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Error at "Expanding Files": Windows cannot install required files. 0x80070570

Q: Error at "Expanding Files": Windows cannot install required files. 0x80070570

I do a clean install. Delete all the partitions, make a new one, format.Then "Copying files" takes approx 1 second. Then it does to "Expand" and gives me the error.Exact message:"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570"

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A: Error at "Expanding Files": Windows cannot install required files. 0x80070570

I resolved the problem I had. It appeared to be a memory chip. I do not know whether it is a bad chip or just a compatibility issue.I had 2.5GB of RAM: 1GB 800Mhz and the rest 512MB 688Mhz. I took out the 1GB and the install went through fine. Windows 7 is running just fine with 1.5GB of RAM on a 2.8Ghz Pentium D.

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windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570. This happens when im trying to do a clean install on a blank ssd - Samsung using windows 8 or windows 7 ultimate. My computer is an Avatar Pitbull gaming computer and you can find the specs here :

Newegg.com - Avatar AMD FX-Series 16GB DDR3 2TB HDD+120GB SSD HDD Capacity Desktop PC Windows 8 64-Bit Gaming PitBull

A:Windows cannot install required files. Error code: 0x80070570

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. (If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install.) Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. Your installer is questionable so if it fails after one more attempt, try another ISO burned with tool in link, then try flash stick method.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the... Read more

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I torrented a windows 7 install disc iso. I burned it to a disc but when i tried to install windows 7 it gets to "expanding files" and freezes at 0% . After that i tried using the exact same iso but from a thumb drive, and it worked. I tried the disc on multiple computers and it always sticks at 0% on expanding files. I have also reburned the iso multiple times and it still doesn't work. If i use a jump drive it always works. I know someone is gonna say that its the iso because i got it from a torrent, but the same iso works from a usb drive so it cant be that. I know someone is gonna say it is the optical drive, but i have tried it on 3 different computers with optical drives that i know work but it still sticks at 0% so its not that. Its also is not that i haven't waited long enough because i have left it for multiple hours and it still didn't move from 0%. I suspect that its an little feature in the burning program that i overlooked during the burn process. Has anyone encountered this or know how to fix it?

A:Windows 7 install stuck at 0% on "expanding files" but works off USB

I assume it has to do with the burn speed. If burned at anything higher than 1x, there is a chance of the disc being corrupted.

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Yo guys
I'm trying to install Win7 on my mom's laptop. I got to the custom install and I selected the HDD. I pressed the button for additional options and clicked format.After about 4-5 seconds it said it has been formated (although it seemed a little bit too quickly for me) and I continued to install. It gets to the install screen and shows "Copying Windows Files 0%...". It quickly and somehow, without showing 100% done "skips" the step giving it a tick and moves to expanding the files. Expanding stays on 0% and nothing else. No indication of the DVD reading, no indication of the HDD writing. It just stays like that and... NOTHING!!! This Win7 is from a torrent and the exact same edition is running on my PC, installed just fine. I tried several other CD's and on one of them it just got to the second restart and IT DIDN'T REBOOT! Even after waiting about 10 minutes it just did nothing. I restarted the laptop manually and then the install started from the beginning... Got any ideas what to do??? Please help, this is very VERY important!!!

A:Install freezes on 0% of "Expanding Windows Files"


I know 10 minutes seems like a long time, but I do not want to move on until we can be more sure. Could you try leaving it for 30 minutes?

If nothing happens, we can go from there.

In the meantime, try reading my guide http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html, and follow the tips such as disconnect all unnecessary hardware.


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So I'm reinstalling Vista because I'm getting fed-up with all these viruses I'm getting. I've taken that off with multiple AntiVirus Programs but they always come back (and more!.

I tried reinstalling windows, but on the part "expanding files" at 27% (right after it restarts the computer for the first time) it gives me an error saying "windows cannot install required files. make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation".
I really want to know how to resolve this issue. (BTW I'm using the Vista re installation disc that came with my computer from Dell)

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I wanted to install Windows 7 x64 Ultimate onto my brand new computer and the installer freezes every time at the "Expanding Windows files" screen, not always at the same time, e.g sometimes at 44%, sometimes at only 80%, or it also happened that the machine rebooted in the middle of the process without prompting or anything. Since I was unable to install the x64 version, I tried to install the x86 version, or e.g. Professional instead of Ultimate, with no success, because it also freezes the same way. I also tried installing from a different DVD, even from a pendrive, but this doesn't solve the issue, the setup just freezes at the same point. Unfortunately I'm also unable to install Vista instead of Win7, because the problem still persists. It seems that none of the above systems work...

To be able to use that computer at all I wanted to install XP then, but I also have issues with XP, because the machine also reboots sometimes without prompting, it also rebooted at the end of the installation process without any reason(when finalizing settings, such as users, automatic update, etc.) On XP, I'm also unable to install the graphics card drivers (ATi HD 5770), because after installing the Catalyst software suite, there is no picture at all after rebooting, after loading the system, the screen simply goes black, then the only thing I can do is to start up in safe mode, and to remove the driver.

