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November 23, 2010 12:56:05 AM

I can't remember everything since this was a little while back, but everytime i try to install windows 7 it gets stuck at completing installtion part. I dunno what i have done or what im doing wrong but i would really like windows 7. First thing this is a legal copy of Windows 7 just burnt onto a second cd (it was a backup incase i lost my other one.)

After i tried installing windows 7 the first time and failing i searched on google and people said remove all USB devices, i did and it still go stuck their so im have a theory could it be my graphics card thats causing this problem and if so could i just take it out and install windows 7 and reinstall my Graphics card?

System:
Amd Athlon 3800+ (soon to be AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ if that rly matters)
ATI/AMD Radeon HD 4350
1GB Of DDR2 Ram
160GB Harddrive
a b $ Windows 7
a b U Graphics card
November 23, 2010 3:11:57 AM

1GB minimum of Win 7 !
when start pc press F8 go Safemode , go to control panel uninstall VGA card program & other software OC GPU like rivatuner etc !
it can make reboot normally,
when your system ask driver Card insert your CD bundle VGACARD
Don't Update Software ATI sometime can make Crash driver VGA ! try default
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November 23, 2010 5:11:06 AM

If you have onboard graphics, you can try removing the 4350 to see if it makes a difference.

What exactly do you mean by "It gets stuck"? Does the computer stop responding? Does it give an error message?

Also, why aren't you installing from the original disc?
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November 23, 2010 9:58:32 AM

Okay this has to be quick since i have school, but it gets to the very last part called compeleting installtion i can see the mouse and everything and i think around 50% it stops responding and i can move my mouse, i waited over 30 minutes and nothing happened, (i tried this 3 times the first time, Without any USB devices, and a third time normally again)
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a b $ Windows 7
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November 23, 2010 10:41:50 AM

Welcome to the world of having a graphics card that uses hyper memory !.
And what that means is it steals some of your main system memory, sets it aside for sole use of the 4350 card.
So what you infact have left is less than 1Gb of main memory that is the min to install windows 7.

So what is happening then why so slow ? simple, because of the lack of memory windows 7 is now using a swap file on the Hard drive it created.

To cure the problem go and buy some more ram.
I should make a note here that since the mouse is moving, the system has not locked up at all. And what you will find or should is your Hard drive led on the outside of the case still flickering like mad.
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November 23, 2010 6:07:27 PM

@Shaun o uhh at 50% or whatever the mouse can't be moved any more and theirs no Harddrive LED after that... it just sits their, and also i though my graphics card was a 512mb dedicated.


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

thats bassically the one i have

and oh yea i don't use the orginal disc since my brother just went to college and he took it with him incase his laptop gets messed.
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November 24, 2010 1:03:40 AM

CLEAR CMOS BRO...!
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November 24, 2010 1:19:35 AM

Mithness said:
@Shaun o uhh at 50% or whatever the mouse can't be moved any more and theirs no Harddrive LED after that... it just sits their, and also i though my graphics card was a 512mb dedicated.


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

thats bassically the one i have

and oh yea i don't use the orginal disc since my brother just went to college and he took it with him incase his laptop gets messed.


shaun o was alluding to the fact that many onboard graphics chips reserve some of your system ram for it's own use rather than leaving it available for the operating system and applications. However, since you are using a discrete graphics card with it's own dedicated ram, this does not apply, nor does it likely have anything to do with your problem.

Given that it keeps getting stuck at the same spot every time, I am led to believe that there is a problem with the install media itself. If you have a 4GB or larger flash drive around, see number 18 in this thread to create a bootable Windows 7 install flash drive, and install Windows 7 from it instead.
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November 24, 2010 1:40:20 AM

Thank you The_Prophecy, i will try, i used PowerISO to burn it to the cd and i made it go the fastest speed (x16 i think) then i read that your supposed to do it at your lowest speed to make sure theirs no errors. and one more thing will using the 4gb flash drive erase all my files if it doesn't work?
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November 24, 2010 2:15:41 AM

Since you've been trying to install Windows on this system.... I didn't think you had any files on it to preserve?

Or are you referring to the flash drive? Or something else?
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November 24, 2010 5:59:21 PM

No the files on my pc, i dont have much stuff but i do have a couple things i don't want to redownload like Fallout new vegas since thats like 6gb's and my bandwidth limit each month is only 20gb
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November 24, 2010 6:40:34 PM

go out and get more RAM and be done with all the extra hassles..
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November 24, 2010 6:43:52 PM

is it really the ram? im getting the 32bit version which the minmum is only 1gb and my friend has a crappy laptop with 512mb of ram and he uses windows 7.
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November 24, 2010 7:01:56 PM

might be bad RAM that you already have...
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November 24, 2010 7:03:10 PM

maybe, well im going to try prophecy's way but is their anyway to burn a game onto a disk from steam?
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November 24, 2010 7:04:27 PM

I don't do stream.....
cuda over here baby..
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November 24, 2010 7:05:35 PM

i didn't say stream, i said Steam is a program to buy games off the internet and download them

steampowered.com
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November 24, 2010 7:29:29 PM

my bad..
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November 24, 2010 10:02:33 PM

If you can access the drive from another system and find the install folder for the game, you could copy the folder, then wipe the drive out, reinstall Windows, reinstall Steam, then copy the folder back in to the new game install directory for Steam.

