installation error on expanding files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by elvis71056, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. elvis71056

    elvis71056 Guest

    I checked my system with get ready, it said my system was ready for Vista..I
    ordered the DVDs...I got error on "expanding files (6%)" error was "an error
    occured while preparing windows to boot into the next stage of set up" This
    occured on upgrade attempt. So I tried to do a boot from the DVD to do a
    clean install and got the same message, i figgured it was corrupt data on the
    DVD so MS sent me new DVDs...However with the new DVD the eror NOW occurs at
    "expanding files (12%)"

    my system dell Deminsion 2400 2.8 Ghz Celeron, 1 Gb ram, NiVidia 256 MB Pci
    video. external DSL modem.

    I did have install check for the updates none were needed...what could be
    wrong and how do I go about fixing this?
    elvis71056, Jul 8, 2006
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  2. Just a shot in the dark, but do you have an adequate amount of available
    disk space? I believe that Vista Setup needs about 11-12 GB of free space.

    -Reed Rinn
    MVP Shell / User
    Reed Rinn [MVP], Jul 8, 2006
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  3. I suggest you check your memory and disk for faults.

    If you replaced a supplied CD drive with a DVD drive, did you also change
    the IDE cable to an 80 wire cable?
    Dominic Payer, Jul 8, 2006
  4. elvis71056

    elvis71056 Guest

    you misunderstood I did not replace a Cd drive my system has a DVD
    already...MICROSOFT replaced the Vista DVD's but I got the same problem. I
    checked the drive and memory , heck I run Norton diagnostics and fix disk on
    a regular basis
    elvis71056, Jul 9, 2006
  5. elvis71056

    elvis71056 Guest

    I have 39 GB free space on the drive

    elvis71056, Jul 9, 2006
  6. elvis71056

    elvis71056 Guest

    I have 39 GB free space on the drive

    elvis71056, Jul 9, 2006
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