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

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

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.

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Preferred Solution: "Computer restarted unexpectedly....windows installation cannot proceed" installation loop.

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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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Completed a fresh install, formatted, windows 7 home premium all is fine until it goes to start services (setup is starting services) then the screen flickers and I get the message. "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"

This then becomes and endless loop, I have started again delete partitions format let windows do it all and the same result, tried safe mode - no go tried repair no go searched internet for help tried some of that stuff with dos prompt- still no go.

Tested Hard drive with windows - no issues, tested with third party software no problems

Laptop originally come with Win7 and even tried to cheat and install xp but that also failed, thought if I could get xp on I could upgrade - but failed.

In your hands community

Answer:Computer restarted unexpectedly windows installation cannot proceed

You are deleting all partitions during the booted install to get it cleanest, and following the other steps for a Clean Reinstall Windows 7? Those steps assure you'll get and keep a perfect install.

If after doing those proper preparations it still hangs Starting Services, then first try entering Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation to disable any erroring drivers shown there, and if that doesn't help try new installation media as discussed in Step 1 of tutorial

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Hi,
Receving the "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed" error during the OSDsetupact.log in Windows 7 x64 in Dell 7040 models.
Uploaded the  setupact.log in the below URL.
https://1drv.ms/f/s!Aj2wii50lHANhFuQawqavDaO9eE0
Error"




i have tried the below methods and it did not help
Method 1

1.     Hold down "Shift + F10" to open the command prompt 
2.     On the command prompt type "regedit" with no quotes to open the Registry Editor 
3.     Go to:- HKLocal machine -> System ->Setup ->Status -> ChildCompletion 
4.     Highlight ChildCompletion and on the right you will see "setup.exe" 
5.     Double click "setup.exe" and verify the value is set to "1" 
6.     Change the value to "3" 
7.     Close the registry editor and close the command prompt. 
8.     Click OK on the error message and now the installation process should complete.  

Method 2
cd Windows\System32\oobe
msoobe

i have checked harddisk and memory are in good condition. can someone help what could be the problem.

Regards, Boopathi

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Hi, I just bought a Dell XPS 8500 a few months ago and recently wanted to do a clean install of Windows 8.  I have two Windows 8 USB drives.  One is a Windows 8 Pro that I bought and the other is a Windows 8 standard that came from Dell.

I only have one MSATA SSD drive installed in the machine.

When I try to do a clean install, all the steps works fine.  It proceeds fine to the last step where it copies all the files.  Then, it will give me a 10 second count down timer and restart the machine.  After the restart, I get the following error message:

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.
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When I click OK, the computer restarts itself and I get the same error message again.  It's like an infinite boot loop.  I have also tried the following:

Install Windows 8 Pro upgrade USB drive, same results
Install Windows 8 standard Dell USB drive, same results
Install Windows 8 standard Dell DVD ROM drive, same results

I've also tried all of the steps above with a 300gb SATA HDD that I have.  Unfortunately, same results.  I've also completely powered down the system and waited about 20 seconds.  When it starts up, it gives me the same error message again.

Also, the BIOS settings are all set to default.  The BIOS boot mode is set to UE... Read more

Answer:Dell XPS 8500 Windows 8 UEFI Installation Boot Loop "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error."

Hi funkmasterta,
I will suggest you to check the BIOS settings provided below to see if you have similar settings. If not you may try these settings and then install the operating system.

Go to the BIOS screen by pressing F2 at the Dell logo 4-5 times.
Navigate to ‘Advanced Tab’ and select ‘Onboard Device Configuration’.
Set ‘SATA Mode’ to ‘AHCI’.
Navigate to ‘Boot’ tab and set ‘Secure Boot’ to ‘Enable’ and ‘Load Legacy OPROM’ to ‘Disable’.
Boot Mode should be set to ‘UEFI’.
Save the settings and Exit from the BIOS.

Once the system restarts, Go to the ‘One Time Boot Menu’ by pressing F12 at the Dell logo 6-7 times.
Select the boot device under UEFI to boot.
Keep me posted with the results. I will be glad to assist you further.

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Hi. I was previously using windows 7 home premium 64 bit on my computer. The computer worked for around 2 years and one day suddenly went BSOD on me, with various problems from disk read errors to "video driver failed to initalize". After my roommate tried all the system recovery options (which all failed), he decided to use his recovery disk to do a factory reset of the computer (it's his computer). This got rid of most of the problems, with the exception of disk read errors from time to time. However, during the setup of the computer, we got the "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unpexted error. Windows installation cannot proceed." error, which just leaves us in an infinite loop (unless we get a disk read error). Windows 7 came pre-installed with the computer, so we dont have any installation discs. The only disc we have is a recovery disk that lets us get to the system recovery options. The computer was a plug-in-and-use computer meaning that we dont know much about the system specs other than the sticker that came on the side . I included it in case anyone is intrested in it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

SYSTEM SPECS
windows 7 home premieum 64 bit
intel core i3 processor 550
6gb DDR3 memory
1TB hard drive (dont know the name or anything)
NIVIDIA GeForce 315 1024 MB

Answer:The computer restarted unexpectedly... Windows install can't proceed.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Bootable Hard Drive Diagnostics

If defective, replace it. Use the recovery disc you have or you can download a legal copy from here: Official ISO Downloads

Following taken from here: Digital River Direct Download Links for Windows 7 Editions Free





Quote:
I'm including only the English versions.

Microsoft’s partner Digital River is providing the direct high speed download links for the Windows 7 all editions, The download links are available in English,French,German,Spanish languages.

The installation ISO files of Windows 7 are hosted on the server msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent.net owned by Digital River, one of the delivery partners for Windows 7.

All you need is a legal Product key for a Windows 7 Edition that you want to install using these ISO images. Can be a retail or OEM key.


You can burn these images using any standard burner like [url==http://www.imgburn.com/>ImgBurn[/url]

The Product key should be on the COA sticker on the computer.

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I upgraded from Windows XP to
Vista with the installation Dvd, but
on the final step of the installation
someone turned it off becuase they
said it was froze for about 10min.
Now everytime i try to boot I get
the message
"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."
I tried booting from the DVD but
the option never comes up. In BIOS it says idea drive not present. The jumpers are on Cs & I checked the cables to make sure its plugged in correctly. The lights still blink green on the front of the drives when I turn it on. I take an Information Technology 2 class but i tried everything I know. There
is no way that i know of, that will
get me past the error message Its a
Dimension E310.
& I'm trying to get it fixed by football season for fantasy football

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer Restarted unexpectedly during installation

Hi do you have the cd\dvd drive set as first boot device is the hdd and dvd drive sharing the ide cable is the dvd drive jumper set to slave

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This is a very frustrating error. I am upgrading from XP SP2 to Windows 7. The computer hangs at "completing installation" and then restarts with this error. I have reinstalled XP and I still get this error. For the love of me I cannot install windows 7. I downloaded the iso from Digital River. The software is fine because I tried it but didnt activate it on my Lappy.
 

Answer:"The computer restarted unexpectedly encountered error Window install cannot proceed

[email protected] 3.2Ghz...try @ stock speeds
 

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I had to wipe the main drive on my notebook and during the reinstall of vista my computer restarted unexpectedly and vista couldn't finish installing now when i try to start up my computer it tells me i need to restart the instillation and restarts again. i can usually get the desktop to stay up for 5 seconds before windows restarts but i cant do anything in that time. If i could get the desktop to stay up longer i could probably fix it. How could i get the desktop to stay up longer? or how could i manually restart the vista instillation with no disc?
 

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Hi every bodyI downloaded Windows 7 32bit (no key yet), I've tried upgrading Windows Vista SP1 but when step 2 (expandeing files) reaches 21% the installation stops with following error "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."I tried to install Windows 7 in a new partition but the process reaches 27% this time and stops with same error.I've reformatted my hard disks completely and installation process reaches 99% then stops with same error.I checked BIOS settings and found only DVD and HDD listed (no third option).the Microsoft suggestion about the registry tweaking did not apply for me (and I tried to install a fresh copy from scratch).I'm using 2 HDD in RAID0 configuration and works OK with Windows Vista, I did load the drivers to Windows 7 during installation but still getting same problem, any suggestion???

Answer:Windows (7) could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.??

Simple solution found for Dual Boot errors!
 
 Here is an update. Since no one else has seemed to find a solution I actually managed to find my own. Just to recap you on what had happened to me, I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 x64 with Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Somewhere in my use with Vista my BCD was corrupt/deleted and caused this error to appear. (Windows could not update your computer's boot configuration.) After searching my computer I found the registry settings were correct, and file access to the folder that contained the BCD was correct, However my BCD was corrupt/missing and so I was unable to finish the installation and get my computer to dual boot. I found this out by typing bcdedit.exe in command with admin access and it gave me the warning "BCDedit.exe could not be run. BCD is either corrupt or missing".
 
