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  • Pergunta

  • Hey Guys,

    I just bought all the following components for a new build:

    Gigabyte GA 965P-S3 MOBO

    Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 (1.8Ghz)

    1GB (2x512) Corsair DDR2 (667) RAM

    200Gb HGST SATA300 HDD

    256Mb XFX 7600GS GPU

    Pioneer DVR-112DBK

    And...Windows Vista Home Basic.

     

    OK, so hardware wasn't a problem, had everything hooked up and neat within 2 hours.

    Plug in the power and turn it on (it's alive!) with the Windows DVD in the drive, and boots to Vista installation...choose language/enter product key/accept licence blah blah...Copying Files...Expanding Files...Installing updates...computer reboots, back to installation.

    Now the problem, the installation screen comes back up and displays ticks by all of the previous steps, and has the Completing Installation unticked and the three dots...waiting...waiting...waiting.

    And thats it, Vista installation will go no further than that. Have left the installation on overnight and nothing happens. The HDD light will flicker every so often, and stay on constantly for a few seconds and then go off for ages.

    After a while, I got fed-up of waiting, so I installed XP Pro and that worked first time like a charm, setup was complete in no longer than 45 minutes and within an hour all drivers had been setup.

    I can't think why anything would impeed the installation, everything was spec'd to work with Vista.

    I have tried 'unplugging the monitor cable' and toning-down the bios settings, but there was still no joy.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2007 15:30

Respostas

  • Saw post on Dell Inspiron 1720.  Had HDD failure so had to replace it with new SATA drive.  Changing SATA in Bios from ACHI to ATA has got me past the 'completing installation' phase through to the next level.  ... Simple when you find the right post.  Thanks!
    • Sugerido como Resposta Jackie Jordan quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2010 04:51
    • Marcado como Resposta Carey FrischMVP segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010 00:09
    sexta-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2010 22:21
  • I've been having fun with this issue on a customer's laptop.  I run an outfit here in Las Vegas called Directech Computer Solutions so I hope you will find me credible.  Upon the second reboot Vista is initializing drivers for your hardware.  This particular hang occurs mostly with older SATA type I controllers.  Goto your hardware manufacturers website and download/extract the drivers to a usb flash drive or Burn to a cd etc.  Install on the first screen.  Upon reboot you can try the following:

    1) Unplug your network cable

    During installation Windows might download faulty drivers that do not really work with your hardware so make sure there is no access to internet.

    2) In BIOS, disable the on-board LAN controller

    This is actually a superior solution to 1)

    3) After the first reboot, hit F8 and select the 640x480 resolution mode

    4) Swap SATA cable to the installation destination hard drive from SATAII to GSATAII slot


    5) In BIOS, change SATA emulation from IDE (or RAID) to AHCI


    6) Remove ALL the USB devices

    This includes mouse and keyboard, so you will have to connect via PS2. Tip: there are small USB to PS2 adaptors you can buy.


    7) In BIOS, disable the USB controller entirely

    Again, a superior solution to 6)


    8) Remove all the expansion cards from the motherboard (except graphics card)

    This includes any PCI network adapters or similar.


    9) Remove the graphics card and use on-board video (if available)


    10) Remove all the RAM modules except one


    11) After getting error in the Completing Installation phase, reboot to Command Prompt and run CHKDSK /f


    12) Flash BIOS to latest version and try any of the above

    Hopefully this helps...

     

    FOR ALL GATEWAY USERS!!! <READ!>

    you MUST disable TPM in the BIOS. 

    http://support.gateway.com/s/issues/2-2408117031.shtml

    TPM fix may only apply to upgrades.  Have not verified this.

    • Sugerido como Resposta Rydh2o quarta-feira, 28 de julho de 2010 17:56
    • Marcado como Resposta Carey FrischMVP segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010 00:09
    quarta-feira, 28 de julho de 2010 17:48

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  • When you say you tried "toning down the BIOS settings"  did you mean setting cpu clock speed and memory clock speed to factory defaults? If not, that would be a good place to start.
    quinta-feira, 1 de março de 2007 16:49
  • I have the same problem with different hardware.  I'm using an Intel DQ965GF motherboard and Core 2 Duo E6600, 4GB of RAM and two 250GB SATA disks.  No overclocking.

    I had Vista running just fine on this hardware for a day but, I wiped the disk so I could do a BIOS upgrade and I wanted to do a clean install with the disks as a RAID1 set.

