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Windows 7: Installation stops "expanding files" - Help please !!


14 May 2009   #1

Vista x64 Home Premium
 
 
Installation stops "expanding files" - Help please !!

I'm stuck in Windows 7 RC1 x64 installation. It always hangs at "expanding files", usually at 19% but not always, sometimes at 11%, 5%, ....
No error, no BSOD, computer only stops copying files.

After reboot (Vista x64) file "setuperr.log" is empty.
Last line in file "setupact.log" is always:

2009-05-14 18:40:52, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Calling WIMApplyImage (flags = 0x184)...

No errors in log.
All hardware recognized succesfully and drivers installed fine. Or so "setupact.log" says.

Configuration:
Intel Core2 Duo E6600 2,4 GHZ
Motherboard DFI Infinity 975 X/G
4GB RAM DDR2 800 in 4 slots of 1 GB each (dual-channel)
Hard drives: 2 Seagate SATA in RAID 0 ICHR-7 (volumes: C: (Vista x64) primary active, D: and E: extended partition both drives logical)
2 Western Digital SATA in RAID0 ICHR-7 (volumes: F: and G: extended partition both drives logical)
2 IDE HD over a SCSI IDE PCI Card (volumes H: and I:, both logical
DVD: 2 units IDE
Graphic: nVidia 8800 GTS
Monitor: Samsung T220
Creative Audigy 2 PCI
Keyboard and mouse: Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth

I want to install Windows 7 x64 RC1 in a new primary partition, formated NTSC, no problem at all.
Looking for dual boot systems.
Ithink I have tried all posible options:
- From ISO DVD (2x speed record). Image downloaded is OK (MDS checksum OK).
- Directly extracting files from ISO in C: and in the new partition.
- Manually unplugged all other hard drives
- Deleting all partitions except C: and the new one.
- Removing 2 RAM sticks (to test in no dual-channel configuration)
- Loading last Intel RAID drivers (for Vista x64)
- Change new partition from disk 1 to disk 2
- And for the last, I formated C: and try to install Windows 7 alone (no dual boot)

And it's always the same, hangs when expanding files. I waited one hour and nothing changes. No error.
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor runs fine, no problem (only adviced about Creative drivers).

The only thing I have not test is to upgrade from Vista x64 but I don't really want to do this at this moment. I prefer a clean install.

What's going on?
Sorry for my english, it's not my native language.

Thanks in advance....


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14 May 2009   #2

 
 

Hi supermanho, welcome to the forums.

What speed did you originaly burn the DVD? Because of the size of the install.wmi (or .wim i can't remember) file (over 2GB) a higher burn speed can cause write errors that will only be detected when reading disks. Try the slowest speed and see if that helps.




Jeff
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15 May 2009   #3

Vista x64 Home Premium
 
 

I burn twice, at 4x and 2x (with Nero and with Alcohol 120%) on Verbatim DVD-R.
I tried a new thing, tried to install on IDE HD (mounted on VIA PCI Card) loading VIA drivers and same failure again, it stops at 15% expanding files. No error on logs.

Now I'm dowloading ISO again from Microsoft and will test MD5 again comparing ISOs.

I'll tell.
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15 May 2009   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Burn .iso @4x Using imgburn, Only have 2gb memory installed, remove unnecessary devices e.g. usb, bluetooth, camera's, secondary monitors etc.
Add devices one at a time after install, Good Luck!!
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15 May 2009   #5

Win7 build 7100, Win Bus 64bit, Mac OS X
 
 

Try a USB install.

Instructions here Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7—Even on a Netbook
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15 May 2009   #6

Vista x64 Home Premium
 
 

I have not a 4GB USB Key.
I tried with 2GB (single channel) and no luck.

Tomorrow I will try burning ISO with ImgBurn but I think the problem is with RAID HD drives. So I will unplug the 4 SATA HD and use one of the IDE HD connected on IDE port (not on SCSI Card). If this not work....!!!!
I can not unplug USB Bluetooth (controls keyboard and mouse). No cameras, no secondary monitor...

