Windows 7 Setup Hangs

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by colinzim, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. colinzim

    colinzim MDL Senior Member

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    I modded an Award bios with HP slic 2.1 and after flashing Windows 7 freezes at the first blue setup screen.
    - removed cmos battery
    - set bios defaults
    I can run setup Windows 7 in the same machine before it is flashed and installs no problem. I flashed it back to original bios and still setup hangs.
    Win XP installs perfectly with modded bios
     
  2. fubar121

    fubar121 MDL Novice

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    Possible bad media? mabye I ran into that with vista a while back.
     
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  3. SCBrigth

    SCBrigth MDL Senior Member

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    It can be. Burn another DVD in the slower speed possible and try to install again.
    Another possibilty is corrupted files, from where you grab your windows? Trusted source is essencial.
     
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  4. Animeniac

    Animeniac MDL Novice

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    #4 Animeniac, Feb 9, 2010
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    I get the same problem as well, with both 7 and 2008R2. The setup hangs at the first screen for about 5-10min (no activity on the HDD or DVD). Then after selecting Install it will hang again for ~5min. After that it's smooth sailing. On both my desktops it hangs, but my laptop doesn't. I only use untouched/verified ISOs.

    Just curious, what brand of motherboard do you have? Both of mine are Gigabyte.
     
  5. colinzim

    colinzim MDL Senior Member

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    My Bad

    I fixed the problem. The floppy must be disabled in the bios options !
    I was wondering if there is a way to change install .dll's to give verbose setup ?
     
  6. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    My wife is already verbose, wonder if there are any dll's I can hack to shut her up???
     
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  7. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    One little thing I noticed after putting windows 7 on several machines. Sometimes (Like in my friends case) will need to update your bios first before installing or it will hang randomally. Another thing I noticed is that on some older computers(Ones that came with Vista OEM) will install fine but will take awhile to start for whatever reason. I am not sure on that but I know bios updates/hardware options can contribute to this kind of issue.
     
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  8. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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  9. diluxp

    diluxp MDL Junior Member

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    It could be because of motherboard as it may not be windows 7 compactible. especially if you have a jmicron ide controller with ide drive
     
  10. The Progen

    The Progen MDL Novice

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    Check whether APIC is enabled in your BIOS. That was the cause of my system not being able to enter Windows 7 or reinstall it after a reboot. What I had done was to reset the BIOS settings to their default prior to flashing it with a modded one. Didn't occur to me that the default APIC setting for my Zotac motherboard was Disabled. Plus it was at the bottom of a page which required scrolling so I didn't bother to check at first.

    With APIC disabled, I could still install Windows XP or Vista but not 7 so do a check for it.