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Windows Expanding files 0% ........PrOBLEM help ,please

Q: Windows Expanding files 0% ........PrOBLEM help ,please

hi , installations stops at " Expanding windows files 0 % ".....
and stuck there , does not go further , please tell me what to do ?!?

A: Windows Expanding files 0% ........PrOBLEM help ,please

What version of Windows 7 are you trying to install, and is it 32 bit or 64 bit? Where did you get the installation media?

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Hi all,

I've had windows 7 RC on my computer, it was a 32bit version.
I chose to buy windows 7 because it's like a million times better then vista..., i bought a 64bit version.
I chose a clean install, but everything goes wrong:
Windows 7 doesn't seem to install on my computer, after a two-hour wait the "expanding-files" part was still at 0%

at first my installer was very slow, i had to wait at least 10 minutes before i could choose a language, etc. I solved this "slow" problem by disabling the floppy drive in my BIOS-settings, but mind you, this didn't change the fact that windows isn't actually expanding files, it was still breaking my balls here...

...anyway, is there anybody out there that can help me?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Install Problem - Expanding Files (0%)...

Have you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor (free here: )

Or, have you told the Windows 7 installer to check compatibility before you begin the installation?

If so, what were the results?

Please post back with the specifications of your system also.

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hi, im having trouble installing windows 7. i burnt the disc and started custom installation, and it copied all the windows files but then it got stuck on expanding windows files. it didnt freeze, it just didnt get past the last 1%. and the worst thing is i cant use the computer with vista anymore, because when i try to boot it up it opens up some kind of system restore that doesn't work. should i just leave the install screen on overnight? does the last 1% always hang for like 2 hours?

A:expanding windows files (99%) ...

It might help to start over again after using diskpart commands to rezero the disk. The link below shows you how.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Ok, I am not a computer whiz but I had a corrupted hard drive in my laptop.

So, I purchased a new one and installed it into my laptop.

I got one that is 640 GB, I know there is plenty of room for the Windows 7 OS

This is the list of what happens:
I turn the computer on with the 64-bit disc already inserted and it says windows is loading files,
Then the setup language preferences screen pops up, I enter the US settings & click Next,
Then click the Install now button.
Once the Setup is Starting... screen opens it takes forever.
Finally gets to Accept Liscense terms, click on next,
Click Custom (Advanced)
Where do you want to install Windows? pops up with 2 partitions
Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved
Disk 0 Partition 2
chose my partition, formatted it, clicked next
Went to the installing Windows screen
Completed the Copying Windows files

And is now just sitting there saying Expanding Windows Files (0%)...

It has been sitting like this for about 30 minutes

I did do a complete wipe of the hard drive before I started.

I don't know what is going on.
So if anyone has any advice for me. PLEASE HELP!!!
It will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Stuck on expanding windows files 0% PLEASE HELP

Wipe the disk clean then try.

You will need to get to a command prompt.
■Boot up from your Windows 7 DVD.
■At the first dialog window, press SHIFT + F10 key combo
■You will have a X:> command prompt
X: is a ram drive created by Windows 7.


Now you need to "clean" the disk. A clean all operation is going to write zeroes to each and every byte on the disk and can take a very long time.

Go get a beer at your favorite locale.

You MUST wait for this operation to finish.

Now here's how to clean the disk:

? type DiskPart, Enter key
? type List disk, Enter key
note the numeral of the disk you want to clean
for example purposes, I?ll be using the numeral 2
? type Select disk 2, Enter key
? type Detail disk, Enter key
this info will let you know if you selected correctly
? type Clean ALL, Enter key
your entire disk is being overwritten with zeros.
This can take a considerable amount of time
? type EXIT, Enter key (only after Clean is finished)
? type EXIT, Enter key (this gets you back where you were)

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windows cannot install required files

A:Windows get stuck on expanding files

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hi all

I desperately need some help. I'm trying to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my HP laptop. I'm using an ISO file burned onto a DVD disc.

The problem I'm having is that the installation stops at 'Expanding Windows files'. It stays on 0% for hours and refuses to continue. It still allows me to move the cursor around but nothing is happening.

I tried burning the ISO file using several different programs at different speeds but all with the same outcome.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

A:Expanding Windows files stuck on 0%

Where did you get the original ISO file?
It could be faulty

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Hey folks,

I've had my Gateway T1628 laptop for a year. When I first got it, it came with Vista installed, but I wiped the drive completely and installed Linux instead. I've been happily using Linux for the past year and have no reason to think there are any hardware problems.

But, now I want to dual-boot Vista/Linux -- installing Vista from the re-installation disc that came with the laptop. I tried using this guide: But alas, when I get to the "Installing Windows" screen, it hangs at "Expanding files (0%)". When I leave it overnight, it shows an error screen with error number 0x80070017 (and a message saying that the installation failed due to file transfer problems -- sorry, I did not write down the exact message).

Googling this error I find a lot of people who were installing from a badly burned iso -- but I'm trying to install from the disc that came with the laptop, not one I burned myself. People have also suggested removing some RAM if you have more than 2G (I have 3) -- but this is a laptop that I don't really want to open up (not sure I would even know how to take out RAM), and you'd think that since it came with Vista its hardware would already be suitable.

So the other option that seemed likely based on my searches was a problem with the partition I'm trying to install to. I've spent the past few days trying about fifty bill... Read more

A:Dual-boot install problem (Expanding Files 0%, error 0x80070017)

I'd call the company and ask for a new set of disks. They can burn bad disks too. Jazz

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Alright, here is my issue. I have a Legit copy of W7, and all my hardware is new. The setup works fairly smoothely until the "Expanding Files" comes up. At which point, it doesn't proceed further than 0%, then after about 15 minutes, its pops up "required files missing." I have tried to remove a stick of ram, relocate ram, differant hard drive, everything disabled in the bios, over clock, under clock, manual set ram........ I even tried two other copies of windows 7, both 64 and 32. I can't figure it out. I need help!!!

A:Windows 7 Installation Stops at Expanding Files

Problem: Setup is stuck at X%What to try:
Disconnect all unnecessary hardware from the system. This includes hard drives, video cards, USB devices, and expansion cards. Remove all but one stick of RAM.

Use the VGA output on your card if possible.

These problems can also be caused by bad RAM. Run a memory diagnostic overnight, using Memest86 or something similar.

If nothing above works, you may have bad installation media. What condition is the disc in? Verify your copy of Windows came from a reputable source. Try burning a new DVD, using the slowest speed possible.

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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Just freezes, or it may get to 18% and stop. It even BSOD'd but that's another thread I currently have up which I'm trying to get help in.

I haven't tried anything, so suggest anything and I'll try it.

AMD Processors for Desktops: AMD Phenom My CPU if that has any relevance.

I'm going to try to swap my RAM sticks right now, which is probably going to cause my system to not boot up for a couple of hours so I'll be on the iPod later if this happens to occur.

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit - Expanding Files 0%... then freezes

Where did you get WIn7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? If so, confirm ISO integrity or download another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write ISO or DVD to flash stick using Ultra ISO trial version: On FIle tab select Open ISO or DVD, On Bootable tab Write DIsk Image, Format, Write. Boot under USB, Removable, HD's using HP ESC one-time BIOS Boot menu.

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version from HP Support Downloads webpage for your model. If so, reset the CMOS: Clear CMOS - 3 Ways to Clear the CMOS - Reset BIOS

While in BIOS setup set SATA controller to AHCI to try install, if that fails try IDE mode.

If install fails again, try wiping the HD: SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation then create and format partitions from booted installer.

Try removing all but 2gb of RAM to try install. Test RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Test your HD using maker's diagnostic/repair extended CD scan: HD Diagnostic

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I've just finished building my PC. I go to boot it up and installation of Windows 7 just freezes at "Expanding windows files 100%". It does not get to "Installing features".

My Motherboard is an ASUS Maximus Ranger 8. I have an SSD connected (Computer recognises it - After restarting and trying again some of my SSD space has been taken up, meaning that it is actually writing to it) 16GB DDR4 G-Skill RAM (Done Mem test, no issue, tried using less than 16GB, no change) GTX970 G1

I've tried memtest. Everything works fine. Tried taking out/putting in less RAM. No difference. The windows 7 USB drive does work, as I only used it a few weeks ago on another computer. I don't have a Windows 7 CD or a way to make one. After leaving the computer on "Expanding files" for 30-40 minutes it restarted on its own and took me back to the start of the installation process all over again.

I've read loads of threads and tried several things but nothing has worked. I've spent like £1k on this computer and I can't even get it to boot, so if anyone could give me advice or point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it as I'm getting pretty desperate.

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I'm trying to install win8 on my pc (hp pavillion g6) which its hdd is completely empty; but it gets stuck on expanding files at 98%
I'm installing it via dvd
please help

A:Installation stuck at Expanding windows files 98%

Is this a OEM manufacturer's PC with Pre-installed Windows 8?

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Okay i can get the windows installion all the way to part 2 installing windows where it says expanding files it will get to around the high 80% or 90% complete then i will get an error that says windows cannot access the installion sources verify that the installation sources are accessible, and restart the installation. And i restart and try again and it gives me the same thing. So any help would be apprecaited.

