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Expanding files 0% Files missing

Q: Expanding files 0% Files missing

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I was recently asked to look at a laptop that would not load windows. It booted past the BIO's but frooze getting into the login screen. Repair startup failed. Could not be repaired and told to contact my support team. A memory test allowed me to login to windows. How ever nothing would open. Start menu would work but no applications would start. The Hard drive said it was in a bad state.
I installed Linix Mint and managed to recover all needed files. I then tried to reinstall windows. Both CD's stop at expanding files 0% then errors can not be installed. Files missing. I have seen on the web in might be todo with the speed i recored the image iso at???
I then fired up a linix live cd and deleted the old windows and linix partition with gParted. Now not even Linux will install. If i allow the laptop to boot it will come up grub recovery(linuxs recovery).
seems i cant do any thing now. Have i not partioned the HDD right?
any ideas and thanks

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A: Expanding files 0% Files missing

The Hard drive said it was in a bad state.
What reported the hdd to be in a bad state?
Most all hdd manufacturer's have diagnostic tools which you can download as an ISO file, you then can burn this to a CD and boot from it to run the diagnostic test.  If you will pull the hdd out and post the manufacturer I will post a link to a site where you can download the file.

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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"

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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I've got a situation here whereby .TMP files are appearing in network directories, and the files are going missing. The size of the TMP file matches the original file.
I'm trying to narrow down the issue, because I think there may be two problems here.  
1. Offline Files are enabled, to allow profile redirection.    It seems that this is also by default, is allowing Clinet Side Caching when there are network issues.  Does the original file (.doc for example)  get renamed
as a HR234.TMP for example when the Slow link detection sees slow performance? 
2.  If the above TMP file is created when there are network issues, should this resolve itself (sync itself back to the network) when performance improves?
Currently we are in a situation where we have a department that have files missing from many network shares, all the missing files seemlingly replaced with a .TMP file, so do we have to go round to every machine in the department, and manually
sync them to resolve this?  

A:TMP files created, files missing Offline files issue?

After checking the Hotfixes and Security Updates included in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 in the

Documentation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932), I found the following hotfix is available:
Temporary files do not synchronize correctly to a non-DFS share on a server from a client computer
that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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Ok I have noticed alot of people have had problems with this myself included, and the answer is almost too simple.

The problem I was having was once I got to the expanding files step it would get to 89% within a few minutes. Then it would hang for hours stuck at 89%. I tried restarting the installation 4 times. The first time it only got to 9% and stalled.

So on my fourth attempt after watching it hang for a good 2 hours I ejected the installation disk in the middle of installation and popped in another another Windows 7 RC installation disk that I forgot I had just to see what would happen. What happened is it immediately finished expanding from 89% and the installation was complete in about 20 minutes.

I should note that the first installation disk I was trying was a Memorex that had just been pulled from a jewel case prior to burning. The second disk I used was a Verbatim that had been burned some time ago and was actually pretty scratched up.

Both of the disks where burned using the same .iso downloaded from MSDN using the same burner and ImgBurn as the burning software.

Hope this helps some people.

A:Expanding Files Hangs at X%

i had to make an account to tell my story. After numerous problems and taking horus of my time i finally got it to install. Unfortunitely it hung at 31%. After like 3 hours of searching online i came across this web page. I then tried it and it worked! Well kinda. It hung again at 68% so i put in the other disc again and now it is on completing installation. Thank you very very very very fing much to op!

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hi, im having trouble installing windows 7. i burnt the disc and started custom installation, and it copied all the windows files but then it got stuck on expanding windows files. it didnt freeze, it just didnt get past the last 1%. and the worst thing is i cant use the computer with vista anymore, because when i try to boot it up it opens up some kind of system restore that doesn't work. should i just leave the install screen on overnight? does the last 1% always hang for like 2 hours?

A:expanding windows files (99%) ...

It might help to start over again after using diskpart commands to rezero the disk. The link below shows you how.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I have recently decided to try Windows 7 and made the necessary preparations. I am trying to build a dual boot system with the OEM 32bit Vista Home Premium and 64bit Windows 7. My machine is far above the specs and I have 3gb ram.

I burned the image twice after reviewing the other posts in the forum. I burned the first on at 8x and after reviewing prev posts I burned again at 4x. Both freeze at the expanding files 0%. The first one would hang for hours until I told it to cancel. The new one hangs for a few minutes and then gives an error that there is a corrupt or missing file.

I also read that this may be a result of ACHI but my bios does not allow me to disable.