See you tomorrow.
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15 May 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by snifferpro View Post
Try a USB install.

Instructions here Use a USB Key to Install Windows 7—Even on a Netbook
supermanho, I have to agree with Snifferpro.

I was having the same issue you described...hanging at the "expanding Files" screen. I tried burning the iso at all different speeds using several different programs, even 2 seperate cd burners. (well, the second burner DID work but, that's beside the point ) I also re-downloaded the ISO...same issue every time. (Burned a total of about 12 cd's and all failed.). I won't be burning any more cd's. For me, 7127 is going on a USB key. As are all future releases.

Spend the $20 and get a 4gb usb key. It's not worth the headaches to continue struggling with the cd version.
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16 May 2009   #8

Vista x64 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, I have news.
I tested lot of things.

- Unplugged 2 GB RAM leaving 2 x 1 GB in single channel mode.
- Changed monitor DVI to CRT conexion
- Dowloaded ISO again from Microsoft (same CRC as older) and burn a new DVD with ImgBurn at 4x speed (no way to burn at 2x), imaged verified after burn ok.

On install, loaded Intel ICH7R/DH SATA RAID drivers and VIA RAID 3249 drivers, both for Vista x64.
Formated partition (HD 1 partition 1) on install screen and....
Windows 7 reached 100% expanding files, then looking for upates and later ask me to reboot.

Once rebooted, doesn't appear Boot screen to select Windows 7 installation and Vista boots. I can see partition from Vista with Windows 7 with no problem.

