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January 22, 2009 at 7:46 pm #84705


Hi all.

I have searched, but i didn’t find any1 with the same problem (or i didn’t search hard enough…):

I have installed windows 7 to a new drive, by starting windows XP pro, then double clicking the setup file on the dvd rom. That works fine.

Now i wanted to install the x64 version of windows 7.
I started from the dvd and it starts up fine (windows is copying files.. etc) untill just after the blue screen appears (the blue screen with ‘sunrays’ over it and version 7000 for testing purposes only at the bottom right).
Then it briefly shows the mouse with the loading icon, then it stops completely.

I have tried this with the 32 bit version too, but with the same result.
I suspected it might be something to do with the already installed version, so I did a quick format of the drive I installed windows 7 to.
But it still fails the same.

I tried starting with windows XP and trying to run the setup.exe from the x64 version, but windows XP (32bit) reports it as an invalid application. I can install windows7 32 bit this way (see earlier in the post), but i want to try the 64 bit.

I hope some1 knows the answer on how to accomplish this!


January 22, 2009 at 8:23 pm #87118


I’m on Windows XP x86 (32 bit).

But the problem also exists when tryin to boot with the windows7 x86 (32bit) version…
So it seems BOTH windows7 versions cannot be installed by booting the computer with the dvd and install like that??

I can only install windows7 x86 when i double click the installer when started with windows XP (the X64 version will fail at this point too, as it is not a program windows XP x86 can run).

January 22, 2009 at 8:58 pm #87119


  1. Go to “Start” and “Run” in XP. Type in “g:bootbootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force” (without quotes, and replacing g: with the drive letter of your Windows 7 DVD).
  2. Restart the computer, and you will notice the boot selection menu is gone.
  3. Format the partition/drive where you had Windows 7 installed.
  4. Remove two files (Boot.BAK & Bootsect.BAK) on your XP drive’s root folder (C:), these were backup files of your previous bootloader, now no longer useful. do this in safe mode.
  5. Use your XP disk to restore MBR .
  6. Boot from DVD not from inside XP ! Make sure BIOS is set to boot from cd/dvd first.

Applies to Windows 7 or Vista !

January 22, 2009 at 9:08 pm #87120


If you burned the disc at to high a speed it won’t work. 1x or 2x at the most – then try and see if it works <!– s:) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smiley.gif" alt=":)" title="Smiley" /><!– s:) –>

January 22, 2009 at 10:46 pm #87123


Ill try all the mentioned suggestions by the both of u. TNX!

Just one question though..: Why should i restore a master boot record.. (and which one [and how].. ntfs stores multiples..)

January 22, 2009 at 10:57 pm #87125


[quote:2w5p67si]Why should i restore a master boot record[/quote:2w5p67si]

XP’s fixmbr and fixboot to replace w7.

w7 or vista deed atarget for bcedit to run.

i have more detailed info if needed.&nbsp; <!– s8) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cool.gif" alt="8)" title="Cool" /><!– s8) –>

January 22, 2009 at 11:26 pm #87128


That would be appreciated!!! <!– s:D –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/cheesy.gif" alt=":D" title="Cheesy" /><!– s:D –> <!– s:-[ –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/embarrassed.gif" alt=":-[" title="Embarrassed" /><!– s:-[ –>

January 22, 2009 at 11:31 pm #87129


<deed atarget> edit<needs a target> lol.

more info on your system/ setup would be handy, eg:[quote:2ad5bsmq]what version of xp are you on? x86 or x64? switching from 32bit mode to 64bit right into the setup won’t work out good I guess…[/quote:2ad5bsmq] from dexsk


January 22, 2009 at 11:34 pm #87130



atm running WindowsXP PRO x86
on Intel core i7 940

Wanna install the Windows7 x64 on another harddisk.. <!– s:) –><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smiley.gif" alt=":)" title="Smiley" /><!– s:) –>

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January 22, 2009 at 11:43 pm #87132


Intel core i7 940 should be ok for 64 bit.

ram size, etc ? you are needing to address more of it eg: 4gigs ??

otherwise i would stick with 32bit.

more progams compatibilty !

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