Asrock 939NF4G-SATA2 - Vista RTM Freezing on Expanding Files!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Rua, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. Rua

    Rua Guest

    I have just about given up now trying to install this Vista thing!
    I could install it no problem on my Mrs's pc ( which is an old pc ),
    where as mine it always freezes on 'Expanding Files'.
    Sometime at 1%, 4%, 6%, 7% and 8%. What the hell is going on?
    My system is all newish parts as follows...

    AMD 3000+ 64bit 939 CPU.
    Asrock 939NF4G-SATA2 Motherboard.
    NVidia 256Mb Gfx card.
    600Gb of Hard Drives.
    Pioneer 111D DVD-RW Drive.
    Samsung DVD-Rom Drive.
    1Gb (2x512Mb) Kingston DDR400 Memory.

    My Mrs's pc which it DID install on is as follows...

    AMD 2000+ XP CPU.
    Asus AV600 Board.
    NVidia 256Mb Gfx card.
    80Gb of Hard Drive.
    Pioneer 109 DVD-RW Drive. (Which is about knackered!!)
    512Mb Generic DDR333 Memory.

    No help on the Asrock Site as far as I can see. They of course promote
    another board of a similar name which they like to boast Windows Vista
    capable. They don't put mine under that catagory!! :-(
    I have tried so many things to install Vista it's unreal. Burned 4
    different dvd disks. DVD-R/DVD+R/DVD+RW etc.etc. I have turned off
    things in the Bios which I thought might affect it. I even attached my
    Mrs's dvd-rw drive to mine just in case both my drives were no good!!
    Nothing doing.

    If it happens that this means I have to purchase another board to run
    this OS, then I dread to see what bad headlines there is going to be
    come January next year. As there are going to be thousands of people in
    the same boat as me that will have spent their hard earned money on a
    copy of Vista, only to find that they are unable to install it!


    Anyone got any ideas at all?

    Rua, Dec 14, 2006
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    Nancy Ward Guest

    Hmmm, what kind of hard drives do you have installed, and how many of them?
    Also, what version is your nVidia card? How old is your DVD ROM?
    Nancy Ward, Dec 14, 2006
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    rickster Guest

    Sounds like your using alot of power.

    Try using One hard drive
    One DVD Rom
    and if you have alot of fans, unplug some of them.
    rickster, Dec 14, 2006
  4. That is highly suggestive of a hard drive or memory problem, or possibly a
    cooling fan failure. The file expansion process taxes your system more than
    just about anything else you can do with it, and will find hardware faults
    and crash handsomely to let you know. ;-)

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