Thank you,


A:Installing windows 7 error when expanding files

I had similar problems when I first downloaded the W7 x64 Pro ISO image from MSDNAA...when I burned the ISO to DVD the burn speed was set too high and some files didn't burn correctly and this caused errors during installation...the problem was easily fixed by burning the DVD on the lowest burn speed...if you are using a retail disc and are getting these errors the disc may be defective

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So I'm trying to install Windows 7 via XP SP2 but every time I try it gets to the expanding files part(27%) and cancels the whole installation saying Windows could not prepare the computer too boot into the next phase. I ran a chkdsk scan on the drive and unplugged all USB devices and some people said that Windows couldn't find the HDD Controllers so I installed my chipset drivers too but still nothing.
I can't really format these partitions(especially C: since I need the XP installation on it to install Win 7)
What could be cause of this? Can a damaged or missing bootsector(or bootmgr) be to blame?

A:Windows 7 install refuses to reboot at expanding files

Try cleaning the HD Drive first.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hello, this thing has been frustrating me for last one month. I am trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on my system and it freezes during expanding files. I searched all forums and information thats available online, tried everything that was listed but no solution yet.

My system is Foxconn P9657AB-8EKRS2H LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard, Intel Quad Core Processor, 6 GB RAM on 3 slots, I had a 250 GB before this process but i bought a 1 TB 7200 RPM HD thinking that it would solve the problem somehow.

I took out all USB items including mouse & keyboard and using PS2 mouse/kb now. Also took out 2 RAMs leaving only one 2 GB. Now the machine only has the mother board, processor, video card, 2 gb ram, ps2 mouse & keyboard, and the monitors.

I checked BIOS, and i have the latest update. Tried everything on BIOS from setting it to Safe Mode, Disabling all USB ports, Internal Audio Device, and pretty much everything that i found online. Im just yet to flush the BIOS, change DVD drive and install it from a flash drive.

Can anybody help me out?? Any suggestion would be appreciated..

A:Windows 7 64bit Installation freezes during expanding files

Hello poltoo, welcome to Seven Forums!

If the Windows 7 install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

Use the free ISO burner at the link below to burn another at a speed of now more than 4x and select to let the program to verify the disk before it finishes.

ImgBurn Free ISO Burner

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I'm trying to get 7 to install and I'm having a bear of a time.  It has taken a tremendously long time to cycle through the steps and after a little more than an hour, it was only at 6% of Expanding Windows Files.I've taken a stick of RAM out bringing me down to 2gb, have tried three burns (one at the slowest speed and verified), neither has helped.  Please help.My system specs:5400+ Black Edition (non-OCed)Abit AN52 Motherboard (nForce 520)OCZ PC-6400 4gb (2gb during install)XfX Geforce 8800GTWestern Digital Raptor x2

A:Installation Extremely Slow - Hangs during Expanding Windows Files

I was having the same issue as the original above... "Windows 7 64-bit would hang at 0% when expanding Windows files"

I originally was getting the 0xc00000e9 error when Windows 7 64-bit was trying to load the installer, which lead me down the path of burning at a lower speed.  That worked!

After reading all of the other user's helpful tips, my issue was resolved by simply ejecting the DVD while it was stuck at 0%.  It prompted to retry the disc, so I popped it back in and it screamed through the install.  I couldn't believe it was that simple, but nothing to do with removing RAM or USB devices.  Hope this helps someone else! :)

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Hi guys,
I need some help. I am trying to load Windows 7 to a brand new HHD, but I am having problems loading Windows 7, as I cannot go beyond the "expanding windows file" step.
I will try to be brief with all I have try based on suggestions from other posts, but first my system:

Dell Vostro V13
Processor Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 743 @ 1.30GHz
4GB of Ram (Kingstong I believe)
Hard Drive Hitachi - 320GB
BIOS Version A05
Board Name 0R45H1 Vendor Dell Inc.

a brief background: I was running windows 7 without any problem, but all of the sudden it was taking forever (like 2 hours) to load windows. Since I thought it could be a bad HDD I bought a brand new HDD. Since I didn?t have a copy of Windows 7 I decided to load Ubuntu 11.10 on the brand new HDD. Days later I decided to format the HDD and load windows 7, but I?ve been stucked in the "expanding windows files" problem.

Things I have tried on other Threads:
Switched and reduced (4gb to 2gb) RAM
Enable and Disable all the different options under the Advanced setting on my Bios
Flash my bios with the latest able option from Dell
Burned different copies of Windows 7 DVD and created a bootable usb
Format my HDD using some "low format" program

The funny thing, is that if I take my HDD and I put it on another laptop, I am able to install windows flawlessly...however, once I put it back into my laptop, I start getting memory problems (blue screens), specially if I am trying to save fi... Read more

A:Expanding Windows Files Error - Former Linux Hard Drive

First you say you Didn't have a copy of Win 7, then you say you are loading win 7. Where did you get your copy of Win 7?

If your Dell originally came with 7 then you had a chance to created the 7 install DVD from files originally on your drive. As you say you didn't have a copy of 7 I take it you never made that DVD when you first got this Dell.

I would suspect the DVD you are using and or the ISO you are using to create the DVD's and thumb drive. That and Dell may of included special software in their 7 DVD for use on that system.

If you call Dell you will be able to order a proper Dell 7 DVD from them for a small fee.

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I do a clean install. Delete all the partitions, make a new one, format.Then "Copying files" takes approx 1 second. Then it does to "Expand" and gives me the error.Exact message:"Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation. Error code: 0x80070570"

A:Error at "Expanding Files": Windows cannot install required files. 0x80070570

I resolved the problem I had. It appeared to be a memory chip. I do not know whether it is a bad chip or just a compatibility issue.I had 2.5GB of RAM: 1GB 800Mhz and the rest 512MB 688Mhz. I took out the 1GB and the install went through fine. Windows 7 is running just fine with 1.5GB of RAM on a 2.8Ghz Pentium D.

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So I was trying to get the latest update on my Win 7 PC. My PC never would let me do a auto update or update with in the OS so I downloaded a copy of win 7 from Microsoft and burnt it onto a disk. Now I went to do that update an everything went well until after it did its first reboot. Once it started back up it has been sitting at 18% and says "Please Wait" and "Gathering additional information before exporting files" This had been going on for about an hour. Any help would be great.

A:Windows Update Stuck at Expanding Windows Files[18%]

The problem fixed it self

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I am trying to put Windows 7 on my old MPC Client Pro 365. 2GB ram. I am following the Microsoft instructions for upgrading from XP to 7. It stops at expanding windows files at 27%.
Searching the forum, there seems to be more than 1 answer. Please let me know if you can help me. I really don't know why this change needs to be this problematic.

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Expanding windows files stops at 27%

What version of Windows 7 are you trying to install? Windows 7 32Bit (X86) or 64 Bit? The bare minimum of RAM on a 64 Bit OS is 2GB, we strongly suggest 4GB. This is a 10 year old computer. The hardware is too old to run Windows 7. This computer does not support or have drivers for Windows 7: ClientPro 365 System Drivers and Documentation
Did you run the Upgrade Advisor to see if your computer could handle Windows 7 before trying to instal it? Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

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For the last two hours the update has been hanging at expanding files (18%)

It says windows needs to update the computer

A:Windows 7 update expanding windows files hangs at 18%

Hello dylan151 to TSF,

Looking at those two screenshots, you are doing a new installation of the Windows? 7 Operating System, correct?

If so, and after the length of time you have waited, it looks as though the installation is corrupt.
With a new installation, you must format thew Hard Drive Partition before you start the installation.
I would recommend that you abort this current installation, and start again, after you format the drive.
Having said that, if you are Upgrading to Windows? 7, what Operating System is already installed on the computer?
Please answer these queries.

Kind Regards,

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I have been getting this issue over and over, I have been reading tons of different posts for several days but the only one I haven't been able to try is ahci mode in bios? i cant find the option in there

A:Windows 7 Install Freeze on Expanding Windows files X%


Where did you get the installer from as that is the primary suspect, you are attempting a clean install, correct? where did the installer come from?

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I had this problem today and it took some of my time and I couldn't find anything useful on google except stuff like " :( your flash disk is dead..", "iso image is corrupted"
First I thought the problem was the image I used to write on my usb stick so I tried a new download..but that's not it..(at least in my case")

I think there was a problem with hard disk which I parted as "C:250 and D:250" I was quite hopeless so I divided one of 250's to 75.. and chose 75 to install the system...somehow it didn't stuck the process and it got installed.

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I wanted to install a fresh installation of windows 7 on my computer so I decided to load up my boot disc.

1. I deleted my partitions until I had a maximum of 233gb of free space.
2. I created a new partition from the free space. Windows setup suggested to make a primary partition of 100 mb.
3. System created two new partitions. One is primary partition (233 gb), the other is the system partition (100 mb)
4. Proceeded to install windows on the new partition created.
5. Copying windows files went from 0% to 100% instantly
6. Stuck at Expanding windows files at 0%.
7. Restarted my computer to boot up windows to see what's wrong.
8. Windows boot manager is missing, only thing I can do is reinstall windows but I can't
9. Can't do a startup repair cause it fails.
10. Did a cmd command for bootrec.exe /FixMbr and bootrec.exe /Fixboot and both operations are successful. However, still can't load up windows desktop.