I would appreciate anyone's thoughts and hope I can get pointed in the right direction.

Thank you all in advance.

A:Frozen at Expanding Files

Use only one stick of ram when installing. see how that goes.

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Hi all,

after you guys solved all my problems i had with my old pc, i decided to take ur advice and bought a new one.

When i tried to install windows 7, the installation basically stops when it is 'Expanding Files' at 0%. Now i've tried to search this site for some answers, but the only thing i got was to reburn the dvd. Ofcourse i could try this, but the dvd never gave me any problems during previous installations on the old machine. im wondering what is going wrong and how to fix it

AMD Phenom x4 940, 2.5 gb ram and what not (its second hand )

thanks for ur time and help

A:W7 installation hangs at Expanding Files 0%

Hopefully, you are doing a clean installation. Assuming that you are, make sure everything is disconnect from the computer except the monitor, mouse and keyboard. Uninstall A/V and the firewall. Make sure that if you are installing a 64 bit, you have the required specifications and space. Actually make sure you have enough space for 32, also.

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Ok, I am not a computer whiz but I had a corrupted hard drive in my laptop.

So, I purchased a new one and installed it into my laptop.

I got one that is 640 GB, I know there is plenty of room for the Windows 7 OS

This is the list of what happens:
I turn the computer on with the 64-bit disc already inserted and it says windows is loading files,
Then the setup language preferences screen pops up, I enter the US settings & click Next,
Then click the Install now button.
Once the Setup is Starting... screen opens it takes forever.
Finally gets to Accept Liscense terms, click on next,
Click Custom (Advanced)
Where do you want to install Windows? pops up with 2 partitions
Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved
Disk 0 Partition 2
chose my partition, formatted it, clicked next
Went to the installing Windows screen
Completed the Copying Windows files

And is now just sitting there saying Expanding Windows Files (0%)...

It has been sitting like this for about 30 minutes

I did do a complete wipe of the hard drive before I started.

I don't know what is going on.
So if anyone has any advice for me. PLEASE HELP!!!
It will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Stuck on expanding windows files 0% PLEASE HELP

Wipe the disk clean then try.

You will need to get to a command prompt.
■Boot up from your Windows 7 DVD.
■At the first dialog window, press SHIFT + F10 key combo
■You will have a X:> command prompt
X: is a ram drive created by Windows 7.


Now you need to "clean" the disk. A clean all operation is going to write zeroes to each and every byte on the disk and can take a very long time.

Go get a beer at your favorite locale.

You MUST wait for this operation to finish.

Now here's how to clean the disk:

? type DiskPart, Enter key
? type List disk, Enter key
note the numeral of the disk you want to clean
for example purposes, I?ll be using the numeral 2
? type Select disk 2, Enter key
? type Detail disk, Enter key
this info will let you know if you selected correctly
? type Clean ALL, Enter key
your entire disk is being overwritten with zeros.
This can take a considerable amount of time
? type EXIT, Enter key (only after Clean is finished)
? type EXIT, Enter key (this gets you back where you were)

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Hi all

I desperately need some help. I'm trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my HP laptop. I'm using an ISO file burned onto a DVD disc.

The problem I'm having is that the installation stops at 'Expanding Windows files'. It stays on 0% for hours and refuses to continue. It still allows me to move the cursor around but nothing is happening.

I tried burning the ISO file using several different programs at different speeds but all with the same outcome.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

A:Expanding Windows files stuck on 0%

Where did you get the original ISO file?
It could be faulty

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hi , installations stops at " Expanding windows files 0 % ".....
and stuck there , does not go further , please tell me what to do ?!?

A:Windows Expanding files 0% ........PrOBLEM help ,please

What version of Windows 7 are you trying to install, and is it 32 bit or 64 bit? Where did you get the installation media?

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Hi everyone.
I have recently bought a new PC and am trying to install the windows 7 release candidate on it but it gets stuck on expanding files at 0% every time and just won't budge.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been getting so exited about it coming, what with delays, and then i can't get the damn thing to work.

Quote: Originally Posted by jrandomguy

it gets stuck on expanding files at 0% every time

by the way the bit before the expanding window file: The "Copying windows files" bit it does really fast and goes strait from 0% to 100%.

Now it has come up with this error message :Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required are available, and restartt the installasion. Error code 0x80070015.

A:installation stuck on expanding files at 0%

Hi Jrandomguy and welcome to SevenForums,

The Error code 0x80070015 relates to a device not ready which would normally relate to the DVD drive

This may be simply that the install DVD is corrupted in some way or that the download of the .ISO is faulty in some way. worst case would be a hardware faullt

You could try re-burning at the 1x speed to give the disk the best chance of burning correctly, or maybe downloading again.