Since I also encounter problems with XP it's likely that there's some... Read more

A:Setup freezes at "Expanding Windows files" and a little more...

I'm not sure if this will work, but this was my initial problem with Windows 7 installation.

Make sure to remove any USB device connected while installing.

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Hello, this is driving me crazy so if you happen to know something or someone who knows something about this, please help:

this aftertnoon I tried to re-install some games on my desktop computer (a recently assembled computer with intel i3 cpu, kingston ddr 3 2gb memroy chip*2, western digital 1 TB HDD, and Pioneer DVD RW, running on windows 7 ultimate 32 bit) because I couldn't load my saved games properly, but I put my game disc in the DVD ROM, during the installation I had numerous instances of "corrupt data source" or "I/O Error" and the like. I had no such problem the first time I installed the games using these discs (about 1 month ago), I tried putting these discs in my other laptop everything went smoothly. I suspect it is something wrong with my OS so I started to re-install windows 7 (probably the worst mistake I made this week). i inserted the windows 7 disc, everything was fine at the beginning, computer loaded the files, went into installation screen, i selected the language & locations, accepted license agreement, selected the partition to install, then clicked next, this is where problem started: loading windows files finished immediatley, but expanding windows files took forever ! It stayed at 0% for like 10 minutes I thought maybe this is how it was supposed to be so I left it there and went to the market. I was back 1.5 hour later and it was at 1%. I thought this was rediculous so I powered off the machine and ran the installation di... Read more

A:Please help: Installation stops at "Expanding Windows Files 0%"

Here you read these two threads ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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Dear Sirs...

I've spent last 48 hours trying to fight the fate (and I know there's been a lot of discussions around this issues). But whatever I do my windows 7 64x would not proceed and is stuck at Expanding Windows Files Stage.
What I've Done:
- I have a pack of DVDs - both native one (OEM) and one from torrents (written at 16x - oh how stupid was I back then and how naive, 4x and finally 2x and 1x speeds) - in vain
- I also created a bootable flash drive to use instead of DVD - did not make any difference
- I tried testing and removing my RAM, one at a time, changed slots, etc. - nope. Memtest runs like a charm, 3 runs with windows utility (and in-bios utility).
- I tried to disable EVERYTHING in BIOS I could find - including support for legacy USB drives (not when I was trying USB though - it would not find it). Could not find any mentioning of Floppy, or Tech Bridge, Or K9 (which helped some other people).
- I tried to eject-reinsert the DVD drive while installing (as some people reported it helped).
- I even switched SATA cables, swapped SATA cables and switched off everything else except for PS2 Keyboard (even USB mouse was gone), HDD and DVD
- I formatted my HDD and I used both "delete partition" and "format partition" - on the dialogue where you choose where to install windows.
- I booted from Boot Disk Utility to check HDD for bad sectors and format it again.
- Finally I tried some vodoo magic which apparently proved ineffective as... Read more

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( Windows XP Medica Center Edition...do not use Media Center at this time)

Did a Disk Cleanup this morning in anticipation of doing a Defrag. I checked "compress old files" because it sounded like a good idea....apparently not.
In the midst of doing this, I got the message
Files that are required for Windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized versions. To maintain system stability, Windows myst restore the original versions of these files. Insert your now."

No, that is not a typo...it says "insert your now"...it does not designate what to insert. I inserted the Dell Reinstallation DVD and I get the message that I've inserted the wrong CD.
After reading a post on this sitefrom someone with a somewhat similar problem, I looked for the I386 folder and it is ON the hard drive.

I have done a virus scan (Trend Mico PC-Cillan Internet Security Suite 12, installed by Dell and it found nothing.

Do I have the option of not restoring the original files? Could this possibly occur from some Windows update? Or because I skipped the Windows Genuine Advantage Notification update? Would doing a system restore to a point yesterday help?

I am not comfortable doing much of anything to a computer, and I'd probably have to get someone to come do a reinstall if that's the only option.

As a side note, when I turned on my printer, I got the Windows File Protection notice about unrecognized files again, along with the "you have inse... Read more

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Hi guys, I'm trying to install the 32 bit version of 7 on my toshiba m700. For the past half year or so, I ran the RC just fine with no trouble. Then all of a sudden, my computer shut off and when I would turn it on I got a disk read error. The ITS department at my school reimaged the computer with XP, and it worked. Since then, I've tried to reinstall 7 doing a clean install, but everytime the computer says "cannot install requiered files.". I'm certain the iso is not corrupt: I've tried a cracked version, the enterprise trial, and the iso I downloaded for $30 with the student discount. I've tried burning a DVD and booting off a flash drive multiple times. Every rime I get the same error. I have 1 hard drive and 1 DVD drive attached; I don't know what kind they are. I also heard that removing ram may solve my problem, I'm wary of doing that because it may void my warrenty and then my school's ITS department may not service my computer anymore: they don't like me running 7 in the first place. I ran the RC fine, why can't I install the real version? If all else fails, I could reinstall xp, which does install without errors. I'd really appreciate the help.