Problem: I deleted my partitions and created new ones but I can't install windows onto the partition because the screen is stuck at expanding windows files at 0%. I got an error: 0x80070017. Windows cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing.

I also can't load into windows desktop because bootmanager is missing.

What should I do? I also can't do an upgrade installation because it requires me to load into windows desktop before I can load the disc for upgrade installation.

A:Solved: Deleted partitions, No bootmanager, Stuck at Expanding Windows files 0%

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I am trying to install Windows 7, things went smoothly until it got to "expanding windows files 90%" then the CD Drive kicks itself and high gear and spins fast, slows down, spins fast, slows down, spins fast, slows down, on and on and on and on and it HANGS at 90%!!

A:[SOLVED] Expanding Windows files stuck at 90% ; CD drive spins REALLY fast

It sounds like the drive is having a problem reading the disc, it may be damaged or the files on it may be corrupt.

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Dear Sirs...

I've spent last 48 hours trying to fight the fate (and I know there's been a lot of discussions around this issues). But whatever I do my windows 7 64x would not proceed and is stuck at Expanding Windows Files Stage.
What I've Done:
- I have a pack of DVDs - both native one (OEM) and one from torrents (written at 16x - oh how stupid was I back then and how naive, 4x and finally 2x and 1x speeds) - in vain
- I also created a bootable flash drive to use instead of DVD - did not make any difference
- I tried testing and removing my RAM, one at a time, changed slots, etc. - nope. Memtest runs like a charm, 3 runs with windows utility (and in-bios utility).
- I tried to disable EVERYTHING in BIOS I could find - including support for legacy USB drives (not when I was trying USB though - it would not find it). Could not find any mentioning of Floppy, or Tech Bridge, Or K9 (which helped some other people).
- I tried to eject-reinsert the DVD drive while installing (as some people reported it helped).
- I even switched SATA cables, swapped SATA cables and switched off everything else except for PS2 Keyboard (even USB mouse was gone), HDD and DVD
- I formatted my HDD and I used both "delete partition" and "format partition" - on the dialogue where you choose where to install windows.
- I booted from Boot Disk Utility to check HDD for bad sectors and format it again.
- Finally I tried some vodoo magic which apparently proved ineffective as... Read more

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I torrented a windows 7 install disc iso. I burned it to a disc but when i tried to install windows 7 it gets to "expanding files" and freezes at 0% . After that i tried using the exact same iso but from a thumb drive, and it worked. I tried the disc on multiple computers and it always sticks at 0% on expanding files. I have also reburned the iso multiple times and it still doesn't work. If i use a jump drive it always works. I know someone is gonna say that its the iso because i got it from a torrent, but the same iso works from a usb drive so it cant be that. I know someone is gonna say it is the optical drive, but i have tried it on 3 different computers with optical drives that i know work but it still sticks at 0% so its not that. Its also is not that i haven't waited long enough because i have left it for multiple hours and it still didn't move from 0%. I suspect that its an little feature in the burning program that i overlooked during the burn process. Has anyone encountered this or know how to fix it?

A:Windows 7 install stuck at 0% on "expanding files" but works off USB

I assume it has to do with the burn speed. If burned at anything higher than 1x, there is a chance of the disc being corrupted.

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Hello, this is driving me crazy so if you happen to know something or someone who knows something about this, please help:

this aftertnoon I tried to re-install some games on my desktop computer (a recently assembled computer with intel i3 cpu, kingston ddr 3 2gb memroy chip*2, western digital 1 TB HDD, and Pioneer DVD RW, running on windows 7 ultimate 32 bit) because I couldn't load my saved games properly, but I put my game disc in the DVD ROM, during the installation I had numerous instances of "corrupt data source" or "I/O Error" and the like. I had no such problem the first time I installed the games using these discs (about 1 month ago), I tried putting these discs in my other laptop everything went smoothly. I suspect it is something wrong with my OS so I started to re-install windows 7 (probably the worst mistake I made this week). i inserted the windows 7 disc, everything was fine at the beginning, computer loaded the files, went into installation screen, i selected the language & locations, accepted license agreement, selected the partition to install, then clicked next, this is where problem started: loading windows files finished immediatley, but expanding windows files took forever ! It stayed at 0% for like 10 minutes I thought maybe this is how it was supposed to be so I left it there and went to the market. I was back 1.5 hour later and it was at 1%. I thought this was rediculous so I powered off the machine and ran the installation di... Read more

A:Please help: Installation stops at "Expanding Windows Files 0%"

Here you read these two threads ?

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

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I wanted to install Windows 7 x64 Ultimate onto my brand new computer and the installer freezes every time at the "Expanding Windows files" screen, not always at the same time, e.g sometimes at 44%, sometimes at only 80%, or it also happened that the machine rebooted in the middle of the process without prompting or anything. Since I was unable to install the x64 version, I tried to install the x86 version, or e.g. Professional instead of Ultimate, with no success, because it also freezes the same way. I also tried installing from a different DVD, even from a pendrive, but this doesn't solve the issue, the setup just freezes at the same point. Unfortunately I'm also unable to install Vista instead of Win7, because the problem still persists. It seems that none of the above systems work...

To be able to use that computer at all I wanted to install XP then, but I also have issues with XP, because the machine also reboots sometimes without prompting, it also rebooted at the end of the installation process without any reason(when finalizing settings, such as users, automatic update, etc.) On XP, I'm also unable to install the graphics card drivers (ATi HD 5770), because after installing the Catalyst software suite, there is no picture at all after rebooting, after loading the system, the screen simply goes black, then the only thing I can do is to start up in safe mode, and to remove the driver.

Since I also encounter problems with XP it's likely that there's some... Read more

A:Setup freezes at "Expanding Windows files" and a little more...

I'm not sure if this will work, but this was my initial problem with Windows 7 installation.

Make sure to remove any USB device connected while installing.

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Yo guys
I'm trying to install Win7 on my mom's laptop. I got to the custom install and I selected the HDD. I pressed the button for additional options and clicked format.After about 4-5 seconds it said it has been formated (although it seemed a little bit too quickly for me) and I continued to install. It gets to the install screen and shows "Copying Windows Files 0%...". It quickly and somehow, without showing 100% done "skips" the step giving it a tick and moves to expanding the files. Expanding stays on 0% and nothing else. No indication of the DVD reading, no indication of the HDD writing. It just stays like that and... NOTHING!!! This Win7 is from a torrent and the exact same edition is running on my PC, installed just fine. I tried several other CD's and on one of them it just got to the second restart and IT DIDN'T REBOOT! Even after waiting about 10 minutes it just did nothing. I restarted the laptop manually and then the install started from the beginning... Got any ideas what to do??? Please help, this is very VERY important!!!

A:Install freezes on 0% of "Expanding Windows Files"


I know 10 minutes seems like a long time, but I do not want to move on until we can be more sure. Could you try leaving it for 30 minutes?

If nothing happens, we can go from there.

In the meantime, try reading my guide, and follow the tips such as disconnect all unnecessary hardware.


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I am installing Windows 7 from a bootable USB on my new laptop. I selected to install windows on the new SSD and the install went through "Copying Windows Files" and "Expanding Windows Files".. it then restarted and didn't continue, it seemed as if I haven't started the installation and it is now asking me where I want to install Windows again.

This time there is one more option: Disk 0 Partition 1: System Reserved (100.0 MB)

If I try to choose the SSD again (Disk 0 Partition 2) then it says "partition you selected might contain files from a previous windows installation" and stuff about Windows.old

What do I do?

A:Installing Windows 7 - Stopped After "Expanding Windows Files"

After the initial install when the computer reboots, you have to choose to boot from the HDD not the USB again, or it will start the reinstall again, and then put your first install in a Windows.old folder.

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This is my first post here; so I hope I am not breaking the rules by posting a help thread immediately after registration. I'll basically describe what has happened today with my PC. I was originally running Vista, but then I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 with a new hard drive. My issue is that I can not install Windows Ultimate 64bit. I am able to boot from the CD/DVD and then enter the setup; but as soon as it begins it rushes through copying files in less than a second and then it hangs at Expanding Files (0%), the dots after it move, I've left it for as long as 30 minutes before realizing nothing was happening.

I've done a HDD diagnostic and a RAM diagnostic, both came back positive for no errors.

A:Windows 7 Installation frozen at "Expanding Windows Files (0%)"

Where did you get Win7? How is the disk burned?

Work through the steps for Overcoming Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello, cheers to all of you who are trying to help!

Like the title says, I'm trying to install Windows 7 on Toshiba Equium and every time setup stops on the "Expanding Windows files (0%)". I've tried to google the solution but not a thing I tried helped.

Been there, done that list:
Complete disk format (filling with 0's)
Burning new DVDs
Using bootable USB
Debug mode
Reseting CMOS (default BIOS settings)
Selecting partition active with DISKPART
Do you have some other ideas other than what I've tried? In either way, I'm very thankful!

A:Windows 7 x86 and x64 installation stuck at "Expanding Windows Files"

Hello Cabbageman, welcome to Seven Forums!

The one thing you didn't mention is the probable suspect, where did the Windows installer you are using come from, perhaps that is the issue and securing another installer will sort it for you.

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Ok I have noticed alot of people have had problems with this myself included, and the answer is almost too simple.

