Does Your Microsoft® Windows® 7 Installation hang at a particular Step?
What are the causes of the problem when Windows 7 installation hangs at a particular step?
Windows 7 install hangs up for many reasons. The computer could hang up any time and it is one of the major problems that users face. Once this condition occurs, there is nothing to worry as it can be corrected methodically. First of all let us see what cause Windows 7 install hangs. The causes that lead to hang up includes poor RAM memory, viruses, faulty registry, corrupt programs and improper drivers. Even if you are not a computer expert, you can still try to correct the errors easily. Installing with Onboard PCI device storage controller set to AHCI caused a hang, then restarted and disabled next to everything, Ethernet, USB, floppy, sound and just reinstalled again and it hung.
Following are the details that describe the reasons for installation of Windows 7 getting stuck:
- Fixing of CD or DVD drive problems
- Hardware or software that is incompatible
Fixing of CD or DVD drive problems
Installation might stop if the system can not copy files. Here are some possible solutions for this problem: Your Windows installation disc is scratched, smudged, or dirty. Then clean the disc with a soft cloth, insert it in the CD or DVD drive, and then begin the Windows installation again. If your installation disc is damaged then you need to replace it. CD or DVD drive is not working properly, or the disc might be vibrating too much because of the laser to accurately read the data.
Run an antivirus program to scan your computer and identify needed repairs. Be sure to disable the antivirus program before beginning the installation again. If you have compatible hardware and your computer stops responding, disable any unnecessary hardware. Remove USB devices, remove or disable network adapters, sound cards, and serial cards, and then restart the installation. If you have more than 1 Memory stick on your system, the its better to remove all the RAM stick except for one and try installing Windows 7 Operating System.
Also this is usually caused by hardware or software that is incompatible with Windows 7. If you have this problem, follow these steps: Wait about 10 minutes to see if the installation continues. Watch the hard disk indicator to see if there is any activity. If your hard disk appears to be working, then the installation should be in progress. If installation fails again, there might be a hardware incompatibility problem. Go to the Windows Upgrade Advisor on the Microsoft website to see if your computer could run Windows 7.
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