    Now, I've tried clean installs every way I can think of and they all wind up hanging at the same spot.  The mouse and keyboard still work,  if I click the Red X button of the Installation window, I get a dialog that says "Setup cannot be canceled at this point. Doing so could leave your computer in a potentially unusable state" so, thnings are working it's just that the install never completes.

    If I restart the installation and click "Repair", the repair fails but I can get to a command prompt where I can poke around in the half built disk.  I didn't see anything in the C:\Windows\*.log files that provided any clues but, I don't know what to expect.

    Any ideas are welcome, thanks.

     

    sábado, 3 de março de 2007 00:41
  • Hi John

    I too can use the keyboard and mouse, and get the same message when I click the red x. Unfortunately, I have sent the disc back to the retailer (just in case it is the disc), so I am waiting for a replacement before I can try anything out.

    Did you roll back the BIOS to where you were to start with? And have you tried any of the tricks? i.e. pulling out the monitor cable or removing devices?

    segunda-feira, 5 de março de 2007 11:03
  • I've tried:

    - Replacing USB keyboard/mouse with PS2

    - Replacing SATA DVD drive with IDE

    - Disks in RAID configuration

    - Disks is legacy IDE configuration

    - Pulling video card and using on-board video

    - 32bit Vista (different DVD)

    - Resetting BIOS to defaults

    - Disabling every device I could disable in the BIOS

    - Installing with loading Intel RAID drivers

    - Installing without loading Intel RAID drivers

    I haven't tried rolling back the BIOS upgrade.  The motherboard came with a very early version of the BIOS and there have been many releases since.  I'm not sure which version I'll rollback to but, I think I will try that.

     

    segunda-feira, 5 de março de 2007 15:36
  • I too, like many thousands of users have had this issue, google around and see. I work in the computer field and I see this problem more frequently then I should and it's really pathetic. I never had issues like these with any of the previous builds of Windows except for ME and 3.1. The even sadder part is that I haven't heard a solution to this in a KB somewhere. I don't understand why Microsoft hasn't acknowledged this issue and instead seems to have blown it off as if it's nothing. This problem has been there since the Beta, get your stuff together............
    terça-feira, 6 de março de 2007 00:16
  • I can help you like many others who have visited my site for help. I have posted a few help files that can help you with your Vista installation.

    follow this link  and sign up for free assistance. http://signpark.proboards81.com/index.cgi?board=windows

    There are known issues with installing Vista on raid systems.  If you want to go around this issues make sure you have the updated drivers for your raid controllers, and the onther option is to install Vista on a NTFS partition this is the only file system that it will support. secondly make sure that your Bios is ACPI compatible, and make sure no anti virus software or on your system while doing and upgrade.

     

    For further assistacne visit the link above and you can read up on known issues and find helpful note on how to resolve issues with Vista. I have install now over 75.9 copies of Vista  and I can help you.  visit sign up and find help.

     

    terça-feira, 6 de março de 2007 02:17
  • After a hung install, I booted off the half built disk in Safe Mode and found that booting stopped after loading CRCDISK.SYS.  I rolled back the BIOS to 4462 which is what the motherboard came with.  That's the first production release of the BIOS.  I installed Vista x64 Ultimate and it worked.  Installed the latest Intel INF update.  Installed the latest Intel RAID drivers, configured my 2 disks into a RAID1 mirror set - no problems.  The RAID set rebuilt, everything is working, no errors in the event log.

    So, I update the BIOS to the latest release, 5844 released March 2nd.  Try to boot and it hangs after loading CRCDISK.SYS.  I rollback to 4462 again and it boots just fine and the RAID set is still intact.

    Intel, your BIOS is broken!

     

    quarta-feira, 7 de março de 2007 02:31
  • Intel support says that this knowledgebase article should fix the problem:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777/en-usording

    I haven't had a chance to try it and see. 

     

    sexta-feira, 9 de março de 2007 17:51
  • Thanks for the help guys

     

    Unfortunately, still no luck.

     

    I sent the disc back to the retailer and they found a fault with it. They then issued a replacement which came pretty quickly. I tried installing that one, but I got the exact same problem. Again I sent it back, but this time, no error found.

     

    Typical, they now want to charge me £30 for returning the disc, testing it and returning it to me.

     

    Do you think there could be any problem with the hardware itself? I took quite a while choosing the components to be sure they would work, so I'm pretty sure they're all compatible, but I suppose it could be a hardware failure.

     

    I have contacted a local service company who are willing to benchtest the hardware, but it will cost £70. If there is a problem with the hardware, do you reckon I will have a case to charge the retailer the cost of testing for supplying faulty equipment?