A:"Cannot install required files" -- Tried everything

When exactly does it throw up the error? What is the exact wording?

Try running the Win7 installer from the Xp desktop, if you haven't done so already.

If you ran cracks on that HD, then you may need to use DBAN to nuke the HD for the deepest clean.

Then try booting the WIn7 installer for custom install again.

Boot into BIOS settings and see what the SATA controller setting is. Try AHCI first.

Do you have another laptop? Sometimes rather than spending days of frustrating endless troubleshooting, someone who is tech savvy can just snap the HD into another laptop and install there, then return to your machine to enjoy the show as it swaps out all the drivers, requesting restarts. It has worked a dozen times for me.

If you do this, wait to activate until you get it back into the old machine and reaclimated to the hardware there.

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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:
Complete disk format (filling with 0's)
Burning new DVDs
Using bootable USB
Debug mode
Reseting CMOS (default BIOS settings)
Selecting partition active with DISKPART
Do you have some other ideas other than what I've tried? In either way, I'm very thankful!

A:Windows 7 x86 and x64 installation stuck at "Expanding Windows Files"

Hello Cabbageman, welcome to Seven Forums!

The one thing you didn't mention is the probable suspect, where did the Windows installer you are using come from, perhaps that is the issue and securing another installer will sort it for you.

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This is my first post here; so I hope I am not breaking the rules by posting a help thread immediately after registration. I'll basically describe what has happened today with my PC. I was originally running Vista, but then I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 with a new hard drive. My issue is that I can not install Windows Ultimate 64bit. I am able to boot from the CD/DVD and then enter the setup; but as soon as it begins it rushes through copying files in less than a second and then it hangs at Expanding Files (0%), the dots after it move, I've left it for as long as 30 minutes before realizing nothing was happening.

I've done a HDD diagnostic and a RAM diagnostic, both came back positive for no errors.

A:Windows 7 Installation frozen at "Expanding Windows Files (0%)"

Where did you get Win7? How is the disk burned?

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I am installing Windows 7 from a bootable USB on my new laptop. I selected to install windows on the new SSD and the install went through "Copying Windows Files" and "Expanding Windows Files".. it then restarted and didn't continue, it seemed as if I haven't started the installation and it is now asking me where I want to install Windows again.

This time there is one more option: Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved (100.0 MB)

If I try to choose the SSD again (Disk 0 Partition 2) then it says "partition you selected might contain files from a previous windows installation" and stuff about Windows.old

What do I do?

A:Installing Windows 7 - Stopped After "Expanding Windows Files"

After the initial install when the computer reboots, you have to choose to boot from the HDD not the USB again, or it will start the reinstall again, and then put your first install in a Windows.old folder.

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OK, I've looked at a lot of info on these excellent forums, and don't really know where to start. I get as far as Step 2 "Expanding files" using the OEM DVD, then install just stops or wants me to press any key to boot from CD drive.
Am I better off trying an ISO install instead of the OEM DVD? I'm installing to a new HDD with 2 partitions (100Mb reserved and 975 Gb partition, with the rest unallocated). Sata is set to ACHI, RAM seems to be OK (thru 18 passes), everything seems good until Step 2 (as above) stalls or reboots to initial "copying files" step after pressing any key...
Can someone suggest where to start to find the problem???

Thanks for any advice!

A:Win7 Pro stalls during "Expanding Files" or won't restart

Always delete all partitions during the booted install.

If that isn't enough then Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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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 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 i tried it says : "disk error" or "disk read error"
even after i burn it to USB correctly, tried this on other pc and USB can load just fine.
i'm thinking, it's something wrong with my boot system in System Reserved, is there anyway i can do to fix this?

A:"Windows Loading Files" infinite loop, Can't Boot USB "disk error"


Have you tried changing the boot sequence inside the BIOS?

Normally pressing F2 or F12 on the computer will solve this.

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I've been getting this message for a long time - but much more frequently lately.

"Files required for windows to run properly have been replaced by unrecognized version. To maintain stability restore original versions. Insert Windows XP Cd-rom now"

However my system didn't come with the windows xp CD-rom. How can I get rid of this message?

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I am coming to you guys in complete and utter desperation. About 2 months ago I built my first computer. Here are my specs:

Mobo: Asrock X58 Extreme
Case: HAF 932
CPU: Core i7 920
Memory: OCZ 4gb Obsidian Series
Video Card: Radeon 5870
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
OS: Windows 7 64 bit OEM

When i initially built it, i was attempting to install Windows Vista 64 bit. Every single time i tried to install it, it would freeze at different points of the installation. I tried using 2 different video cards, 2 different types of Ram, 2 different hard drives, 2 different DVD drives...and NOTHING worked. No matter what i did it would just keep freezing during the installation.

