So I reformatted my computer last night and reinstalled windows on it. It goes through the installing windows etc, then when it reboots it goes to a black screen, then it turns into the windows loading screen and just sits there with the colors above it. I checked the hard disk for errors and there are none. I also used 2 different windows cds and made a new one; none of these are scratched. please help!!!!!!!!
There is a memory tester on the windows disk, I would start there. After that, start swapping hard ware remove all but one RAM stick, alternate and see if it changes, same with the GPU. Basicallly one piece at a time till you find the issue.
Well it went through all these long loads on each screen to get back to the install windows screen where it is completing installation. I have had this happened before and I build and sell gaming machines very often. Any reason why it would take this long?
It is honestly not doing anything, not even the green bar at the bottom and now my mouse and keyboard are not working. The three dots are still going beside completing installation. If I restart it, will it come to this screen? Wanted to try disabling the floppy as a work around.
Could be the system is throttling back because of overheating. If you have fiddled with the innards of the PC recently it is possible you have dislodged a well-cured, hardened thermal paste from the CPU/heatsink, rendering the heat transfer inefficient.
Even transporting the system from one location to another can do that if the heatsink is heavy enough.
If not, you can try to do an install with the minimum of hardware needed plugged in (one stick of RAM, for instance, and so on), then add the remainder after installation is complete.
When installing from a disc, I find most problems are from the DVD drive. If it's faulty or poor quality, it doesn't read the disc well, or reads at slow speeds. If you have 2 DVD drives, you might want to try the other one.