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stuck at windows 7 logo at start up

by crazybread / February 3, 2014 7:01 PM PST

I install Windows 7 with my usb flash drive and when windows 7 trys to log in for the first time it gets stuck at the starting windows logo. I am unable to get into safe mode to become windows 7 has not finsh installing. I am able to install window vista on the computer so I am unsure what can cause this problem

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What is it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2014 12:14 AM PST

At the office we have this old Vista laptop and it will do exactly what you noted when 7 is installed. It makes a fine time sink for experts that think they can install 7. That one won't and that's that.

So what is this computer?
Bob

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What's the motherboard?
by James Denison / February 4, 2014 8:52 AM PST

or maker and model number?

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info
by crazybread / February 4, 2014 10:50 AM PST

PC specs Intel i5 2500k motherborad Maximus Iv Gen-z/gen3 ram 16G of corsair

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that should run W7
by James Denison / February 4, 2014 12:32 PM PST
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I would suspect your installation media. Do you have a DVD disc instead to install from? Was Vista installed on THIS particular drive, or on another one? Is this a new drive and if so, did you initialize and format it?

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Flash drive
by pgc3 / February 4, 2014 12:36 PM PST

And from where did you load Win 7 to the flash drive?

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