Other options are use of a USB stick to install from - if this is an option for you - there is a tutorial on this site if you want to try this method - at least the media is re-usable - I have used RW DVD media for the same reason in the past

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windows cannot install required files

A:Windows get stuck on expanding files

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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I'm trying to install win8 on my pc (hp pavillion g6) which its hdd is completely empty; but it gets stuck on expanding files at 98%
I'm installing it via dvd
please help

A:Installation stuck at Expanding windows files 98%

Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

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I have been trying to install Windows Vista on my samsung spinpoint sata II HD but when I get to expanding files its sooo slow and I got it to 19% after 3 hours or more and no further does anyone know how I can fix this issue I have tryed 32bit version and 64bit version

Please help

A:New Installation of Vista and cant get passed expanding files

Come on people any ideas?

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I've just finished building my PC. I go to boot it up and installation of Windows 7 just freezes at "Expanding windows files 100%". It does not get to "Installing features".

My Motherboard is an ASUS Maximus Ranger 8. I have an SSD connected (Computer recognises it - After restarting and trying again some of my SSD space has been taken up, meaning that it is actually writing to it) 16GB DDR4 G-Skill RAM (Done Mem test, no issue, tried using less than 16GB, no change) GTX970 G1

I've tried memtest. Everything works fine. Tried taking out/putting in less RAM. No difference. The windows 7 USB drive does work, as I only used it a few weeks ago on another computer. I don't have a Windows 7 CD or a way to make one. After leaving the computer on "Expanding files" for 30-40 minutes it restarted on its own and took me back to the start of the installation process all over again.

I've read loads of threads and tried several things but nothing has worked. I've spent like £1k on this computer and I can't even get it to boot, so if anyone could give me advice or point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it as I'm getting pretty desperate.

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Alright, here is my issue. I have a Legit copy of W7, and all my hardware is new. The setup works fairly smoothely until the "Expanding Files" comes up. At which point, it doesn't proceed further than 0%, then after about 15 minutes, its pops up "required files missing." I have tried to remove a stick of ram, relocate ram, differant hard drive, everything disabled in the bios, over clock, under clock, manual set ram........ I even tried two other copies of windows 7, both 64 and 32. I can't figure it out. I need help!!!

A:Windows 7 Installation Stops at Expanding Files

Problem: Setup is stuck at X%What to try:
Disconnect all unnecessary hardware from the system. This includes hard drives, video cards, USB devices, and expansion cards. Remove all but one stick of RAM.

Use the VGA output on your card if possible.

These problems can also be caused by bad RAM. Run a memory diagnostic overnight, using Memest86 or something similar.

If nothing above works, you may have bad installation media. What condition is the disc in? Verify your copy of Windows came from a reputable source. Try burning a new DVD, using the slowest speed possible.

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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Hi guys, my friend had a laptop that crashed, it then wouldn't boot, giving irql no less than equal as soon as vista just got past to startup screen (the booting screen with the green status bar). He isn't computer savvy, so he didn't have any recovery cds made.

Tried booting into safe mode, first time it didn't work, it said something about the login screen system file not working.

Tried a system restore in repair mode, but that didn't work either, gave numerous BSOD screens when trying to boot into safe mode or normal mode. At one point after number system restores and repairs, I was able to get into safe mode, but only for a few minutes until it gave a irq no less than equal error again.

After backing up user files by taking teh hard drive out and using an external enclosure, I decided to do a clean install. It seemed to go smoothly, it goes to expanding files, and around 60%-99% (tried many times), it gives the same irql bsod (I got a cache manager bsod as well, but that was only once).

What the hell is happening, its frustrating beyone belief.

A:HELP. install gives bsod during expanding files process

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I'm trying to install windows 7 on my friend's computer. It was running on win 7 but had a ransom virus Cryptowall. I formatted everything and started to install windows but each time it freezed on expanding files 0%. I've already tried following solutions.
Changed hard disk.
Installed a hard disk with windows 7 installed.
Changed VGA.
Changed Sata cable
Restored bios settings.
Changed RAM.
Changed installation disc
Used external hard for installation.

I've also tried to install windows xp pro but even that freezes while installing files. In other words I can't install any operating system. The computer has a VIA VT8237A mother board and the bios is Phoenix P4M90-M7.

Anybody knows what to do? thanks in advance

A:Win7 Pro 32bit Keeps on halting while expanding files.

