I recently got a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate because it was due time for a reformat on my machine anyway. Even though I built my machine a few years ago, it still exceed the specs Microsoft has on their site.
I have not formatted my hard drive yet, so I still have XP on it. I put the W7 disk in, reboot my machine, then it takes a couple seconds to load components. Then it goes to the blue and teal background where a dialog box should be prompting me what to do next. Instead, it decides it is just going to sit there.
I thought it had froze the first time, so I restarted it. It didn't move any faster the second time. I left it alone for about an hour and a half while I ran some errands, and when I came back the dialog box was finally there.
I clicked repair windows because I wanted to see if there was a utility in there to format my drive but now it is sitting at the same screen again. I am currently waiting for the next dialog box to come up.
Does anyone know what might be going wrong? I do know that my C:\ is pretty much full...if that is causing it to be god awful slow, I could format my drive with my XP disk and then reboot with the W7 disk.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!