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#1 Khunnie

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:35 PM

I booted my desktop up today & it went to a black screen with this error message
Install Windows
Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation.


It's a continuous loop of this error message. No matter if I click the 'ok' or 'x' out of it. I tried to boot it in safe mood but it's the same error but says 'cannot complete installation in safe mode'.
I haven't been trying to install Windows or changing it or anything. It worked fine last night. I shut down like I normally do.

Gateway GM5626 Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Any help is appreciated & if more info is needed I'll try to provide it. Thank you.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 04:47 PM

Hi, take a look, http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH66709&key=53845&actp=LIST .

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/windows-could-not-complete-the-installation-to/bf09c3c5-298b-459f-aed5-4f431b8398f5

FWIW: Anytime there's mention of the BIOS seemingly malfunctioning...out of the blue...I would consider replacing the CMOS battery. Available in the U.S. anywhere for less than $5.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/articles/cmosreplace.asp

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#3 Khunnie

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:27 PM

Thank you for the fast reply....but I'm not really sure what that first link wants me to do. I can't go anywhere on my computer that I'm aware of. My tech skills are rather low.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:29 PM

That first link is only relevant if you were installing Symantec's "Restore Anywhere".

Actually, I just looked at all those links and I doubt any are relevant to your problem. You might want to follow hamluis' suggestion and replace the cmos battery though. Can't hurt.

Edited by Allan, 09 July 2011 - 05:31 PM.


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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:36 PM

That first link is only relevant if you were installing Symantec's "Restore Anywhere".

Actually, I just looked at all those links and I doubt any are relevant to your problem. You might want to follow hamluis' suggestion and replace the cmos battery though. Can't hurt.

Thanks for the reply... I see. No probably not cause I haven't been trying to install anything. ;____; I guess that means I have to take it somewhere than... I was hoping to avoid that.. Thanks again.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 05:47 PM

Well you can replace the battery yourself - it's a 5 minute job.

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 06:01 PM

Well you can replace the battery yourself - it's a 5 minute job.

It does look fairly simple....except when you have to enter stuff in...sounds scary.
I'm also looking towards the negative side of but what if that doesn't fix my problem?

Also this doesn't effect my hard drive right? Life files didn't get erased or something?


I looked at my battery... CR2032 panasonic... does that sound like the right name?

Edited by Khunnie, 09 July 2011 - 06:09 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2011 - 05:32 AM

Yes - just replace the battery - nothing bad will happen




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