In order to fix this it was quite simple. I had to use the original installation disc for vista to repair my computer's boot files. Unfortunately I didnt have an install disc that would work with vista since I purchased mine before SP1 came out, so in order to repair it I had to create a slipstream disc with the SP1 updates added to it. after repairing I instantly was able to see both Windows 7 and Windows Vista in my boot manager when I restarted my computer. I easily fixed and finished installation with out a hitch, and I'm now staring at internet explorer inside of Windows 7 typing this message. I hope this will help anyone else ou... Read more

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hey friends,,,,, got a problem here,
 
last day i set my laptop on sleep... and after 15 min i picked it again,,,i saw it was turned off ! i switched it on and after that it about an hour but the windows did not start...
 
i tried to renew the windows , so i did format the drive C, as i install windows in it!,,, but the installation did not proceed,, even 1% not... so plz frndz give me any idea .... thanx

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I put my computer to return to the "out of the factory" settings but the computer died while it was setting up the starting services. Now everytime i turn it on it says Setup startng services. But and error message comes out that says " 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" I press enter and it just restarts and does the same like a loop.

Answer:Windows Installation Cannot Proceed

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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I have Windows 7 x64 Enterprise installed on a slightly older mother board (Asus MB 775 Intel with 2 GB of RAM) and has worked well for a couple of years or so. I am passing this MB/CPU/RAM combo to my son's computer and have purchased an upgraded MB/CPU/RAM.

I've purchased an ASRock H61/U3S3 MB, 2x2GB RAM, Intel i7 2600. In swapping out the MB, I just attempted to plug my hard drive into this MB without doing any installation/upgrade. Unfortunately, when I plugged in the hard drive and turned it on, the computer froze on startup and more specifically, on loading the file CLASSPNP.SYS.

So I figured I would have to do a fresh install of Windows. I have an identical hard drive for mirroring and deleted the partition, created new one, formatted, then attempted the reinstall. I began the installation, it copied over all of the files, installed, restarted, then when it was starting it restarted (apparently prematurely). When it restarts after locking up, I receive the error:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encounter an expected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click 'OK' to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." and so the loop goes on.

I've clicked OK many times, but without restarting the installation this error comes up each time. During the final stages of completing the installation of Windows, the computer appears to randomly restart. I'm pretty much stuck and will contact the store that sold m... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 x64 Installation Loop on New Computer

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check this tutorial out: Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

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Hi , My first post here, hoping for any help.

I recently purchased a Satellite P300-18M, from an independant reseller with no return policy. the PC ofcourse is brand new, sealed etc and I get the standard warranty from Toshiba.
When I do the initial setup i got a message whilst settng up windows vista Home "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click "OK" to restart the computer ad then rstart the installation."
I tried a couple more times with full HDD restore and third time it installed, but ....
either as it starts , I get to password screen then the whole think locks up, mouse pointer freezes then the screen goes full of horizontal lines.

or

I have a few times got into windows for a few minutes (2-5 minutes) then the mouse pointer freezes, 3 seconds later the whole screen is full of horizontal lines, everything locked, can only turn off.
Toshiba claim software error, so no warranty, and advised that I purchase the recovery DVD's (?29.90) which I have ordered, on a 14 day delivery.

Any other help or suggestions very much appreciated as im not confident of this DVD, as a brand new sealed unit, why is Vista corript in the first instance.

Many Thanks in Advance

Andy

Answer:Satellite P300-18M - Windows installation cannot proceed

Hi

I think the P300 was equipped with the HDD recovery possibility. This means that you could restore the OS from the image which is stored on the HDD.
To do this you have to power up the notebook and have to press F8 button.

Then a boot menu should appear and you should choose the first option called ?Repair my Computer?.
Then you should choose the option called Toshiba HDD Recover or something like that. It should be the last option.
This procedure would help you to reinstall the Vista again.
It this installation would be possible you could burn the own Recovery disk using the preinstalled software called Toshiba Recovery Disk Creator.

But if the HDD recovery will not function then you have to use your ordered Recovery DVD and have to restore it again.
If the notebook will not run properly after the usage of Recovery DVD then I would recommend contacting the ASP again and to explain the whole story.

Good luck

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Hi,

I have purchased an old Dell Inspiron 510 m. I have got HP PSC 1210 all in one printer. When ever i put HP printer installation CD in the PC, after few minutes it ask me to put original Microsoft Windows XP CD which came with the laptop to complete the installation.

As i have purchased an old laptop, the seller didn't had the original windows XP CD which came with the laptop.

This is what it says exactly-

Windows File Protection

Windows Files must be installed for your installation to proceed

Insert your Windows XP Professional CD-Rom Now.

There are three choices- Retry, More Information. Cancel

I have also used 2 methods suggested by Microsoft but that didnt worked. Here are the solutions prescribed by Microsoft-

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324654

Please help as without printer installation, my work is getting affected.

Answer:Windows Files must be installed for your installation to proceed

I believe the only way around is to get a Windows XP CD - Home or Professional - depending on what you have installed. It doesn't have to be the one that came with the laptop though so if you have a friend you can borrow one from it should work fine.

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Iam now really frustrated about whats goin on with my laptop i just had it reset to factory default due to it being really slow it died on the process and when i start it back up its stucked on th LENOVO PREPARING page loading with a dialog box saying "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click" OK", to restart the computer, then restart the installation. Ive tried vlicking OK million time it just restarting and does the same thing  Ive read and watch fixes for this like pressing Shift+f10 and even tried shift + f9, it does nothing at all. Please guys i need your help thank you 


























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I recently purchase a new Toshiba laptop, with Windows 7 OS and only about a week later, this message popped up during a reboot. I was applying a "windows update" and the computer was stuck at "setup is starting services" and then it pops up a message saying "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error." All other forums explain something about Windows 7 being installed, but I wasn't in the process of installing the operating system, it was only an update. Every time I click "OK" on the message, it restarts the computer but stops at the same message, and over and over again. I'm not really sure what I should do. Some sites say to get a CD and run an install of it, but my computer came with the operating system preloaded and not with a CD, so I don't have direct access to a Windows 7 installation disc. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Install Windows: This computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected...

Hope this helps

Prevent Automatic Reboots In Windows After System Crash Has Occurred

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I upgraded from Windows XP to Vista with the installation Dvd, but on the final step of the installation someone turned it off becuase they said it was froze for about 10min. Now everytime i try to boot I get the message
"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windoes installation cannot proceed. To install Wundows, click Ok to restart the computer, and them restart the installation."
I tried booting from the DVD but the option never comes up. There is NO way That i know of, that will get me past the error message Its a Dimension e310.

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i have asus slate b121. when the asus slate b121 shut down during windows 8 install and it tells me to "click "OK" to restart the computer and restart the installation. each time it restarts and goes back to the same screen. how can i fix this? look at this pic.

Answer:the computer restarted unexpectedly

Are you doing a clean install?

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Worried for my other real life information.

I ran some of your spywareremoval suggestions from some threads but I am still vorried, posting this just in case.

Also: should my computer be using around 2,5gb of ram at this moment?
I disabled the virtual cd rom with your program.

Thanks in advance!
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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Andreas at 23:53:46,63 on 06.03.2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.47.1044.18.6103.3324 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {DAAC1C79-1A96-9DFE-FC4C-6940214C33E6}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {61CDFD9D-3CAC-9270-C6FC-52325ACB795B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~2\AVG\AVG10\avgchsva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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Answer:Computer restarted unexpectedly - dds log

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i have a laptop that came with windows 7 on it already..it says setup is preparing your computer for first use. but then an error comes up saying the computer restarted unexpectedly or uncounted an unexpected error. windows installation cannot proceed to install windows. then it just keeps restarting over and over again with the same error message

Answer:computer restarted unexpectedly

make sure the battery is taken out and its running on power, then start the install process again.i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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My Dell pc restarted unexpectedly.

I ran a memory check (Dell utility) and all tests passed.

I ran a Dell utility disk check and the test stopped reporting an error: 0F00:0232. This indicates a disk error.

I ran chkdsk /r, the check completed quickly an no errors reported. The machine re-started.

Since chkdsk did not repair the error (it did not find one, or something failed) I do not know how to repair the disk error.

Advice please.

I enclose a zipped CBS logfile, made today
 

Answer:Computer restarted unexpectedly

The cbs.log isn't showing any system file integrity problems.
To test your HD, I'd recommend Seagate SeaTools http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/seagate_seatools_for_windows.html
If you have a BSOD dump in your Windows\Minidump folder, copy it to your documents folder, zip the file and attach to a subsequent post.
 

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Hi, I have xp pro sp3 installed in my pc and just yesterday I've encountered problems.

- XP will stall on the welcome page and my cursor would hang. No hdd activity since the hdd LED on my case doesn't show any light anymore.

- If I reboot after the win splash screen it goes to chckdsk automatically. If I allow chkdsk to proceed it hangs at 7 percent of verifying files at stage 2 of 3.