The problem I was having was once I got to the expanding files step it would get to 89% within a few minutes. Then it would hang for hours stuck at 89%. I tried restarting the installation 4 times. The first time it only got to 9% and stalled.

So on my fourth attempt after watching it hang for a good 2 hours I ejected the installation disk in the middle of installation and popped in another another Windows 7 RC installation disk that I forgot I had just to see what would happen. What happened is it immediately finished expanding from 89% and the installation was complete in about 20 minutes.

I should note that the first installation disk I was trying was a Memorex that had just been pulled from a jewel case prior to burning. The second disk I used was a Verbatim that had been burned some time ago and was actually pretty scratched up.

Both of the disks where burned using the same .iso downloaded from MSDN using the same burner and ImgBurn as the burning software.

Hope this helps some people.

A:Expanding Files Hangs at X%

i had to make an account to tell my story. After numerous problems and taking horus of my time i finally got it to install. Unfortunitely it hung at 31%. After like 3 hours of searching online i came across this web page. I then tried it and it worked! Well kinda. It hung again at 68% so i put in the other disc again and now it is on completing installation. Thank you very very very very fing much to op!

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I have recently decided to try Windows 7 and made the necessary preparations. I am trying to build a dual boot system with the OEM 32bit Vista Home Premium and 64bit Windows 7. My machine is far above the specs and I have 3gb ram.

I burned the image twice after reviewing the other posts in the forum. I burned the first on at 8x and after reviewing prev posts I burned again at 4x. Both freeze at the expanding files 0%. The first one would hang for hours until I told it to cancel. The new one hangs for a few minutes and then gives an error that there is a corrupt or missing file.

I also read that this may be a result of ACHI but my bios does not allow me to disable.

I would appreciate anyone's thoughts and hope I can get pointed in the right direction.

Thank you all in advance.

A:Frozen at Expanding Files

Use only one stick of ram when installing. see how that goes.

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I have no idea what is going on with my system.
I try to install a program and get an error message saying that it is unable to write to C:\Users\[MYNAME]\AppData\Local\Temp
So I open Windows Explorer and check the attributes for that address and all is OK but every time I click on the Application Data folder it seems to replicate itself over and over.
One error says that there is not enough space when I have over 65Gb free on that drive.
Any ideas?


My System details
Dell XPS420
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1, v.721 (build 7601
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (4 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Bus Clock: 1066 megahertz
8126 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory
2000.20 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
723.55 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series [Display adapter]
DELL E207WFP [Monitor] (20.0"vis, s/n G264H8770DZL, July 2008)
ATI High Definition Audio Device
Creative SB X-Fi
Webcam Pro 9000

A:Like the universe, my AppData Folder keeps expanding & expanding

The Application Data folder under AppData is a Junction point, which is just a pointer to AppData. So when you click on Application Data you are actually expanding AppData, so you are in a never ending circle.

Confusing for sure. From what I understand, this was done to support compatibility with older software that expects an Application Data folder to be available.

Here are two very good articles on Junctions as used in Vista and Windows 7.

Windows Confidential - Junction Dysfunction - Raymond Chen

Junction Points in Vista

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I am coming to you guys in complete and utter desperation. About 2 months ago I built my first computer. Here are my specs:

Mobo: Asrock X58 Extreme
Case: HAF 932
CPU: Core i7 920
Memory: OCZ 4gb Obsidian Series
Video Card: Radeon 5870
Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB
OS: Windows 7 64 bit OEM

When i initially built it, i was attempting to install Windows Vista 64 bit. Every single time i tried to install it, it would freeze at different points of the installation. I tried using 2 different video cards, 2 different types of Ram, 2 different hard drives, 2 different DVD drives...and NOTHING worked. No matter what i did it would just keep freezing during the installation.

So after reading just about every forum on the internet and trying everything i could, i gave up for a few weeks.

Yesterday i went out and picked up a Windows 7 64 bit OEM disc and 4gb of OCZ Ram at micro center. I came home hoping to FINALLY get my new build up and running....But what happened? Every single time i try to install Windows 7, it STILL freezes during install. This time it's been freezing at the "Expanding Windows files" part of the installation. I am seriously at a loss for words. No matter what i do it just will not install an OS and I've lost ALL patience.

Please for the love of god is there anyway out there who can help me/point me in the right direction/give me any suggestions on what i should do? Thank You

A:Windows 7 Freezes at "Expanding Windows files"

well, i have the same problem and it is veryy ennoying...
i've found this on other forums:

disable any floppy in your main bios menu
disable hypertransport

this hasn't worked for me, but for others indeed
since it has been quite a while since you posted this, maybe you already found a solution... if so, could you post it here maybe? because i'm in the dark...

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Hi everyone.
I have recently bought a new PC and am trying to install the windows 7 release candidate on it but it gets stuck on expanding files at 0% every time and just won't budge.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've been getting so exited about it coming, what with delays, and then i can't get the damn thing to work.

Quote: Originally Posted by jrandomguy

it gets stuck on expanding files at 0% every time

by the way the bit before the expanding window file: The "Copying windows files" bit it does really fast and goes strait from 0% to 100%.

Now it has come up with this error message :Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required are available, and restartt the installasion. Error code 0x80070015.

A:installation stuck on expanding files at 0%

Hi Jrandomguy and welcome to SevenForums,

The Error code 0x80070015 relates to a device not ready which would normally relate to the DVD drive

This may be simply that the install DVD is corrupted in some way or that the download of the .ISO is faulty in some way. worst case would be a hardware faullt

You could try re-burning at the 1x speed to give the disk the best chance of burning correctly, or maybe downloading again.

Other options are use of a USB stick to install from - if this is an option for you - there is a tutorial on this site if you want to try this method - at least the media is re-usable - I have used RW DVD media for the same reason in the past

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Hi all,

after you guys solved all my problems i had with my old pc, i decided to take ur advice and bought a new one.

When i tried to install windows 7, the installation basically stops when it is 'Expanding Files' at 0%. Now i've tried to search this site for some answers, but the only thing i got was to reburn the dvd. Ofcourse i could try this, but the dvd never gave me any problems during previous installations on the old machine. im wondering what is going wrong and how to fix it

AMD Phenom x4 940, 2.5 gb ram and what not (its second hand )

thanks for ur time and help

A:W7 installation hangs at Expanding Files 0%

Hopefully, you are doing a clean installation. Assuming that you are, make sure everything is disconnect from the computer except the monitor, mouse and keyboard. Uninstall A/V and the firewall. Make sure that if you are installing a 64 bit, you have the required specifications and space. Actually make sure you have enough space for 32, also.

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Toshiba satellite c650
I was recently asked to look at a laptop that would not load windows. It booted past the BIO's but frooze getting into the login screen. Repair startup failed. Could not be repaired and told to contact my support team. A memory test allowed me to login to windows. How ever nothing would open. Start menu would work but no applications would start. The Hard drive said it was in a bad state.
I installed Linix Mint and managed to recover all needed files. I then tried to reinstall windows. Both CD's stop at expanding files 0% then errors can not be installed. Files missing. I have seen on the web in might be todo with the speed i recored the image iso at???
I then fired up a linix live cd and deleted the old windows and linix partition with gParted. Now not even Linux will install. If i allow the laptop to boot it will come up grub recovery(linuxs recovery).
seems i cant do any thing now. Have i not partioned the HDD right?
any ideas and thanks

A:Expanding files 0% Files missing

The Hard drive said it was in a bad state.
What reported the hdd to be in a bad state?
Most all hdd manufacturer's have diagnostic tools which you can download as an ISO file, you then can burn this to a CD and boot from it to run the diagnostic test.  If you will pull the hdd out and post the manufacturer I will post a link to a site where you can download the file.

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OK so I just bought a new SSD and a 1tb HDD.

On trying to install win7 64x on the SSD the install got stuck on expanding files before giving an error code saying that files where missing or corrupt.

Im trying to install from a USB because the DVD drive broke and I replaced it with the SSD.

Now when i try reboot and pick the USB from the boot menu it wont even reconize any of the drives in the PC. Just gives the option for the USB.

I cant see either the SSD or the HDD in boot menu and when I pick boot from USB they are not there either.

Any ideas?

UPDATE: It now says "windows cannot retrieve information about the disks on this computer" When I try to boot

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I have been trying to install Windows Vista on my samsung spinpoint sata II HD but when I get to expanding files its sooo slow and I got it to 19% after 3 hours or more and no further does anyone know how I can fix this issue I have tryed 32bit version and 64bit version

Please help

A:New Installation of Vista and cant get passed expanding files

Come on people any ideas?

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Yo just got back to my computer and I currently have 1mb left when i should have about 3gb left. I know it does not sound like much but i cant do anything with my computer like this.

I will go ahead and post a hijack this log hopefully someone can help me out.

Im currently refreshing my "Computer" window and watching the space on my C: drive slowly go away.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:00:38 AM, on 7/3/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razertra.exe
C:\Program Files\Razer\Diamondback 3G\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Hi guys, my friend had a laptop that crashed, it then wouldn't boot, giving irql no less than equal as soon as vista just got past to startup screen (the booting screen with the green status bar). He isn't computer savvy, so he didn't have any recovery cds made.

Tried booting into safe mode, first time it didn't work, it said something about the login screen system file not working.

