Causes of Windows® 7 Setup Not Starting
Get to know more about Windows 7 setup not starting.
The process through which retail versions of Microsoft Windows are installed onto a PC is called Windows Setup. The Windows 7 setup has many problems reported by users and most of them are caused due to the lack of knowledge with the person who is installing. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing and damaged system files that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is available on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If the computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on the computer's hard disk. If the computer does not include Startup Repair, it is the duty of computer manufacturer to have customized or replaced the tool. Check the information that came with the computer or go to the manufacturer's website.
Following are the causes, symptoms and tips to fix the problem of Windows 7 setup not starting:
- Tips to fix
The selection of a wrong setup option or the lack of a clean disk installation of the Operating System can result in the problem such as setup in Windows 7 is not starting. It is also possible to classify this kind of problems into two such as hardware related and the software related problem. The detection of the correct cause is a complex process in which the experience and knowledge of the user can play a vital role.
The symptom is the inability of the setup to start running with the display of messages stating that "The path to Windows 7 installation files is not specified", “Could not find Windows 7 installation files on the specified disc”, “The installation disc that you have specified is not a Windows 7 installation disc”, “The installation disc contains setup files of the operating system that cannot be supported”, “Could not prepare an unattended Windows 7 setup file" etc are the error messages.
It is recommended to check that the path to Windows 7 installation files which the user specified indeed contains all files needed for installing Windows 7 and please make sure that the Windows 7 installation disk that you have inserted is readable. Also make sure that the installation disk is free from viruses and all kinds of errors.
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