Widows 7 beta failed install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by RDN, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. RDN

    RDN Guest

    CPU: Athlon 64 FX-55
    MoBo: Asus A8N-E
    RAM: OZC Platinum pc3200 2048Mb DDR

    Video: MSI nVidia GeForce 6600 256Mb

    Hard Drive: Seagate 250Gb SATA
    250 Iomega Zip drive
    2-Samsung DVD drives
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    Windows 7 beta build 7000 Ultimate didn't
    fully install onto the above system.
    It got to a point in the installation " setup is starting services "
    and my Microsoft optical mouse would blink and the system
    would shut down. My system would reboot and Windows 7 beta
    displays a message about errors in the installation.

    The next night I tried installing Windows 7 beta
    onto another system I had. Using the same Seagate 250Gb
    hard drive.

    CPU: Athlon 64 X2-5000 2.6Ghz AM2
    MoBo: Asus M2N-MX SE
    RAM: OZC pc6400 2048Mb DDR2

    Video: ATI Radeon X1600 256Mb

    Hard Drive: Seagate 250Gb SATA set to 3.0Gbit/s
    LG DVD drive

    This time at the same point in the installation, "setup starting services",
    the optical mouse blinked and the monitor dimmed.
    But the monitor returned and display at an enhanced resolution.
    And Windows 7 beta was up and running.

    I'm thinking the problem may of been the old nVidia Geforce 6600 video card
    in the first system.
     
    RDN, Jan 15, 2009
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  2. RDN

    RDN Guest

    I swapped out the Geforce 6600 card from the old system, into the system
    below
    CPU: Athlon 64 X2-5000 2.6Ghz AM2
    MoBo: Asus M2N-MX SE
    RAM: OZC pc6400 2048Mb DDR2

    Video: Switch to Geforce 6600

    Hard Drive: Seagate 250Gb SATA set to 3.0Gbit/s
    LG DVD drive

    and Windows 7 installed just fine. And with just 20Gb of
    hard drive space.

    I gest I was wrong about the card.

    Now I'm wondering which other componet could it be?
    The motherboard, DDR memory or the 939 AMD Athlon FX-55
    CPU

    I have a OEM copy of MS Windows Vista. I'll see if that installs.
    In the:
    CPU: Athlon 64 FX-55
    MoBo: Asus A8N-E
    RAM: OZC Platinum pc3200 2048Mb DDR

    Video: MSI nVidia GeForce 6600 256Mb

    Hard Drive: Seagate 250Gb SATA
    250 Iomega Zip drive
    2-Samsung DVD drives

    I'll play around with the componets.
    I could also disable Zip drive and see if thats it?
     
    RDN, Jan 17, 2009
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  3. RDN

    Clogwog Guest

    Try this: Unplug all unneeded external USB devices, serial printer,
    whatever, including your network cable or/and wireless.
     
    Clogwog, Jan 18, 2009
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