So after reading just about every forum on the internet and trying everything i could, i gave up for a few weeks.

Yesterday i went out and picked up a Windows 7 64 bit OEM disc and 4gb of OCZ Ram at micro center. I came home hoping to FINALLY get my new build up and running....But what happened? Every single time i try to install Windows 7, it STILL freezes during install. This time it's been freezing at the "Expanding Windows files" part of the installation. I am seriously at a loss for words. No matter what i do it just will not install an OS and I've lost ALL patience.

Please for the love of god is there anyway out there who can help me/point me in the right direction/give me any suggestions on what i should do? Thank You

A:Windows 7 Freezes at "Expanding Windows files"

well, i have the same problem and it is veryy ennoying...
i've found this on other forums:

disable any floppy in your main bios menu
disable hypertransport

this hasn't worked for me, but for others indeed
since it has been quite a while since you posted this, maybe you already found a solution... if so, could you post it here maybe? because i'm in the dark...

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I'm stuck in Windows 7 RC1 x64 installation. It always hangs at "expanding files", usually at 19% but not always, sometimes at 11%, 5%, ....
No error, no BSOD, computer only stops copying files.

After reboot (Vista x64) file "setuperr.log" is empty.
Last line in file "setupact.log" is always:

2009-05-14 18:40:52, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Calling WIMApplyImage (flags = 0x184)...

No errors in log.
All hardware recognized succesfully and drivers installed fine. Or so "setupact.log" says.

Intel Core2 Duo E6600 2,4 GHZ
Motherboard DFI Infinity 975 X/G
4GB RAM DDR2 800 in 4 slots of 1 GB each (dual-channel)
Hard drives: 2 Seagate SATA in RAID 0 ICHR-7 (volumes: C: (Vista x64) primary active, D: and E: extended partition both drives logical)
2 Western Digital SATA in RAID0 ICHR-7 (volumes: F: and G: extended partition both drives logical)
2 IDE HD over a SCSI IDE PCI Card (volumes H: and I:, both logical
DVD: 2 units IDE
Graphic: nVidia 8800 GTS
Monitor: Samsung T220
Creative Audigy 2 PCI
Keyboard and mouse: Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth

I want to install Windows 7 x64 RC1 in a new primary partition, formated NTSC, no problem at all.
Looking for dual boot systems.
Ithink I have tried all posible options:
- From ISO DVD (2x speed record). Image downloaded is OK (MDS checksum OK).
- Directly extracting files from ISO in C: and in the new partition.
- Manually unplugged all other hard drives
- Deleting all partitions except C: a... Read more

A:Installation stops "expanding files" - Help please !!

Hi supermanho, welcome to the forums.

What speed did you originaly burn the DVD? Because of the size of the install.wmi (or .wim i can't remember) file (over 2GB) a higher burn speed can cause write errors that will only be detected when reading disks. Try the slowest speed and see if that helps.


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Okay, I had another thread that was apparently going nowhere, probably because of the way that I, poorly, worded it.

I am attempting to install the latest Win7 ISO from the Microsoft website. I am attempting to install the 64-bit version.

I will get past the first reboot, and get to 30-33% of the expanding files stage, and will lose video. I am 100% sure it is a video loss.

I am trying to install it by having my main 250GB HDD as the OS with XP on it, and using my other 250GB as my formatted and partitioned HDD in which Win7 will be installed upon. I am not trying to install it from inside XP onto my current HDD, it is being installed inside XP to another, formatted, and partitioned, HDD that is connected.

I apologize for the confusion in my last thread, as I really wasn't being clear.

A:Video cuts out during "Expanding Files"

No one?

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Afternoon, I'm a bit boggled by this issue we are having on a PC at our office. It seems that the PC normally will boot up and the memory usage will be low 2 GB / 16 GB until 10-12 minutes go by then it shoots up 11 GB / 16 GB. It's really odd and I can't explain it, since no applications are started.

I took it upon myself and downloaded RamMap. Using RamMap I was able to determine that the memory is caused by "mapped files" under "file summary" I can see the two large files which are to blame. But I'm not able delete these currently until tomorrow to confirm the user doesn't need them.

What I'm looking for is an answer as to why these files seem to be singled out? Thanks in advance. I've included a screenshot to the RamMap findings and my understanding with how memory is handled is limited.

EDIT - I can see now only 1 large file is being selected for "mapped file".

A:Windows 7 Large files stuck in "mapped files" / "stand-by"

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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i've been relying on going to "internet options","general" and "delete" then ticking all the boxes on that page..i found out that by doing this,my temporary internet file swere NOT being deleted.is this a vista problem? my pc came to a complete sludge of a slow down today and i found that my internet files folder had files going back a year that hadn't been deleted as i've been relying on ticking those boxes..i had tons and tons of and tons of files.i'm wondering if this is the norm and also is it possible that other files are not being deleted when using that method? if so,then i probably have folders that are totally loaded with trash.