- Even if I leave the pc for 3 hours the 7 percent has not changed and the LED lamp of my hdd is off, indicating no activity.

- I've attempted several times inserting my XP installer cd, but then it seems to hang at the point wherein it says "Windows is starting up" but then even if I leave the pc alone for a couple of hours the screen is still showing the same starting up part. Again the LED lamp is dead hence no hdd activity again.

- I've tried doing this several TIMES TO NO AVAIL.

- I have no backups of the files in my hdd, hence I just can't reformat my hdd right away.

- I also don't have a spare pc at home or nearby that I can use to back up my hdd. I do have a Vaio, but after upgrading to win7 recently, the hdd on that laptop has been locked out. It seems my upgrade was faulty somewhere. This though is another issue that i would have to post anew.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:xp pro installation won't proceed

Any relation to this system --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...dd-441609.html

jcgriff2

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Can someone help with this error?i keep on getting the error The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows,installation cannot proceed. To install Windows,clickOK to restart computer, and then restart the installation.

Answer:Computer restarted unexpectedly error

You have not provided enough info.How to Ask a Question and Get Quality Replieshttp://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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I have a windows vista I did a system restore on because it kept saying no signal & shutting down. When it first started it froze for about 20 min so I turned it off. Now an error pops up over and over that says the computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and restart the installation. .... I am clueless??=(

Answer:Help please! Computer restarted unexpectedly error!

Hi and welcome to TSF please clarify was it system restore or a factory reset to the way it was when you first got it

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I keep getting the attached error and then I press ok and it reboots and I get the same error again and again. what should I do?

Answer:help my computer is in an installation reboot loop

Hello Josph, and welcome to Eight Forums.

This error means that your installation was interrupted, and that you need to start over from scratch again instead of trying to continue with this installation.

Please tell us about what you are using to install Windows 8 with, what your PC's system specs are, did this Windows 8 come preinstalled on the PC or is this an upgrade or clean install, etc......?

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hello, i am trying to install XP on an old laptop i got for free. it had xp running before, but i had to wipe the drive clean.  i believe malware was the problem with the comp not ever booting, but i wiped it clean and am trying to reinstall XP.  this is where the problem comes in.  My mouse pad is not working and i can not click agree on the license agreement.  i am able to click next and stuff, but at this license agreement part i can not click agree.so if anyone knows the cause , and/or how to fix it postORif you know how to check a box in the agreement using just the keyboard i might be able to sign in and try to download a driver for it. ( i think thats possible)i have tried using a USB mouse and no luck.  any help is appreciated, thnx in advance! =)

Answer:Mousepad is not working, and i cant proceed with XP installation

How did you erase the hard drive did you purge it?

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Ok here is the scoop:
I currently have a laptop running Win 7 x64 and I also have a desktop. This desktop, has a blank HDD. This desktop also has no optical CD/DVD drive installed currently. This means then that I must use a pendrive formatted to FAT (NOT FAT32 or NTSC) because this build is quite old but still has good hardware. I downloaded the official x64 Win7 Ultimate .iso file from microsoft. I now have two problems:

1)Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool says that the OFFICIAL .iso file is invalid and wont let me create a bootable usb stick. This I resolved by doing it manually using the program PowerISO to extract the files to the FAT formatted usb drive

2)It works... well sort of, I get to the "Install Now" screen and click that. Setup begins. The first screen i am faced with says that it is missing CD/DVD drivers with the error message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. ". My question is WHAT DRIVERS?!, there is no CD/DVD drive and the setup wont let me past until I pick one.

For #2 I've read a couple threads and they said to switch from SATA to AHCI. Unfortunately i am unable to do this because my BIOS is Phoenic -AwardBIOS. Can somebody please tell me what i need to do because I am completely stumped.

EDIT: FYI the HDD is very old but still in working order

The BIOS you are referring to probably does not look like you first envisioned... Read more

Answer:CD/DVD driver is missing. I cannot proceed with the installation

Hi

Try this

Click CANCEL on the error A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. then close the windows to get back to the INSTALL now window . Remove the flash drive and plug it back in to another usb point and click on INSTALL now .

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Hello people,
After I haven?t used my PC(vista) for two weeks I started it and anything looked normal but when the vista green background appears(where you normally choose the user) suddenly this error pops up:

?The computer restarted unexpectedly or has encountered an unexpected error. Windows
installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click OK to restart your
computer and then restart installation.?

The only thing I can do is press Ok, if I do so my computer restarts and the same error appears.

Some things I can and can?t do:
I can?t reach my desktop.
I can?t choose my user.
I can enter a second screen my pressing F12 or tab.
I can insert a CD/DVD.

Do anyone knows how I can solve this problem? Please reply.

Xiffix

Answer:The computer restarted unexpectedly or has encountered an unexpected error.

hellodo you have a recovery cd/dvd? If yesinsert it it should give an option to return to "last known good configuration"if no you can download one from here. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...-dont-have-one/and here is a good tutorial on how to use the start up repair. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/repair-windows-with-windows-startup-repair/good luck

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Hello people,
After I haven?t used my PC(vista) for two weeks I started it and anything looked normal but when the vista green background appears(where you normally choose the user) suddenly this error pops up:

?The computer restarted unexpectedly or has encountered an unexpected error. Windows
installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click OK to restart your
computer and then restart installation.?

The only thing I can do is press Ok, if I do so my computer restarts and the same error appears.

Some things I can and can?t do:
I can?t reach my desktop.
I can?t choose my user.
I can enter a second screen my pressing F12 or tab.
I can insert a CD/DVD.

Do anyone knows how I can solve this problem? Please replay.

Xiffix

Answer:The computer restarted unexpectedly or has encountered an unexpected error.

Can you get into Safe Mode? To do this, rapidly tap the F8 key just before the Windows Splash Screen shows up.

Please let us know the exact make and model of your system

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Hi,

as my PC always got locked after some 10minutes (surfing on the net, Ms office use,...) I finally decided to reinstall Windows and made a recovery installation disk. Indeed, removing all software (office, Chrome,...) and reinstall it did not solve anything
I reinstalled it and noted the installation was very slow indeed (hours) until it stopped at step 47 out of 47. Waiting again for sooo long for step 47 to finish, it did not move on at all.

I restarted but then was asked by WIndows7 for an administrator password. How can I know, I did not create any user.

So restarted in safe mode where I could create a user with administrator rights (if did not create a pasword for it)
Then I could log on, but it brought me again immediately to the Toshiba Leading Innovation screen on top of windows again getting stuck again at step 47/47. No move at all again.

I then decided to lower the safety level to the lowest level as to "when software is installed you are not asked for authorisation".
Indeed, step 47 then finishes.
But then I get another installation step with comment "De systeemprestaties worden nu geclassificeerd". This is the dutch text meaning "Systemprestations are now classfied".
I progresses somewhat but after some 10 seconds, it stops and the progress bar does not continue anymore. Waiting hours does not help and sometimes windows automatically restarts. It starts again with executing step 47 out of 47, going back to "Systemprest... Read more

Answer:Recovery installation does not proceed on Satellite L850D

Hmmmm.... it is not easy to say what is wrong there.
Which notebook model do you have?
If I understand you right you didn’t create recovery media (DVD or USB), right?

Usually recovery image installation should do the job, except there is some problem with recovery image or HDD. I have installed recovery image many times and cannot imagine what else could be the problem.

Stupid thing is that you didn’t create recovery disc and you are not able to test it now using such discs. You are not able to test it with new HDD now because you don't have the recovery discs.
You know what; the problem is that there is no some kind of workaround. Either it works or not.

I really don't know what to say now. All you can try is to set BIOS to default settings and try again.
Please do it and send some feedback.

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Hello All

My SONY VAIO VPCEB15FX laptop has been getting the S.M.A.R.T failures. I checked with SONY and since my laptop is more than 12 months old - could not get them to help me with this issue without paying (laptop started having issues exactly after 15 months- not so good for a branded laptop). So i thought i will try to handle this myself, created the recovery discs, repair disk and backed up all the data in 15 DVDs. I bought a WD Scorpio Blue hard drive (WD5000BPVT - Advanced Format Drive) and replaced the same in my laptop and started off with the recovery discs. I chose to restore complete system and it proceeded. Once it completed the process - the system restarted and the OS Setup began - now comes the issue. When the setup started it throws this error "Windows setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's Hardware"

I ordered the SONY recovery discs - repeated the above RESTORE process - but still facing the same error

Answer:Unable to proceed OS installation on new hard disk

Try running the Sony Hardware Diagostics:
View Document

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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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please help i cant do anything it goes to the screen with the bird and says i need to restart to install but i keeps looping PLEASE HELP

Answer:Help please!!!!!! Restarted while installation

Are you doing an in-place Upgrade or clean install?

Are you continuiing to "press any key to boot from DVD" during restart? If so, don't do it again after the very first time you boot install DVD.

Please fill out your system specs in lower left corner.

Are you using the latest BIOS versions update? Check against the latest update given on your computer or mobo model's Support Downloads webpage on manufacturer's website.

