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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - Expanding Files 0%... then freezes

14 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - Expanding Files 0%... then freezes

Just freezes, or it may get to 18% and stop. It even BSOD'd but that's another thread I currently have up which I'm trying to get help in.

I haven't tried anything, so suggest anything and I'll try it.

AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom My CPU if that has any relevance.

I'm going to try to swap my RAM sticks right now, which is probably going to cause my system to not boot up for a couple of hours so I'll be on the iPod later if this happens to occur.

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14 Oct 2011   #2
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Where did you get Windows 7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? If so, confirm ISO integrity or download another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write ISO or DVD to flash stick using Ultra ISO trial version: On FIle tab select Open ISO or DVD, On Bootable tab Write DIsk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB, Removable, HD's using HP ESC one-time BIOS Boot menu.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version from HP Support Downloads webpage for your model. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install, if that fails try IDE mode.

If install fails again, try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation then create and format partitions from booted installer.

Try removing all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Test RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your HD using maker's diagnostic/repair extended CD scan: HD Diagnostic
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14 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

I bought a Windows 7 Ultimate from the official windows website, and used WinToFlash to burn it onto my USB Drive. However, I have tried a CD and the same happens when I burn it using PowerISO.
I tried using the official Windows USB/DVD program, but it doesn't have a bootsect file needed to make it bootable and does not copy because of that.

MemTest 86x - I tried MemTest with 4GB of RAM, showed up as having no problems at all. I'll try it with 2GB of RAM and MemTest.
HD Diagnostic - Not tried *trying now*
Removing 2GB of RAM and using MemTest - Not tried *trying now*
I can't wipe the HDD.. it's my only HDD, and I have only one computer.. so I'd be screwed!
I can't install the latest BIOS, because my motherboard is pretty outdated, so they only have a windows vista BIOS available which does not work with windows 7, I've tried..
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14 Oct 2011   #4

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
I tried using the official Windows USB/DVD program, but it doesn't have a bootsect file needed to make it bootable and does not copy because of that.
Try re-downloading the ISO.
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14 Oct 2011   #5

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Windows 8 VMs: Kali Linux, Security Onion, Arch Linux, Win Server 08 & 12
 
 

Sounds like my problem. It ended up being the mobo.
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19 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mhansen1 View Post
Sounds like my problem. It ended up being the mobo.
Well, I installed Windows 7 on this motherboard before so why won't it work now?! ugh. Motherboards are out of my price range right now :/
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19 Oct 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

You likely need the latest BIOS even if it is for Vista, which is compatible with Windows 7.

Why can't you wipe the HD to try install? You're wanting to get Windows 7 installed. We will help you get it installed even it it has to be imaged onto the HD as a last resort. You want to be doing a booted clean install anyway unless you plan to Dual Boot with another OS. Follows these steps: Clean Install Windows 7

Use ImgBurn to burn a new ISO to DVD, or Universal USB Installer to write ISO to flash stick. The error is almost always because of a bad installer.

Go back through the steps given and ask back questions for any you haven' t done yet to get them done right.
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19 Oct 2011   #8

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Windows 8 VMs: Kali Linux, Security Onion, Arch Linux, Win Server 08 & 12
 
 

Sorry, didn't want to freak you out about your Mobo. My situation was sort of unlikely so it may not be your problem.
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20 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

Hey, I finally installed Windows 7 64-Bit. What I did was I wiped C:\ by formatting through the disc, then I took out 2 RAM sticks (had 4 in) and used the 2 that originally came with the computer only and it installed!

Now arises a new problem - the computer freezes when I use the other 2 GB of RAM. That's a new thread >.<..
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20 Oct 2011   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Go into F12 and do a system diagnostic test to see if there are any hardware issues on your machines.
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