(SATA III).

What are my options besides cloning, and if cloning is the best option what software should i use ?
I haven't put any "work" in that system yet, so fresh install is not a problem.

I have built few desktop pc's in my life but not much experience in laptops and preinstalled systems.

bios (uefi) boot menu:
disk management screenshot:

ssd have not been formatted yet

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Today I wanted to transfer my photos from my cell phone to my Lenovo ideapad y560, but it said my bluetooth driver is missing. When I looked at device manager I saw a yellow exclamation mark next to it. There is a "drivers" folder on my D:\ drive that includes all the drivers for my laptop. Those drivers were there when I bought my laptop. I run the bluetooth driver setup from there but it took too long. While it was running I noticed my files on the desktop are missing. I looked documents, pictures folders but everything was missing. I quickly shut down the computer by holding down the power button and now windows does not start. I says "Boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". What should I do not to further damage my computer and how I can recover my files? I don't have a windows installation disc. Should I try One Key recovery? I don't know it will work in this state or even it works it my affect my remaining files, if any remained.  My very important work related files are missing not just some photos or videos, so please help!

Answer:Bluetooth driver installation deleted all my files and windows is unable to start

Well what can i say, you did everything that shouldn't be done. You don't shut down a computer while it  driver set up is taking place. And pressing down on the power button,didn't allow windows, to shut down safely. ? assume you don't have any backups? No system image of the entire system? What you can do is use a linux live cd to  rescue whatever is still available. Do you want that? ? can get you a link,with instructions on how to use it. You can use One Key Recovery to restore system to a backup, if you took one beforehand .Did you? Did you create a Windows system repair disc ? Have you tried booting into Safe mode?and from there,you could do a system repair. so you have options.  

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 Hi,    I was trying to install One Key Recovery 7.0 for windows 7 (32 bit), downloaded from the link given in this post- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-and-Z-series/OneKey-Rescue-not-compatible-with-Windows-7/m...But I am getting an error while installing, and the installation aborts.Error message- "Error 1334. The file '_5D6727..... ..' cannot be installed because the file cannot be found in cabinet file 'Data1.cab'. ...   Screenshot of the error is attached.I thought it is a problem with downloading and file getting corrupted. So I downloaded again using a different brower. But the problem persists. My laptop is 3000 G430. Any help on this please? -ACP

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I have a Dell laptop that uses swappable drives so the diskette and CD-ROM drives share the same space. I have a new hard drive and need to reinstall Windows 98. My boot diskette will start up fine, but it won't install the drivers needed to run the CD-ROM when it is inserted. I can't get beyond this point in order to finalize the new hard drive and windows installation.

Suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Windows installation on laptop with swappable drives.

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I've been trying out Windows 8 on my HP Touchsmart TM2 (convertible laptop/tablet) and loving it, but I kinda want to see how it handles itself on a very low-spec system.

Pulled out one of my oldest laptops and attempted to give it a go. Machine is an HP Pavilion ze4805us. Specs:
Athlon XP-M 2800+ (2.13 GHz)
768 MB DDR RAM
40GB 5400 RPM drive
8X DVD-ROM / CD-RW drive
Broadcom Wireless B/G
14.1" 1024x768 screen
ATi Mobility Radeon 320M
Unknown (and unstable) realtek audio.

The machine currently has Windows 7 Home Premium (32bit) installed, which runs shockingly well given how old this thing is. It was also a pretty big pain tracking down serviceable drivers (a lot of them are from 2003-ish and were never updated), but again, it did end up working.

When I pop in a Windows 8 (32bit) installation DVD, it just sits at the beta fish boot screen forever. I let it sit there for 2 hours while I was out of the house and came back to find it still frozen. Are there any quick fixes or command line switches I can throw to help this along?
 

Answer:Windows 8 low-spec laptop installation issue

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
When u click download theres a 5mb setup and u can run it to see what's not compatible and will give u trouble.Then cancel the install once u get your info unless u want it to download again.

I'm betting it being some kind of HP issue.
 

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Dear Microsoft's Cooperation and the rest of its geeky and nerdy gangs,
Please stop the pop up windows 10 on my every device!!! It's so annoying in fact it's the worst OS ever all of you guys created!!! Please STOP this nonsense and update your own brain to think better!!! TQ.
;

Answer:Why does my Windows 10 free installation keep pop up and bugging my laptop?

Uninstall the KB3035583 update.

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This one is killing me...

Im fixing a Sony Vaio I forget the model number (tiny little thing with no drives)
and the HDD tested out bad so i swapped it out for him...

Sadly The computer does not have any internal drives, everything except the HDD is USD.
Question:
I have tried various methods of getting the operating system onto this computer's hard drive from taking the HDD and putting it in another laptop (hdd works in other laptop but not in the one i need it to (cannot start do to hardware change) )

I dont think i can update the bios to enable usb support since the old HDD is toast.

is there anyway to coppy the Win XP home CD onto a partition of the HDD and boot that way?

or get the chipset drivers to install on the Harddrive from another computer? all the sony drivers said "WRONG MACHINE" when i tried that

*pulls hair out*


 

Answer:Windows Xp installation and Laptop with no CD/Rom or Floppy Drive

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