In BIOS, what is SATA controller set to? Try AHCI first, then IDE if that fails.

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I was in Real Player getting ready to burn a CD and all of a sudden my computer restarted. When it re-booted, I had to selected either Normal or Recovery Console, and I selected Normal, which led to my computer just being "stuck". I manually shut it off and restarted, and this time I had a message saying that Windows unexpectedly shut down the last time it was open, and I could choose to either start from the "last known good configuration" or start normally (along with the options to start in Safe Mode).

I selected Last Known Good Configuration, and after the Welcome to Windows XP screen came on with the progress bar underneath, the same thing happened - it restarted and I was back to the last menu option. This time, I selected "Start Normally" and the computer was just "stuck".

Now, I can open my computer in Safe Mode, though I don't think I can access the internet through Safe Mode (I tried to use Safe Mode with networking but my internet wouldn't connect), so I'm currently using my wife's laptop to post this. I have no idea where to even start. I was going to delete Real Player but I honestly don't think that that was the problem.

Is this malware or a virus? Nothing at all had been acting strange recently; I would have no way of even suspecting anything was wrong from a malware/virus standpoint.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Tim

Edit - This time I started it up and hit F10 for Recovery, and it had me run diagnos... Read more

Answer:Windows XP unexpectedly restarted

Yes, it sounds pretty bad.

Generally, if your hard drive fails the diagnostic test it is time for a new one.

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I recently had my fan replaced and decided to reboot my laptop and during the process of the CRC File after the first part of the reboot was successful, it gave me a error and told me to restart which I did so and then after the starting windows bit, during the 'Setup is starting services' bit, it gives me this error:

"The Computer restarted unexpectedly or encounter an unexpected error. Winsdows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click OK to restart the computer and then restart the installation."

This continues to occur every restart in a loop. Can anyone help me what I do need to do to stop this and to successfully reboot without any of these dumb problems

Thanks in Advance

Answer:Satellite A665-11Z reboot error - Winsdows installation cannot proceed

Hi

I think you should try the HDD recover procedure.
The HDD recovery will set the notebook back to factory settings and will install the OS again.

This should solve the windows based issues?

+How to recover a Toshiba notebook with the HDD recovery procedure+
+http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD1303440001R01.htm+

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I just got a new PC together and finished. As of now, it looks as so.

Cooler Master Stacker 830SE case
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 watt PSU
ASUS Maximus Formula motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU cooler
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2 RAM
MSI GeForce 8600GTS 256MB (I know it's the weak component compared to the rest, but it's only a stopgap until the newer GeForce cards come out, and stronger than the 6800 GS AGP I'm on in my current Dell.)
Western Digital 320GB SATAII hard drive (two of them.)
ASUS DVD+-RW Drive
Plenty of fans

I just got the CPU and video card today (or yesterday since it's early in the morning), making my build finished. I upgraded my fathers computer in turn for his old Windows XP disc (originally for some PIII Compaq my brother used years ago that is no longer in use, so the OS isn't being used). It's Windows XP Home Edition, bootable (i.e., not the upgrade disc), 32-bit, and has no service packs. This is my first full build (though I have plenty of experience with setting up, upgrading, etc.). Worried about hardware troubles (hearing the motherboard was problematic, especially with Corsair RAM, that it may need a BIOS update before accepting the new CPU when I have no other socket 775 CPU, etc.), it turns out I was worrying for nil. It booted right up!

My joy soon turned to disappointment. I'm having software issues. Windows XP won't install. I turn on the PC with the W... Read more

Answer:Installation Loop with Windows XP

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I have been trying to install windows for around 3 days now, my hard drive fried, so I replaced it with another hard drive but I needed to install windows 10 on it, so I was on support with Microsoft and they downloaded windows 10 onto my USB device that I have and I started installing windows 10, it gets to the wifi connection stage and I connect to my internet and once I do that it just goes in a continuous loop, one night I was up all night long doing the loop for around 10 hours straight, I've tried everything, skipping the internet, using dlink, a connection from a coord directly from my router, the wifi on my computer, but it still goes in a continuous loop. Below is pictures of exactly what happens.

And then it repeats again.

And then I tried to unplug my USB device, when it got to the wifi stage, and I got an error message which I will post a picture of below. But I reinstalled windows after I got the error and this time I didn't unplug the USB device and I just got the error once again which is why I am posting this help message, please anyone haha ;-;

 

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I recently updated my driver on toshiba satellite laptop. When I try to boot it up it tries to run repair and then fails and loops. So i then attempt to install windows 7 using an official disk. Went to custom installation it loads for 20 minutes then fails. Next my comp resets and even if the disk isnt in I get a "set up is restarting" message. Then it fails. So now every tome i turn on the pc all it says is "set up is starting services" then " computer restarted unexpectedly" an endless loops of madness

Answer:Windows 7 installation loop

Start over and this time follow the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Be sure to pay special attention to the steps in red about drivers so you don't make another mistake with them which can ruin your install.

When you get to the step you must boot the installation media which will override any errors you are getting: How to Boot A Computer from CD or DVD - YouTube

Delete all partitions using the Drive Options pictured in Steps 7 and 8 of Clean Install Windows 7 illustrated steps.

A million consumers have used Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 without a single complaint. You will get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with the tools and methods in that tutorial

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I had this computer from 2007. Encountered errors and forced shut down on repair install, now its stuck in a loop. How do i fix this?

Answer:Windows Installation Loop

Define the loop, show any error messages, when does the loop commence?

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Hi All, Anybody offer a suggestion of what I think is Possibly a Dodgy Motherboard,Well when loading Xp that seems to load all the files on fine but when it gets to the end and reboots you should by rights see the XP Logo this machine dosent it goes back to the start of loading windows files again on the blue screen.....?Have changed hardrives, cables, memory etc but it still happens!Thanking you on a prompt response in advanceBrian

Answer:Windows XP Installation Loop

Hi bch8132311,Not 100% sure but are you taking the disc out before reboot , on firing up would it not reboot from the disc again ?Just a thought.Regards Bob

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Okay anyways; since the version of the window I was using non genuine; I bought the windows 10 but it goes on a continue loop of . window installing... I wait then after 100% it says window needs to reaatart to continue bit after restarting... I have to install again....and the loop goes on and on.

Answer:Windows 10 installation help. It goes on loop.

Okay I solved this my self. I feel so stupid now ?/p>

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I just finished building my computer. Clean SSD and HDD.

I boot on USB with Win 8 in it.

I go through with it, installing on partitioned first and after failing that on unallocated space.

Both ways result in the installer preparing files, going through everything fine. Then at the end of that window my computer restarts and starts the whole set up all over again.

I can install Win8 in my SSD, right?

Answer:Windows 8 installation reboot loop

I figured it out..

I had to pull out the bootable USB out when it restarted because it would boot from the USB with Win8 again and again.

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Alright, here we go. I rarely post in forums asking for help as I find searching the internet will find my question and in turn the answer. I searched and searched and searched and every time I found my question, there was no answer. Every thread ended with no problem solved.

Heres the problem.

I have an HP Pavilion I bought from a friend. This computer was working fine for the last 4 months. I am using the original 320gb HDD connected with SATA, a DVDRW also connected with SATA. I have added 2GB's of DDR2 ram bringing my total ram to 4GBs. I have added a GEForce 210 1gb ddr2 PCIE 2.0. Finally I upgraded the intel e4600 to an intel e6400. Originally before adding these items I reformatted the HDD and installed windows XP with no problems. Each item I added another component everything booted up and recognized just fine.

The problem started with me noticing my HDD was starting to load slower and slower, with 280Gbs still free. Windows xp began loading slower and I noticed games and programs loading slower. The last straw was when Windows xp loaded and froze at my desktop screen. I then turned off the computer and tried trading the SATA cables for my HDD and my DVDRW. Upon turning on my computer I got an error, windows was missing its system file/folder and needed to be repaired. I switched the cables back to no avail.

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Answer:Windows XP Pro installation reboot loop (help)

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Hello,

I'm trying to escape and endless loop of a failed Windows install. Details below, the bolded part at the bottom is the part I am specifically having trouble with.

//

I'm getting this error saying that "SETUPORG.exe does not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD". There's a RETRY and SKIP options and technically, i will choose the SKIP button. The installation will finish but when the computer reboots itself, it won't continue saying that there's a missing file.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\presetup.cmd - FILE NOT FOUND!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\setupORG.exe - FILE NOT FOUND!
(setupORG.exe - > Original windows Setup.exe)

POSSIBLE CAUSE:
1. "Presetup.cmd" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD
"setupORG.exe" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD

2. Check your "Txtsetup.sif" in the i386 folder on UXPCD
---Txtsetup.sif: -------------------------------------
[SourceDisksFiles]
setupORG.exe = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
presetup.cmd = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
--------------------------------------------------------

SETUP ABORT

when i press OK, the system will reboot and will go on a loop just like this. I don't know how to solve this. I've went through various forums and it seems that most of them haven't found the answers yet. I thought you can help me with this. I can't use my laptop now even if i run it in safe mode.
 