Tried a system restore in repair mode, but that didn't work either, gave numerous BSOD screens when trying to boot into safe mode or normal mode. At one point after number system restores and repairs, I was able to get into safe mode, but only for a few minutes until it gave a irq no less than equal error again.

After backing up user files by taking teh hard drive out and using an external enclosure, I decided to do a clean install. It seemed to go smoothly, it goes to expanding files, and around 60%-99% (tried many times), it gives the same irql bsod (I got a cache manager bsod as well, but that was only once).

What the hell is happening, its frustrating beyone belief.

A:HELP. install gives bsod during expanding files process

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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My setup is as follows:
i5 2500k @stock
Asrock z77 extreme 4
MSI 560 ti 448
8 gb ddr3 @1866 (2X4)
120 gb sandisk ultra ssd (windows drive)
1 tb 7.2rpm hd
650 watt seasonic x series psu

It all started a couple of weeks ago, I had switched out my p67 mobo for the new z77 one because the former died on me after 6 months of use. After making sure everything was in working order, I installed everything back into the case.

I had windows 7 pro 64 on my ssd at the time, and when I tried to start up windows on the new motherboard, a quick bsod would pop up about half a second into load and would never get past that. I figured I'd just do a clean install of windows and that would fix whatever was wrong.

Upon trying to re install, the installation would get hung up at "expanding files (0%)", even after moving ram, changing the ssd and disc drive from a sata3 port to a sata2 port, and various other suggestions I read on the internet.
I tried booting from a thumb drive and had a small amount of success; the installation would hang up at anywhere between 10-40% as apposed to 0.

I am using student upgrade media, which had worked fine for me on the initial install 6 months ago. I've tried re downloading the files, making a new iso and burning at various burn speeds (x8 down to x1), downloading the provided iso from the official microsoft site, and nothing seems to be working.

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A:Hang up at expanding files (various percentages, various error message

There is no point in buying full retail if you qualify for Student Upgrade as the installers are exactly the same - it's only the key which determines which will activate.

Is your BIOS EFI? If so remove EFI Boot disk from boot order, enable Legacy BIOS and install to wiped MBR disk. Set SATA controller to AHCI first to try install, then IDE mode.

Try wiping the SSD first with Diskpart Clean Command before install.

Will it install to HDD?

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Try in install XP SP2 and after no sucess Vista but no joy. Had some problems in IE7 and Firefox I couldn?t fix. .So I formatted the hard drive and am trying to reinstalling Vista on the empty hard drive. I get through the first sections Ok during install. No problems loading first start up files, then it gets to the actual install and I get a green tick when copying Windows Files. Then between 7% and 11% of Expanding Windows Files the computer shut down. Tried to use another copy of the program. Same thing happens with XP. Bad sector on the hard drive. The hard drive was working fine last week I thinks its crashing while installing the file. Any ideas?? Very stuck. Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Vista install crashed while expanding files.

and welcome to the Forum

You can test the drive by downloading and running the diagnostic that matches your drive manufacturer:

Western Digital

I would test the memory also ( see link in my signature )

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I've been trying to install Windows Vista Ultima for a while now. I'm trying to install to my D: which is a Seagate 320gb sata drive, which I've installed the drivers off the CD. I've tried several LEGIT copies and nothing works. Here's what happens when I try to install:

When I install by booting off the CD it just gets stuck at a blank screen with a backround on it, the only way I can get further is by disabling my USB 1.0. Once I do that it starts installing and gets stuck at Expanding Files.

When I install through windows it gets stuck at 8%. I've tried safe mode also, and get the same thing.

I've tried loading my hard drive drivers through the Vista installer by using the disk my Seagate 320GB drive came with (which is a sata drive) and it doesn't find any. and of course it's impossible to find Seagate drivers online for this hard drive i've tried for over 5 hours.

I've also done the Windows Vista memory test and it didn't find any errors.

I'm attaching a copy of my systems specs. Hopfully someone can help me.

A:Vista Wont Install Stuck At 8% or Expanding Files.

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Hi everyone
I am trying to install windows 7 64 with a new M3A79-T. It keeps freezing at expanding files with error 0x80300001.
I figure this might be due to missing sata drivers but when i click load drivers during the installation
windows doesn't recognize anything. I tried with the mobo support dvd and i tried burning drivers from the mobo website and using that dvd. In either case i can browse to the dvd but all the folders
in it are empty, so nothing to install even though the driver are definitely there. when i click on scan
i get a message that no signed device drivers were found.

I have no idea where to go from here.

A:installation freezes at expanding files and doesnt recognize drivers

The error is almost always a bad installer. Where did you get Win7? Did you burn the DVD yourself? Confirm the ISO and burn another using ImgBurn at 4x speed, or write confirmed ISO to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in dropdown menu.

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So I have a server that is running a WDS server in which we have made images for a computer lab in the past. I recently have been working on setting up a new image, and I sysprepped and captured it from a computer. After uploading it to the server then
attempting to install it on a client PC, it will expand files until 99% then give me an error "Windows cannot install required files....error code: 0x80070714. I have mounted this image through imagex to check if there were any lingering file problems,
and did not find any. I took a default installation wim from an Enterprise disc and installed that through the server which worked fine. I even recaptured the image from the same computer to see if it was corrupted. I am unsure of what else to try. Thanks
for any help

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This is my objective:

Move a copy of a XP Acronis image onto the virtual XP I now have running. Then use a CD to "restore the image to the virtual XP". I went into the V-disk manager and set the virtual HD max size to 300 GB.

Next I mount the virtual and try to copy the image into a pre-made folder, but there is not enough room: just the original ~125 GB; not the 300 GB.

Probably I am trying to do something either in the wrong way or it cannot be done.

Suggestions welcomed....


A:Problem with expanding virtual HD

Hi there
Do it this way

1) Create New Virtual Machine -- BUT DON'T INSTALL THE OS.
2) define the size of your VHD's for the Virtual machine.
3) set the Virtual machine to boot from a bootable ACRONIS recovery program (either via physical DVD /CD or an ISO image)
4) Power on the VM
5) at the Acronis boot point to your acronis image and follow the on screen instructions to restore the image. The smaller image will simply install into the large image.
6) now simply re-boot the VM

However I have a better solution -- I'm not sure why an XP system would need 300GB HDD space -- you should once you've got the machine up and running try and split the OS away from the DATA -- an XP OS partition shouldn't be more than 20 GB at the most. Then your data could go on to its own partition -- and if you decide to scrap / upgrade the XP system you've still got all your DATA intact.


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When I collapse a full screen window to tray using the dash on the upper right corner,
and then click on it in the tray to expand the window, it comes back as a reduced window
instead of full screen again.
Under "Folder Options" - "View" - "Remember folder's view settings" the box is checked.

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I just bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Y560 with Intel i7 and Win7 Home Premium.

In My laptop there are only 2 drives C: and D: with 420GB and 30 GB space respectively.

I want to make a new drive , when I tried shrinking C: , i got 250GB of unallocated space.

I m not able to make new simple volume. It gives error "
You cannot create a new volume in this unallocated space because the disk already contains maximum number of partitions "

Here is a screen shot of my Disk Management.


A:Problem in Expanding and making new Volume.

Correct. You can only have 4 Primary partitions.
Shrink your C down.
Backup your D: drive and unallocate that partition.
Now the Old D drive and the shrinkage from C should be one large unallocated drive space.
Create one big partition with all that space.

Please do not host your images on ImageShack. Takes forever to make them load. You can upload attachements directly to the forum.

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This is new problem for me. I have a network which was recently switched from dsl to comcast. The default network is The dhcp is working with the 5 or 6 installed pc's. All pc's are running xp professional. I inserted the dlink 4 port switch to add a new port by inserting it between the router and a pc. The result is that all pc's connected to that switch pick up an address in the 169.x.x network.

I tried the switch on my other dsl based network (192.168.1.x) and it works fine, simply adding more ports. Why is the switch not simply operating in pass-through mode?

A:Problem expanding network with dlink switch

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Just switched from an old Gateway Win 98SE (that worked just fine until all the new software revisions started to obsolete it even more than it was). Bought a refurbished Dell GX620 with a very fast 3.4 Gig processor. The computer came with a certified version of XP Pro. I have hunted and pecked my way through most basic operating procedures but I can't find the way to expand all the different places I go on the computer. If you're in a window and manually expand it to full screen, the next screen you go to is the small minimized size. Someone told me to go to the next small screen, expand it by pulling out the corners until it reached full screen size and then, instead of hitting the X in the upper right corner, go to the file menu on left side of the screen and hit "exit" to get out of that window. I have tried this on both applications and Web stuff and it doesn't work. Is there a way to do this or am I stuck with having to expand every new window I go into?

Buzz Jameson

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Hey everyone,

I am having trouble with windows 7 installation. Every time I try to install windows 7 professional, it goes to expanding windows files and stays at 0% and I tried this with 3 dvd-rs that I put windows 7 on through Microsoft dreamspark, and I keep trying to put it on my new western digital blue 750 gig hard drive

Can someone please help

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Hello all,

I'm in the process of trying to expand my Windows 7 partition. However, I'm not entirely sure how to go about it in my particular circumstances.

I have about 7 gigs of unallocated space immediately prior on the drive to the System Reserved boot partition, with Windows 7 itself immediately following that.

