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Windows won't install

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by imranh101, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. imranh101

    imranh101 Thread Starter

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    Hey all.
    My rig recently had a few problems w/ an external harddrive so I decided probably a corrupt windows install and tried to reinstall Win 7.
    Everytime I try to install, I get to that blue windows 7 background (the one you see during the whole install) and a mouse cursor. I can move the mouse cursor, but it never moves from there. I waited 30 minutes to no avail.
    So far I've tried
    Clearing BIOS
    Trying with only 1 stick of ram, with each stick.
    Reseating graphics card
    Cleaning heatsink/grills

    Still nothing, it just get's stuck there.
    I've reinstalled Windows using this same disk, on this same desktop, a good 3 or 4 times. The disk is fine, I also know, because I installed it on a friends PC not even 2 weeks ago (after I started having the problem).
    I can no longer reboot into Windows, nor install it.... Any ideas?
    Also tried another harddrive to install it on, same thing

    Sorry, I figured my PC specs would be visible since I put them in the info when I registered ._.
    Here they are.
    AMD Phenom II 975 BE
    8GB DDR3 1333 RAM
    450 GTS 1gb GDDR5 (Galaxy)
    500w PSU ( I believe CoolerMaster or Hyper... not sure)
    M4N68T-M V2 Asus Mobo
    Still using my old 160GB PATA drive for lack of funds/need :p
     
  2. valis

    valis Moderator

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    if you installed it on a friend's pc, I would assume that he is using the license for the OS, correct? That could be your problem right there.
     
  3. imranh101

    imranh101 Thread Starter

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    He bought his own license but didnt want to download the 4gb install ISO on his 125kbs connection, so I lent him my disk.
    I have my own license. In any case I didn't even get to choose a language screen, let alone the enter a license key screen, so this is not the problem. I pulled out a stick of ram and reset the BIOS again and then reseated everything and I got to pick a language, maybe it will work now. Will report back :)
    Well, it's been on "Setup is starting..." for another 30 minutes... It's gonna take overnight to install Windows now? Something not right. Has never taken this long...
     
  4. valis

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    no, something definitely is not right......where did you get this copy of windows? If it ever does boot, we are going to have to run the MGA test on it.
     
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