     

    Regards

     

    moonrad

    terça-feira, 10 de abril de 2007 14:54
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    terça-feira, 10 de abril de 2007 18:07
  • I found a simple way to do things, and have done some home work.  I found out that most of the systems that are having problems with Vista are not realy Vista ready.   I have a laptop that was not build for Vista I have installed Vista premium edition on it. With the help of the guys at Munksupport Their service is free just clcik on th elive help sign on the right.

     

    But here. all we have to do is get standard hardware devices, most of the newer hardware devices are not ready and if you are going use brand new hardware devices, get ready for a lot of hard work. I use to have problem with application not working properly, as The guys at MunkSupport proved, the older hardware devices that you are able to find drivers for under XP, that worked will work under Vista.

     

    If you are not able to configure an XP system by going to the manufactures website and downloading and having that device running under XP forget trying to run Vista on that device. Most of these new devices will wirk well under XP because XP have drivers for thsoe devices in its drivers folder, C:\windows\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab. Most device drivers are found their, that's why when you install some devices you do not need to install the drivers for it. Windows will find the device and install it for you.

     

    The disk tha came with the device are often time updated drivers that ad functionallity to the device. For Vista they are not ready, that why we are having so many problems, their are confliting applications, and no one was ready for Vista release.  Older hardware may give you a slower performance but they  are the working ones.

     

    When you install Vista, it reorders the driver.cab folder, they calle it the driver store now. and most of the support for thsoe drivers are not in that store for the newer devices. also due to the great amount of security they place it this Vista system, Most drivers wont work. Here is why

     

    Most drivers will try to write in the Kernel area are RAM directly, But Vista have no heart for that, that's why everything you do under Vista you get that popup that asked you if you want to continue.

     

    Simple, If you can configure the device to work and run undeer Xp chances are it will work under Vista.

     

    To test this out her is what you do.     Under XP remove the drivers for your hardware devices except for your video and Network adapter, make sure you have backup. Visit the manufacturers website download the drivers and setup each device, after yo have down so get a windows update and see if thsoe devices still work. then install SP2 and use the system fro a few days, then install all of windows updates. see if any device fails, or if you run into any aspplication poblems, if so run another windows update, sometime updates mess upi your system. take note of everything you do then upgrade to Vista. If all things work out well

     

    for information visit Munsupport.com, and ask thsoe guys they know their stuff. Some things may take a while to solve, but it's free and they get back to you.

    sexta-feira, 13 de abril de 2007 23:17
  • I finally succeeded installing Vista, 32 bit, on the following hardware:


    Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 Mobo

    Intel E6300

    2 GBDDR2 Corsair TWIN2x2048-6400C4

    4 500GB SATA configured RAD10

    eVGA GeForce 7600 GT

    Sony DVD/CD DRU120C

    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard, Mouse 6000 v2.0

    ViewSonic VG2230WM


    I experienced the same disappointing 'Completing Installation ...” hang several times before discovering a solution that worked for me. I've installed successfully 3 times now.


    I had downloaded the latest Intel Matrix RAID drivers from Gigabyte and had loaded the drivers from floppy during the Vista install via the “Load Driver” option on the partition configuration screen that appears after entering the Vista product key. The new drivers would load and the installation would continue to the first reboot, at which point I would remove the floppy disk. After the reboot I would consistently hang shortly after “Completing Installation ...”. I would also sometimes find the RAID corrupted after reboot from the hang.


    The successful installation happened after it occurred to me that new RAID drivers may not have been installed when they were first read from the floppy. So, as the Vista installation would reboot I would pop out the floppy during POST and just as Vista was starting again I would reinsert the floppy. Sure enough! Vista loaded the drivers, again, from the floppy and the installation continued without a hitch. After Vista was entirely installed I removed the floppy and reboot Vista which came up nicely without the use of the floppy.


    Obviously, after one of the reboots, Vista finally copied the drivers from the floppy to the RAID. In my humble opinion, that should have been done before the first reboot.


    I'm now quite happy with the hardware, and now Vista, which are all running impressively well. I did have to go get the latest drivers for the video controller, keyboard and mouse, and monitor as the drivers that came with the products would not work with Vista, but I had no trouble finding, downloading, and installing the drivers.

    segunda-feira, 16 de abril de 2007 16:34
  • A simple fix to all your hardware issues. http://www.munksupport.com/SMF/

    Click on the link First troubleshooter

    segunda-feira, 16 de abril de 2007 18:00
  • Can people please stop posting links to munksupport. It seems the only help there is after installation, and I still have not installed it.