In theory, this would significantly cut down on the amount of data you would need to download.
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November 25, 2010 12:32:53 AM

What i did was i took my 4gb flash drive before using your suggestion (number 18) and copied all the files to my storage computer (that took awhile lol....) anyways yea, but at the moment im redoing step 18 so i can try it. hopefully it works i also took my graphics card out and im going to unplug all my USB devices just to be safe and make sure it works.
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November 25, 2010 1:11:27 PM

Everything is fine. I think your motherboard is faulty. Check to see if your motherboard supports Windows 7 at all (Go to the manufacturer's website). If it does, you have to update the BIOS. Once updated, re-run win7 installation.
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November 25, 2010 1:18:51 PM

motherboard compatibility with win7 is not in question...
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November 25, 2010 1:40:00 PM

He can't seem to install win7, but motherboard compatibility is not in question?! Motherboard is the chip that binds together all of your PC. It is the circuit board that in fact "runs" everything inside your PC. But it ain't in question?

Sounds ironic, doesn't it?

There is no way an OS can boot itself if it doesn't get OKed by the BIOS.

The_Prophecy has the most likely solution to this problem. But, the BIOS could be a very likely problem as well, in my opinion. Or even the media in which the OS is being installed could be problematic, he might try resetting it to its original "out of box" state and try a complete fresh installation.
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November 25, 2010 7:51:40 PM

Alright, So i just reinstalled windows xp again lol, and the reason is i got farther in the win7 install but after it rebooted it went back to compeleting installtion and then i went to bed. i woke up and their were just lines everywhere (hard to describe but it was like white,pink sorta, and a bunch of other colours) so i tried clicking a couple times and like task manger and stuff so i ended up turning it off. well im done with win7 now i guess unless someone can give me a totally 99% sure thing, thanks for trying tho. oh yea how do i move these files they keep getting denied.
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November 25, 2010 8:01:10 PM

bystander123 said:
He can't seem to install win7, but motherboard compatibility is not in question?! Motherboard is the chip that binds together all of your PC. It is the circuit board that in fact "runs" everything inside your PC. But it ain't in question?

Sounds ironic, doesn't it?

There is no way an OS can boot itself if it doesn't get OKed by the BIOS.

The_Prophecy has the most likely solution to this problem. But, the BIOS could be a very likely problem as well, in my opinion. Or even the media in which the OS is being installed could be problematic, he might try resetting it to its original "out of box" state and try a complete fresh installation.

told you it wasn't the board and win7 compatibility, he has other issues, win xp doesn't even install..
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November 25, 2010 8:04:59 PM

Mithness said:
Alright, So i just reinstalled windows xp again lol, and the reason is i got farther in the win7 install but after it rebooted it went back to compeleting installtion and then i went to bed. i woke up and their were just lines everywhere (hard to describe but it was like white,pink sorta, and a bunch of other colours) so i tried clicking a couple times and like task manger and stuff so i ended up turning it off. well im done with win7 now i guess unless someone can give me a totally 99% sure thing, thanks for trying tho. oh yea how do i move these files they keep getting denied.

did you try to install with authentic win7 disk and remove the dedicated video card.?
install with disk and use on-board video only, take card out and connect video cable to in-board.
boot unit and by default the on-board should now be enabled, if not then enable it in BIOS.
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November 25, 2010 8:39:01 PM

I did take out my video card, but i used prophecy's suggestion and used a 4gb USB Flash drive.
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November 25, 2010 8:52:01 PM

Mithness said:
I did take out my video card, but i used prophecy's suggestion and used a 4gb USB Flash drive.

interesting..
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November 25, 2010 8:54:17 PM

I don't have the complete orginal disk, i have a burnt one (i did legally buy it though, read post before)
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November 26, 2010 2:21:02 AM

The disc that you are using sounds like it is at fault here. The contents may have corrupted during the burning process, or this is just not a legitimate copy of Windows. Either way, I'm fairly certain you could resolve your problem by getting a new legit Windows 7 Installation disc. Just make sure you get the right disc. Also, did your pc come with 7 or XP? If it came with XP make sure you get a RTM version on Windows 7 and not OEM as an OEM version will not work for you.

Regards
Phalebus
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November 26, 2010 1:18:20 PM

Mithness said:
I don't have the complete orginal disk, i have a burnt one (i did legally buy it though, read post before)

get the real disk and try it my way...
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November 26, 2010 4:52:11 PM

my pc came with vista but i downgraded to XP, and i cant get my real disk becuase my brother is in college in toronto. thats like 4 hour drive just for a disc so i'll deal with out having windows 7 for now. and how do i know the one i got is OEM or RTM?
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November 26, 2010 6:28:41 PM

MSDN is for Software developers. It allows them to use the majority of Microsoft products for development purposes.

OEM is a licence that is attached to a computer and isn't transferable. So for example, you bought a HP desktop and it came with an OEM Vista Licence. You can't then use this licence on another computer.

RTM = Release to Manufacturer. This refers to when a piece of software is "finished". As in, it is no longer in testing or a beta so it has been RTM so that physical discs can be produced. It is therefore not a licence as such.

Enterprise = In the Microsoft world this is a particular type of licencing that large (enterprise) businesses may use. It has all sorts of requirements and is far too complex to explain here.
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November 26, 2010 6:31:33 PM

Oh okay, Well Thank you for all the help even though it didn't accaully fix it. i guess i'll either have to go buy a new Windows 7 disc which i think is ridiculous but whatever.
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November 26, 2010 6:31:58 PM

Best answer selected by Mithness.
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