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Windows 7: Expanding Files Hangs at X%

14 Jul 2009   #1
PimpFinger

Windows 7 64 ultimate
 
 
Expanding Files Hangs at X%

Ok I have noticed alot of people have had problems with this myself included, and the answer is almost too simple.

The problem I was having was once I got to the expanding files step it would get to 89% within a few minutes. Then it would hang for hours stuck at 89%. I tried restarting the installation 4 times. The first time it only got to 9% and stalled.

So on my fourth attempt after watching it hang for a good 2 hours I ejected the installation disk in the middle of installation and popped in another another Windows 7 RC installation disk that I forgot I had just to see what would happen. What happened is it immediately finished expanding from 89% and the installation was complete in about 20 minutes.

I should note that the first installation disk I was trying was a Memorex that had just been pulled from a jewel case prior to burning. The second disk I used was a Verbatim that had been burned some time ago and was actually pretty scratched up.

Both of the disks where burned using the same .iso downloaded from MSDN using the same burner and ImgBurn as the burning software.

Hope this helps some people.


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12 Jan 2010   #2
coolaak

windows xp/windows 7
 
 

i had to make an account to tell my story. After numerous problems and taking horus of my time i finally got it to install. Unfortunitely it hung at 31%. After like 3 hours of searching online i came across this web page. I then tried it and it worked! Well kinda. It hung again at 68% so i put in the other disc again and now it is on completing installation. Thank you very very very very fing much to op!
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12 Jan 2010   #3
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I assume you used two separate dvd's - both containing 7600?

Swapping them solved the issue?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coolaak View Post
i had to make an account to tell my story. After numerous problems and taking horus of my time i finally got it to install. Unfortunitely it hung at 31%. After like 3 hours of searching online i came across this web page. I then tried it and it worked! Well kinda. It hung again at 68% so i put in the other disc again and now it is on completing installation. Thank you very very very very fing much to op!
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13 Jan 2010   #4
coolaak

windows xp/windows 7
 
 

ya i had 2 discs both containing the iso i dl from digital river. I have the student version of windows 7. I made a disc containing the iso and burned it at 4x then i tried it and got an 8xo error. So then i made a disc containing the same iso but i burned it at 3x. This got the expanding files to 39% then i switched out the 3x and put in the 4x and got the expanding files to 68% so then i switched out the discs again. For some reason installation was getting hung up but when you swapped the discs windows installation was able to expand the files.
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31 Jan 2012   #5
k8p

vista pro 64bit
 
 

I have a 7 disc direct from HP. came with my computer a year ago and I've held off in fear that I would screw it up and it would take all day. .. a novice installer... anyway, mine hung at 18% long enough that I googled it.

based on the answers here I decided to eject the (only) disc I had. I put it right back in after checking that it was in perfect condition and the expansion started up again immediately! thanks!!

it's nearly done expanding. wish me luck!
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01 Feb 2012   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

These accounts demonstrate that the problem with this stall is the disk or the ISO.

So confirm the ISO HASH or download another, burn to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed or write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer to get an installer with the latest ISO which works.

You can google the Official ISO at Digital River to get one with SP1.
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