Resolving Windows® 7 Installation Hang Issue
Discuss reasons for Windows 7 installation hang issue while starting Windows? Explain ways to fix the problem.
Windows 7 is the best Operating System from Microsoft. Some of the features included in Windows 7 such as Windows Defender, Windows Gadgets, Windows Search, Windows Aero etc make it a more advanced Operating System than others. Windows 7 is also very stable and secure than any other previous version of Windows Operating System. Installation of Windows 7 requires less resources. In order to install Windows 7, all that the users have to do is to insert the installation disc of the OS in the drive and then follow on-screen instructions. However, some users might face some problems while installing Windows 7. These problems include freezing of the installation set-up files. This means that installation cannot be completed properly and users would have to restart the system manually. The installation of Windows 7 might be hanging while starting Windows because of several reasons such as problems with some USB devices connected to the system, issues with RAM or memory of the system, issues with installation disc in use etc.
Following are some tips to resolve system hang issue with Windows 7 installation:
- Replace installation source
- Check memory in use
- Remove USB devices
Replace installation source
While installing Windows 7, a very large number of system files are copied from the installation disc to the system hard disc. If the installation disc used to install Windows 7 has some inherent errors or some of the installation files are corrupt, installation might freeze while start-up file is running. Such issues can be resolved only by replacing the installation disc in use and carrying out the installation with a genuine installation disc.
Check memory in use
Memory is a very important component of your system. If memory of your Windows 7 system is insufficient to support Windows 7 OS, then the system might hang after completing the installation. Users facing such problems are recommended to take out the memory, clean it and then reinsert it properly after verifying the requirements). The users must also check the memory time settings on the BIOS and then change it according to the requirements of Windows 7. The users also have to check the version of the BIOS and if an upgrade is necessary, the BIOS must be upgraded to resolve the issue.
If any USB device is plugged into your system while installing Windows 7 OS, your system might hang after completing the installation. All users having Windows 7 hang issue are advised to remove all USB connections to the various devices (like webcams, scanners, gamepads)to fix the issue.
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