Give us ALL hardware information.
Test your disk.
With the Win 7 installation disk, go to repair and launch command prompt. Type chkdsk c: /r. Be patient as it will take some time.

Test your memory.
Run memory test How to Start Windows Memory Diagnostics from the Windows DVD - Windows 7 Tutorial

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Okay i can get the windows installion all the way to part 2 installing windows where it says expanding files it will get to around the high 80% or 90% complete then i will get an error that says windows cannot access the installion sources verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation. And i restart and try again and it gives me the same thing. So any help would be apprecaited.

Thank you,


A:Installing windows 7 error when expanding files

I had similar problems when I first downloaded the W7 x64 Pro ISO image from MSDNAA...when I burned the ISO to DVD the burn speed was set too high and some files didn't burn correctly and this caused errors during installation...the problem was easily fixed by burning the DVD on the lowest burn speed...if you are using a retail disc and are getting these errors the disc may be defective

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Just freezes, or it may get to 18% and stop. It even BSOD'd but that's another thread I currently have up which I'm trying to get help in.

I haven't tried anything, so suggest anything and I'll try it.

AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom My CPU if that has any relevance.

I'm going to try to swap my RAM sticks right now, which is probably going to cause my system to not boot up for a couple of hours so I'll be on the iPod later if this happens to occur.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - Expanding Files 0%... then freezes

Where did you get WIn7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? If so, confirm ISO integrity or download another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write ISO or DVD to flash stick using Ultra ISO trial version: On FIle tab select Open ISO or DVD, On Bootable tab Write DIsk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB, Removable, HD's using HP ESC one-time BIOS Boot menu.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version from HP Support Downloads webpage for your model. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install, if that fails try IDE mode.

If install fails again, try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation then create and format partitions from booted installer.

Try removing all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Test RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your HD using maker's diagnostic/repair extended CD scan: HD Diagnostic

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OK so I just bought a new SSD and a 1tb HDD.

On trying to install win7 64x on the SSD the install got stuck on expanding files before giving an error code saying that files where missing or corrupt.

Im trying to install from a USB because the DVD drive broke and I replaced it with the SSD.

Now when i try reboot and pick the USB from the boot menu it wont even reconize any of the drives in the PC. Just gives the option for the USB.

I cant see either the SSD or the HDD in boot menu and when I pick boot from USB they are not there either.

Any ideas?

UPDATE: It now says "windows cannot retrieve information about the disks on this computer" When I try to boot

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Yo just got back to my computer and I currently have 1mb left when i should have about 3gb left. I know it does not sound like much but i cant do anything with my computer like this.

I will go ahead and post a hijack this log hopefully someone can help me out.

Im currently refreshing my "Computer" window and watching the space on my C: drive slowly go away.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:00:38 AM, on 7/3/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Progra... Read more

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Hello, this thing has been frustrating me for last one month. I am trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on my system and it freezes during expanding files. I searched all forums and information thats available online, tried everything that was listed but no solution yet.

My system is Foxconn P9657AB-8EKRS2H LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard, Intel Quad Core Processor, 6 GB RAM on 3 slots, I had a 250 GB before this process but i bought a 1 TB 7200 RPM HD thinking that it would solve the problem somehow.

I took out all USB items including mouse & keyboard and using PS2 mouse/kb now. Also took out 2 RAMs leaving only one 2 GB. Now the machine only has the mother board, processor, video card, 2 gb ram, ps2 mouse & keyboard, and the monitors.

I checked BIOS, and i have the latest update. Tried everything on BIOS from setting it to Safe Mode, Disabling all USB ports, Internal Audio Device, and pretty much everything that i found online. Im just yet to flush the BIOS, change DVD drive and install it from a flash drive.

Can anybody help me out?? Any suggestion would be appreciated..

A:Windows 7 64bit Installation freezes during expanding files

Hello poltoo, welcome to Seven Forums!

If the Windows 7 install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burner

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I've been trying to install Windows Vista Ultima for a while now. I'm trying to install to my D: which is a Seagate 320gb sata drive, which I've installed the drivers off the CD. I've tried several LEGIT copies and nothing works. Here's what happens when I try to install:

When I install by booting off the CD it just gets stuck at a blank screen with a backround on it, the only way I can get further is by disabling my USB 1.0. Once I do that it starts installing and gets stuck at Expanding Files.

When I install through windows it gets stuck at 8%. I've tried safe mode also, and get the same thing.