A:Solved: Had to delete temp internet files by "view files" ,"select all" ,"delete"

Have you ever unticked Preserve Favorites website data?

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I just got done using the MS fix it tool to remedy the compress old files hang that occured when you used the disk clean up tool . There were about 20k old files that no matter how many times you ran disk clean up they were never compressed ...as a matter of fact at times I would actually see an "Increase" in files listed in the compress old files line AFTER I did selected "compress old files" clean!!!

So I used the MS fix it tool to solve the problem and ....you guessed it the tool removed the option for "compress old files" ! Now it is no longer there. MS states that they deleted this option to prevent the hang issue. But this is why I want to know whether these old files are actually being compressed when i use the defrag and it says "compacting files" ..

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Is "compacting" files in defrag the same as "compressing old files" in disk clean up?


The 'compressing files' referred to by a defragmenter is the process of moving the files it has put together to the start of the drive.

When defragmenting files, it moves the pieces of the file to an empty space further into the drive. Once it has done this to all the files, it moves them back to the start of the drive as this is generally the fastest part.

This doesn't compress files like the option in disk clean up.

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Computer is a couple years old, self built, no issues. Watching hulu and suddenly there's a crackling sound, a flash of light, and screen freezes (not bsod, just total freeze). No biggie, reboot. Won't reboot. Get's to "Starting Windows" and freezes.

Figured it's a ram or hard drive issue. Long story short, quick trip to Fry's, put in brand new hard drive & one stick of brand new ram (completely took out old ram and old hard drives). Took out wireless card, unplugged all usb, except for new usb (wired) keyboard.

Put in Window's installation DVD, boot from CDRom, it gets to "Windows is loading files" and about the third time it completes a status bar, it freezes there. I've rebooted a few times, same issue. Swapped out the one new ram for the second stick that came in the pack, same thing.

So...not hard drive, not ram, not wireless card, not any usb thingy plugged in, system temps have been fine lately. Based on the sudden noise/flash seems like a hardware thing, but can't pinpoint.

System Specs:
Antec case, corsair 750W power supply, Gigabit UDP3 motherboard, intel i5-750, evga GeForce GTX260 vid card, and as of tonight a corsair 4gb ddr3 1333x ram, and wd caviar green 1tb hard drive.

Any ideas? I'm going to try to take out the video card (pita) in the mean time.


A:Install from DVD freezes on "Windows is Loading Files"

Could easily be the mboard.

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Windows XP Professional and "corrupted install files" - Solved

Hello. I got a new computer with Windows XP Professional a few days ago. Yesterday I connected it to the Internet and downloaded a few programs, such as UltimateZip, the latest nVidia ForceWare driver, Zone Alarm, AntiVir and the Battlefield 2 demo.

This is the problem: When I tried installing them, none of them worked. I got error messages like "Corrupted install file" and "The executable you are attempting to run has been corrupted". The Battlefield 2 demo setup wouldn't do anything if I clicked it - no error messages, no installer window... nothing.

I have been succesful in installing some other programs, though. Ad-Aware and Opera worked just fine. I've never had problems like this on Windows 98. Where do you think the problem is?

Many thanks for any help.


EDIT: I discovered that I had nVidia Firewall on that somehow "corrupted" the downloads. Thanks for your help!

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Hi peeps,

I'm in dire need of help

Been having this problem for days now sadly

I'm trying to install win7 and it won't finish up the "windows is loading files". It stops eventually no matter what progress.

One time though is that it gives me that the "BOOTMGR" is missing.

Take note that this is a fresh install, the hddsk has no other OS. How can I fix this?

Below are my system specs:

Phenom II 550BE
J&W Minix 780G
4gb sodimm team elite ram
1tb westen digital

any thoughts?

A:Can't install Win7, "windows is loading files"


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anyone please help me before this i'm able to format my laptop into windows 7 ultimate x64 bit but now when i'm trying to format using the same dvd windows installer a message prevent me from format "required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing". i also downloaded a new iso and burn it into a new dvd and also usb but both with the same results. then i borrowed my friend dvd installer and it works i can install windows. now i want to format it again download a new iso but that error still prevents me from installing new windows help please

A:"A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" error install win

What operation system did your Laptop come with?

Where are you downloading the ISO for Windows 7 from?

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I keep getting this error. It's quite annoying and comes straight back up as soon as I click ok, so it was really hard to even printscreen a copy to show anyone.

I have no idea how I can research into this, since nothing in the window seems to be search-friendly. So I registered here to see what you experts and can figure out, or perhaps even that you can help solve it.

A:"Error" Box when using Windows Explorer (Browsing/renaming files/draging and droping)

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Hi. I'm thinking about repairing Windows 7Home Premium 32bit with the DVD, because of BSOD, but I hesitate.

