Right whenever I ask you guys for help, you're always top notch, so I hope you can help me with this one.|
I have an alright PC that I want to have to just to do a little light browsing, writing etc and wanted to install W7 on it from XP.
I got the install CD, set the bios to boot from CD, started the install.
Now, I have an old Nvidia graphics card lying around - nothing fancy. But rather than giving the PC sonething extra to do right now, I leave the monitor plugged into the original hole in the back (onboard graphics). Just as the PC reboots for the third time half way through expanding the installation files, the monitor refuses to come back on.
I can hear the PC HDD clicking away, so I just leave it.
For three hours....Nothing. So I unplug the monitor and use another - same thing. No signal to the monitor. As if things couldn't get worse, the power goes out for about half an hour.
So whilst it's out, I tried whacking in the graphics card, plug the monitor in to that, when the power comes back on I turn the PC on. It starts up, the monitor is fine, 'Windows is starting'. Ideal!
Then it gives me this:
The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "O.K" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.
Which I do. But it's now in a loop. It boots from CD, gives me this error after saying - 'Windows is starting services'. So I try to reorder the boot sequence to HDD first - same thing.
Is there a way I can restart the installation? I tried unplugging the power cable and holding the power button (this worked when I had a similar problem when I installed it on my laptop last year) and trying again, but it doesn't want to go to the installation options.
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!!
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