June 1st, 2008, 05:27 PM
Trying to install windows on Averatec 7100
I go to install windows and it hangs after it loads drivers right before it gets to the "Welcome to windows setup". I have ran every test, memory, motherboard, max load, hd, and i cant figure it out. I have tried several discs. Tried a usb hard drive and same thing.
If anyone could help, it would be appreciated.
June 1st, 2008, 10:39 PM
what version of windows? if xp, you should use a slipstreamed sp2 or sp3 disc.
if you still have problems, disable devices in the bios, like audio, lan, etc.
June 2nd, 2008, 10:31 AM
I have tried xp home, xp pro, media center, retail, oem, all kinds of discs and it does same thing.
June 2nd, 2008, 06:25 PM
Are you using a usb keyboard or mouse? If so, try with ones using PS/2 connectors.
June 2nd, 2008, 06:39 PM
FYI, the Averatec 7100 is a laptop.
Did you try disabling devices or not? wifi, audio, lan, etc.
Which diags did you run on the ram and hard drive? I usually use memtest+ and seatools.
June 2nd, 2008, 07:17 PM
Moving this thread to the Mobile forum.
June 3rd, 2008, 09:17 PM
If attempting to install using a standard Windows CD and not Averatec's own recovery disc/disc set,
Wipe entire HDD with software such as DBAN, including any proprietory recovery partition(s), prior to OS installation attempt.
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