I first need to know if the backup folder called "Windows.old" will be a COPY (keeps Date Modified but updates Date Created) or a CUT (simply moves all folders to an other, thus doesn't change Date Created). Thanks!
So of course, only those who have ever reinstalled Windows 7 may know the answer. If you don't know but have reinstalled Windows 7 at least once, please spare 30 seconds to check, simply find a file like a picture or music that you had before the reinstall, and see in the bottom bar of explorer if its Date Created is the original or the reinstall date. You can also click Display tab in Explorer, then Sort by > Others > check "Date Created", > OK > Click display again > Sort by > Date Created. Don't mistake with Date Modified, I know the original Date Modified is kept upon copying, but it will update if you modify the file obviously. Please be honest and double check, losing 5.9 years old dates of my past would be heartbreaking, like mixing the pages of my diary!

Date Created is very important to me (and is underrated because it's not the default sorting option unlike Name/Type/Date Modified) because my computer is 5.9 years old, now has thousands of files and folders and it's easy to find them back and organize them with Date Created sorting if I didn't write tags or description in the file name.
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I have been using Windows Deployment services for sometime now so the environment is not new to me. For some reason every new WIM that I build now, when I try to apply it using WDS I get this error.

My Capture Process
Install A Clean Version of WindowsConfigure system how I want itsysprep into audit mode to remove user account that I built during setupsysprep OOBE and shutdownRun Imagex.exe /capture c: c:\imagename.wim "My Image Name" /compress fast /verify
I get the capture with no errors and upload to my WDS.
This error used to never be a problem but I am getting it all the time now.
Any idea how to fix? Sorry if this isn't the right place, I was told to come here over at SevenForums....

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I'd like to use CCleaner to delete the contents of my TEMP folder. Not Temporary INTERNET files folder; I mean the TEMP folder in C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\TEMP . I think it's holding leftovers from application installs, etc. Is there one in the Windows folder too? (what's the difference?)
CC has a a box to check that deletes what CC calls simply "Temporary Files" but it only deletes the temporary internet files and my TEMP files are still there even thoug I've rebooted, etc. "Temporary files" doesn;t mean the TEMP filder to CC.

Also, would it be fine for me to delete contents of TEMP simply by doing select>delete? For some reason I didn't think it should be done that way though.

A:CCleaner: "TEMP files" vs. "Temporary Internet" files

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hi guys got an acer and a toshiba laptop that will not install windows 8.1 standard:

trying to clean install windows 8 standard
both come up with
windows 8 cannot install required files error 0x8007025d

things i have done/tried:
tested hard drives with seatools,both passed
i have reset bios settings
burned off another win 8 dvd
used a usb stick
tried different memory

can i assume the motherboards are faulty? or is there anything else you suggest i can try?

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I bought a new SSD and want to do a clean install on it, however am having problems during the install process and receive the following message:

Windows 8 cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x8007025d
The install images was downloaded from the Microsoft website and I have tried using a USB thumb drive and DVD install disc and both receive the same error. I have used the DVD disc when I originally installed Windows 8 Pro on the same desktop but on an IDE harddrive and believe the disc should still work (i.e. no scratches on it).

Here's how I prepared to install:

1. Unplugged all harddrives except for brand new SSD (Crucial M4 128 GB SSD)
2. Changed bios settings to AHCI (before was on IDE) (using Asus P5k-V motherboard)

I'm not sure what's going on if the harddrive is corrupt, the bios settings need to be tweaked, the drive is incompatible with my motherboard or something else.

Any help would be much appreciated as I don't want to go back to using the IDE drive to boot windows but rather use the new SSD.


A:windows 8 cannot install required files error 0x8007025d

I also tried plugging the SSD into another SATA port. When I tried installing Windows 7 on the same SSD, I got a similar error as well during the install, which spits out the error around the 10% progress mark

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Hello everyone, first time poster, long time tech. I thought I would post this here as it is one of the better tech support forums I have come across. I have not be able to find any info on this problem as it is quite obscure.

-Windows XP Home Edition SP3
-Removed a good number of virus/spyware (WinAntivirus variants mostly)
-Had some corrupt system files so we ran SFC /Scannow
-Got through a couple of minutes and then came up with:

"Insert your Windows Media Files now"

(Select retry)

Please insert the Windows Media Files into your CD-ROM drive

So I figure something related to SFC is corrupt and it should have said something like "Please insert your Windows XP Professional SP3 Cd" or something of the like.

I have tried the following CDs:
Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Windows XP Pro SP3

Currently burning the ISO for Windows XP Home Edition SP3 from MSDN subscription to see if that works. Otherwise I'll just Format.

Since I could find absolutely nothing about this problem on Google or other forums I thought I would direct the searching traffic (when it is indexed) to you guys.

Happy Adsense dollars!


A:"Windows Media Files" SFC error

No luck from the Windows XP Home SP3 cd either. Or from editing the registry to point towards C:\ and copying over the I386 folder. Ohh well!