Answer:Windows XP Installation Endless Loop

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A few days ago my computer got a virus causing my computer to get a black screen. trough the bios section I managed to start the reinstallation of windows 7 ultimate with a USB, but after agreeing to the terms and conditions Choosing where to install the program and watching the files load my computer restarts and It sends me back to the terms and conditions. I have tried everything any suggestions? all answers are apretiated.
 

Answer:Windows installation stuck in loop.

I fixed it I just had to change the boot priorities in bios.
 

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Yesterday I tried to install windows 8 from windows 7. While it was installing, my pc restarted and now whenever it restarts it gives me a message saying: "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot process. To install Windows, click OK to restart the computer and then restart the installation.

The question is what should I do to get out of this. Can I revert back to windows 7 and what OS is my computer currently running if any at all? I tried starting in safe mode but it failed because the installation failed. I tried using a windows 7 disc although I'm not sure if it is the correct disc and it doesn't boot. I tried setting it to boot on cdrom only and it always goes back to trying to install windows.

Answer:Windows 8 installation restart loop

Welcome to EightForums.

For Windows 7

   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create


Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

For windows 8.

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
& than Reboot PC to install.
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

Clean Install - Windows 8
If you have a uEFI BIOs:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with

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Hello,
My sister has a miniHP 110, which was experiencing virus troubles, so I offered to do a factory restore. I have used that option several times on my regular HP laptop with no issues, but on her's, it's giving me the error message 'Windows cannot complete the installation in safe mode. to continue installing windows, restart the computer.' It goes on in a loop. I've tried booting it in safe mode, but to no avail. I've been playing around with it for a couple of days, and got to the screen where you choose accounts from. It said the account had been disabled, and to check with my administrator. I would go through the trouble of getting a windows 7 disk, but with this version of HPmini, there is no disk drive. I'm at a complete loss, is there anything I can do?

Thank you for your time!

Answer:'Windows cannot complete the installation' loop

Hello Mackypoo, welcome to Seven Forums!


You don't need a DVD drive to install Windows, you should be able to use a USB stick, have a look through the information in these tutorials linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Okay so i have this machine, acer m3100, that originally had windows vista. I tried to do a clean install of windows 7, with an original windows 7 installation cd. Everything would go okay until right after the computer restarts and goes to the part of COMPLETING INSTALLATION. At that moment my screen suddenly flashes with the blue screen of death. i wasnt able to right the error that shows up though. Then the computer restarts and goes to setup devices and right after that an error message appears saying, windows did not complete installation, due to an unexpected restart, restart the computer and restart the installation. If i click okay it will go into an endless loop. Restarting one time after another. So i thought i would install windows vista again. Try to make things the way they were before, but i get the same error. i'm only able to install xp. With XP everything works fine. I do want to be able to install windows 7 though. I have tried almost every trick in the book. Nothing has helped. Im thinking this isnt a hardware problem since it works with xp, probably a configuration problem. If someone can help me i would highly appreciate it.

Answer:Windows 7 rebooting loop during installation

Hardware that works with Windows XP maybe too old to work with Windows 7.

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I have sought guidance from relevant Windows 10 Tutorials and have met a problem. I have fitted an SSD to my Medion Akoya 5024D (MD7659) which now is four years old. The computer originally ran Windows 7 and I upgraded, first to Windows 8, secondly to Windows 8.1 and thirdly and finally to Windows 10 Pro.

Using the Windows Media Creation Tool I have created a bootable USB drive on an 8GB stick with which I have tried to implement a clean install of Windows 10 on the SSD with no other disks connected.

Initially the installation process created a 500 MB Reserved Partition identifying the SSD as Disk 0. On restarting I opted to use the non-reserved partition for the installation. In both instances I used the product code used by computer for the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The installation process is completed in about 15 minutes, the computer reboots and the set-up process is displayed again. I have made a further attempts using the original Windows 7 product code with no change in the behaviour; the installation procedure still appears as if it is in a loop. In what I have done so far there have been no error messages.

Please, I would appreciate advice on how this behaviour can be overcome or the suggestion of a reliable alternative.

Answer:Clean Installation of Windows 10 in a Loop

Boot from the Windows 10 installation USB. First it will ask for a product key. Click the little link for "I don't have a product key." Set the language and keyboard options. Select Windows 10 Pro when it asks for Home or Pro. Click the bottom option for Custom Install. A list of partitions on the SSD will be shown. Delete each partition shown and you end up with unallocated space. Select the unallocated space to install to and click next - do not create any partitions on your own, let Windows setup create what it wants.

Watch for the computer to say that it is going to reboot in 10 seconds. At that time, pull out the Windows 10 installation USB. Let the computer reboot on its own. If you miss the reboot message and it goes back into Windows 10 setup, just pull out the Windows 10 installation USB and cancel the install and let the computer reboot.

Windows 10 setup should then continue from the SSD. You will be asked two or three more times for a product key. Just click "Skip" or "Do this later" when it does.

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I have sought guidance from relevant Windows 10 Tutorials and have met a problem. I have fitted an SSD to my Medion Akoya 5024D (MD7659) which now is four years old. The computer originally ran Windows 7 and I upgraded, first to Windows 8, secondly to Windows 8.1 and thirdly and finally to Windows 10 Pro.

Using the Windows Media Creation Tool I have created a bootable USB drive on an 8GB stick with which I have tried to implement a clean install of Windows 10 on the SSD with no other disks connected.

Initially the installation process created a 500 MB Reserved Partition identifying the SSD as Disk 0. On restarting I opted to use the non-reserved partition for the installation. In both instances I used the product code used by computer for the upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. The installation process is completed in about 15 minutes, the computer reboots and the set-up process is displayed again. I have made a further attempts using the original Windows 7 product code with no change in the behaviour; the installation procedure still appears as if it is in a loop. In what I have done so far there have been no error messages.

Please, I would appreciate advice on how this behaviour can be overcome or the suggestion of a reliable alternative.

Answer:Clean Installation of Windows 10 in a Loop

Boot from the Windows 10 installation USB. First it will ask for a product key. Click the little link for "I don't have a product key." Set the language and keyboard options. Select Windows 10 Pro when it asks for Home or Pro. Click the bottom option for Custom Install. A list of partitions on the SSD will be shown. Delete each partition shown and you end up with unallocated space. Select the unallocated space to install to and click next - do not create any partitions on your own, let Windows setup create what it wants.

Watch for the computer to say that it is going to reboot in 10 seconds. At that time, pull out the Windows 10 installation USB. Let the computer reboot on its own. If you miss the reboot message and it goes back into Windows 10 setup, just pull out the Windows 10 installation USB and cancel the install and let the computer reboot.

Windows 10 setup should then continue from the SSD. You will be asked two or three more times for a product key. Just click "Skip" or "Do this later" when it does.

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Hello,

I'm trying to escape and endless loop of a failed Windows install. Details below, the bolded part at the bottom is the part I am specifically having trouble with.

//

I'm getting this error saying that "SETUPORG.exe does not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD". There's a RETRY and SKIP options and technically, i will choose the SKIP button. The installation will finish but when the computer reboots itself, it won't continue saying that there's a missing file.

C:\WINDOWS\system32\presetup.cmd - FILE NOT FOUND!
C:\WINDOWS\system32\setupORG.exe - FILE NOT FOUND!
(setupORG.exe - > Original windows Setup.exe)

POSSIBLE CAUSE:
1. "Presetup.cmd" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD
"setupORG.exe" not exist in the i386 folder on UXPCD

2. Check your "Txtsetup.sif" in the i386 folder on UXPCD
---Txtsetup.sif: -------------------------------------
[SourceDisksFiles]
setupORG.exe = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
presetup.cmd = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0; must exist
--------------------------------------------------------

SETUP ABORT

when i press OK, the system will reboot and will go on a loop just like this. I don't know how to solve this. I've went through various forums and it seems that most of them haven't found the answers yet. I thought you can help me with this. I can't use my laptop now even if i run it in safe mode.

Answer:Windows XP Installation Endless Loop

If I were a betting guy, I would suspect the disc that you have.
Is this a Manufacturer branded PC ?
Is this the original disc that came with the computer ?

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I restarted my Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7548) because it wasn't efficient. I chose to wipe my drive. It's been 9 hours the computer is Installing Windows at 64%, but it's in a restart loop. I can't hold the power button to force a restart. I have no error code. It says "installing features and drivers" but is configuring at 0%.
I spent 1500 bucks on this laptop and it became extremely inefficiently after a year, laggy video and terrible mousepad especially for the price. Also, I can't access command prompt via shift+f10. Please help, I want this to be a good investment.