I've tried loading my hard drive drivers through the Vista installer by using the disk my Seagate 320GB drive came with (which is a sata drive) and it doesn't find any. and of course it's impossible to find Seagate drivers online for this hard drive i've tried for over 5 hours.

I've also done the Windows Vista memory test and it didn't find any errors.

I'm attaching a copy of my systems specs. Hopfully someone can help me.

A:Vista Wont Install Stuck At 8% or Expanding Files.

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My setup is as follows:
i5 2500k @stock
Asrock z77 extreme 4
MSI 560 ti 448
8 gb ddr3 @1866 (2X4)
120 gb sandisk ultra ssd (windows drive)
1 tb 7.2rpm hd
650 watt seasonic x series psu

It all started a couple of weeks ago, I had switched out my p67 mobo for the new z77 one because the former died on me after 6 months of use. After making sure everything was in working order, I installed everything back into the case.

I had windows 7 pro 64 on my ssd at the time, and when I tried to start up windows on the new motherboard, a quick bsod would pop up about half a second into load and would never get past that. I figured I'd just do a clean install of windows and that would fix whatever was wrong.

Upon trying to re install, the installation would get hung up at "expanding files (0%)", even after moving ram, changing the ssd and disc drive from a sata3 port to a sata2 port, and various other suggestions I read on the internet.
I tried booting from a thumb drive and had a small amount of success; the installation would hang up at anywhere between 10-40% as apposed to 0.

I am using student upgrade media, which had worked fine for me on the initial install 6 months ago. I've tried re downloading the files, making a new iso and burning at various burn speeds (x8 down to x1), downloading the provided iso from the official microsoft site, and nothing seems to be working.

Last thing I tried was taking everything out except for the mobo, drive, cpu, 1 stic... Read more

A:Hang up at expanding files (various percentages, various error message

There is no point in buying full retail if you qualify for Student Upgrade as the installers are exactly the same - it's only the key which determines which will activate.

Is your BIOS EFI? If so remove EFI Boot disk from boot order, enable Legacy BIOS and install to wiped MBR disk. Set SATA controller to AHCI first to try install, then IDE mode.

Try wiping the SSD first with Diskpart Clean Command before install.

Will it install to HDD?

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So I'm trying to install Windows 7 via XP SP2 but every time I try it gets to the expanding files part(27%) and cancels the whole installation saying Windows could not prepare the computer too boot into the next phase. I ran a chkdsk scan on the drive and unplugged all USB devices and some people said that Windows couldn't find the HDD Controllers so I installed my chipset drivers too but still nothing.
I can't really format these partitions(especially C: since I need the XP installation on it to install Win 7)
What could be cause of this? Can a damaged or missing bootsector(or bootmgr) be to blame?

A:Windows 7 install refuses to reboot at expanding files

Try cleaning the HD Drive first.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi all,

I've had windows 7 RC on my computer, it was a 32bit version.
I chose to buy windows 7 because it's like a million times better then vista..., i bought a 64bit version.
I chose a clean install, but everything goes wrong:
Windows 7 doesn't seem to install on my computer, after a two-hour wait the "expanding-files" part was still at 0%

at first my installer was very slow, i had to wait at least 10 minutes before i could choose a language, etc. I solved this "slow" problem by disabling the floppy drive in my BIOS-settings, but mind you, this didn't change the fact that windows isn't actually expanding files, it was still breaking my balls here...

...anyway, is there anybody out there that can help me?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Install Problem - Expanding Files (0%)...

Have you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (free here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en )

Or, have you told the Windows 7 installer to check compatibility before you begin the installation?

If so, what were the results?

Please post back with the specifications of your system also.

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Try in install XP SP2 and after no sucess Vista but no joy. Had some problems in IE7 and Firefox I couldn?t fix. .So I formatted the hard drive and am trying to reinstalling Vista on the empty hard drive. I get through the first sections Ok during install. No problems loading first start up files, then it gets to the actual install and I get a green tick when copying Windows Files. Then between 7% and 11% of Expanding Windows Files the computer shut down. Tried to use another copy of the program. Same thing happens with XP. Bad sector on the hard drive. The hard drive was working fine last week I thinks its crashing while installing the driver.cab file. Any ideas?? Very stuck. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Vista install crashed while expanding files.

and welcome to the Forum

You can test the drive by downloading and running the diagnostic that matches your drive manufacturer:

Samsung http://www.samsung.com/global/busine...ort_HUTIL.html
Seagate/Maxtor/Quantum http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/sup...oads/seatools/
Western Digital http://support.wdc.com/download/
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT
fujitsu/Seimens http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download...es/#diagnostic
IBM/Hitachi http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