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I have Windows XP in my laptop and I have been getting "Bad Image" windows error for most dll and exe files. I read in one of the forums that this is because of spyware/trojan infection. Due to this, my internet connection breaks for a second frequently. Could you please help me get rid of this problem?


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Hi guys !!

Before hand pls. forgive my english not my first language, I'll try my best and thank you for any help and pls. forgive my ignorance at this respect

Ok my trouble is this, I tried to Add information to a CD-RW rewritable disc memorex 650MB-74 mins.
But it says its was full, well I try to right click on it and delete the file, but it didn't let me a error message appeared saying:

"Cannot delete the Files on this CD are read only. You can still copy new files to this writable CD, wich will replace files already on the disc "

Well so .... I try to do that "again" But NO GO !!!
I tried and it display a message saying that the discs is full again .

The capacity of the rewritable disc is of 650 MB, the new file to add it's about 200 MB and the existent file on disc is just 2.69 !!! so...? is not full at the capacity of the disc.
It says to insert a writable discs as well !!

Ok ...well ...so I tried to delete the file with a 3rth party app.

So I try to use NERO to delete the rewritable disc....
I place the disc.... select delete a cd/dvd rw disc.... then option of quick delete or full delete appears.... but, NERO doesn't even recognize it as a rewritable disc !!!
What do I'm missing here ?
Is there an application that can DELETE the data "files and folders" from a Rewritable disc?

same thing with Ashampoo ... cant delete the rewritable disc

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A:Solved: Can't delete CD-RW discs error "read only files""

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This is what is happening. A friend gave me his DELL Inspririon 531 2007 Desktop. It has a pirated copy of 7 ultimate x64 (which I am not sure if this supports 64 bit). Prior to looking into how old the machine was, I was able to install 8.1 64 bit. But it wouldn't allow me to install any drivers from the DELL site. Said that the machine wasn't compatible. So, I tried with Windows 7 32 bit and I am getting this error. I have deleted all partitions, but now, I do not have that option when I choose Custom-advanced. There is no Delete option.

A few times I got the error at 5% other times at over 60%. What can I do to get this to install? It is a legit DVD of windows. Why would it have allowed 8.1 to successfully install now it is doing this? What files are missing? I have tried both deleting the partitions and not deleting. Same result.

A:Clean install error Windows cannot install required files.

Install the correct version of windows that`s on the COA, either buy a new installer from Newegg or call Dell for Recovery CD`s.

The dvd you are trying to use is corrupted and no good.

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I have been trying to do a clean install of windows 7 and I am now getting this message. I have probably done a clean install using the exact same disk 5 times before. I've tried formatting the hard drive and re partitioning. This is a custom build.

The thing that is interesting to me is that I then tried to do a clean install using a vista disk that I have, and I get a similar message.

However I am able to install Xp pro just fine. I've also tried switching out memory as well.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A couple threads mention adjusting RAID settings in the BIOS but I see nothing regarding RAID in my bios.

A:Windows 7 Install - Cannot install required files... Error message

Try Cleaning the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Asus Q501L (which came with W8 already installed) via USB. I faced a problem - while the laptop was able to start the initials steps (the black screen where it shows the copying process of the Windows 7 files), i couldn't go any further than the step at which i need to choose a partition to install the OS on.

It simply says " A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" - when you start Windows 7 or Windows Vista from the setup disk". I tried Shift-F10 to start the CMD and format the HDD (NTFS format) on the spot, restarted, same error message. I disabled Fast Boot in the BIOS, the SATA controller is set to AHCI. I tried several topics @ Tom's Hardware forum, and elsewhere but i still cant find a definitive answer.

I read that maybe i should change the AHCI controller to IDE, only issue i face is that in BIOS i get no options - there's only AHCI as a choice, no IDE, no RAID.
Any Ideas? How do i get IDE controller option to appear in the BIOS settings (via the registry keys, or maybe i need to download that IDE controller (not sure if thats possible)) from the Intel's website (intel core i5 is the CPU of my laptop if that's of any help)?

Thank you

A:"A required CD/DVD device driver is missing" upon windows 7 install

Check out this tutorial Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome
May give you some ideas regards uefi bios

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Without quotes, no extension. Anyone know what they are and if they're legit?


A:My c:\windows folder has a couple of strange files: "D" and "@#"

They dont see legit to me. Try to do a virus search. Otherwise i recommend factory reset

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I am running Windows 7 on an iMac with VMware Fusion. Everything was fine for three months. Then slowly, problems started showing up. A notice would come up saying that Windows Explorer wasn't working and needed to close. (re-booted) So far, it is still only occasionally.

Then the screen size display began to change EVERY time Windows was restarted. The change was to a different size each time. (changed it back) It is getting to be a real pain!

