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Windows 7 instantly finishes copying, hangs up on expanding during installation.

When I upgrade to a gaming desktop, I was attempting to sell my old laptop to a friend and used the ASUS Recovery Disk to do a system default (Windows re-installation). Unfortunately something became corrupted during the install and I had to format and re-install from scratch. After going through the initial options (basic/advanced setup, etc.) it begins the install process fine. It will then instantly finish the "Copying files" step, and go straight to unpacking where it hangs up. I have seen other forum posts referring to chipset drivers causing these problems, but I haven't been able to find any relevant drivers on their website.
Has anyone else had this problem? I have been searching for quite awhile and the only current solution is either Linux or SteamOS (Who knows it might be cool)


Attempted Methods:
- Win 7 OEM Disk [Failed]
- Win 7 disk (I burned at lowest speed) [Failed]
- Win 7 via USB [Failed]
- Windows XP (Cause why not try) [Failed]
- Ubuntu 10 (I think?) [Success]

Specs:
- ASUS N81vp Laptop
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2gHz (64bit)
- ATI Radeon HD4670 1gb
- 4gb Ram
- Attempting to install Windows 7 64-bit SP1
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  1. Yes your asus disc is whats needing to be used for that laptop instead of a standard windows disks have you tried asus website for drivers or anything ? Have you called them for a replacement disc which will cost you for that.. You mention Linux I BEEN PLAYING WITH zorin Linux very close to windows but Linux so far so good its about time I did learn it only been toying with it off and on for 20 years. Hop this helps
  2. johnnyb105 said:
    Yes your asus disc is whats needing to be used for that laptop instead of a standard windows disks have you tried asus website for drivers or anything ? Have you called them for a replacement disc which will cost you for that.. You mention Linux I BEEN PLAYING WITH zorin Linux very close to windows but Linux so far so good its about time I did learn it only been toying with it off and on for 20 years. Hop this helps


    Interestingly enough, it was the recovery disk from ASUS that started the problems. I will try it again, but I'm not too sure that it will work after performing a format of the hard drive.
  3. Was it one you made when you purchased the pc?
  4. johnnyb105 said:
    Was it one you made when you purchased the pc?


    Yes. Two disks that shipped with the laptop. I remember using them at one point to do a default a year or two back (I've owned this computer for 4-5 years), but the most recent time they did not work. There aren't any obvious scratches on either. Currently running the recovery using the ASUS disks.

    Update: Got all the way through installation. Hanging up while "setup is preparing your computer for first use". Error comes up saying windows installation cannot proceed. A step in the right direction I suppose.
  5. Best answer
    Your dvd drive may be dirty or going bad have you considered running a Linux and trying to see if it will install unlike windows? there are many types out there that feel and look like windows and they are not that hard to learn.. ubuntoo zorin ect mint.
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