1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 3, 2015 3:46 PM by jonathan_intel

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


      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-USB3
      Operating System (O/S) Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition Service Pack 1 (build 7601), 64-bit
      Operating System Build (O/S)7601
      Operating System (version) 6.1.7601
      O/S Language0409
      System RAM 8.2 GB
      .NET Framework Version3.5.30729.5420
      CD or DVD Device ASUS DRW-24B1ST ATA Device
      System Hard Drive Overview
      System Total Storage Size:1.1 TB
      Local Disk C:931.4 GB
      Used space:621.7 GB
      Free Space:309.7 GB
      Local Disk G:167.7 GB
      Used space:20.9 GB
      Free Space:146.7 GB
      Memory Detail
      Total Physical Memory8.2 GB
      Available Physical Memory5.6 GB
      Total Virtual Memory2.0 GB
      Physical Drive0
      ModelWDC WD1001FALS-00E8B0
      Bus TypeATA
      Physical Drive1
      ModelINTEL SSDSC2CT180A3
      Bus TypeATA
      Internet Browser [101]Internet Explorer
      Internet Browser Version [101]11.0.9600.17501
        • 1. Re: Why does install of Windos 7 stop after last step? Blank screen.

          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 <Delete> 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.