Windows 7 Installation freezing/hanging....Need help....

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  1. Links2

    Links2 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could try and help me?

    I am trying to do a Clean install windows 7 (x86) on my hard drive and it keeps freezing on installation.

    When I start system up it goes into boot from DVD and I get windows 7 loading. After that I get into a screen with a blue background (looks like the sky if u get me).

    Once here it freezes and does nothing, just get the mouse cursor that moves.
    I've searched through the forum but can't find an answer anywhere!

    I have tried 4 times now with the same thing happening?
    Sometimes the screen will go all "Scrambled Porn" like and freeze?
    Others it just flat out Freezes (Mouse curser wont even move)


    I am on a Shuttle XPC
    3.2Ghz
    2GB Ram
    GeForce 8600 GTS

    All I can think of is maybe my vid card is not supported?
    or....hell I have no clue why it wont install?

    I have installed XP many times on this...
     
  2. 4thgenceli

    4thgenceli Active Member

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    Just wait....


    Your video card isn't 'fully' supported and/or RAM issues.

    Same thing for me, it took me 6 hours to install it (had to wait and wait and wait for it). Eventually I got it installed (only later to have my RAM fry). Need to get some more RAM to replace it. Once I up'd my vid drivers I was all set.


    Q6600 processor
    6Gb ram
    Radeon X850 XT
     
  3. Links2

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    So, what your saying is.....

    I can not Install Win.7 on my current computer....
    I need to go buy a new computer with Hardware that Win.7 is "OK" with?

    That sounds a bit unacceptable to me?
     
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    Does the Shuttle PC have onboard video? Take out the GeForce card and see if it will install. That will at least rule it out.
     
  5. Links2

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    Yes it does have on-board,

    But I have read that you NEED a card that can do DiectX 9-10 for 7?
    (on-board wont have that)
     
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    I'm not sure about the requirements, but taking out the GeForce card will at least rule it out as the reason why you can't even install Windows 7. You can always put the card back in later.
     
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    ok, will try later...
    I'll post results.
     
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    If the video card thing does the same thing, head to www.memtest86.com, download the .iso, burn it to a CD and boot off of it. Let memtest run a couple of passes to make sure it's not bad ram that's causing your issues.
     
  9. 4thgenceli

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    Not saying that.

    It took a while to install, but it evenutally did install fine. It kept crashing on me because of driver issues. Once I fixed driver issues with my video card all was fine.
     
  10. CodeX

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    Really? It sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

    How do you ever expect progress to be made in anything if any old piece of crap computer from a decade ago has to be supported by every new piece of software?

    When you bought your computer did it come with a guarantee that it would be compatible with all future operating systems for it's entire lifetime? No? I wonder why...

    Sorry about your difficulty, I've been using windows 7 since early beta about 8 months ago and have had no problems, it's just that people with a sense of entitlement piss me off.
     

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