I have an ACER Aspire E1-510 laptop with pre-installed a Linpus Linux distribution.
I want to install win 7 on it. I 'm sure that what I 'm doing is the correct/usual way of how to install windows from a linux distribution. My problem is that after the very first black screen with message "Windows is loading files..." when the "Starting Windows Microsoft Corporation" message appears together with the sign of windows,the whole laptop freezes.
As I said my laptop is brand new. This is the first format/installation I 'm trying to achieve. So, I thought that maybe there are pre-istalled special settings preventing me from installing another OS.I burned a Gparted live cd and tried to delete the old partitions, created only one partition and formatted it to NTFS. I did it successfully and I have checked the HDD (with applications like fdisk, testdisk, and the GUI of gparted) . The MBR is OK and the primary partition has been created without any errors or bad sectors on my disk.
I have also tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd and the result was the same. My screen freezes but this time without displaying anything. When I checked it again with the gparted I saw that the linux partitions were created again. So, I deleted them again with gparted and after the second try with Ubuntu cd the partitions were back again. I have done the same check with windows and I verified that from linux partitions (swap partition, /dev/sda1 etc...) windows partitioned my HDD into NTFS but the installation never ended because my laptop froze.
From all the above according to my experience it could not be an HDD error or an error in the formatting/partitioning process, but it has to do either with the graphic card or with the drivers of the card. My screen works fine when I insert the gparted live cd. I can do anything from the gparted GUI from partitioning the HDD, opening a terminal, configuring my network, opening a web browser, anything one can do with a live cd. Isn't it very strange? This makes me believe that if the card didn't work for any reason or if the drivers were old or missing, then it wouldn't work with gparted either. Do you have any idea... tip... mayday link/suggestion on how to investigate any further this issue? It's the first time I 'm facing something like that
Thank you for your answers