     

    Anyway...

     

    Since my last post, I have checked with all of the respective manufacturers for the hardware and each one of them have confirmed that their hardware is compatible with Vista.

     

    I have now received the second Vista disc back from the retailer (after paying the £30), and I'll probly get both the software and the hardware tested to see if there is a problem with either.

     

    Regards

     

    moonrad

    domingo, 22 de abril de 2007 14:06
  • Hi, i  just wanted to add to the conversation and say that i'm having the exact same problem and its really frustrating. I just tried installing it on a hard drive on my friend's computer and it seemed to have worked. When i put it back in my computer i turned it on and everything loaded ok. It was working for about 10 minutes then it just shut down by itself. When i tried to turn it back on it just stayed and the vista loading screen forever.

    Before that i tried installing it by starting up the computer with the dvd and formatting the hd. Now i just tried installing it through xp. I was getting hopeful because there was more activity but it still stuck at the completing installation screen.

    Here's what i have tried:
    I have updated the bios
    i tried loading drivers while installing vista
    Tried installing it on a friend's pc

    If anyone knows the solution to this or has any information to add please reply, Thanks.

    quinta-feira, 26 de abril de 2007 07:44
  • In regards to New Computer Build Hangs, it sounds like a hardware issue, remove all memory (DDR) except for one stick the try to reinstall operating system. After computer os installs then add additional memory and reboot.
    segunda-feira, 23 de julho de 2007 17:52
  •  

    Try disabling your onboard NIC. You can enable again after install. Worked for me!
    quarta-feira, 23 de janeiro de 2008 11:00
  • Hey, just wanted to say thanks for your post....

    My setup:
    Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe (Ati Crossfire Xpress 3200/ULi M1575 SB)
    Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    2GB DDR - Crucial Ballistix
    Ati AIW X600 Pro
    WD 160GB SATA

    I was having the same issues when trying to install Windows Vista UItimate (Hangs at the "Completing Installation..." message after reboot on the install.
    I was able to load the ULi drivers for SATA and the install went thru.

    Thanks. Smile
    sábado, 22 de março de 2008 14:19
  • Ok, so the issue definitely isn't hardware. I just bought a brand new Dell M1730 (maxed out current hardware) with windows xp home premium PRE installed. Now I always do a wipe and reinstall on new computers to get rid of the tard recovery partitions and the *** software that cuts your performance in half. I used vista for a few days on this computer because I didn't have the time to do the reinstall right away and vista worked fine. Now today I'm doing the reinstall with the vista disk that came with the laptop and I have the same issue, hangs on Completing installation. I didn't change any Bios setting, hardware, or anything. Just shut down vista, the booted from the disk... bla bla..

    Thanks Microsoft... Dell refund... getting an apple.




    UPDATE:

    On the screen where you partition/format your drives. I clicked on load drivers, then gave it the driver disk that came with the lapto. Loaded the intell AHCI drivers and everything worked FINE! I never disabled my AHCI or flash cache module. GL ALL!

    • Sugerido como Resposta Jaco Smit sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010 11:27
    sábado, 17 de maio de 2008 16:14
  • Has anyone tried disabling AHCI and configuring to IDE?  It worked for me on a AMD 780G Gigabyte board....the alternative is to load the drivers on the disk screen

    • Sugerido como Resposta Jaco Smit sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010 11:27
    terça-feira, 17 de junho de 2008 23:00
  • hello,

    i have had the exact same problem as you. as a last ditch attempt, i disconnected all of my pci slots, all my usbs including  the keyboard and mouse (used an old stle keyboard), then disabled usb support, the firewire support. basicly  EVERYTHING that wasn't necessary for the installation in the bios, then tried it and it worked fine.

    afterwards i pluged it all back in and all the usbs and pci cards worked fine.

    i hope this helped, and sorry if this was posted earlier.

    good luck
    terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2008 20:32
  • Hi John,

    good day.
    i have the same problem.
    how do i roll back my BIOS?
    am using HP PAvilion DV 2700.
    any help is most welcome.

    thanks.

    ricky
    sábado, 26 de julho de 2008 02:24
  •  

    Try changing your Sata operations from ACHI to ATA ... Simple as that.
    • Sugerido como Resposta Jaco Smit sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010 11:27
    sábado, 26 de julho de 2008 17:25
  • Had a Dell Inspiron 1720 hanging, changed Sata in BIOS from  ACHI to ATA s.imple as that
    quinta-feira, 18 de junho de 2009 01:37

