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Windows 7: Windows 7 Installation Stops at Expanding Files

31 Jul 2010   #21
DLopretta

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

aight, so i got new ram, kingston hyper 1333 (2x2) 4g, and still the same shit. Dude, i dont know anymore. Like seriously, installation shouldnt be this hard.


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31 Jul 2010   #22
gregrocker

 

Do you have the latest BIOS version update?

Clear the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

Set SATA controller to AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Wipe the HD to get cleanest possible slate: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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31 Jul 2010   #23
DLopretta

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Yea, so i tried with my wifes netbook to download the latest bios software, i put it on a flash drive, but i could not figure out how to upload it into the computer's bios. Also, yea, i looked at the part numbers on the ram, and it still isn't on the prefered list for Gigabyte Mobos. Be that as it may, RAM shouldn't be this intricate and specific. Its usually ubiquitous and painless. Today i already ordered new "part specific" compatable RAM, i am gonna recheck tonight.
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31 Jul 2010   #24
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

For wife's netbook, go back to the BIOS web page & read the How to, hope this will help.
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31 Jul 2010   #25
DLopretta

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Yea, I think i figured it would just automatically figure itself out. I dunno. Okay, will try that tonight. Thanks again for all the support you'all have been giving me. I truely appreciate it and hopefully one way or another it works.
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31 Jul 2010   #26
gregrocker

 

Call Kingston Tech support which is the best in the business. They will help you determine with certainty whether that RAM will work on that system, or replace it for you.

It is safest to install BIOS update from Windows, however if you must flash from stick follow the Read Me exactly, even consulting mobo tech support if necessary to answer any questions or walk you through. THis is not be be trifled with.
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31 Jul 2010   #27
DLopretta

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

True dat!!! I am just very appauled by the complexity of the installation process. I thought this was the latest and the greatest.
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02 Aug 2010   #28
DLopretta

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I fixed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Alright, so this weekend, after a short stroll in the Henry Cowell State Park, I came home and i figured out what was going on with the computer and W7. I kept stating maybe i should change the IDE ribbon, but i figured those are pretty rock solid. Well that was the problem all along, it was a bad ribbon. I replaced the ribbon with the new fancy tubular ones and the loading went like a charm. YAAAY! I hope this fixes someone elses hiccup.
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02 Aug 2010   #29
gregrocker

 

Thanks for reporting back how you fixed it.

We need to add swapping cables back to the troubleshooting steps as it seems to have slipped away as one of the leading steps given. I guess it isn't exactly intuitive that the cable would go bad right at the time of Win7 install.

Good work!
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