Can I get a strait answer for this problem?
What causes this?
I've explanations ranging from pull out EVERYTHING other than case fans (exaggeration) to performing voodoo on the machine (not an exaggeration).
Seems like people take the easy way out and say "check your mobo forum" or just stop replying to peoples posts.
No wonder Vista is such a terrible OS when so many people can't even get it installed!
So I ask again Vista guru's...what causes the expanding files hang, and or general installation hangs?
If you want more specific, use my example:
Fresh install on new partition, purchased disc of 64 ultimate. It takes FOREVER to move from one screen to the next in the installation manager...even getting it initialized takes 5-10 mins. it hangs at 0% even though my HD and DVD drive are going nuts.