Due to this layout I can't expand the Windows 7 partition directly; the partitioner also doesn't seem to offer any option to move either the boot or the 7 partition in front of the unallocated space to at least place the Windows 7 partition next to the unallocated space.

I would move the partitions with a different tool such as GParted, but I'm concerned that this may make it impossible to boot Windows 7 once again, as moving a Windows Vista partition once did.

I wonder whether anyone could offer some advice?

A:Expanding Windows 7 partition

Well..... we go again.....

A couple of questions.

1) Is it a multi boot configuration?

2) How manny physical HDDs do you have?

3) Do you have a disk imaging tool and are you comfortable with it?

IMO the first step is to get rid of the "System Reserved" partition.

There are a couple of options available.

There is a thread that expands on the topic, the cause and corrective steps:

You can peruse it for info but the exact method for your case may depend on the 3 questions above.

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Hello, I'm trying to figure out how to set my new desktop computer to extend open windows in taskbar, while leaving my pinned programs in a smaller box; but I can't find any settings for it. Could somebody please help me? The left image is what I have; the one on the right is what I'm trying to achieve. Thank you for any information provided.

A:Expanding windows in taskbar

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Use this tutorial Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable and change it to Never Combine that should give you what you want.


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OK, I've looked at a lot of info on these excellent forums, and don't really know where to start. I get as far as Step 2 "Expanding files" using the OEM DVD, then install just stops or wants me to press any key to boot from CD drive.
Am I better off trying an ISO install instead of the OEM DVD? I'm installing to a new HDD with 2 partitions (100Mb reserved and 975 Gb partition, with the rest unallocated). Sata is set to ACHI, RAM seems to be OK (thru 18 passes), everything seems good until Step 2 (as above) stalls or reboots to initial "copying files" step after pressing any key...
Can someone suggest where to start to find the problem???

Thanks for any advice!

A:Win7 Pro stalls during "Expanding Files" or won't restart

Always delete all partitions during the booted install.

If that isn't enough then Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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So I'm reinstalling Vista because I'm getting fed-up with all these viruses I'm getting. I've taken that off with multiple AntiVirus Programs but they always come back (and more!.

I tried reinstalling windows, but on the part "expanding files" at 27% (right after it restarts the computer for the first time) it gives me an error saying "windows cannot install required files. make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation".
I really want to know how to resolve this issue. (BTW I'm using the Vista re installation disc that came with my computer from Dell)

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I've recently added a couple of drives to my existing Storage Pool which is made up of the following drive sizes:


The pool is set for parity.

The total pool capacity showing is 18.1TB and currently using 8.27TB however when I check the drive within Windows Explorer it reads:

Storage space (drive V) 2.76TB free of 8.26TB

Please note that I have optimized the pool.

Am I missing something here as I would assume that the 8.26TB would increase to what the total pool capacity is (18.1TB)?

Please note I can increase the "Available pool capacity" from 9.91TB to 18.1TB but I'm concerned that I'll lose all my data.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


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I'm trying to install 7 on my older laptop as an upgrade from XP on a clean installation (bought a new hard drive and put XP on it first that I intend to wipe out in the 7 installation) but when I boot from the 7 disk it takes about 10 minutes to get to the installation. The graphics are funky and when I get to the point of expanding Windows files it takes a very long time to get anywhere. I figured I'd leave it overnight, and when I woke up the computer was at the XP desktop, so it had obviously reset itself.
I read somewhere that I should remove all hardware except a stick of RAM,'s a laptop. Are there any other suggestions?

A:Expanding Windows File hangup

Install from USB Key.

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I'm stuck in Windows 7 RC1 x64 installation. It always hangs at "expanding files", usually at 19% but not always, sometimes at 11%, 5%, ....
No error, no BSOD, computer only stops copying files.

After reboot (Vista x64) file "setuperr.log" is empty.
Last line in file "setupact.log" is always:

2009-05-14 18:40:52, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Calling WIMApplyImage (flags = 0x184)...

No errors in log.
All hardware recognized succesfully and drivers installed fine. Or so "setupact.log" says.

Intel Core2 Duo E6600 2,4 GHZ
Motherboard DFI Infinity 975 X/G
4GB RAM DDR2 800 in 4 slots of 1 GB each (dual-channel)
Hard drives: 2 Seagate SATA in RAID 0 ICHR-7 (volumes: C: (Vista x64) primary active, D: and E: extended partition both drives logical)
2 Western Digital SATA in RAID0 ICHR-7 (volumes: F: and G: extended partition both drives logical)
2 IDE HD over a SCSI IDE PCI Card (volumes H: and I:, both logical
DVD: 2 units IDE
Graphic: nVidia 8800 GTS
Monitor: Samsung T220
Creative Audigy 2 PCI
Keyboard and mouse: Logitech MX5000 Bluetooth

I want to install Windows 7 x64 RC1 in a new primary partition, formated NTSC, no problem at all.
Looking for dual boot systems.
Ithink I have tried all posible options:
- From ISO DVD (2x speed record). Image downloaded is OK (MDS checksum OK).
- Directly extracting files from ISO in C: and in the new partition.
- Manually unplugged all other hard drives
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A:Installation stops "expanding files" - Help please !!

Hi supermanho, welcome to the forums.

What speed did you originaly burn the DVD? Because of the size of the install.wmi (or .wim i can't remember) file (over 2GB) a higher burn speed can cause write errors that will only be detected when reading disks. Try the slowest speed and see if that helps.


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Okay, I had another thread that was apparently going nowhere, probably because of the way that I, poorly, worded it.

I am attempting to install the latest Win7 ISO from the Microsoft website. I am attempting to install the 64-bit version.

I will get past the first reboot, and get to 30-33% of the expanding files stage, and will lose video. I am 100% sure it is a video loss.

I am trying to install it by having my main 250GB HDD as the OS with XP on it, and using my other 250GB as my formatted and partitioned HDD in which Win7 will be installed upon. I am not trying to install it from inside XP onto my current HDD, it is being installed inside XP to another, formatted, and partitioned, HDD that is connected.

I apologize for the confusion in my last thread, as I really wasn't being clear.

A:Video cuts out during "Expanding Files"

No one?

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This post is in reference to a Dell Dimension 9200 XPS 420 desktop with Core 2 Duo. 
Formatted hard drive and attempted to re-install Windows 7 SP 1.  Installation never gets past "Expanding Windows Components" at (0%).  
I have swapped the DVD drive, went from 3 2GB DIMMs to 1 2GB DIMM, 3 Hard Drives to 1, and cleaned the entire motherboard/cooling systems.
No improvements after performing the aforementioned adjustments.

A:Windows 7 will not install: Expanding Windows Components never goes past (0%)

How are you installing Win 7?
If you're using a DVD, could it be damaged or defective?  Can you try another disk?  You can use any Dell Windows Reinstallation disk as long as it's the same version of Windows that was factory installed, or any retail disk as long as you use the product key from the original disk.

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Alright guys, here's my problem.

My laptop was running wingows 7 and then crashed. It was getting slower and slower, then crashed during a virus scan in safe mode. After that, it wouldn't boot up windows. It said something like disk error, press ctrl alt delete to restart. Safe mode doesn't work either. So now I'm trying to reinstall windows 7, and the installation fails when at expanding files. It says the files are corrupted and can't be installed. I've tried 3 diff windows 7 cds. It gives errors at different points during the expanding every time. Now its just hanging at expanding windows files (0%). Its been here for 20 mins so far. Please help!

A:OS crashed and cant install windows 7. fails during expanding windows

Quote: Originally Posted by mavsynchroid

Alright guys, here's my problem.

My laptop was running wingows 7 and then crashed. It was getting slower and slower, then crashed during a virus scan in safe mode. After that, it wouldn't boot up windows. It said something like disk error, press ctrl alt delete to restart. Safe mode doesn't work either. So now I'm trying to reinstall windows 7, and the installation fails when at expanding files. It says the files are corrupted and can't be installed. I've tried 3 diff windows 7 cds. It gives errors at different points during the expanding every time. Now its just hanging at expanding windows files (0%). Its been here for 20 mins so far. Please help!

Hi and welcome.
That is a fairly new Laptop.

With what you have done and said it sould like your HD went bad and failed.
I would try to find a DOS run HD tester that could run from your CD/DVD drive to check format. What brand of HD? Many manuf. have a special utility disk to check and format HD.

Next step if it is a trashed HD is to buy a new one. $50 - $60 for a 2.5" laptop drive.

Hope this helps a little.

Have you contacted where you purchased it from about a warranty or Toshiba

Technical Support: 1-800-457-7777

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just made the transition from Win2000 to seven with this new computer, there are a number of things I am having trouble with.

In Windows Explorer there is no way to expand the download folder (there is no little triangle to click) in the left hand pane, I am used to sorting files in the download folder by dragging them to their appropriate folder in the left pane, if there is a way to expand that folder in the left pane I haven't figured it out, thanks.

A:Expanding the downloads folder in Windows explorer

Try right clicking in the Navigator pane (left pane) and setting the options found there to your liking.

If there are no folders in the download folder - there is nothing to expand.

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Hey Peeps,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installed on my system. Had to do some Windows Updates recently and since Tuesday I have noticed that the Open With context menu does not expand.

I have not installed anything funny or weird, had no virusses or malware, and it just does not make sense at all.