I would test the memory also ( see link in my signature )

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Hi guys,
I need some help. I am trying to load Windows 7 to a brand new HHD, but I am having problems loading Windows 7, as I cannot go beyond the "expanding windows file" step.
I will try to be brief with all I have try based on suggestions from other posts, but first my system:

Dell Vostro V13
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 743 @ 1.30GHz
4GB of Ram (Kingstong I believe)
Hard Drive Hitachi - 320GB
BIOS Version A05
Board Name 0R45H1 Vendor Dell Inc.

a brief background: I was running windows 7 without any problem, but all of the sudden it was taking forever (like 2 hours) to load windows. Since I thought it could be a bad HDD I bought a brand new HDD. Since I didn?t have a copy of Windows 7 I decided to load Ubuntu 11.10 on the brand new HDD. Days later I decided to format the HDD and load windows 7, but I?ve been stucked in the "expanding windows files" problem.

Things I have tried on other Threads:
Switched and reduced (4gb to 2gb) RAM
Enable and Disable all the different options under the Advanced setting on my Bios
Flash my bios with the latest able option from Dell
Burned different copies of Windows 7 DVD and created a bootable usb
Format my HDD using some "low format" program

The funny thing, is that if I take my HDD and I put it on another laptop, I am able to install windows flawlessly...however, once I put it back into my laptop, I start getting memory problems (blue screens), specially if I am trying to save fi... Read more

A:Expanding Windows Files Error - Former Linux Hard Drive

First you say you Didn't have a copy of Win 7, then you say you are loading win 7. Where did you get your copy of Win 7?

If your Dell originally came with 7 then you had a chance to created the 7 install DVD from files originally on your drive. As you say you didn't have a copy of 7 I take it you never made that DVD when you first got this Dell.

I would suspect the DVD you are using and or the ISO you are using to create the DVD's and thumb drive. That and Dell may of included special software in their 7 DVD for use on that system.

If you call Dell you will be able to order a proper Dell 7 DVD from them for a small fee.

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I'm trying to get 7 to install and I'm having a bear of a time.† It has taken a tremendously long time to cycle through the steps and after a little more than an hour, it was only at 6% of Expanding Windows Files.I've taken a stick of RAM out bringing me down to 2gb, have tried three burns (one at the slowest speed and verified), neither has helped.† Please help.My system specs:5400+ Black Edition (non-OCed)Abit AN52 Motherboard (nForce 520)OCZ PC-6400 4gb (2gb during install)XfX Geforce 8800GTWestern Digital Raptor x2

A:Installation Extremely Slow - Hangs during Expanding Windows Files

I was having the same issue as the original above... "Windows 7 64-bit would hang at 0% when expanding Windows files"

I originally was getting the 0xc00000e9 error when Windows 7 64-bit was trying to load the installer, which lead me down the path of burning at a lower speed. †That worked!

After reading all of the other user's helpful tips, my issue was resolved by simply ejecting the DVD while it was stuck at 0%. †It prompted to retry the disc, so I popped it back in and it screamed through the install. †I couldn't believe it was that simple, but nothing to do with removing RAM or USB devices. †Hope this helps someone else! :)

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So I have a server that is running a WDS server in which we have made images for a computer lab in the past. I recently have been working on setting up a new image, and I sysprepped and captured it from a computer. After uploading it to the server then
attempting to install it on a client PC, it will expand files until 99% then give me an error "Windows cannot install required files....error code: 0x80070714. I have mounted this image through imagex to check if there were any lingering file problems,
and did not find any. I took a default installation wim from an Enterprise disc and installed that through the server which worked fine. I even recaptured the image from the same computer to see if it was corrupted. I am unsure of what else to try. Thanks
for any help

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Hi everyone
I am trying to install windows 7 64 with a new M3A79-T. It keeps freezing at expanding files with error 0x80300001.
I figure this might be due to missing sata drivers but when i click load drivers during the installation
windows doesn't recognize anything. I tried with the mobo support dvd and i tried burning drivers from the mobo website and using that dvd. In either case i can browse to the dvd but all the folders
in it are empty, so nothing to install even though the driver are definitely there. when i click on scan
i get a message that no signed device drivers were found.

I have no idea where to go from here.

A:installation freezes at expanding files and doesnt recognize drivers

The error is almost always a bad installer. Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Confirm the ISO and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write confirmed ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.

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I wanted to install a fresh installation of windows 7 on my computer so I decided to load up my boot disc.

