Windows 7 – Fix Laptop Restarting Issue During Installation

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Yesterday I bought 8 GB RAM and SSD (Samsung 840 PRO) for my eMachines E732G. I installed RAM instead of my old RAM. Also I installed SSD instead of HDD, and I installed HDD instead of DVD-RW with help HDD Caddy. Laptop worked well. I could launch Windows 7 x86, which was installed on a HDD. Also I could use my SSD, since I made initialization it.

Today I want to install a Windows 7 x64 on my SSD and format old HDD. I create Acronis Disk Director 11 USB Bootable. Then I booted with Acronis Disk Director 11 and I formatted my system old disk with Windows 7 x86.

After that, I made a windows 7 x64 bootable usb with help UltraISO. I set first priority of booting for USB in BIOS. Unfortunately, process of installing Windows 7 x64 is failing.

When I turn on my Laptop, I see, as Windows unzip some files for installing. Then I see a screensaver of Windows within a few seconds. Then there is a reboot, and these steps are repeating.

Note! I have tried install Windows 7 x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8 x86 and Ubuntu 12.04. Always, I see this error. At the beginning, process of installing OS is starting, and then reboot is happening.

I have made a video, which shows my problem. Link:


The problem is incompatible RAM.

Best Answer

There are few things to take into consideration:

Bootable device is corrupted

Consider trying other software to create bootable Windows drive. As an example:

It's simple and fast tool made by Microsoft that never let me down.

Corrupted boot sector of your SSD

Try connecting your SSD through SATA-USB adapter or as a second drive (as you do have now) then try to reformat it. After that, try repeating the installation process.

SSD is working in wrong mode

Some newer SSD happen to work properly only in AHCI mode. Please check in your BIOS wheter it's using AHCI or IDE mode.

[Most probable] Boot sector is created on your HDD instead of SSD Just remove HDD while installing OS on your SSD. After finishing installation of either Ubuntu or Windows, you can mount HDD through your HDD caddy again.

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