I've been having a problem re-installing Windows 7 onto a computer.
The computer hadn't been working correctly for a while but I discovered it was a Memory problem and removed the dead RAM stick. I've formatted the drive already and tried installing Windows 7 about 8 or so times now all failing.
I get passed the "Expanding Windows Files" and installing part, but when the computer restarts and it says "Completing Installation", it hangs for a minute and then BSOD.
I'm installing a legitimate version via USB.
I've tried so far:
Remaking the USB install, using both the Microsoft USB tool and PowerISO's usb boot disk maker.
Doing the same after re-downloading the ISO.
I'm run memtest86 on both memory sticks currently in use, in all 4 slots, and both passed in each one. I am now using just one of the 2 sticks in the primary slot.
I've updated the MB's BIOS, though the most recent one only fixed a couple of minor things.
I tried unplugging everything and holding the power button for 30+ seconds as was suggested somewhere else, also tried leaving the computer unplugged for 30 minutes and doing the same thing.
I also tried manually setting the memory speeds to what it reads on the sticker on the stick I'm not currently using.
The computer was working fine before I tried reinstalling Windows. It was just so cluttered I thought a fresh install would do it some good.
I almost wish I hadn't.
But I'm hoping this is a learning experience.
Thanks in advance for any help,
Here is a (not so great) picture of the BSOD.