Now the "My Computer" screen only works occasionally.(in the beginning, I rebooted. Now that doesn't help) When it doesn't work - the box is mostly blank with a horizontal "thermometer" where the words "my computer belong" slowly moving across the top. Even when the line is filled, the "my computer" screen doesn't fill in. When I do get a screen, I am only able to move files or folders for a short time. After that, I get a square when clicked on says "calculating" - and it never finishes. This happens with moving many, or only two or three files. I am also unable to click and highlight several random files with the control key held. This also happens with the recycle bin. I am unable to delete the files there.

I have a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4GB 800 MHz I use three different registry cleaners (had lots of problems before Windows7 and am not too happy with 7) and a Malware program. I have a software program that offers a repair feature on its disc. Is ther... Read more

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Hey folks,

I've had my Gateway T1628 laptop for a year. When I first got it, it came with Vista installed, but I wiped the drive completely and installed Linux instead. I've been happily using Linux for the past year and have no reason to think there are any hardware problems.

But, now I want to dual-boot Vista/Linux -- installing Vista from the re-installation disc that came with the laptop. I tried using this guide: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vista_with_linux_linux_is_already_installed.htm. But alas, when I get to the "Installing Windows" screen, it hangs at "Expanding files (0%)". When I leave it overnight, it shows an error screen with error number 0x80070017 (and a message saying that the installation failed due to file transfer problems -- sorry, I did not write down the exact message).

Googling this error I find a lot of people who were installing from a badly burned iso -- but I'm trying to install from the disc that came with the laptop, not one I burned myself. People have also suggested removing some RAM if you have more than 2G (I have 3) -- but this is a laptop that I don't really want to open up (not sure I would even know how to take out RAM), and you'd think that since it came with Vista its hardware would already be suitable.

So the other option that seemed likely based on my searches was a problem with the partition I'm trying to install to. I've spent the past few days trying about fifty bill... Read more

A:Dual-boot install problem (Expanding Files 0%, error 0x80070017)

I'd call the company and ask for a new set of disks. They can burn bad disks too. Jazz

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Ok, so basically, whenever I turn the computer on, 3 error messages appear:

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee.exe

- A virtual driver failed to inicialize DLL. Chose close to end the program. H:/Windows/system32/code/pRee1.exe

- Error loading H:/Archiv~/GBPLUG~/gbiehcef.dll. Couldn't find specific module.

(sorry if some terms are incorrect, my computer is in Spanish, to I tried to translate as best as possible)

Please help me solve this terrible problem, it is really getting me on my nerves! (oh, and if this helps, I've recently donwloaded this so called "Limewire acceleration", and whenever I ran the setup, it didn't work. I don't really remember the name of the website I downloaded it from, sorry...)

A:Can't Open "My Documents", "Trash" or other files in "My Computer"!?

Hi and Welcome to the forum

I am almost certain that you have malware problems. Most like caused by you doing file sharing/ P2P - Limewire.

Suggest that you go here and follow the directions:


Please be advised that the malware people are very busy and it could take a couple days to assist you.


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Spoiler: Screenshot

I really appreciate any help you can provide.

A:[Solved] Windows 8.1 Error - "A required privilege is not held by the cilent"

hi by any chance are you using iobit product, like cleaner or something if so please check it what it did to your pc through logs, because i have seen some iobit tray icon in your screen but i am not sure about this, well sorry i am not expert in these kind of trouble shooting situation but anyway am i stated what i have thought came in mind, so best of luck on finding a peace full solution to your problem.

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Hey Friends,

I guess its not only me having this, is it? Many of us have it right? so whats the thing which brings up this dialog box > Scan and Fix /or/ Continue without scanning > when you connect an external device to your computer?
i had some time some bad day of mine when i clicked on the Scan and Fix and the result was the windows converted a very large number of my files into .CHK files hidden in the HDD!! and i still cannot find a way to recover those most most important files of mine (they are text files). I did recover a large bundle of files, but not the ones i actually needed more than anything! those text files. i have gone through literally 30,000 files and recovered almost everything > videos, movies, images, and messed up bits of large installation files of softwares like AE broken down to many many small pieces... but that doesnt matter! that stuff can be recovered (softwares and movies and songs) but the text files are still among those .CHK files i have which are still more than 10,000.

Anyone have anything regarding this is more than Welcome to share their Knowledge.

A:Windows "Scan and Fix Dialog Box" and ".CHK Files"

Sounds like checkdisk is running and finding a problem with a hard drive and attempting a repair

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I am running Windows 7, 64 bit.

This is the problem. When searching a folder, I am looking for all .cfg files. I can see at least 4 .cfg files in the folder, however, when I search *.cfg, it comes up with no results. I know this is not an error in Windows, and I feel as if I am overlooking something simple.

I see that .cfg files are tagged as "configuration" files and I assume Windows is trying to protect me. In reality, in this specific folder, these are broken files/un-completed download files from my download manager, Gigaget. I just want to remove these files in a specifc folder I have set up to house incoming downloads, so there's no risk of deleting anything important that my system would need.

Does anyone know how to rectify this dilemma.

Thanks in advance,

A:"Search" function in Windows 7 "not seeing" files

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