  • I have a Gateway Laptop and what fixed this problem for me was downloading the driver for my laptop from www.gateway.com and burning it onto a CD. During installation i loaded the driver from this CD then put the installation disc back in to finish the process. When i did this, it finally made it past the "completing installation" bit. I also read that u may need to put the driver CD back in if it gets stuck at the "completing installation". Also note, that people mention removing USB devices when installing Vista. Hope this helps.
    domingo, 19 de julho de 2009 19:10
  • Saw post on Dell Inspiron 1720.  Had HDD failure so had to replace it with new SATA drive.  Changing SATA in Bios from ACHI to ATA has got me past the 'completing installation' phase through to the next level.  ... Simple when you find the right post.  Thanks!
    • Sugerido como Resposta Jackie Jordan quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2010 04:51
    • Marcado como Resposta Carey FrischMVP segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010 00:09
    sexta-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2010 22:21
  • Yes. Changing from AHCI to ATA in BIOS also solved my hang.  However, with the Dell Inspiron 1720 I was working on, prior to that change I had to also disable the Flash Cache Module before it would allow me to do the SATA change.  After those two events the Vista install completed successfully.  Thanks also for the post, this is my first, but as I now realize how other postings have saved me time I too want to acknowledge what works.
    quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2010 05:00
  • Heya

    Ive also had this problem and just as quoted by a2bytes, the drivers disc that came with my PC (or your laptop etc etc) contains the drivers for AHCI. This then allowed me to continue into Vista :) once i installed these on the Partition screen before the install.

    When you are there, click on Load Drivers, thiws wioll prompt you to change discs, then there will be one driver to select, click next (takes about 10 seconds to complete) then continue as normal with your installation!

    again... Thanks a2bytes!

    Tai

    sábado, 13 de março de 2010 14:23
  • Hi All,

    Just had the same problem with a Toshiba laptop. Client had mis-placed the re-installation discs. After reading all the posts I went into the BIOS and changed the SATA Controller Mode under Advanced from AHCI to Compatability. Just thought I'd mention it as there was no option for ATA as such.

    Thanks everyone,

    Edd  

    quinta-feira, 27 de maio de 2010 13:51
  • Just thought I'd add my 2 cents as far as how I got the install to work. I was working on a newer Dell Latitude E5400 and trying to install Vista back on to the system. It would hang at Completing installation every time and escaping out of it after hours of running did nothing but cause problems. I did pretty much everything listed above me but the one thing that worked was installing the SATA Drive drivers pre-Vista installation and that fixed the issue. I now have the laptop running full steam and all apps back on and working fine.
    segunda-feira, 28 de junho de 2010 12:50
  • I've been having fun with this issue on a customer's laptop.  I run an outfit here in Las Vegas called Directech Computer Solutions so I hope you will find me credible.  Upon the second reboot Vista is initializing drivers for your hardware.  This particular hang occurs mostly with older SATA type I controllers.  Goto your hardware manufacturers website and download/extract the drivers to a usb flash drive or Burn to a cd etc.  Install on the first screen.  Upon reboot you can try the following:

    1) Unplug your network cable

    During installation Windows might download faulty drivers that do not really work with your hardware so make sure there is no access to internet.

    2) In BIOS, disable the on-board LAN controller

    This is actually a superior solution to 1)

    3) After the first reboot, hit F8 and select the 640x480 resolution mode

    4) Swap SATA cable to the installation destination hard drive from SATAII to GSATAII slot


    5) In BIOS, change SATA emulation from IDE (or RAID) to AHCI


    6) Remove ALL the USB devices

    This includes mouse and keyboard, so you will have to connect via PS2. Tip: there are small USB to PS2 adaptors you can buy.


    7) In BIOS, disable the USB controller entirely

    Again, a superior solution to 6)


    8) Remove all the expansion cards from the motherboard (except graphics card)

    This includes any PCI network adapters or similar.


    9) Remove the graphics card and use on-board video (if available)


    10) Remove all the RAM modules except one


    11) After getting error in the Completing Installation phase, reboot to Command Prompt and run CHKDSK /f


    12) Flash BIOS to latest version and try any of the above

    Hopefully this helps...

     

    FOR ALL GATEWAY USERS!!! <READ!>

    you MUST disable TPM in the BIOS. 

    http://support.gateway.com/s/issues/2-2408117031.shtml

    TPM fix may only apply to upgrades.  Have not verified this.

