N/APosted on - 02/03/2012
I am trying to install Windows 7 with my computer with AMD Sempron Processor 3200; I upgraded to 2GB of RAM, 500GB of HDD and nVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 420. When in the process of completing the installation, my computer restarted and ends up with the error below. I am booting from my CD/DVD-ROM and with the correct Windows 7 installation disk.
But the installation always failed to continue. From the specs I mentioned above, is this compatible with Windows 7? Or is there any other issue behind it?
Help me please.
This version of Windows could not be installed.
Your previous version of Windows has been restored, and you can continue to use it. Before trying to install this version of Windows again, check online to see if it is compatible with your computer. Go to the Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) and search for "upgrade advisor".
Could not install Windows 7
First you must see which version of windows you have installed previously. If it is a 32bit windows then there is a probability that your system don't support 64bit system and you are trying to install a 64bit windows. So first make sure that which version of windows 7 you are trying to install.
There is nothing to worry about the specifications or requirements. They are fine if you want to install the windows 7. So proceed to next part.
There might be something wrong with the bootsector of the previous windows and it is not letting you use it.
Go to Start menu and in the run type cmd and click on it. Now type the exactly same address there
C:bootBootsect.exe /NT60 All
The C drive is the one in which your windows installation files are. it could be your cd rom too.
There is also a probability that any file is using something relating to OS and don't letting you overwrite it while in the installation process. From the internet I have found that users with Kaspersky antivirus has this issue. If you have this antivirus delete it completely from the system and then try to install it.
Could not install Windows 7
Your specifications are OK. You are actually doing dual booting. Do you want the previous version of Windows and Windows7 together? If no then you have to format your hard drive first and then going to install Windows 7 from CD/DVD Properly.
If yes then you first have to download the ‘Windows7 Upgrade Adviser’ in order to check the compatibility of Windows7 with your system. This will also identify and fix all the issues regarding input/output devices, hard disk and other programs which prevent Windows7 to be installed in your Pc. Below is the link from where you can easily download and Run Upgrade Adviser.
Furthermore you have to scan your PC to fix or remove registry entries. Windows Registry is a storage area to store configuration settings.