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Windows 7 Installation Problems: Stuck at Expanding Windows Fles

flightsimnerd

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Mom just brought home my new WD 640gb Caviar black so i went to install w7 on it but it gets stuck at Expanding Wndows Files :(. I have tried new sata cables, different sata plug on the mobo and all give me the same resultAny ideas? Please help!! I am installing with my dvd drive btw
 

clone63

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If that doesn't work, try using the same HDD on a different computer (for sake of trying a dif. mobo)
 

Chromey

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HAd the same issues with 64 bit.
After 20 or so trys it worked... Then crashed every 10 mins after...

Windows 7 = Epic Fail for me.
 

b1lk1

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So far I have only had good luck with Windows 7 on my laptop and since it came factory preloaded with it that is what I believe has made the difference.
 

Eldonko

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Sounds like the disk is shot. I keep my W7 on a usb stick to avoid such issues. Glad u got it working
 

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