Answer:Windows installation boot loop

Hi Comeondell,Thanks for posting.Which Operating System are you installing on this system?Here is some information you may find helpful:http://dell.to/2hAYjum

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Well, here I am... quite frustrated. I've been having a pretty bad day. I started my computer up this morning only to find -gasp- that my hard drive is fried. =D Isn't that freakin' wonderful? So I put a new one in, got my good ol' win2k disk out, and went to install it. Okay, so I've reformatted my hard drive, ran set up, and then I get to the "Windows will reboot in 15 seconds" crap.

So it reboots, and guess what? Windows 2000 installation starts all over! It shows that there is in fact the WINNT folder installed on the hard drive, but it won't seem to get to the next step of setup. I tried chaning my boot order, still nothing. I remember I had this problem before, but I forgot how I resolved it. If I change the boot order priority to Hard Drive first, I get stuck in limbo. Nothing happens... I don't remember how I fixed it the first time, ARRRG!!!

Somebody help me out here before I rip my hair out. (I've already ripped enough out considering my hard drive just magically stopped working this morning. I just have no luck with hard drives...) So please, help meee... as pathetic as I feel asking for help, I really need it. I'm stumped!

And don't tell me to update to winXP (><) I don't own a copy, I have no money, and I like 2k just fine, thank you very much.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 2k Pro installation loop

Blaaah... doesn't anybody know what to do? >< It seems I always get stuck with the problems that nobody can figure out, like a freak of nature. This isn't the first time it's happened to me, either! I messed around with jumper settings and after several reformats and installation attempts, I finally got windows 98 *gag* to install correctly, then I attempted to upgrade it to my win2k... which once again lead me into another loop and refused to boot to continue the installation from my hard drive. GRAWR! I refuse, I repeat, REFUSE to get stuck wasting another year of my life with Windows 98 (I'm so happy 2k installed on this dinosaur -sob- but I just can't get it to run here. I think maybe it's the cheap hard drive... who knows. My ex built the machine for me, and he's been known to fry motherboards... Anyway, any help would be most appreciated!
 

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I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop through a USB key, but so far I've been unsucessful. What's been happening is that everything goes fine until the installer needs to reboot itself, then the computer reboots, but installation process begins again from the beginning. No error messages or anything like that. I've begun the installation process 3 times now, each time the installer thinks it is installing a new copy.

For reference, I have an IBM Thinkpad T43, and I'm installing Windows 7 Professional.

Answer:windows 7 reboot loop during installation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by liaobert


I'm trying to install windows 7 on my laptop through a USB key, but so far I've been unsucessful. What's been happening is that everything goes fine until the installer needs to reboot itself, then the computer reboots, but installation process begins again from the beginning. No error messages or anything like that. I've begun the installation process 3 times now, each time the installer thinks it is installing a new copy.

For reference, I have an IBM Thinkpad T43, and I'm installing Windows 7 Professional.


You may need to remove USB key before reboot.

IBM Thinkpad T43 may be a bit old for win7.

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Thank you for your help on previous issues.

I stepped away from my HP Desktop running Windows 7 Home for lunch. I believe I may have left a web-browser open.

Upon return I was surprised to find the Microsoft Startup Tool running. (???)

After approximately 10 minutes, it said it could not repair the problem, and switched me to the HP Recovery Manager.

I decided to close that and power down. I unplugged the machine and discharged the stored power with the power button and restarted. The windows startup screen appeared but I was soon again confronted with the Microsoft Startup Repair Tool.

The whole cycle repeated process again, and this time I booted into Safe Mode.

I next launched my Antivirus scanner, and found that it was not running, causing suspicion of a virus or Malware, I tried to restart this service though it would not resolve the issue.

I next launched Malwarebytes and ran a Threat Scan. It found some ?Potentially Unwanted Programs? in what appear to me to be the registry keys.
Next, I scheduled a boot-time scan which ran even though the real-time scanner was disabled. Upon reboot, the boot-time scan failed to run, and I was launched back into the
Microsoft Startup Repair Tool.

This time I tried to recover a restore point, and it was reported that the process was successful, yet again upon reboot, Windows failed to start.

I powered down, dumped the charge, and powered-up and tried to enter safe mode with networking, which failed.

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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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Hello...

I'm new to this forum but have heard good things.

Like an idiot, I followed an online tutorial that purportedly would speed up Win XP. It (or rather I) screwed up my system to the point I couldn't even cut and paste or back up my data.

I finally followed Microsoft's instructions for a repair reinstall (not the recovery mode option); however, Windows will install to a point and then indicate there's a fatal error ("The signature for Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade is invalid. The error code is 426. The service has not been started. Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal error." etc. etc.)

I've done some research and it appears that since I'm using the original Win XP Service Pack One CD (the system's since been automatically upgraded to SP2) the program won't allow me to install "old" files (SP1) over "new" ones (SP2).

The machine now simply goes into a restart/reinstall loop. If I remove the CD prior to restart the machine asks for the Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 CD, and when the CD's inserted, it asks for some I386 file which apparently isn't on the CD because the machine will simply repeat the above error code.

I have reviewed this forum and didn't find a similar issue; hopefully I'm not wasting anyone's time.

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Okay so i have this machine, acer m3100, that originally had windows vista. I tried to do a clean install of windows 7, with an original windows 7 installation cd. Everything would go okay until right after the computer restarts and goes to the part of COMPLETING INSTALLATION. At that moment my screen suddenly flashes with the blue screen of death. i wasnt able to right the error that shows up though. Then the computer restarts and goes to setup devices and right after that an error message appears saying, windows did not complete installation, due to an unexpected restart, restart the computer and restart the installation. If i click okay it will go into an endless loop. Restarting one time after another. So i thought i would install windows vista again. Try to make things the way they were before, but i get the same error. i'm only able to install xp. With XP everything works fine. I do want to be able to install windows 7 though. I have tried almost every trick in the book. Nothing has helped. Im thinking this isnt a hardware problem since it works with xp, probably a configuration problem. If someone can help me i would highly appreciate it.

Answer:Reboot loop during windows 7 and vista installation

Same problem with 2 different OS's suggests a hardware problem to me.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Malware (read the details at the link)

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I just finished building my computer. Clean SSD and HDD.

I boot on USB with Win 8 in it.

I go through with it, installing on partitioned first and after failing that on unallocated space.

Both ways result in the installer preparing files, going through everything fine. Then at the end of that window my computer restarts and starts the whole set up all over again.

I can install Windows 8 in my SSD, right?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 8 installation reboot loop

I figured it out..

I had to pull out the bootable USB out when it restarted because it would boot from the USB with Win8 again and again.
 

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Okay so i have this machine, acer m3100, that originally had windows vista. I tried to do a clean install of windows 7, with an original windows 7 installation cd. Everything would go okay until right after the computer restarts and goes to the part of COMPLETING INSTALLATION. At that moment my screen suddenly flashes with the blue screen of death. i wasnt able to right the error that shows up though. Then the computer restarts and goes to setup devices and right after that an error message appears saying, windows did not complete installation, due to an unexpected restart, restart the computer and restart the installation. If i click okay it will go into an endless loop. Restarting one time after another. So i thought i would install windows vista again. Try to make things the way they were before, but i get the same error. i'm only able to install xp. With XP everything works fine. I do want to be able to install windows 7 though. I have tried almost every trick in the book. Nothing has helped. Im thinking this isnt a hardware problem since it works with xp, probably a configuration problem. If someone can help me i would highly appreciate it.
 

Answer:windows 7 stuck in rebooting loop during installation

When it's booting up, hit F8 (After the BIOS screen but before the Windows screen) and select "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure". You will be able to retrieve the BSOD code for us then.

Also, how much RAM is in this PC? Windows 7 under 1GB is not recommended. I'd shoot for at least a minimum of 2GB of RAM.

Do you also have the ability to try a different Hard Drive?
 

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Hi ,

I used the acer erecovery on my friends laptop , selecting the restore windows and retain user files option.
Once the process had been completed , the computer restarted and a message saying "Windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer , restart the installation".
I do not have a recovery cd , and this message keeps coming up every time I restart the laptop.

Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows could not complete the installation , boot loop

Try it again and this time enter Device manager during install to uninstall any Devices in error, so install will complete then you can update drivers from desktop: Device Manager - Access During Windows 7 Installation

If this fails you'll need to order Recov Disks from Acer, or use a Win7 installation DVD to boot to get a superior clean install with the Product Key on COA sticker: Clean Reinstall Windows 7 Factory OEM

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Hello,

I have Fujitsu Lifebook UH-572.
i5-3317u
4gb ddr3
intel hd4000
32gb ssd
500gb WD Blue (this is C:\)

I swap the WD with Samsung SSD 840 and did fresh installation of Win7 Home Premium 64bit. When install is done and does the first reboot, it goes back to initial installation screen. I disabled USB (Win7 was installing from USB) during reboot and the screen brings me to selection of bootable device. There is only Samsung SSD and when the SSD is selected, nothing happens and just keep prompting the selection screen.

So I tried to boot from usb to do repair. After scan, there is installed windows on the partition however, repair attempt suggest to remove recently installed hardware.

