Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Windows 7 installation freeze

Tags:
Last response: in Windows 7
Share
December 30, 2010 2:39:26 AM

While trying to install Windows 7 on my fully upgraded computer with a brand new blank hard drive I got passed the
"loading files", the first time I tried installing it, it froze at starting windows. But then during the second try I got
passed the starting windows and it froze at a black screen.


-MSI AM3 890GX Chipset AMD Motherboard
-Eagle Voltas 600Watt Power Supply
-Evga GeForce GT 430 1 GB
-AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2 GHz
December 30, 2010 3:02:33 AM

I'd suspect a bad hard drive or RAM run memtest on the RAM if it comes back clean download the dianostics and run a HD diagnostic I'd suspect that's your problem right there. I had a similar issue on my Gateway laptop and it turned out to be the Hitachi travelstar hard drive *shudder* dying
m
0
l
December 30, 2010 3:29:03 AM

I've seen faulty or dirty optical drives cause random issues with the windows install also. Running memtest isn't a bad idea, but if it's all new hardware, but you're still using an old optical drive, i would look at the dvd drive next. If it can't read or fails to read properly, your windows install will hang.
m
0
l
Related resources
December 31, 2010 2:14:01 AM

I tried the switching the optical drive and my results were a blue error screen saying there was an error installing windows.
m
0
l
January 2, 2011 5:28:24 AM

Check in bios which display adepter is set as primary, remove discret <dedicated> gpu and try to boot over integrated one..
m
0
l
!