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12 May 2010   #1
Nano3

 
Need help installing 7...

Compaq Presario PC SR525ONX

I bought the machine yesterday... The kid that i bought the machine from had Windows 7 on it... but the Vista recovery partition was not deleted... that bothered me... So now i'm trying to install a fresh copy of 7. I already formatted NTFS

Tried both of my Windows 7 copies...
Originally came with Vista
Was able to install XP




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12 May 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Here you go: https://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html

See the section at the bottom for your problem.
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12 May 2010   #3
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

So what's the problem? Is it stalling on "Expanding Windows files (0%)"?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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12 May 2010   #4
Nano3

 

Now it's stalling on "Expanding windows files (0%)"
Before the problem was that it was not recognizing the drivers but after i went to the BIOS and reset everything to default, it seemed to fix the problem...

Problem: Missing CD/DVD Drivers...

What to try:
Change the BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI or RAID (if your planning to use RAID).


^^^ What tab is this setting on?
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12 May 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It will depend on your BIOS. Each setup screen is a bit different.

Try the Advanced tab. Other than that, just look around for SATA settings.
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12 May 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

Where did you get your Win7 installer? Did you burn it yourself and has it worked previously?

Check your HD using maker's full diag/repair CD scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

Test your Memory using memtest86 for 5-6 passes.

Did you wipe the HD or just delete using installer? Try zeroing the HD using Diskpart "clean all":

Boot DVD, press Shift F10 to open Command Line, type:
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (for Windows 7 disk)
clean all
create partition primary
select partition 1
assign letter=c:
active
format
exit
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12 May 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

On my slower machines it will sit there on expanding files for seems like forever but I found out it can take 20 minutes or more to get past that expanding files part... long wait. The slowest one was my old compaq 5330US.

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12 May 2010   #8
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
On my slower machines it will sit there on expanding files for seems like forever but I found out it can take 20 minutes or more to get past that expanding files part... long wait. The slowest one was my old compaq 5330US.

+1

It took forever on an old HP 510 business notebook for several installs during beta, but sped up to normal when I used my retail DVD on it. So the prob may be an interaction between the media, burn and/or OD rather than just the older hardware.
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13 May 2010   #9
Nano3

 

I Diskparted my hdd... ran it overnight... continued to instal... got this error message...


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13 May 2010   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Where did you get your copy of Windows 7?

You can try these instructions for creating a USB installation key: USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create
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