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Windows 7: Win 7 wont go past expanding!!


22 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Win 7 wont go past expanding!!

When installing Win 7 it comes upi with an error code ******** during windows expanding still at 0% after maybe 2 minutes.

I have 3 harddrive showing at the moment and though there was a problem with the partitions, so i put my XP cd in and deleted all partition and all are now unallocated.

Thought this may solve the problem, i have been reading and somewhere around the forum it has been mentioning that there maybe issues with video cards. I have a Winhauppage TV tuner. could this be the problem. I do not need this now so i can take it out.

if someone can give me ideas, i am doing it tonight. so a quick repsonse would be great!!

Marc


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22 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

It is always a good idea to disconnect hardware before installation. See my post http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html.

Now what is the error code you are getting?
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22 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Cant remember the code, but you mention to only boot on 1 stick ram. I have 4 sticks of 1gb rams, will it be ok on 1 stick of 1 gb. going to run of 64bit
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22 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

0x80300001
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22 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcyboy123 View Post
Cant remember the code, but you mention to only boot on 1 stick ram. I have 4 sticks of 1gb rams, will it be ok on 1 stick of 1 gb. going to run of 64bit
If your hardware supports x64 (which I suspect it does), you will be fine installing 64-bit Windows. Just put the other 3GB back in when you are done.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcyboy123 View Post
0x80300001
Try changing your SATA setting in your BIOS to AHCI, or non-RAID if it is already AHCI.
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22 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

thanks will let you know tomorrow
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22 Apr 2010   #7

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcyboy123 View Post
I have 3 harddrive showing at the moment and though there was a problem with the partitions, so i put my XP cd in and deleted all partition and all are now unallocated.

Ummmm... silly question.... you have all your HD space unallocated... but are you creating a partition for Windows 7 to install into?
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22 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcyboy123 View Post
I have 3 harddrive showing at the moment and though there was a problem with the partitions, so i put my XP cd in and deleted all partition and all are now unallocated.

Ummmm... silly question.... you have all your HD space unallocated... but are you creating a partition for Windows 7 to install into?
That's not a problem, CommonTater. Windows 7 will automatically create the partitions it needs, when you tell it to install to unallocated space.
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22 Apr 2010   #9
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I would unplug all but the target HD, in addition to the tv tuner card.

Make sure your BIOS is updated to latest version, then set SATA controller to AHCI as Jon suggests, then IDE if necessary.
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22 Apr 2010   #10

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marcyboy123 View Post
I have 3 harddrive showing at the moment and though there was a problem with the partitions, so i put my XP cd in and deleted all partition and all are now unallocated.

Ummmm... silly question.... you have all your HD space unallocated... but are you creating a partition for Windows 7 to install into?
That's not a problem, CommonTater. Windows 7 will automatically create the partitions it needs, when you tell it to install to unallocated space.
You mean I've been doing all this work for nothing????

Actually, I would never have discovered that on my own since I keep 3 partitions on the drive and don't want Windows 7 taking over the whole thing... Thanks
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