As can be seen in the screenshot attached, I do a normal right-click (tried Shift+Right Click - does the same) hover over the 'Open With' item and then....nothing. This is a major pain in the neck as I open several files using Notepad.

I prefer not to perform a repair install of Windows 7 as the repair install usually overwrites installed updates. Any advice or tricks I can try will be greatly appreciated!!


A:Windows 7 'Open With' Context Menu not expanding.

What about doing a System Restore to before the problem started? See if that fixes it.

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Hi Guys,
I am busy selling an old Acer eMachine and an HP Resario laptop (my new boss is buy me a Macbook Pro)
So I managed to format and reinstall W7 on the HP.

I started with the Acer, formatting the hard drive before installing and then ended up waiting and waiting for windows "expanding installation files" or something along that line, even left it overnight but nothing.
I ended up stopping the installation.

Now I have 2 copies of W7, the one keeps on saying "bootmanager missing" and I can't use that disc to install.
The other stops at "expanding installation files"

So I am left with a useless PC that I need to sell, but can't because no OS installed.

Any advice would help guys.

Thank You

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I'm new to your forum, but not a newbie computer user. However, this problem has me completely stumped and I can't find any info about it in a search of Google or of this forum. Here's some abbreviated system info:

Windows XP SP1
Intel P4 2.8C
MB = MSI 865PE Neo2-FIS2R

Here's what I just changed today that started the problem:

I installed a new Hitachi 160Gb SATA HD, but only as additional storage, not as part of a RAID setup. I already have two other HD's and (2) ATAPI drives using up my primary and secondary IDE positions. Therefore, I connected the new SATA HD to the onboard Promise SATA controller. It installed and formatted just fine and shows up correctly in Windows Explorer. I have already moved about 30Gb of files to it. The files transfered quickly as expected.

But here's the one annoyance: Each time I start the computer, then open Windows Explorer, there's a LONG delay expanding any of the folders for that new drive (and ONLY that drive - the other drives are not affected). The delay is always at least 30 seconds but it's usually closer to 2 minutes!! Once each folder has been expanded once, it will open quickly from then on, even if I close Windows Explorer then come back later. But if I reboot, I have the same delay expanding the folders again.

Things I've tried or verified:
1. Hitachi Drive Fitness Test veries the drive is OK.
2. All BIOS settings are correct, and I've even experimented with some of them just to be sure.
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A:LONG Delay Expanding Folders in Windows Explorer (But Only on New HD)

I tried some more things today:
1. Flashed the BIOS on my motherboard.
2. Updated the .inf file for my motherboard.
3. Verified that DMA, not PIO is enabled for the drive.
4. Changed the SATA cable.
5. Moved the conntection from the onboard Promise controller to the Intel ICH5 southbridge controller on my motherboard.
6. Disconnected my CD-RW and DVD drives to verify that they were not conflicting with the new HD.

That's it. I'm out of ideas. I could use some really good tech support!


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Ok, so I installed windows 7 64bit RC on my computer last night. Everything is going good. All of my programs work.

On the top of the start menu is the Getting Started Folder <startmenu1.jpg & startmenu2.jpg>

I like how the folder expands and I'd really like it if there is some way for me to make my own customized folder on the top of the start menu in place of the Getting Started Folder with my own shortcuts inside. Is this possible?

A:Windows 7 Pinned Expanding Folders on Start Menu

Hello Fuzorsilverbolt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have not tried this myself, but this may help you in creating a jump list (expanding part from arrow) for it.

Developing for the Windows 7 Taskbar ? Jump into Jump Lists ? Part 2 - Windows 7 for Developers - The Windows Blog

Hope this helps,

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Yesterday I finished downloading from MSDN the WIndows 7 Ultimate N x64 to burn the ISO I used imgburn to burn it's ISO and make it bootable. After creating the bootable CD I Install in on my PC and suddenly i encounters some hang-up which is i didn't encounter some of x64 and x86 Win7 OEM Editions. So once again I try to install the Windows 7 Ultimate N x64 Edition on my PC but Im only stuck up Expanding Windows Files I just leave it for 1 hour but still 0% on the progress. Is it possible that the problem is with the Windows 7 Ultimate N x64 that i have created?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate N x64 Hang Up in Expanding Windows F

First thing to check is the burn. Download ImgBurn put DVD in drive and Verify disk. Best burn is ImgBurn 4x wth Verify - it never fails.

Verify the HASH checksum for the ISO from MSDN. Compare it to your downloaded ISO using Attachment 40269.

Look on your computer manufacturer's website Support Downloads page for your model for a newer BIOS version update. Current version should be given on BIOS screen on bootup or by entering BIOS setup using F-key given on first screen.

WHile in BIOs, check how your SATA controllers are set. Try AHCI, unless iDE drives.

Also in BIOS make sure DVD is set to boot first.

Boot from the WIn7 DVD and select Custom install with Advanced drive tools to format first

Download Seatools and check your HD.


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Hi,i have a windows 7 laptop,but there seems to be something wrong when trying to extend a window on my second username.So...because i cant really express what i mean better have a look on the screenshots below:
The first one is supposed to be the "wrong" one while the second is the normal one.Is this normal?And is there a way to change it back to what it was?
I know its a stupid detail and i shouldnt even care but im really picky and...yeah.
Thank you in advance!

A:"Problem" with window expanding

Nevermind got it!
I followed the instructions found here:Show Window Contents or Outline While Dragging
just if anyone else has the same problem!
Thanks for your replys guys...

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Hi all

My problem is the Windows Explorer Search bar, which is to find in the upper right corner of every Explorer Window (BTW, my OS is Windows 7 home premium SP1).

This image url example.png - explaines my question with one quick view

The WindowsExplorer search bar provides a Choice for only the latest 3 search terms, typed in, for a lookup, recently. These 3 terms show up as a list, in the moment you start to type-in a term. Problem is, you NEVER see more than only the latest 3 search terms. Every newly entered search term would overwrite one of the latest 3 terms.

It would help strongly if I could rely on, say, the latest 10 (recently used) search terms.

Is there a way to expand the Explorer list (of recently used terms), to a higher count?

Big Thank you in Advance.

A:Expanding "recent Entries" within Windows Explorer Search bar

First we need to be sure that you can get 10 searches.... do you know for sure you can

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Hi! I have a few problems with a few difference softwares. I thought it would be best open on thread with all the problems other than opening multiple different threads.
My Problems are:

1) I use mozilla firefox and i have a problem opening PDF files. When i click on a link which leads me to a PDF file, the following error message pops up.
"The adobe acrobat/ reader that is running can not be used to view PDF files in a Web Browser. Please exit Adobe Acrobat/Reader and exit your Wev Browser and try again."
When I use Internet Explorer, I get a similar error message.
"The adobe acrobat/ reader that is running can not be used to view PDF files in a Web Browser. Adobe Acrobet/Reader version 8 or 9 is required. Please exit and try again."
This message tells me to exit Adobe Acrobat/Reader. I don't exactly know how to do that.

2) The other problem I have is with Windows Live Messenger (MSN). This messenger allows you to draw in a conversation. They have a handwriting tool. The problem I have with this tool is that when I use it to draw something, what I draw doesn't appear on the place where I am suppose to draw before sending the message. But when I click send just by drawing something with seeing what is happening on my screen, I will be able to see what I drew in the message sent part of the window. I know this is confusing but it is hard to explain. So basically, while drawing something, I can't see it but when i send it, I can see it.
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A:PDF Files Problem | Windows Live Messenger Problem | WMM Problem

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Hi - hope you can help with my pc.

Have been putting up with the error message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" message for a while now.

When Googling the error message I came across your excellent site - hope you can help sort this out.

The error message comes up every now and then when I try and get into windows explorer, either from the desktop shortcut, or from my documents.

The details in the error signature part of the message lists the following:
AppName: explorer.exe
AppVer: 6.0.2900.5512
ModName: explorer.exe
ModVer: 6.0.2900.5512
Offset: 00011900

When I click on the debug option all my icons on the desktop disappear momentarily, then re-appear.

I'm not sure if this could be down to Malware of some sort or perhaps a corrupt windows file somewhere.

I'm using Kaspersky Internet Suite 2009 (ver and Ashampoo Antispyware 2 Guard (ver 2.05) - both of which are updated regularly. Neither have shown anything untoward.

My dds.txt file is:

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Colin at 8:32:24.46 on 21/07/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2047.1286 [GMT 1:00]

AV: Kaspersky Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}
FW: Kaspersky Internet Security *disabled* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}

============== Running Process... Read more

A:Windows explorer problem - Malware or corrupt windows files?

BUMP, please

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Can you tell me how to expand a slide in powerpoint please.

I am using office XP and I have a booklet for powerpoint 97, it says to go to tools expand slide, but the option isnt there.

If you could help it would br great.



A:Expanding a slide

I'm afraid it doesn't exist in later versions of Powerpoint

However, this page does give you the Visual Basic to create your own version, and tells you how to use VBA in Powerpoint

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Hi. for a couple a days now my screen display has been expanding then contrating as if it`s going to explode!
If anyone knows whats up with it and how to stop it i`d be really grateful. Its an old Evesham pc running xp.

A:Screen expanding.

