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windows 7 stuck in rebooting loop during installation

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by priscilalila, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. priscilalila

    priscilalila Thread Starter

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    Okay so i have this machine, acer m3100, that originally had windows vista. I tried to do a clean install of windows 7, with an original windows 7 installation cd. Everything would go okay until right after the computer restarts and goes to the part of COMPLETING INSTALLATION. At that moment my screen suddenly flashes with the blue screen of death. i wasnt able to right the error that shows up though. Then the computer restarts and goes to setup devices and right after that an error message appears saying, windows did not complete installation, due to an unexpected restart, restart the computer and restart the installation. If i click okay it will go into an endless loop. Restarting one time after another. So i thought i would install windows vista again. Try to make things the way they were before, but i get the same error. i'm only able to install xp. With XP everything works fine. I do want to be able to install windows 7 though. I have tried almost every trick in the book. Nothing has helped. Im thinking this isnt a hardware problem since it works with xp, probably a configuration problem. If someone can help me i would highly appreciate it.
     
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    When it's booting up, hit F8 (After the BIOS screen but before the Windows screen) and select "Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure". You will be able to retrieve the BSOD code for us then.

    Also, how much RAM is in this PC? Windows 7 under 1GB is not recommended. I'd shoot for at least a minimum of 2GB of RAM.

    Do you also have the ability to try a different Hard Drive?
     
  3. priscilalila

    priscilalila Thread Starter

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    Hi i did what you asked me to but the bsod only appears when im doing the windows install. I did try to install it again but even after i disabled the automatic restart, the bsod only flashed. The computer is 3gb ram. im trying to install windows 7 with one stick of 2gb. Before i installed windows xp and saw that everything would work with it, i thought it might be a bad hard drive or something. But what seems to me is that for some reason the computer now doesnt reconize windows vista or 7 platform.
     
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