Setupact.log show this at the end:
Quote:
2009-05-16 13:17:05, Info [0x06021f] IBS Callback_UpdateBootCode: Current Setup phase 2
2009-05-16 13:17:05, Info [0x060222] IBS Callback_UpdateBootCode: Preparing drive 'E:\' to boot Windows (updating disk's MBR, volume's boot sector)
2009-05-16 13:17:05, Info [0x0606cc] IBS GetSystemDiskNTPath: Found system disk at [\Device\Harddisk2\DR2].
2009-05-16 13:17:05, Info [0x0606cc] IBS GetSystemDiskNumber: Disk [2] is the system disk.
2009-05-16 13:17:05, Info [0x060249] IBS PrepareSystemToBootWindows: Current system volume path: [E:\]; boot disk number: [2]
2009-05-16 13:17:05, Info IBSLIB UpdateMasterBootRecord: Existing MBR on disk does not need to be updated
2009-05-16 13:17:05, Info IBS PrepareSystemToBootWindows: Successfully updated MBR
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info IBSLIB UpdateBootCode:Laying down NT Boot code. Drive = E:
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info IBSLIB UpdateBootCode:Successfully laid down NT boot code.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info IBSLIB WriteSectors: Requested to write [512] bytes. Succesfully wrote [512] bytes
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info IBSLIB UpdateBackupBootCode:Successfully updated back up boot sector.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info IBS PrepareSystemToBootWindows: Successfully updated boot code
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x06412c] IBSLIB SetCheckpoint: Checkpoint("WinPEBootSectorRestoreCheckpoint") in progress...
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x06412e] IBSLIB SetCheckpoint: Checkpoint "WinPEBootSectorRestoreCheckpoint" successfully set.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info IBS Callback_UpdateBootCode:Successfully updated boot code.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x064226] IBSLIB RecordCurrentDrivePath: Recording drive path [D:] for well-known volume (ID = 418cc90e-9de8-41b8-8e24-6fe09740d0bb)
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x064226] IBSLIB RecordCurrentDrivePath: Recording drive path [E:] for well-known volume (ID = 214e78d9-d209-4bd8-a876-e323ac791a94)
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x060001] IBS Callback_RecordDrivePaths:Successfully stamped the requested logical drives.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x090093] PANTHR WdsEnableExit called! When group #82 is empty, execution will stop, and the queue will be saved.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x0a0134] UI Accepting Next. Exiting Page Progreso.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x0a0035] UI Allowing Page '' to be shown
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x0a0035] UI Allowing Page '' to be shown
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info UI Entering Page Finalizar.
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x0a0035] UI Allowing Page 'Selecci�n de unidad' to be shown
2009-05-16 13:17:06, Info [0x0a011c] UI WizardDialogPost::SetActive
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x0a0138] UI Accepting Finish. Exiting Page Finalizar.
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x090092] PANTHR WdsEnableExit already called
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x070035] DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataGeneration: Called with notification for SetupPhaseDone
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x070037] DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataGeneration: Generating perf information for phase=851975
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataGeneration: Phase=851975 Start time was 0X3001F3CFD, End time was 0X3001F3FC6, total time was 0X2C9
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x070042] DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataSend: Called with notification for SetupPhaseDone published by Engine
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info DIAG CallBack_DiagnosticDataSend: This is End of WinPE phase and setup is NOT in WDS Mode. Skip uploading Diagnostics Data in this scenario
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x090092] PANTHR WdsEnableExit already called
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x09008e] PANTHR SeqExecute -- stopping, since termination group reached
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x090086] PANTHR pWorkerThreadFunc -- Stopping
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x0900c7] PANTHR SEQ EVENT_SERIALIZE_BEFORE_EXIT Received. Will only save modules with persistent subscriptions!
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x0900b7] PANTHR SerializeToFile: D:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\Panther\MainQueueOnline0.que
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x0900b8] PANTHR Saving Main Event Queue
2009-05-16 13:17:10, Info [0x0900b9] PANTHR Saving Permanent Event Queue
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0900c5] PANTHR Queue Serialization Succeeded
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info PANTHR DeleteCriticalSection for pExecQueue->csLock;
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info CryptoSetup module terminated
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0605a6] IBS Requested UI to hide the language and locale selection pages.
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x06010d] IBS Module_Term_Productkey: Valid product key in blackboard, show property set to hide.
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info UI CallbackWin32UITerminate: Deleted WizardUI
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x090081] PANTHR Destroying any unreferenced modules! (SEQ6)
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info StoreHostOSInformationOnBB: Host OS = 6.1.7100 (SP 0.0); productname = [Windows (TM) Code Name "Longhorn" Preinstallation Environment]
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info IBS Successfully logged host OS information onto blackboard
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0640d2] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] ------ Drive D: ------
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0640d3] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Total bytes on drive: 20503.0 MB (21498949632 bytes)
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0640d4] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Free bytes available to user: 13010.4 MB (13642424320 bytes)
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0640d6] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Found Setup folder/file [BT Folder ].
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0640d6] IBSLIB [Setup Disk Usage] Found Setup folder/file [LS Folder ].
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x0601dc] IBS Setup has completed phase 2 at 2009-05-16 13:17:11
2009-05-16 13:17:11, Info [0x090009] PANTHR CBlackboard::Close: d:\$windows.~bt\sources\panther\setupinfo.

I think now it's a problem with MBR.

Any help to fix MBR with EasyBCD or BCDEdit?
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16 May 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Supermanho,

mbr should be fine if you can boot into Vista.

It appears 7 has not added itself to Vista bcd.

Post a screenshot of Disk Management, like this:

Installation stops "expanding files" - Help please !!-diskmanagement2009-02-04_031947.jpg


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16 May 2009   #10

Vista x64 Home Premium
 
 

Here it is:

Installation stops "expanding files" - Help please !!-imagen3.jpg

I noticed one thing.
On HD M:eMule-2, IDE, empty HD, there is now a BOOT directory, bootmgr and bootsect.bak files. That HD was empty before installation. An now is active and I'm sure it wasn't before installation.

On HD C:Vista x64 (belongs to SATA RAID 1) there are also the same files and directory (I think there are Vista BCD).

I installed Windows 7 on I: who belongs to SATA RAID 2.
Maybe installation placed files on wrong disk because HD M: is IDE.


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