Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Installation stuck at "Windows is loading files..."

04 Jan 2018   #11
Juan M

windows 7 starter 32 bits

I have just solved upgrading the Bios, there is a 2015 Bios on Hp's drivers website...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2018   #12

Windows 7 x64

Thanks for taking the time to come and document this! I see you signed up for just that purpose.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2018   #13

Windows 10 Pro x64

Nice :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

2 Weeks Ago   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Reinstalling Windows on brand new SATA HDD on my DC7800 SFF was a nightmare in 2020. I admit I don't have much experience but I did clean install of Windows 7 on few machines. All the posts were too old and this was real enthusiasm leading me :)

I had "Windows is loading files" stuck in most of the cases during last 5 days. One time I succeeded to pass that, but got new error in final stage of installing it.

Solved last night:

Original BIOS v.1.04 has only IDE and RAID SATA Emulation (BIOS/Storage). On one of forums I found information that I need to update BIOS on newer version. So I did. I did it through app HPQ Flash (BIOS ROM Update from HP support site for this model of DC7800). I run it on my old Windows (old HDD) which was still alive (even with 0% health). Now I have BIOS v1.35 and I have option AHCI SATA Emulation (BIOS/Storage)

I installed first Windows 10 64 bit with no problems. After some other issue with old WiFi stick I decided to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and didn't regret. Today I enjoy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Stuck at black screen after "Windows is loading files"
Hello Sevenforums Notebook: HP ProBook 4730s OS: Windows 7 (x64 bit) Did not buy from hp, bought from a guy. Yesterday, my explorer got stuck so i had to restart the laptop by pressing the power button, i turned it on, and then, Startup repair appeared, i left it to complete and then i...
General Discussion
Windows 7 stuck at "Windows is loading files"
Hi yesterday I decided to format my Hp pc with an USB because my DVD Room is not working. First It worked but at select partion where to install OS it didn't work and I restarted PC and it stucked at windows is loading files. The problem is that I formated C and now I cant do a shit. Help please.
General Discussion
"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"
hello, let's just get to the point, i had this problem recently where my pc can load windows, it keep looping pc's on - booting - then "Windows Loading Files" - restart it's infinite :cry: i don't know what to do, i don't have a cd rom, and i can't reinstall my windows from USB because every time...
General Discussion
Stuck at "windows is loading files" when doing a system recovery
I'm using laptop lenovo T430U, when doing system recovery process until half ways my laptop no battery then shut down. After that Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: 1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 x86 and x64 installation stuck at "Expanding Windows Files"
Hello, cheers to all of you who are trying to help! Like the title says, I'm trying to install Windows 7 on Toshiba Equium and every time setup stops on the "Expanding Windows files (0%)". I've tried to google the solution but not a thing I tried helped. Been there, done that list: Memtest...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:08.
Twitter Facebook