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Windows 7 stalls on black screen while booting

  • DVD
  • ISO
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
August 27, 2010 10:48:26 AM

i burned an iso image of win 7 ultimate using ultra iso on a dvd . when i attempt to boot from the dvd to perform a clean install , the screen just stalls on black with a blinking cursor . what should i do ? should i wait for 30 minutes . any help is appreciated

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a b $ Windows 7
August 27, 2010 11:46:42 AM

could be a SATA controller issue.
try to put your HDD on a different SATA on the mainboard and remove other PCI SATA cards you may have.

i encountered a similar issue with a Biostar 8200 mainboard that had 3 SATA disks on it.
had to remove 1 HDD and place the other 2 on other ports. i was not using RAID.

if it helps, check out any bios update for your mainboard.

otherwise check bios settings for boot sequence or test your win7 disc on another pc to exclude any writing errors or image errors.

good luck.
August 27, 2010 12:19:09 PM

i have the cd/dvd drive as the first boot device on the bios settings . ya this dvd does the same thing on other laptops too . should i try to burn a new one
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