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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation frozen at "Expanding Windows Files (0%)"

18 Oct 2014   #1
Lewes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 Installation frozen at "Expanding Windows Files (0%)"

Hello.

This is my first post here; so I hope I am not breaking the rules by posting a help thread immediately after registration. I'll basically describe what has happened today with my PC. I was originally running Vista, but then I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 with a new hard drive. My issue is that I can not install Windows Ultimate 64bit. I am able to boot from the CD/DVD and then enter the setup; but as soon as it begins it rushes through copying files in less than a second and then it hangs at Expanding Files (0%), the dots after it move, I've left it for as long as 30 minutes before realizing nothing was happening.

I've done a HDD diagnostic and a RAM diagnostic, both came back positive for no errors.


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18 Oct 2014   #2
gregrocker

 

Where did you get Win7? How is the disk burned?

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19 Oct 2014   #3
Lewes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had to obtain the ISO through P2P; but I have a product key for Win7Ultimate. But I'm now trying another ISO but I get this error when starting up Windows.

"Loading Windows Files.."

But then I get this: 0x00000e9

The disk was burned using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool.
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19 Oct 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

Use only the ISO for your licensed version and tool provided to burn to disk in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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20 Oct 2014   #5
Lewes

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use only the ISO for your licensed version and tool provided to burn to disk in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Thanks anyway; but it turned out to be a corrupted ISO (was able to borrow a disk from a friend).
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