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Stuck at Expanding Windows Files 0%... while installing Win7 Pro 64bi

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January 4, 2010 6:33:03 PM

My first PC build was a success! The only problem I am having is installing Windows 7.
My BIOS is able to detect all my hardware (2 harddrives, dvd rom drive, dvd burner, 4 sticks of ram 2gb each, etc.)
The harddrives are in RAID1

While I am installing Windows 7 Professional 64 bit I get up to the point where it is installing Expanding Windows Files and it says 0%... and stays there. It has been hanging at 0% for 20 minutes and I tried to find out why. One source said to only have 2 sticks of RAM in when installing windows 7 and then put the other 2 sticks in after.

Currently I have 2 2GB sticks of RAM in my computer. What do I need to do so I can get passed the Expanding Windows Files installation? Could it be my windows 7 disk? I have it burned onto a DVD and it runs perfectly up to that point.

Here are my system specs:


CPU
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mother Board
ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD ROM and DVD+R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Internal Card Reader
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NZXT Lexa S case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 5, 2010 10:54:55 PM

This was solved. It was the disk. If you are installing Windows 7 from an ISO burn it to a dvd at the slowest speed.

My build is now a success!!!
!