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Old 10-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default WINDOWS 7 Installation Error

Hey Guys,

I have this really frustrating issue when I am attempting to install a 64bit version of Windows 7. Every time the installation gets to the point where it is "Expanding Windows File" it hangs at 98 or 99 percent for a good 30 minutes before telling me that files are missing or corrupt. I believe its the CRC error accord to my google findings. Anyway, I attempted to install with 2GB onboard as opposed to my usual 4GB as per the recommendations of other forums but still no luck. Any suggestions? I really want to get Windows 7 up and going by tonight. I'm installing via dvd and am not formatting the drive so that I get the windows old folder in the new install. SO FRUSTRATED. HAVE TRIED LIKE 3 times
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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Oh, and I ran windows 7 upgrade advisor before this and my pc is compatible and the error code is 0x80070017
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Default Re: WINDOWS 7 Installation Error

If this doesn't help, just allow Windows to format the drive. You don't need "Old Windows", as long as you have a solid back up of your data. Oh, and I'm assuming that you are not running some pirated version of the OS.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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It's legit. This utility that you have mentioned, do I run it on my previous os before installation if the new one? The only reason I'm hesitating to format the drive is that should the install still fail I have no os to fall back since the other was an oem install
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Novice Computer User Solution (completely automated):
1) Download () repair utility.
2) Install program and click Scan button.
3) Click the Fix Errors button when scan is completed.
4) Restart your computer.
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Two possibilities:
  • Windows is trying to re-use the previous kernel files
    Download, burn and boot from DBAN , wipe the drive clean (single pass)
  • Harddrive is corrupt
    You can put the drive in another PC or
    boot from install CD
    press shift+f10 at select language screen
    navigate to the D drive | type "d:"
    run checkdisk | type "chkdsk /r/f"
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