Installation fails at "Expanding Files"

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Balticbeau, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. Balticbeau

    Balticbeau Guest

    I posted this message on a different Vista newsgroup and was told to repost

    I have not been able to install the Vista Beta 2 Customer Preview Program
    I am using the DVD shipped by Microsoft. The computer I am trying to install
    on is a Shuttle model X:
    Motherboard: Shuttle FT61
    Chipset: ATI Radeon 9100 IGP
    Memory: 1024 MB
    Bios: Award (08/31/04)
    HD's: Two(2) 185 Gb in RAID configuration
    Raid: SiliconeImage on motherboard

    I upgraded Windows XP and all drivers I could find before starting.

    First I tried as an upgrade to the current Windows XP with SP2. It just
    lock-ups the compter anyware from 12% to 49% of the "Expanding Files"
    process. Second, I booted my computer in Safe Mode and tried the install. A
    message informed me tha an "upgrade" from Windows XP is not available in that
    mode. So, I chose a new install. After a while I received a message that the
    SiliconeImage RAID driver could not be installed and that the computer may
    not boot-up after the install. I did not want an inoperative system after
    all that effort, so I aborted the installation.

    I would appreciate any advice.
    Balticbeau, Jun 27, 2006
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  2. Balticbeau

    Adam Guest

    I thought I had this problem to. What it is, is that the screen is not
    updating. Look at your HDD light it should still be active.....

    Give it up to 1 hour depending on where it freezes and what your processor

    Hope it helps you out
    Adam, Jun 28, 2006
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  3. Balticbeau

    Balticbeau Guest

    Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunatly, it did not work in my case.
    During the "expanding files" phase the installation progessed up to 21% and
    the computer rebooted. After that, the "expanding files" continued untill 29%
    when hard disk activity stopped. I left the computer on over night, but the
    progress was still at 29% and the system locked up in the morning.
    Balticbeau, Jun 29, 2006
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