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After upgrading a system from Vista Home Premium 32-bit to 7 Ultimate 64-bit (I wiped the disk though and did a fresh install), the system hangs and reboots on "Starting Windows". Tried reinstalling multiple times and nothing has changed. Hangs at disk.sys when trying to boot into Safe Mode.

That's... kinda all I know. Apparently a lot of other people have had this problem in the past based on Google searches but I can't find a fix; any tips?

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Have a different drive to test installing it on?
     
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Have a different drive to test installing it on?

Only other drive I can use is an old laptop drive, but I'll try. Thanks
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If you're re-installing Windows 7, make sure you only have the bare essentials:

* 1 hard drive
* 1 stick of ram
* NO USB devices connected.
* If the computer has a card reader disable it.
* Make sure you're not using an HDMI connector for you monitor, Windows 7 has had problems with those connections. Stick with DB-9 or DVI.
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If you're re-installing Windows 7, make sure you only have the bare essentials:
* 1 hard drive
* 1 stick of ram
* NO USB devices connected.
* If the computer has a card reader disable it.
* Make sure you're not using an HDMI connector for you monitor, Windows 7 has had problems with those connections. Stick with DB-9 or DVI.

Thanks for the advice but I just can't seem to get 7 working... Vista 64 works okay though, so I guess I'll have to stick with that...
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On my DFI i had to change a setting in the BIOS under power options before it would load W7 x6. It installed just fine but froze around the Starting Windows till I found it. I cant remember what the setting was called anymore and it was a older 790 board but I remember being stumped on it for a while also.
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Would it have been the HPET table? You're supposed to enable it for Vista or Win7 since it's a more accurate timer than the BIOS clock for CPUs that shift their speeds during normal operation (i.e. laptops, etc)
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I'd say the issue is a bad install DVD. If you can use a SP1 ISO, downloads here: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1156654-seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization.html
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On my DFI i had to change a setting in the BIOS under power options before it would load W7 x6. It installed just fine but froze around the Starting Windows till I found it. I cant remember what the setting was called anymore and it was a older 790 board but I remember being stumped on it for a while also.

interesting. I'll look around I guess....
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I'd say the issue is a bad install DVD. If you can use a SP1 ISO, downloads here: http://www.overclock.net/ssd/1156654-seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization.html

I guess I'll try once more; I'll use vlite to integrate my drivers into the .iso in case that's the issue. Thanks for the link
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Would it have been the HPET table? You're supposed to enable it for Vista or Win7 since it's a more accurate timer than the BIOS clock for CPUs that shift their speeds during normal operation (i.e. laptops, etc)

The build I'm trying to get it to work on has an overclocked Athlon 64 with CNQ disabled, so I doubt that's it. But I'll see if I can find it anyway.
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Originally Posted by Quantum Reality View Post

Would it have been the HPET table? You're supposed to enable it for Vista or Win7 since it's a more accurate timer than the BIOS clock for CPUs that shift their speeds during normal operation (i.e. laptops, etc)

Yeah that was it.
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