    • Sugerido como Resposta Rydh2o quarta-feira, 28 de julho de 2010 17:56
    • Marcado como Resposta Carey FrischMVP segunda-feira, 22 de novembro de 2010 00:09
    quarta-feira, 28 de julho de 2010 17:48
  • I got around a similar issue by using a Vista disk that had Service Pack 2 integrated in it already, I was originally using the original Vista with no service pack (or SP0 as some people call it).  As soon as got the same point with the new disk, it took a minute or three, but eventually went by the "completing installation" message and continued on with the installation eventually booting (or rebooting itself) into Vista.

    Just thought I would add this for another possible fix for people.

    Notes:

    - Vista with Service pack 1 is easier to get, or create/slipstream yourself... not so much with SP2, as it is a way more involved process to create a slipstreamed SP2 disk... I didn't even want to bother, so I found a copy of an officially released ISO of Vista w/SP2 on the web that worked.

    - so maybe try Vista SP1... it may be enough, otherwise.. follow some of the other posts and try things like changing your disk controller in the bios from AHCI to ATA/IDE mode or Compatible mode, this seems like one of the most common fixes... though I hate giving up AHCI options such as NCQ (command ordering to help speed up simultaneous requests to the hard-drive)

    - the hardware was perfectly fine... in my case, it was finicky... it was a Compaq SR2170NX Intel P4 3.0ghz system, it had a hybrid AMD/ATI xpress 1100 (previously called 200?) chipset for the onboard video, and what I can only guess is an Intel southbridge for the disk-controller (still unsure however).  It doesn't seem like a common setup

    terça-feira, 21 de setembro de 2010 08:11
  • ''changed Sata in BIOS from  ACHI to ATA s.imple as that'' worked for me . thanks!  worked for me  thanks
    sexta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2010 08:56
  • Completing installation has two reason why it is happening(however i can't explain to you yet. Please post or reply to this thread if it worked). You need to isolate the problem first from hardware an software

    Hardware settings:

    1. ACHI to ATA or ATA to ACHI from the BIOS

    2. Remove all USB devices (Printers, Web Cam, external video cards and etc )and PCI devices (TV TUNERS, External Video Cards, etc)  Please don't forget to leave at least 2GB of RAM only.

    3. Make sure that your connected using a VGA cable only(temporarily disconnect your DVI cable or HDMI for sure it will give you a black screen)

    NOTE: NVDIA 98 and 99 Series have really some issues with Windows 7 so you may have to use internal video cards if your motherboard has one

    4. Restart the computer and do the clean installation again

    If completing installation still fails please try the following:

    on the screen where it tells you that it is still completing installation press Shift+f10 and type explorer.exe. If it will not work try to wait for 5 minutes and then go to the registry by typing the following: REGEDIT and press enter on the command promt(Shift+f10)

    Please to to the following path: HK_LocalMachine/System/Setup/Status/Child Completion and change the values of the following:

    OOBELDR.exe and modify it change the value to 2 and press OK

    SETUP.exe modify and change to 3 and Press OK

    SetupFinalTask modify and change to 3 and Press OK

    5. Restart the computer

    6. If problem persist please try to to reply with logs from C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\Setupact.log

     

    quinta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2011 22:53
  • Toshiba Satellite Pro.

    I had the same problems. As mentioned above, in bois I changed the sata controller to compatability and it installed correctly!

    Excellent.

     

    Thank you.

    quinta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2011 13:25
  • Changing the SATA settings in the BIOS on a Studio 1737 from AHCI to IDE worked here.

     

    Dave

    • Sugerido como Resposta Gaz_new boy sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2011 18:42
    quinta-feira, 7 de abril de 2011 00:00
  • Changed the SATA settings in the BIOS on a Acer Aspire 6930 from AHCI to IDE worked for me. Thanks and well done to all contributors.
    sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2011 18:44
  • I downloaded the ACHI drivers from dell.com for my insparon 1545 and pressed load driver during vista setup and loaded the ACHI driver. 
    quarta-feira, 7 de março de 2012 18:55
  • Man I tried every single suggestion to fix this problem, nothing worked.  I removed the CMOS  battery to clear CMOS. Worked liked a charm.
    quinta-feira, 5 de junho de 2014 02:38
  • Saw post on Dell Inspiron 1720.  Had HDD failure so had to replace it with new SATA drive.  Changing SATA in Bios from ACHI to ATA has got me past the 'completing installation' phase through to the next level.  ... Simple when you find the right post.  Thanks!

    quinta-feira, 5 de junho de 2014 02:47