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#1 gbrockway

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:53 PM

I am trying to install Win 7 Home Premium 64bit onto a bare drive. This means I have to boot from the CD drive using the Windows disc. On my machine, when i boot from the CD Drive, a message comes up that says "Press any key to boot from the CD drive." When I start the Windows installation it all begins fine, Windows expands and copies the files and then reboots. On reboot, however, when the message "hit an key..." appears and I hit a key, nothing happens. I know the keyboard is working because if If I hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, it reboots. On this second reboot, the whole process starts over; it doesn't start the installation where the first try stopped.

I tries installing XP on the new drive, thinking an upgrade might work better than a bare install, but the same thing happened on the XP installation.

Any ideas?

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:28 AM

Please give the Make and Model of the computer, or is this a custom unit. Then can you provide any details -
Have you at any time installed the chipset drivers (or any drivers). Is there any other specific Error number or Message ?

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:41 AM

It sounds like your interrupting the install. when it restarts its looking for the continuing point and your seeing Hit a key to boot from the CD but please wait

Please try again and when its restart after expanding the folder It will automatically continue the install don't press a key

I believe your doing it correctly

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 08:44 AM

If I have know my Windows Installs

After it restarts it installs the network and other setting

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

The unit is one I built. ASUS M4A78 MB, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, LG DVD drive, and I am trying to install onto a Maxtor STM 3320620A hard drive.
No error message is displayed.
I have installed the chipset drivers; I had WIN 7 installed on this drive on this machine before and was doing a re-install when this problem arose.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

Coxchris:

I tried that. I started the installation and when it rebooted, left it for over an hour - nothing happened. It is just stuck at the reboot and does not pick up the installation where it paused.

Edited by gbrockway, 18 May 2012 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:28 AM

At this point I would visit the Seagate website and download the Seatools for DOS http://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/#

You will need to burn with some software that can burn an ISO, Nero, ImgBurn etc. You can not just copy to a CD.
In windows 7 you can follow this guide.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/burn-a-cd-or-dvd-from-an-iso-file

http://www.seagate.com/files/support/seatools/SeaToolsDOSguide.pdf

Run the short and the long test.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:47 AM

Only respond to hit any key the first time to boot from cd. Windows will install and reboot it self with no action from you after that.

After you boot from cd do a full install. Your old one is borked. Starting from scratch should get you going again.




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