Is there a difference between CD and usb

Hi, Quick question, I am trying to re install windows from my USB however on the installation after 'windows is loading files' it freezes at the 'starting windows' screen (Black screen with windows logo)....

Would trying a DVD windows be different or is this a seperate issue all together


Please can someone help me... thanks in advance,

Riz
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  1. Could be a source issue in that their is a possible problem with the USB image. Try booting from DVD to see if that resolves the issue. If not, come back for more advice.
  2. Ok i have burned the image onto DVD and tried to boot from the DVD however the same problem occured. what should i try next....

    also maybe i burned the DVD wrong i used 'imgburn' and i clicked the create image from files/folders... then i clicked UDF and made it bootable. is this correct
  3. Where did you get the ISO you are trying to burn to disk?
  4. I created the ISO from a Windows DVD that i got, i did this incase i lose the disc which sadly has happened -_-... so thats why i know it cant be the ISO that is the problem as it is legit.
  5. It sounds like there may be an issue with your ISO then. What version of Windows 7 are you trying to install?
  6. You can get legitimate ISOs from this link:

    http://www.mydigitallife.info/download-windows-7-iso-official-32-bit-and-64-bit-direct-download-links/

    You still need a legal/legit license or the ISO is useless.
  7. Im installing windows 7 Ultimate.... but if there is something wrong with the ISO wouldnt that mean this problem would occur of any PC i try to install it on? if soo this is not happening.... appreciate all the help btw.
  8. Riz2612 said:
    Im installing windows 7 Ultimate.... but if there is something wrong with the ISO wouldnt that mean this problem would occur of any PC i try to install it on? if soo this is not happening.... appreciate all the help btw.

    So, is the image working with other systems?

    If so, go into the BIOS of the system you are having trouble with and do the following:
    -Set your SATA mode to IDE (you can change to AHCI later)
    -Disable non-essential peripherals/ports (like sound and serial/parallel ports).

    Try again.
  9. Yes the image is working perfectly fine on other systems.. just installed it on a laptop i have and it works completly fine.

    I will try the BIOS thing... what exactly do i need to disable? do you mind giving a list so i do it completly correct....

    Thanks for your help.
  10. Disable your sound, network, and serial/parallel (if an option). You will enable after you get Windows installed.

    Also, make sure your SATA mode is set to AHCI (not RAID). If already AHCI, then set to IDE mode. You can change back to AHCI later as well, after Windows is set up.
  11. Ok i will do this later on today please stay intouch with me i will update you asap..
  12. Standing by.
  13. hi there ok i have tried setting the SATA to IDE but it already is IDE... so i disabled what you said.. but still no luck the same thing occurs..... something i may add is that i have been able to install windows XP on the machine and is working fine however windows 7 just wont work ::S this is rather strange...
  14. also i have tried to boot from windows 7 install disc without the hard drive plgged in... therefore im guessing this is not a hard drive issue..
  15. Did you install XP from disk (CD)? Assuming you installed Win 7 from disk (DVD), that is a different format.

    If this is true, with XP installed, can you access DVDs?
  16. yes this is true XP was installed yesterday via a bootable XP CD... and yes Windows 7 disk is DVD... now we are getting somewere lol... I should try to install windows 7 by xp?
  17. Ok so how do i do this.... i have the disk inserted and windows XP is loaded......
  18. ok so i found how to start the installation however i keep getting an error 'd:\support\migwiz.exe is not a valid win32 application..... :S:S:S:S im guessing its because windows XP is 32 bit and the version of windows im installing is 64Bit????
  19. Just see if you can read what is on the DVD.
  20. Riz2612 said:
    ok so i found how to start the installation however i keep getting an error 'd:\support\migwiz.exe is not a valid win32 application..... :S:S:S:S im guessing its because windows XP is 32 bit and the version of windows im installing is 64Bit????

    This is ok. I am just verifying that your optical drive can actually read DVDs. There is no upgrade path from XP to Win 7. You must boot from the Win 7 DVD and install from there.

    So, booting from the DVD still causes the system to hang. How long do you let it sit for before giving up?
  21. yes i am able to read what is on the disc....?
  22. oh my bad ok... and yeah if i try to install the windows 7 from disc it still hangs at the logo screen.... and i have waited roughly half an hour.... im prety sure it is frozen as the logo has stopped glowing.. as in normally the glow expands and gets smaller again.but that happens for about 5 seconds then it freezes....
  23. What are the specs for this system?
  24. Spec : OS - windows 7 64bit, RAM - 2x2GB DDR2, CPU - Intel quad core Q6600 2.40GHZ, its an ASUS P5Q intel P45 DDR2 motherboard.
  25. well i say win 7 64bit coz thats what i had onn it before this problem started
  26. What video card?
  27. ATI radeon 4850
  28. Try this. Remove the HD4850 and try using the integrated video controller until you get Win 7 set up.
  29. If i take The Graphics card out (HD4850) will the system automatically ditect the intergrated video controller or do i need to configure ??? if so could you tell me how to...

    Also i just would like to thank you again for all your help i really do appreciate it.
  30. The on-board should be enabled (you could always reset the BIOS if not) when you remove the HD4850.
  31. Ok i will try this and Update you ASAP..
  32. I got my fingers crossed for you!
  33. Ahh turns out that I do not have an integrated video card because when I take out my graphics card I realized that I had no were to plug in my monitor lol Ahh problem after problem after problem gosh
  34. Do you have another video card, from another system, you could swap in?
  35. Unfortunately I don't have one... Anything else I can try? I I will hopefully sort something out in getting a new video card so I can test... However this may take a while..
  36. Have you reset the BIOS to its default state (using the jumper or pulling the mobo battery)? Other than that, the video swap is the only thing I can think of.
  37. I reset it by the cmos battery... And okay I shall try testing video card ASAP an will get back to you... Would you mind mee adding you as a friend? Your help has been a great value to me and possibly could do with the help in future
  38. You can always find me via private message. No problem. Good luck!
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