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Windows 7: 23hrs - "unpacking windows files"

25 Oct 2009   #1
bernwa

Windows XP x64
 
 
23hrs - "unpacking windows files"

first of all, hello to you all

as they thread title may allude; i am a little disgruntled at my first atempt to install my brand new genuine Windows 7 x64 Home Premium OEM

after the first 4 attempts at installing Win7 i managed to get around the installer asking for 'unknown device driver' by unplugging my card reader. I have been running XP x64 OEM for some time and have re-installed it at least 5 times and have never had any problems what so ever; if only the same were true for Win7!

having done some research it became clear that Win7 should take no more then 30-40 minutes to install; but here i am 23hrs later and it STILL hasn't even started installing yet; its still 'unpacking windows files' @ 99%...

has anyone else had this problem? if so, what did you do to fix it?

thanks in advance


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25 Oct 2009   #2
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Nice job on the system specs.

Sorry your having problems.
How long has it been at 99%?

We've made a list of questions which are the result of reoccurring incidents seen so far.
If you can have a look at these and give us your answers we'll be able to give you better suggestions.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

We have also seen people with AMD mother boards having these problems, try taking out all memory cards except one, if that doesn't work then move the memory card to a different slot and try again.

Do you have HyperTransport function settings in your BIOS?
There are two options in the BIOS Setup called K8 -- KN HT Speed and K8 -- KN HT Width, both are normally set as Auto. Change them to K8 -- KN HT Speed to 1x and K8 <-> KN HT Width to 8 8. You can change them back after the install.

If this doesn't work, then reply with more details and we'll try again.


EDIT:
Just read a thread where a guy with an AMD board was having similar problems said he turned off 'Cool 'n Quiet' setting (the feature that turns down the fan RPM). He also found a bad RAM stick by running memtest86+. After that Win7 installed with no problem. Might be worth a try.
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25 Oct 2009   #3
bernwa

Windows XP x64
 
 

thanks for the info...but its actually installed!

but now whenever i try and do anything on it crashes....and i do mean anything....

open explorer; crashes...

change desktop; crashes...

install my wireless dongle; crashes...

install my gfx card drivers; crashes...

install my chipset drivers; crashes....

its crashed 6 times already!

i just dont think my rig is in any way compatible!

oh well, i get paid soon so ill buy a new mobo, cpu, cd/dvd drive, SATA cables, and utilize the rest of my existing rig and hope to god it works....

atm i feel ive wasted my money but im thinking of it as an investment...

one day, all will be well
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25 Oct 2009   #4
bernwa

Windows XP x64
 
 

i just thought id say; ive ran all diagnostics on my memory, HDD's etc and all is well, there's nothing wrong with my hardware except perhaps my SATA cables; they are rather old...

when i get my new rig up and running; as Arny would say "i'll be back"

thanks for the help :E
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25 Oct 2009   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bernwa View Post
i just thought id say; ive ran all diagnostics on my memory, HDD's etc and all is well, there's nothing wrong with my hardware except perhaps my SATA cables; they are rather old...

when i get my new rig up and running; as Arny would say "i'll be back"

thanks for the help :E
Your welcome.

Sorry your having trouble.

Win7 will run very well on low spec hardware, I mean several years old. Yours should run great.

I would run an Upgrade install, it might fix some or all of the issues your seeing.

Don't give up yet!

Try it and let me know if it helps.
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