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Unable to install windows 7 through usb

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December 22, 2012 10:56:17 PM

I am very, very, very frustrated at this point. I'm trying to install windows 7 through a bootable usb. When I get to "expanding windows files", the % stays @ 0. I've waited long with it at that point and nothing. Everything is being detected by my BIOS.

no previous OS installed as it is a clean install.

Here's the build

asus m5a97 r2.0
fx-4170 4.2 ghz quad core
sapphire 7770 hd 1gb
1stick kingston 8gb ram 1.3333mhz
1tb seagate barracuda hard drive
lg optical drive


I'm really annoyed at this point. I tried to boot ubunto ( free os ) through a usb and it worked fine. I can't seem to get past the "expanding windows files 0%..." while trying to install windows 7. I've disabled all legacy usb3.0's. SATA ports set to ACHI. All that is connected is mouse keyboard and usb. Apart from all the components connected in the mobo Sorry if this has been answered before. This is my first time ever building a custom PC and this being the result really makes me angry ):.
December 23, 2012 2:06:33 AM

Can anyone provide any help :\?
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December 23, 2012 2:12:09 AM

I used that exact program. Still stuck @ expanding windows files 0%...
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December 23, 2012 2:18:10 AM

I'll update on this after I get a new .ISO. I've tried 2 so far. 1 which is stuck on expanding windows files, the other goes up to 99% then gives me 0x80070003 error stating something along the lines of windows cannot install files because it's missing.
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December 23, 2012 2:33:44 AM

where did you get that iso files ?
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December 23, 2012 3:12:14 AM

It would probably be a good thing to be sure you are using the Microsoft tool for installing from a USB drive.

You can find it HERE
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December 23, 2012 3:30:05 AM

make sure your mb has the newest bios 1605. it could be a usb or bios bug.
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December 23, 2012 11:29:04 AM

I'm not a computer expert but updating my BIOS sounds risky :\. My BIOS version is at 0601 but I'll try to update it.
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December 23, 2012 12:15:36 PM

make sure u have prepared the usb drive properly.. follow the guide well..
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December 23, 2012 12:33:34 PM

Now I'm encountering a problem with this....I formatted my usb to FAT32 as it told me to. I plug in my usb. Go to EZ Flash utility, and there's nothing in my usb :\. When I plug it into my PC the ROM file is there. The fs0:\ is empty through BIOS.
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December 23, 2012 1:43:03 PM

Alright I managed to update my bios but after the process was done it said it would reset and nothing is happening... should I manually reset my PC? my monitor screen power led is flashing and PC is still one...
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December 23, 2012 1:54:12 PM

I feel like an idiot... I had to manually reset my PC. So my BIOS is now updated to the latest version. For some reason it says I have 2 keyboards plugged in :S. Everything else seems to be fine. Sorry for all the spam. Going to try to install windows 7... for the 100th time.
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December 23, 2012 10:30:32 PM

Fixed. Even after updating my BIOS it didn't work. I got really angry. I decided to open up my computer and I unplugged my optical drive, and figured the SATA 6.0 weren't well plugged into my hdd and mobo. I kept the optical drive unplugged until windows 7 was successfully installed, then re-plugged it in to install drivers. If anyone ever encounter an issue like this I hope this is a fix for them =). Thanks for the help everyone!
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December 23, 2012 10:30:37 PM

Best answer selected by cookiesz514.
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