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Windows 7: HELP. problem installing windows 7.

15 Mar 2010   #1
js0uth

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HELP. problem installing windows 7.

ok so here's the deal. I turned on my comp and I get a message saying that a boot file has been coruppted and I need to reinstall my os. Which iv installed os's plenty of time with no problems. Untill now, so I booted from my cd drive and it loads and I get to the install screen I usually just do a custom install which is a full install not an upgrade. so I proceed and it goes to the screen that tells you what step and how much percent is done. the first part which is copying windows files, it completely just skips that part with a green check and just gets stuck at expanding files. It doesn't freeze it just stays there iv let that go for an hour and it didn't move one bit. So I took out that hdd and took it to my friends house to reformat it. Came back home and still the same problem i did this on all three of my hdd and same results. I kno how to burn iso's. I kno it's not the cd because iv burnt plenty of 7 CDs for my friends and they all work. I ended up burnig a total of 5 copies and same results.

I don't know what the problem is. so any help or suggestions will be greatly appriciated. Thank you guys in advance.

comp specs:
giggabyte ep45***
Quadcore qx9200
6gb ram
nvidia 9800gt


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15 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try changing your hard drive setting to AHCI in the BIOS.

Also see my post https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html.
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15 Mar 2010   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I've read previously of people having trouble installing Windows 7 with certain amounts of RAM installed. Maybe you could try removing a stick before you install again.
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15 Mar 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use a DVD, not a CD.

Verify the DVD against ISO using ImgBurn.

If necessary, burn again at 4x speed with Verify on ImgBurn - it never fails.

Follow the other steps given above, test your RAM and HD. If necc, return HD to friend's computer to install Win7. When returned to problem computer, it will swap out drivers requesting several restarts.
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15 Mar 2010   #5
js0uth

7 soon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Try changing your hard drive setting to AHCI in the BIOS.

Also see my post https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html.
ok will try that. Never tried that one. Thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
I've read previously of people having trouble installing Windows 7 with certain amounts of RAM installed. Maybe you could try removing a stick before you install again.
Iv done that already. Iv tried 2gb and 4gb. Still failed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Use a DVD, not a CD.

Verify the DVD against ISO using ImgBurn.

If necessary, burn again at 4x speed with Verify on ImgBurn - it never fails.

Follow the other steps given above, test your RAM and HD. If necc, return HD to friend's computer to install Win7. When returned to problem computer, it will swap out drivers requesting several restarts.
I did burn to DVD using ing burn and verified and everyhing at 4x I will try these steps again and will five u guys an update. I'm also going to try and boot from a flashdrive. Because I think I'm out of DVDs. lol.

Thanks guys.
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15 Mar 2010   #6
js0uth

7 soon
 
 

awsome forum btw.
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15 Mar 2010   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here's a great tutorial for creating a bootable thumb drive. I use method 2.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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15 Mar 2010   #8
js0uth

7 soon
 
 

quick question. does it matter what flashdrive I use? because I'm gonna use the USB that takes sd cards. should that matter?
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15 Mar 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work. Just make sure the drive is at least 4GB.
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15 Mar 2010   #10
js0uth

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work. Just make sure the drive is at least 4GB.
aallll riight then. Yes it's is. thanks.
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