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Why does install of Windos 7 stop after last step? Blank screen.

Esteemed Contributor III

I attached the Intel 330 180gb SSD to my pc. All other drives were removed. I started Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to do a clean install. Windows goes through all the steps and tries to restart on the very last step but nothing happens. I end up with a blank screen. My Windows copy is on a CD that I purchased several years ago. I changed the controllers to AHCI from IDE before running Windows CD.

My system Specs Are below. I took the specs after loading windows from my original HD.

Computer Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.Computer Model P55-USB3Operating System (O/S) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bitOperating System Build (O/S)7601Operating System (version) 6.1.7601O/S Language0409System RAM 8.2 GB.NET Framework Version3.5.30729.5420CD or DVD Device ASUS DRW-24B1ST ATA DeviceSystem Hard Drive OverviewSystem Total Storage Size:1.1 TBLocal Disk C:931.4 GBUsed space:621.7 GBFree Space:309.7 GBLocal Disk G:167.7 GBUsed space:20.9 GBFree Space:146.7 GBMemory DetailTotal Physical Memory8.2 GBAvailable Physical Memory5.6 GBTotal Virtual Memory2.0 GBPhysical Drive0MakerModelWDC WD1001FALS-00E8B0Bus TypeATAPhysical Drive1MakerModelINTEL SSDSC2CT180A3Bus TypeATAInternet Browser [101]Internet ExplorerInternet Browser Version [101]11.0.9600.17501

Valued Contributor II

Hello estero,

This behavior can be caused by different reasons, here are some initial actions that may help.

Make sure that your Intel® SSD 330 Series 180GB is connected to the main SATA port of your Motherboard (normally number 0).

Also, after the OS is copied to the new drive, you might need to go to the Motherboard BIOS by pressing key during the POST, please verify if the SSD is detected correctly and make sure the Boot Order is set to use the SSD as the primary boot drive.