I had never heard of your model of PC, I was curious and Googled it. The attached link may be of help to you.Phil

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hi , i want to remove the motherboard from my computer to add a new one where i can have 64 gigs of ram (if its even possible)
and i really dont have an idea of what motherboard buying because im only a starter and i havn't gotten enough time to research , i would appreciate a good response

the link to the stats is here :

A:expanding HP Black 110-023

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I need a few more ports at home, as I'm using 4 wired computer with my router (as well as 2 wireless ones). I just got Xbox Live, so I don't really want to keep switching out wires everytime I want to play, so I finally gave in and decided I'd buy a hub.

Now, what I'm trying to figure out is, being the cheapskate that I am, what is the minimum price I can pay for a 4-port hub. I probably won't be hooking up another computer to it for awhile, so I figure it's not a huge deal if its 10/100mbps transfer...

However, I wasn't sure if it's still a bad idea to only get a 10mbps hub. The XBox probably doesn't utilize it because I haven't really figured out a way to share the hard-drive on it I won't be doing any mega file as far as I can figure, getting a cheap 10mbps 4port hub should be fine. Also, I don't think it should matter, but any hub I should buy should pretty much be plug-and-play with my Linksys router right?

A:Expanding the network...

I see a 5 port 10/100 switch on Pricewatch, shipped to your door, for $18.75. Do yourself a favor and spent the money, it shouldn't break someone with multiple computers!

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Hi I have a dual boot system, windows 7 and ubuntu linux.

The windows partition is really outgrowing its living space - can I increase this without upsetting the balance of the set-up?


A:Expanding my partition?

Hello lister, welcome to Seven Forums!

That depends, are you using Grub and which OS was installed first?

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Just started using diskkeeper and after analysis it said that the MFT usage is 99% and that i should increase it. I heard there was a way of increasing it in regedit if someone can help me thanks.

A:Expanding the MFT (MasterFileTable)


In the right pane, look for the value named NtfsMftZoneReservation. If the value doesn't exist, you'll need to add it. Select New | DWORD Value from the Edit menu. The new value will appear in the right pane, prompting you for a value name. Type NtfsMftZoneReservation and press [Enter]. Double-click the new value. You'll then see the Edit DWORD Value screen.

The default value for this key is 1. This is good for a drive that will contain relatively few large files. Other options include:
2—Medium file allocation
3—Larger file allocation
4—Maximum file allocation

To change the value, double-click it. When the Edit DWORD Value screen appears, enter the value you want and click OK. Unfortunately, Microsoft doesn't give any clear guidelines as to what distinguishes Medium from Larger and Maximum levels of files. Suffice it to say, if you plan to store lots of files on your workstation, you may want to consider a value of 3 or 4 instead of the default value of 1.

When you're done, close Regedit. Your registry changes will be saved automatically. Reboot your workstation. Unlike other registry changes, which take place immediately for maximum benefit, NtfsMftZoneReservation works best on freshly formatted hard drives. This is because XP will then create the MFT in one contiguous space. Otherwise, it will just modify the current size of the MFT, instantly fragmenting it. Therefore, it�... Read more

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I have a four port hub connected to a server with three pc's. All the ports are taken and I would like to expand to add three more ports. I have a four port router. Can I use it so that I don't have to buy another hub or a bigger hub?


A:expanding a four port hub

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Hi all,

I have updated IE9 to the latest version & have this annoying issue: -

If I click on a threads attached picture the picture opens at the top of the screen instead of centraly in the window & can not be closed.

I have reset the IE settings & I have rolled back to IE8, that sorted it out.

I then reinstalled IE9 & it worked for about 3 or 4 goes & then reverted to the described issue.

Does anyone know what can be done?

A:IE 9 Picture expanding

I have ambivalent feelings about your problem. On one hand, Im sorry that you are having a problem on the other hand, I am glad that I may be able to help. Although, I have not experienced your particular problem, this tutorial may help. Although it mentions crashing, it has helped with various problems and situations
Internet Explorer - Reset
I think that this second tutorial, written by our own Captain Jack, also applicable to Vista may be of help, too
Try all suggestions,

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Hi everyone!

my current laptop has 6gb RAM. I've opened it and it has two slots: one has the 4gb RAM board and the 2nd slot has a 2gb RAM board.

I want to change the 2gb RAM board for one of 4gb so my computer gets 8gb RAM memory at the end.

How does this work? What do I need to know? Can I use a RAM board from any manufacturer?

This is the current 4gb RAM board I have (which came with the laptop from factory):
Samsung M471B5273CH0-CH9 DDR3-1333 SODIMM 4GB Original Notebook Memory - Electronic Inventory Online

Here is another pic:
Resultados da pesquisa de no Google


A:Expanding RAM memory

As long as the laptop's MB supports 8GB of RAM, then a 4GB RAM module with the same specs as the current 4GB module should work.
However, suggest getting another Samsung module, because precedence indicates that problems can sometimes arise when using RAM modules from different manufacturers.

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Hi guys, i am a new guy here, but i need help. I am currently using windows 7 ultimate edition. One day my Kaspersky Antivirus told me that the file svchost.exe is trying to download a strange .exe file from the net,which seemed to me as a virus, so i concluded that the file svchost.exe had been infected by a new kind a virus ( kaspersky couldn't fix that)

the question is : How can I restore the original svchost.exe from the windows 7 disc through the system recovery ( booting from installation disc), because when i tried to extract it by using 7-zip extractor in win32 environment, the virus could detect it and then infected it again! so i need to restore it from the environment which the virus can't be activated. PLEASE HELP.

any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanx.

A:Expanding svchost.exe

Would a system restore be a lot easier?

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does anyone know if the RAM one the HP dv2550se can be upgraded further (up to say 3 GB?)? i know the dv2600se can go to 4 GB but i'm not sure if the
dv2550se can as well.

A:expanding ram on this laptop....

no, max capacity is 2gb

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Hi I have a 250GB HDD with three partitions. One Partition is about 55GB, another 150GB, and the third 45GB (rough numbers). I want to extend the 55GB and 150GB partitions to wrap up the 45GB partition that is just hanging out there. Any way to do that without losing the current data on each partition?

There isn't anything on the 45GB partition I want to do away with, but there is lots of data on the other two that I don't want to lose. Over 100GB worth of data.

A:Expanding Partition

Quote: Originally Posted by Stabgotham

Hi I have a 250GB HDD with three partitions. One Partition is about 55GB, another 150GB, and the third 45GB (rough numbers). I want to extend the 55GB and 150GB partitions to wrap up the 45GB partition that is just hanging out there. Any way to do that without losing the current data on each partition?

There isn't anything on the 45GB partition I want to do away with, but there is lots of data on the other two that I don't want to lose. Over 100GB worth of data.

You can extend the 150>195 without too much trouble. but splitting the empty space to the first 55 and the 150 is a lot harder. In either case you are going to need a third party app to do it for you. One I have used in win 7 32bit that works is parigon disk suite 2009. there are many others and everyone has their own personal favor.
Hope this helps


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Good Morning All,

We have an AIX server that is used as our e-mail server (Squirell Mail). The /home directory is filling up quite rapidly. We cleaned it out once a few months back by getting rid of a lot of e-mail that were obviously just old. That dropped it down to 60% used or so. Now it has krept back up to 99%. I'm told that there is a way to tell how much each directory has been allocated and whether there is any room to expand. Basically I need to know how to check this and then If there is room to be expanded into how I resize the /home directory into that space. Thank you all for your help. As you can tell I am a unix beginner at best. Thanks again.


A:Expanding the /home on AIX

Well, for disk usage there's du command (-g, -k or -m parameters make the sizes easier to understand). lsfs should list the filesystems and give some general information about them.

Resizing /home depends on the filesystem used. I found this as one example for AIX.

However, I've never used AIX myself, so I don't know much about the details.

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Can I use my old 2 2gb ram sticks from my old pc with my new PC

My old pc was a dell

My new one is an eMachines


A:Installing/expanding RAM

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So i got a computer from an aunt, which suffered a harddrive failure. It is pretty descent for an office computer, but i'd like to increase the speed a little bit. However i do not know how much i can expand upon the computer.

The specs are:

Motherboard: MCP61PM-AM
Processor: AMD Athlon x2 5000+ 2.6ghz dual core
Memory: 2Gb DDR2 667Mhz
Harddrive: (Will be) 1TB Western Digital 3.0gb/s 3.5'' 5400 RPM Sata
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce® 6150SE integrated graphics
Power: 300Watt Supply
Operating System: (Was Vista Premium) Will be Win 7 Premium

So how much can i expand upon this computer? Im new at computer stuff



A:Motherboard Expanding?

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Im not sure where to put this, so i chose here.

Anyways, On my old laptop i could be navigating through folders and to the left there would always be a sidebar displaying where i was with all of the folders open and cascading. Since getting my new laptop, this is gone, it only shows the drives and doesnt expand to show where I am.

A:Where Did Folder Expanding Go?

Could it be the OS is different? Could you tell me which OS came with the new Laptop? Windows XP, 7, 8?

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Hi Techguy users!

I am wondering is i could use a Netgear DG834GT as the main wireless router with a adapter that will recieve a wireless signal and then go into a switch/hub, via Cat5e. I only want the wireless signal to output to a Cat5e connection.

Is this possible, if so what adapter can i buy?

A:Expanding Wireless Network

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