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New PC - Windows Vista/7 Install Freeze

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August 18, 2009 3:12:38 PM

Hi everyone,

Just finished building a new PC, everything is working fine but I can not get my OS working. Both Vista and 7 freeze during "Expanding Files" or "Installing Updates". Any ideas? And yes I have googled it, nothing that I found has worked.

Heres a quick summary of my build...

Phenom 550 x2 Black Edition 3.1GHz

XFX Radeon 1GB DDR5 4870

Gigabyte 770 Motherboard

Mushkin 4GB 1600 DDR3


Thanks !
August 18, 2009 3:53:57 PM

Is it a retail copy of vista? Windows7 could simply be a bad download or burn.
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August 18, 2009 4:39:16 PM

Yah, well its a copy of the retail version. And Windows 7 burn is fine, its working fine on my laptop, which I am currently on :) 
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August 18, 2009 4:46:46 PM

brando_09 said:
Hi everyone,

Just finished building a new PC, everything is working fine but I can not get my OS working. Both Vista and 7 freeze during "Expanding Files" or "Installing Updates". Any ideas? And yes I have googled it, nothing that I found has worked.

Heres a quick summary of my build...

Phenom 550 x2 Black Edition 3.1GHz

XFX Radeon 1GB DDR5 4870

Gigabyte 770 Motherboard

Mushkin 4GB 1600 DDR3


Thanks !


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Install with another CDs and if the processor is overcloked put to defaults....
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August 18, 2009 6:08:18 PM

I sounds like a bad burn or scratched disc. Just because it worked at one time, doesn't mean it's still good. Discs are somewhat fragile.
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October 21, 2009 10:01:16 AM

I've had the same problem with all versions of windows vista / 7 for some time but have now solved the problem!

I was initially side tracked by trying to diagnose a hardware issue but in the end adjusting the settings in the bios was all that was required.

I loaded optimized defaults then disabled as many features as possible. In particular settings relating to onboard features and hard drives. As I disabled a number of features I’m not sure what eventually solved the problem – I suspect maybe onboard sound.

Once installed re-enable features one at a time.

Hope this helps
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