Is there anything else I can try?

Answer:Windows 7 Installation problem. Loop to beginning.

Try "startup repair" again. After it's finished click "Click here for diagnostic and repair details".
It shows the tests it did. Status 0x0 means no error (not interested in that).

What tests had errors and what error?

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Hello, I'm trying to install Vista beta 2 on to my laptop, here are the specs:

Asus W3J
Intel core duo T2400
ati x1600
100 gigs
1 gig ram

I try to boot from the installation DVD, it just gets stuck in a reboot loop. I then tried to install from WinXP, it copied the files, extracted them and rebooted. After POST, black screen and reboot loop. Does anyone have any idea on what is going on?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Windows Vista Installation Stuck In Reboot Loop

Same thing with me, Vista is not compatable with Nero.. I deleted Nero finally got to probaly a log in screen but the entire screen was black except for the bottom rite corner with Windows Vista and the build number. I'm stuck here, lol. I just found a Nivida driver maybe thats my problem good luck.. joe

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Hi, I have a Satellite Pro U500 (PSU83A-00N00D) which I have started the 64 bit install (Windows 7 Professional) and appears to be up to post install configuration but stuck in a loop doing the "now rating system performance" is this normal?, should I be waiting?, it's been doing this now for 4 hours.

Ctrl-Alt-Del is looking very tempting...

Ok I gave up after a few more hours, I did a restart, sysprep is now displayed on the screen so clicked on ok and machine restarted. Now saying on boot, "Setup is checking video performance" and now prompts with "Set Up Windows" screen (I'm sure I already did this part). Now saying Setup will continue after restarting your computer. Now saying "setup is preparing your computer for first use"

Booted up now with login screen, logged in, screen displayed saying configuring system and disappeared... I'm assuming now all done.

Cheers

Answer:Satelllite Pro U500 - Windows 7 installation running in loop

Hi

> Booted up now with login screen, logged in, screen displayed saying configuring system and disappeared... I'm assuming now all done.
And now can you use Windows 7 or what is the problem now?
I ask this because I?m a little bit confused now? At first you write about that it hangs on rating system performance but at the moment it sounds like that it works now?

Anyway, did you use Toshiba upgrade disk or did you make a clean installation of Windows 7?

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I am installing Windows 7. I deleted all partitions during the install setup and created a new one for Windows to install on (plus the 100MB partition it created itself). The installation seems to go fine until the "completing installation" phase. The computer reboots and the Windows 7 desktop appears but an error window pops up that says "The system unexpectedly rebooted during the installation. The installation can not be completed." It also tells me to restart the installation (which I've done several times with the same result each time).

I know that the system meets (actually exceeds) the minimum requirements. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this or what could be causing this problem?

Answer:System unexpectedly rebooted during installation...

Try rebooting in safe mode. If sucessful it might be your video driver.

Ken

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Whenever I install AIM on one of my families computers it restarts after the install finishes and it launches AIM, it works on all my families other computers though. Here's the computers HijackThis log: (Yahoo! Parental Controls are installed for my brother)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:02:02 PM, on 5/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
C:\Program Files\2Wire\Gateway\2PortalMon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 2\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Advanced Security Level\newadmin.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\PARENT~1\ypc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\hexstar\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://rd.yahoo.com/custo... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Installation of AIM causes XP to unexpectedly restart

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Hi , I am using L420 - Windows 7 Premium. My machine got restarted unexpectedly while watching movie and  sometimes system got shutdown while system is under scanning. Can you please resolve this issue Thanks,Udhay

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Okay, so let me first tell you that I am in a state of panic. I have very important data on my HDD and am unable to boot any OS on it now.

I initially had Vista and 7 on it, working, until I decided to uninstall 7 for XP. I deleted the partition 7 was on (C; my primary partition) and installed XP onto it. That went smoothly and all, but after booting it up I noticed it wouldn't let me specify which OS I wanted to start; it would just auto start XP. I went into the bootup settings in XP and changed the time operating systems are displayed from one second, to ten, yet it still just auto-booted XP. I was able to access the data on the other partition in the XP explorer, but seemingly wasn't able to boot from it. So I "backed up" all my data onto a third partition I had created as a failsafe in case something went wrong and I couldn't boot either of my OSes.

It then came to my attention that I had installed Windows XP Professional instead of home edition, so I made a bootable CD with the XP iso and restarted the computer for reinstallation. According to the program, the setup files copied over fine and all, but when it auto-restarted to continue the installation process it would just loop on and off at the BIOS screen. After trying 4 different versions of XP to no avail, I stuck my Vista Home Premium disk in and booted from it. Again, I got to the setup screen and all that jazz, but when prompted to select the location I wanted to install Windows in, I go... Read more

Answer:Vista installation does not find any drives during installation, computer won't boot

hello,

do you have a way to download and burn a linux live cd, that would get all your pictures back then concentrate on the other..

http://www.livecdlist.com/

someone else may have other ideas..

good luck

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I was installing Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit onto my PC, and it went great at first, but when it came to "starting services", it popped up a box and said "the computer restared unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error..." so I pressed "OK" then, the computer restarted and resumed to "starting services" and wants me to click ok for restarting.... i have no idea,, please help

i can do nothing, cuz when the PC starts it shows only the DELL thing and straight into the installation....

Answer:Help!! win & install error, "the computer restarted unexpectedly or.."

If you complete your System details we might be able to help. Your Spec shows your present operating system as "Dell" This as you will know is a PC manufacturer not an Operating system. What OS have you now and how are you trying to install Windows 7, from a retail disc a download or what means. please give as much detail as possible. Have you checked to see if you PC is man enough for Windows 7? Go here to check;
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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Hi,

A brand new Asus netbook out of the box - I powered up, then accidentally unplugged the power source. Now I get message "computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows 7, click OK to restart computer, then restart installation."
I've done this , but the same message keeps coming back up.
What can I do to get past this?
Thanks

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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 &amp;amp;quot;completing installation&amp;amp;q

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

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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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Not the brightest spark when it comes to computers but I know a reasonable amount. Decide to install the 90 day trial of Windows 8, got through all the installing and then the computer restarted and asked which operating system I wanted to use, clicked on Windows 8 and then it took me to a screen which said 'Getting ready' with a spinning circle and then the laptop restarted its self and now when it loads up it comes up with the message 'The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered and unexpected error. Windows installation cannot process. To install Windows, click "Ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.'
I press ok and then the computer restarts, and then brings me back to this page. I'm using a HP pavillion G6 and was on Windows 7 Home Premium which was pre-installed on the laptop.
I can't enter safe mode to try and fix it that way as when I press F8 nothing happens. I have access to other computers but I just don't know where to start in fixing it.
Can anyone help me? :(

Answer:"The computer restarted unexpectedly.." help :(

Did you do what the error said and reinsert the installation media and start the install process over?

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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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Greetings, all.

I'm trying to install Windows XP on a 605 Mhz PIII HP Pavilion 8665c. It has 512 MB of RAM and a newly-formatted 20GB hard drive. When I first start the install process, I get a black screen with white type, saying that it's analyzing the system or something like that. Going through the installation, I get to the point after the formatting where it begings to put stuff on the drive. It then tells me that the first part of the installation is complete and tells me to restart. After restarting, howewer, the whole process starts over again and the computer is being analyzed.

How do I get out of this loop?
(By the way, the same thing happens if I try to install Windows 2000)

Thanks much.
Chris

Answer:XP installation loop

Hello and Welcome to TSF

When you see the "Press any Key to Reboot" do not Press any Key. If CD boots anyway, remove CD and reboot.
From this point, you will follow the on screen prompts.

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I was trying to re-install windows xp professional and I am now stuck in a loop where my computer continues to reboot into the windows setup installation but reboots before completing the setup. I am trying to re-install windows xp professional. I do not have a recovery console disk to work with. I also cannot get far enough into the installation to use the repair option. I have tried using a windows 95 bootdisk but couldn't solve my problem with that method. I also tried a windows 98 boot cd. That didn't work either. Microsoft's tech support line couldn't solve my problem. Maybe , someone out there can help.
 

Answer:xp installation loop

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Interesting problem that has me stumped...

I was attempting to add a second OS to my machine, I am currently running Vista on a 1TB sata drive. I had 2 partitions, the first was my OS and programs, at 120g partition, and then 880g partition for data. I decided vista was too much of a memory hog, so I then shrunk the 880g partition and made a 120g partition to add a dual boot of Windows XP.

Everything seemed to be going fine, XP asked which partition to install on, I selected the unformated 120g, copied files, then it reset. Looped back to format/copy files, reset, etc. I decided to cut my losses and try to recover with my Vista cd, but alas, It didnt recognize my hard drive.

I now have tried 2 different windows XP discs (one with SP1 one so old it has no SP), my vista disk, and 2 different hard drives, my 1tb Sata and a 160g EIDE (which is unbelievably slow roughly 90 minutes to format / copy xp) But regardless it just keeps looping.