1. I deleted my partitions until I had a maximum of 233gb of free space.
2. I created a new partition from the free space. Windows setup suggested to make a primary partition of 100 mb.
3. System created two new partitions. One is primary partition (233 gb), the other is the system partition (100 mb)
4. Proceeded to install windows on the new partition created.
5. Copying windows files went from 0% to 100% instantly
6. Stuck at Expanding windows files at 0%.
7. Restarted my computer to boot up windows to see what's wrong.
8. Windows boot manager is missing, only thing I can do is reinstall windows but I can't
9. Can't do a startup repair cause it fails.
10. Did a cmd command for bootrec.exe /FixMbr and bootrec.exe /Fixboot and both operations are successful. However, still can't load up windows desktop.

Problem: I deleted my partitions and created new ones but I can't install windows onto the partition because the screen is stuck at expanding windows files at 0%. I got an error: 0x80070017. Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing.

I also can't load into windows desktop because bootmanager is missing.

What should I do? I also can't do an upgrade installation because it requires me to load into windows desktop before I can load the disc for upgrade installation.

A:Solved: Deleted partitions, No bootmanager, Stuck at Expanding Windows files 0%

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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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I am trying to install Windows 7, things went smoothly until it got to "expanding windows files 90%" then the CD Drive kicks itself and high gear and spins fast, slows down, spins fast, slows down, spins fast, slows down, on and on and on and on and it HANGS at 90%!!

A:[SOLVED] Expanding Windows files stuck at 90% ; CD drive spins REALLY fast

It sounds like the drive is having a problem reading the disc, it may be damaged or the files on it may be corrupt.

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I had this problem today and it took some of my time and I couldn't find anything useful on google except stuff like " :( your flash disk is dead..", "iso image is corrupted"
First I thought the problem was the image I used to write on my usb stick so I tried a new download..but that's not it..(at least in my case")

I think there was a problem with hard disk which I parted as "C:250 and D:250" I was quite hopeless so I divided one of 250's to 75.. and chose 75 to install the system...somehow it didn't stuck the process and it got installed.

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My wife received a popup box warning about a problem with the hard drive. She called me over and we didn't click OK but the damage must have already been done.

All of the files appear to be gone. All of the program files and documents that should be in my documents appear empty. Thanksfully I could see GMER scanning all of these missing files so it looks like they are just hidden. I am not taking any action to recover these as I know how that can cause other virus issues so I am just waiting for help.

The computer seems to be working OK in that I have internet access and the programs that show up in the upper left of the start menu can be launched (IE, Outlook, and a Bridge Game that I play) but all of the other 'All Programs' appear empty.

Attached is are log files. I couldn't send to zip file due to computer issue so I am attaching the txt files.


DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Run by Erik at 12:34:36 on 2011-05-31
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.347 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Webroot AntiVirus with Spy Sweeper *Enabled/Updated* {77E10C7F-2CCA-4187-9394-BDBC267AD597}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Security\Current\Framework\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Documents and Programs files are hidden - GMER scans the 'missing' files

Hello and welcome to TSF. My name is Taylor and I'll be helping you with your fix.

I am currently reviewing your log. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Please be patient with me during this time.

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I have been trying to encrypt a folder using PGP 9.0.6 and Cryptainer Secure It 3.1.7.



What's weird is that the folder and the files within it will not encrypt and I don't know why? Further more the folder will actually be missing files. Can anybody explain to me? No, I am not setting the applications to erase files after completion.

PGP Conventional Encryption has worked finally. I tried all the obvious stuff first like closing all non-essential volumes (virtual disk that are created and encrypted by PGP), transferring the files to another drive, etc.

On a slightly separate issue. I did have some data corruption involving an older and separate group of files. However I deemed that to a hardware failure or a OS/Software failure. Figured it might provide valid insight.

Update: Now my PGP conventional encryption, non .exe file generation worked. I don't understand why it wouldn't work? Going to rename the source folder and try again. MY encrypted .exe file generation with PGP should work.

I tried again. PGP conventional encryption and PGP Zip both encrypted fine. I tried creating a PGP .exe file and again it failed and files are missing; why?

I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan. No known threats detected that would cause this. I've done two system wipes in the past months. I've also removed, reinstalled, and or repaired the installation of both a... Read more

A:Unable To Encrypt Files & A Number Of Files Are Missing After Attempt.

