Reasons for Windows® 7 freezing after being installed
Why does Windows 7 freeze after being installed?
After Windows 7 has been installed, it may face some issues. One of the possible issues includes system freezing at the time of installation. The installation may get terminated after the installer file has been loaded. The screen might get frozen as the Windows logo appears. The progress bar may stop immediately. It may also freeze even after the logo is displayed. The installation DVD may stop without any reason. Basic troubleshooting operations like clearing CMOS, upgrading graphics care and removing all components may not resolve the issue. There may be a number of reasons and you need to take some advanced steps to resolve the issue.
Here are some notes on reasons and steps to resolve Windows 7 freezes after installation:
- Install Windows 7 in Safe Mode
- Upgrade BIOS
There may be a number of reasons behind Windows 7 freezing while installing. If you have connected any USB device to the system at the time of installation, then the issue can occur. If the system is experiencing a lack of system components that are needed to install the operating system, then the issue may occur. Corruptions in the BIOS are another reason behind Windows 7 installation freezing problem.
Install Windows 7 in Safe Mode
For this, you need to insert Windows 7 DVD in the system and press the key when prompted with the message, 'Press any key to boot from CD/DVD’. As the message disappears from the system screen, press the F8 key to get the boot option list displayed on the system screen and you need to select the option to start in Safe Mode. You need to press F8 as the system restarts and as you get the ‘Windows cannot continue in Safe Mode’ message click 'Ok' to restart the system. Open the Command Prompt and direct the system to drive name:windowssystem32 and type 'CompMgmtLauncher'. You can then properly install Windows 7.
The possible reason behind Windows 7 freezing after installtion is a corrupt BIOS. You can try upgrading or updating BIOS to resolve the issue. You need to upgrade to the latest version of BIOS to make the devices work properly. You can get these upgrades from websites which you need to install in the system and then copy to storage media. After copying to storage media, boot the system from it to update BIOS.
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