My instinct is that my boot priorities are wrong, so I went in:
#1) FDD
#2) Hard Drive
#3) DVD Drive

Also I tried with both hard drives in with different priorities, once with the EIDE as primary then once with SATA as primary, everything still loops.

ALSO, (if you can believe it), I booted up with 2 different LINUX OSes (Fedora/Ubuntu) but was unable to get any decent NTFS recognition software working to see whats up with my drives. I have 2 new SATA drives I plan to raid when they arrive in the next day or two, but wo... Read more

Answer:XP Installation Loop

Your XP disks are too old; they do not recognize SATA drives. You need to slipstream the SATA drivers into the XP install disk, load the drivers on a floppy before you install XP, or get an XP disk that is SP2 or later (at least I think SP2 includes SATA drivers).
 

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I am installing win xp on a friends computer. The installation should be straight forward. However as the install moves along, I have encountered something I have not seen before and can't find anything on google about.
The install starts ok, but after windows copies files to the computer and it shuts down that first time to complete the installation. It starts the install process over. And this happens everytime. It's just in a loop. I have tried the install using both a home and pro disk and it does it on both.
I will add that as it starts back up. It displays a boot menu, Boot from CD/DVD or Hard drive or network. I have tried every option here in as many ways as I can think of. Any time and in any way when I use the hard drive option I just get a flashing curser and nothing happens. If I choose the network I get the same flashing curser. If I choose DC/DVD it loops back through the installation proccess. I am getting nowhere.

Answer:Xp Installation Loop

Do you remove the cd when it completes the installation process. Because if you have your bios set a certain way the cd will just boot after so long and it will start the installation process all over. When the installation is complete and it restarts remove the cd and then let it boot.

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Hi All,

My computer is restarting without any reasons. I thought it was some booting / OS problem. But I kept my PC in BIOS setup mode for a while, then also its restarting. What could be the problem. Is there anything to do with the power supply like low voltage / variation which is always damaging my hardware or something else. I had been facing this from the first year(every six months).Last year I brought a APC ups , but the problem has not been solved. My computer is five years old now. When I encounter this problem, i remove the motherboard and give it for service. he(technician) usually tells that some condenser went off and he replaces that(not sure what he does, but works after that). I just want to understand why is this happenning frequently. Or something else is wrong.

I have a APC ups, a stabilizer from the source.

Configuration : PIII 500,256MB,80GB , Windows XP, Onboard AGP card.

Thanks
Srivaths
 

Answer:Machine getting restarted unexpectedly

The problem certainly appears to be hardware if it occurs in the BIOS as well.

There are many motherboards in computers affected by bad capacitors, it sounds like yours may be one. Only replacing all the electrolytic capacitors will solve it in that case. That may cost more than the motherboard replacement would cost...

Read about the issue here:
http://www.badcaps.net/
 

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My XP Pro installation had some problems, like certain services such as the installer service failing to start with windows and not being able to run windows upadate. Event viewer had a message that the services could not run in safe mode, event though I was not in safe mode. After ascertaining that the system was virus free and attempting an assortment of fixes, I decided to do an upgrade install. The installation proceeded until the reboot where no matter what I do I get "Windows XP setup Cannot run under safe mode. Setup will restart now".

I have access to the partition via Bart PE or by placing the drive in another system.
How can I get out of this loop? Why does my installation think it is in safe mode when I am not? Is this a registry setting? What services need to successfully load for windows to conclude that it is not in safe mode? Is there a way to back track?
 

Answer:Stuck in installation loop

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Hello I'd appreciate any suggestions

I tried to reinstall win xp sp2 but it is barfing at my modem/router driver. It complains that the driver isn't certified by Microsoft, and crashes.

I've tried rebooting and removing/reinserting the disc but the installation continues from the point it left off and crashes at the driver again.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

Answer:xp installation failure loop

If you're connecting to the modem/router with an ethernet cable, you shouldn't need to use any drivers. Just hook it up and configure it by navigating to its config page (192.168.1.1?) in a web browser.
 

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This is very frustrating. I just bought Vista Ultimate to get to the final step in the installation. Now it just sits at a blank screen for about 10 minutes and reboots. I am on a Dell XPS 700 with about 4gb of ram, and a pentium dual core processor 3.00GHz. I can't log into safe mode without getting

"reboot into normal mode to complete the installation".

So what DO I do? BTW I upgraded from media center SP2.
 

Answer:Installation Reboot Loop

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I'm having a problem with a friend's computer. It is an old eMachines T1220 w/ a 1.2Ghz Celeron. I have just installed a new 80GB Maxtor HDD, and am attempting to install Windows XP Home Edition. I changed the boot sequence to read off the CD-ROM first, and the preinstallation files have loaded fine from the disc. My problem is that when the computer reboots, it goes right back into loading the preinstallation files. I have never seen it say "Press any key to boot from the CD." It goes right to "Windows is checking your system's configuration..." or something to that effect. Anyway, when the computer reboots, if I take the CD out of the drive, and let it go straight to the HDD, it says "Operating System not found." If anyone out there can offer some advice, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Answer:Endless XP Installation Loop

What medium are you using to attempt this install?

Did you delete all partitions/structures on the drive...before attempting the install?

The only time that I've ever seen an attempted install skip the F8 acceptance (which is key)...it was something weird like the CMOS battery or a RAM issue or a slipstreamed CD that I had not burned correctly (it only happened once and I don't remember just what I did to overcome it). I have multiple disks so it may have been that.

I would first check to see if the BIOS recognizes the hard drive...then I would run a diagnostic on the hard drive.

After having done that to satisfy myself that the drive is properly recognized and in working order...I would insert the XP CD and attempt the install.

It wouldn't hurt to clean the CD used either (plain water, soft cotton cloth (T-shirt), do not rub in circular or oval motion, strainght lines across surface of disk.

Louis

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I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a HP Mini (1GB memory). I have uinstalled VS 2005, followed by SP1 and SP1 for Vista. Recently, I keep getting an update pending icon when I shutdown. This is followed by an installation of updates 1 - 8. The next shut down also installed updates 1 - 8, and the next, etc. I checked the list of pending updates and they are updates to VS 2005. How can I get beyond this? -ranz

Answer:Update Installation Loop

Can you right-click the Pending Updates? If so right-click and hide them.

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Hey everyone I really think I messed up here. 
So I got that Dell black screen bug where the screen goes black after startup supposedly because of Nvdia/Intel graphics cards.
Tried a couple of solutions and nothing worked so I booted into the troubleshoot screen and figured a fresh install would do the job and this time I wouldn't update BIOS (that's what led to all of this).
Anyways, the black screen froze the installation process and now everytime I restart the laptop it attempts to resume with the "Press OK to restart the laptop and resume Windows installation". Essentially stuck in a bootloop with no idea what the *** to do, I literally opened this laptop today.
Anyone have any kind of solution here?

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Hello
I am having some absolutely frustrating problems installing Vista.
First of I installed Windows XP w/SP3 onto my 160GB SATA HDD. After that I created a second partition using the Vista PE command line tool. Everything went well with that. But when I installed Vista I was unable to load Vista after the install has completed.
I get to the screen where I type in my name & the name of the PC. Then I click on "Recommended Updates", then Vista reads "Checking Computer Performance" and about 3 seconds later the PC reboots. The PC reboots and I am prompted enter my name again, but if I enter the same name Vista says, "name is already being used". So I create a different name. Vista goes through the same steps I previously described and reboots again. After three reboots I had three different names or accounts. OK, I finally arrive at the log on window (with 3 different accounts). I click on one of the accounts and Vista begins to start and then suddenly reboots again. Actually the reboots are random; sometimes it reboots before the install is complete.
The strange thing is that I did install Vista successfully a few days ago ( after about 10 reboots). That was a clean install onto a single partition (no XP installed). Vista worked fine - installed all of the necessary drivers, SP1, etc.. But I had to to format the HDD after I installed XP onto a separate partition created using the Vista disk manager GUI. Unfortunately, I scr... Read more

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Here is what I have.
gigabyte AM2 NF4-SLI M55SLI-S4 - mobo
Corsair 160 IDE HD
Sony DVD-r/CD R combo
Sony CDR cd rom
Hitachi 160 SATA HD

Here is the problem..
Went to format HD to install XP.. the Install stuck in a loop.. instead of getting the boot from cd and going to the actual installation of windows, It keeps going back the format and setup of XP.
Here is what all i have tried.

Changing boot order in Bios - no luck
changing HD's to try an install - no luck
alternate between my 2 cd-rom drives - no luck
Tried 2 diff. Winxp cds to install - no luck

Havent tried reseting my bios yet. what can I do to get windows xp to start the actual installation instead of going back to the blue screen to setup and format?

Answer:Win XP installation stuck in a loop

Did you respond to the "Press any key to boot from CD" after the format? . . You only need to do that the first time, after that, just let it go and it should continue

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