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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation Stops at Expanding Files


30 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Installation Stops at Expanding Files

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alright, here is my issue. I have a Legit copy of Windows 7, and all my hardware is new. The setup works fairly smoothely until the "Expanding Files" comes up. At which point, it doesn't proceed further than 0%, then after about 15 minutes, its pops up "required files missing." I have tried to remove a stick of ram, relocate ram, differant hard drive, everything disabled in the bios, over clock, under clock, manual set ram........ I even tried two other copies of windows 7, both 64 and 32. I can't figure it out. I need help!!!

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30 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Problem: Setup is stuck at X%
What to try:
Disconnect all unnecessary hardware from the system. This includes hard drives, video cards, USB devices, and expansion cards. Remove all but one stick of RAM.

Use the VGA output on your card if possible.

These problems can also be caused by bad RAM. Run a memory diagnostic overnight, using Memest86 or something similar.

If nothing above works, you may have bad installation media. What condition is the disc in? Verify your copy of Windows came from a reputable source. Try burning a new DVD, using the slowest speed possible.

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
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30 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Yea, thanks, but i tried all that

Yea, thanks again for the prompt reply. I actually opted to get the MOBO that does not have a built in video card, considering most are sub-par for hard core gaming. So yea, i even disabled all built in usb stuff devices, eSATA devices, SATA3, and Floppy drive. So yea, all that was running was my 2g memory stick (from 4 gigs) and my video card, and my keyboard, and my HDD. So that wasn't it. Like i said i am gonna get some diff memory tonight and try that. if that dont work, XP it is.

Metal Dan \m/
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30 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

If you really want XP, go ahead and install it. Personally I am the type that hates to use an 9 year old OS, but to each his own.

Where did you get your install DVD?
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30 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
My DVD

Yea, I tried my Legit copy of Windows 7 Pro 64b, and then i tried by buddy's copies of Windows 7 Pro 64 & 32bit. So its not the software. Oh i also tried buying a new DVD drive. Its an IDE style, so their pretty bullett proof.
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30 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try a memory test. I know you are getting new RAM, but let's do this anyway.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JK
Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.
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30 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Ram Test Program

Okay, will try, I don't really have a good computer machine at home to do that, but i think my laptop can burn. I will give it a shot. Now my RAM packaging does say its specially fitted to work best with i5 and i7, but using the Windows 7 diag program on the ram/memory, it seems to pass. I don't know if that matters. But i will give it a try. But lets keep spitting out other ideas, until this get fixed once and for ALL.

Thanks.
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30 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The Windows memory diagnostic is quite unreliable...

You can also use a USB drive to do the Memtest: Memory Diagnostics
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30 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

How do i do that, do i just boot from the USB, is the MOBO have the capacity to do that? I have never done that before, i guess i would be a Boot USB Virgin. Ah HA
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30 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sure, just insert the stick and then reboot. During the BIOS POST, press F11 or F12 to access the popup boot menu. Then manually select your drive.
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