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I've had this computer (HP Pavilion dv2000)for about 4 years and despite my best efforts it's started to get a little bogged down.. SO a while ago I used some free registry cleaning software (Eusing Registry Cleaner, Window Registry Repair & Registry Repair Wizard 2011) to try to get rid of clutter on my lap top in hopes that it would run a little better. I know, I know, let me save everyone the time of telling how stupid it was to do this when I don't know that much about computers! SO as you can imagine after my little cleaning spree I started having some weird problems but mostly related to Internet Explorer. I tried to undo whatever I did but nothing worked. I actually had to stop using IE all together because I kept getting errors and couldn't get to some websites at all. It seemed to be a security setting issue but no matter what changes I made nothing would fix it. So I switched to Firefox which has been a lot better but not perfect. So now its pretty obvious that my computer is missing some files? .... drivers? ....something because I am basically unable to execute most setup files that I download and my Norton anti-virus seems to not be able to run its periodic scans correctly. Lately the computer seems to be worse, buggy, slow, freezes up and I suspect that there is a virus somewhere but no virus scan, adware scan, etc. that I've been able to run (Spy Bot, Bit Defender) finds anything and I'm to afraid to even look at the registry now... Read more

A:Missing registry files??? cannot execute setup files....

Do you have Vista DVD?Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista/7), type in:sfc /scannowClick OK (hold CTRL, and SHIFT, hit Enter in Vista/7).Have Windows CD/DVD handy (with Vista/7, most likely, you won't need it). If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD (rarely in Vista/7 case).

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I have like


up tp 5000
Do you know a program which can search for missing files in this row?

A:Find missing files in a row of consecutively numbered files

Not that I know of, other than just using your eyes.

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A friend of mine asked me to take a look at his PC, it's a HP Pavilion a1510n, running XP Media Center Edition. He has lost hundreds of files and in the folders where the files were is this small file called AXEL.DAV, there are over 2000 of the files in just about every folder on the pc. I have run Ad-Aware but it didn't seem to find anything. I have attached a HJT log. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Missing files and folders, AXEL.DAV files everywhere

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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I'm trying to load xp pro on a machine using two seperate, brand new hard drives and each time it had failed at the very beginning during the "copying files" phase.

I have also tried two seperate xp pro disks...................

I wrote the files it is missing down....and sure as heck cant find it now......

is this a hardware issue?

A:Xp Pro Load......copying Files......missing Some Files...


It could be hardware related, but hust to be sure, pick a Hardrive and reformat it completely and try ind instal XP on one HDD.

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Can someone review my HJT log? I did a scan to see if I could find anything suspicious because my computer has recently been a bit laggy and I can't figure out why. I keep it clean with AdAware, Symantec Professional, Spybot, RegClean, and I also defrag at least once a week or every 2 wks. So I am at a stand-still on why it's laggin, therefore I ran a HJT scan and came up with the following "missing files":

dimsntfy.dll (Winlogon Notify entry) (which I manually searched and found it in System32 and ServicePackFiles\i386 folders even though it said it was missing)

jqs.exe (Java Quick Starter Service entry) This is a new service since the latest java update that seems to run continuously in my processes even though I read online that it was only supposed to run during bootup, then stop. I found this file also in Program Files\Java\jre6\bin.

Can someone review my HJT log and tell me if i can click the "fix checked" button to remove these entries without causing any problems? Thanks.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:46:50 AM, on 5/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\P... Read more

A:System files & Java files missing in HJT log

well let's see. I posted on a Monday and it's now Friday and still no response to my post. Is anyone gonna help me?

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I didn't include CBS.log because it's 485mb!!!


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Hello friends,

I am in a bit of a bind. I simply clicked the "show hidden files" option on my C:/Users folder. Inside of 20 seconds, my libraries are all rearranged and none of my files are where I put them originally. They have seemingly vanished.

I downloaded ShadowExplorer and thankfully confirmed that I can still open my files when I refer back to an earlier restore point within the program, but when I go to restore the files, they don't go back to where I send them. I don't know where my files are, nor how to access them outside of this ShadowExplorer program.

I did try a regular 'ol Windows system restore, but those don't affect files, so the problem remains. Anyone have any idea what the hell I did and how I might go about fixing it?

Thank you immensely for your consideration.

A:Show hidden files --> Files now missing

Hello Snapdragon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, see if checking the "don't show hidden files" option will revert them back to how you had them before.

Double check the libraries to make sure that the folders you had included in them are still included.

In addition, see if setting each library to View -> "Sort by -> Name", "Group by -> (None)", and "Arrange by -> Folder" may reveal them.File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
Hope this helps for now,

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