Windows 7 setup Copying Windows Files stuck at 0%

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by piercekalton, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Senior Member

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    Windows 7 setup Copying Windows Files stuck at 0%

    no hard drive activity

    no DVD drive activity

    setup is responding, I can hit X and cancel, the 3 activity dots are changing

    it's been over 10 minutes, I will watch a show and see what happens

    just wondering what the main causes of this are
     
  2. piercekalton

    piercekalton MDL Senior Member

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    well this board is an Asrock Dual 939 VSTA and it has 2 SATA 1.5Gb ports and 1 SATA 3Gb port (which they call SATA II)

    using the "SATA II" port in "SATA" mode (AHCI?) the install would not get past 0%

    I switched over to the SATA 1.5 port 1 and setup went quickly from Copying to Expanding.

    so I assume there is some issue w/ the "SATA II" port on this particular board. I hope it is not a chipset issue.
     
  3. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Maybe try IDE mode? If you're convinced your main board is not causing your problem, download a clean copy of Windows 7 via a link found on this forum, create a new installation disk and start over. It'd also be a good idea to wipe and format your drive if restarting from scratch. There are many programs to do that, I like GPartEd, but that are many more.
     
  4. pvbers

    pvbers MDL Novice

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    I had this problem when windows 7 was launched.
    My asrock system did not accept the windows 7 dvd.
    The problem was the bootfile on the dvd that was not compatile with with the asrock MB.
    I made a dvd with a different bif file (boot information file);you can find bif files on the internet via google.
    Use a program to make iso files, import the bif file (make dvd bootable) and put all the directories and files from the windows 7 dvd in the iso file.
    Write the iso file and burn it to a new dvd.
    Hope it works for you as it did for me.
     
  5. raph1981

    raph1981 MDL Novice

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    you could also try making a bootable usb this would rule out any problems with disk or rom