Vista installation freezes after "Windows is loading files..."

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mr.zylinder

Hello

I'm having a lot of trouble but can't get any proper information.
Vista installation freezes after the first screen where you can see the
progres-bar which says "Windows is loading files...". After that the green
progress-bar appears and that's all.

Only two things happen there:
1: the progress-bar is running for hours
2: the progress-bar stops running
But in both cases that's all i've ever seen from Vista.

I nearly tried all possibilities (completely changed memory, changed
DVD-Drive, tested all possible BIOS-Settings, deactivated/activated all
on-board components etc.).
No success.

XP is running on exactly the same system but separate HD without any problem.
I bought additional 80 GB SATA Samsung just to have Vista completely
separated.

My System:
Board: MSI 975x Premium (MS-7246)
CPU: Intel 940 D
RAM: 2x1024 MB Corsair (CM2X1024-5400C4)
HD: SATA Samsung 80 GB
GPU: NVIDIA 7900 GT (256 MB)

The sad thing is that all friends running older systems don't have any
problems.

I would really appreciate all suggestions & hints.
 

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EricW

Hi Mr.zylinder,

I understand your frustration!

Is this an upgrade? or a clean install?

Have you run the upgrade wizard? Run that & post the data here...

Hoping for an answer too!

Eric

"mr.zylinder" wrote:

> Hello
>
> I'm having a lot of trouble but can't get any proper information.
> Vista installation freezes after the first screen where you can see the
> progres-bar which says "Windows is loading files...". After that the green
> progress-bar appears and that's all.
>
> Only two things happen there:
> 1: the progress-bar is running for hours
> 2: the progress-bar stops running
> But in both cases that's all i've ever seen from Vista.
>
> I nearly tried all possibilities (completely changed memory, changed
> DVD-Drive, tested all possible BIOS-Settings, deactivated/activated all
> on-board components etc.).
> No success.
>
> XP is running on exactly the same system but separate HD without any problem.
> I bought additional 80 GB SATA Samsung just to have Vista completely
> separated.
>
> My System:
> Board: MSI 975x Premium (MS-7246)
> CPU: Intel 940 D
> RAM: 2x1024 MB Corsair (CM2X1024-5400C4)
> HD: SATA Samsung 80 GB
> GPU: NVIDIA 7900 GT (256 MB)
>
> The sad thing is that all friends running older systems don't have any
> problems.
>
> I would really appreciate all suggestions & hints.
 

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mr.zylinder

I tried both.
I even installed XP again on the HD i planned to use for Vista and started
the installation out of XP then. It starts without any problems, copies the
files and starts expanding it.
Then it automatically reboots and that's it. Same behaviour.

With the upgrade wizard you mean Vista Update Advisor?
This runs fine and only shows some minor issues (new driver for Realtek
audio required & compatibility issues with Windows Messenger)

The rest says "No action required"

"EricW" wrote:

> Hi Mr.zylinder,
>
> I understand your frustration!
>
> Is this an upgrade? or a clean install?
>
> Have you run the upgrade wizard? Run that & post the data here...
>
> Hoping for an answer too!
>
> Eric
>
> "mr.zylinder" wrote:
>
> > Hello
> >
> > I'm having a lot of trouble but can't get any proper information.
> > Vista installation freezes after the first screen where you can see the
> > progres-bar which says "Windows is loading files...". After that the green
> > progress-bar appears and that's all.
> >
> > Only two things happen there:
> > 1: the progress-bar is running for hours
> > 2: the progress-bar stops running
> > But in both cases that's all i've ever seen from Vista.
> >
> > I nearly tried all possibilities (completely changed memory, changed
> > DVD-Drive, tested all possible BIOS-Settings, deactivated/activated all
> > on-board components etc.).
> > No success.
> >
> > XP is running on exactly the same system but separate HD without any problem.
> > I bought additional 80 GB SATA Samsung just to have Vista completely
> > separated.
> >
> > My System:
> > Board: MSI 975x Premium (MS-7246)
> > CPU: Intel 940 D
> > RAM: 2x1024 MB Corsair (CM2X1024-5400C4)
> > HD: SATA Samsung 80 GB
> > GPU: NVIDIA 7900 GT (256 MB)
> >
> > The sad thing is that all friends running older systems don't have any
> > problems.
> >
> > I would really appreciate all suggestions & hints.
 

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Saifullah

Hi Guys ..

Amazing! I have the exact problem as Zy has! Same MoBo, RAM Size, and
256MB nVidia NX7600. There's a small difference though, I have TWO Hard
Drives: a WD 320GB SATA + 100GB EIDE.

I've done every thing as Zy did, but same problem!

I've alos installed Windows XP SP2 Fresh Install, then ran Vista (from
within Windows XP), and it asked me weather to Upgrade OR Fresh install
(previous widnows will NOT work). Same problem. Copy files, reboot, then
die!

I'm planning to do one more thing later tonight: Un-Plug ALL USB &
External Devices (WebCam, Printers, etc.), and give it another!

I was so frustrated that Vista Installed in approx. 30 minutes on my 2
GHz Notebook PC & my 3 GHz Office PC! <sop> And here I am stuck with
this Super MSI 975X MoBo, with 2 GB RAM .. <sop>

To add more frustration, I've looked all over MSI WebSite for Tech
Support related postings .. none were available <I'm starting to lose
faith in MSI>

Keep'ya posted!


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"Saifullah" wrote:

>
> Hi Guys ..
>
> Amazing! I have the exact problem as Zy has! Same MoBo, RAM Size, and
> 256MB nVidia NX7600. There's a small difference though, I have TWO Hard
> Drives: a WD 320GB SATA + 100GB EIDE.
>
> I've done every thing as Zy did, but same problem!
>
> I've alos installed Windows XP SP2 Fresh Install, then ran Vista (from
> within Windows XP), and it asked me weather to Upgrade OR Fresh install
> (previous widnows will NOT work). Same problem. Copy files, reboot, then
> die!
>
> I'm planning to do one more thing later tonight: Un-Plug ALL USB &
> External Devices (WebCam, Printers, etc.), and give it another!
>
> I was so frustrated that Vista Installed in approx. 30 minutes on my 2
> GHz Notebook PC & my 3 GHz Office PC! <sop> And here I am stuck with
> this Super MSI 975X MoBo, with 2 GB RAM .. <sop>
>
> To add more frustration, I've looked all over MSI WebSite for Tech
> Support related postings .. none were available <I'm starting to lose
> faith in MSI>
>
> Keep'ya posted!
>
>
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Tekno

"Saifullah" wrote:

>
> Hi Guys ..
>
> Amazing! I have the exact problem as Zy has! Same MoBo, RAM Size, and
> 256MB nVidia NX7600. There's a small difference though, I have TWO Hard
> Drives: a WD 320GB SATA + 100GB EIDE.
>
> I've done every thing as Zy did, but same problem!
>
> I've alos installed Windows XP SP2 Fresh Install, then ran Vista (from
> within Windows XP), and it asked me weather to Upgrade OR Fresh install
> (previous widnows will NOT work). Same problem. Copy files, reboot, then
> die!
>
> I'm planning to do one more thing later tonight: Un-Plug ALL USB &
> External Devices (WebCam, Printers, etc.), and give it another!
>
> I was so frustrated that Vista Installed in approx. 30 minutes on my 2
> GHz Notebook PC & my 3 GHz Office PC! <sop> And here I am stuck with
> this Super MSI 975X MoBo, with 2 GB RAM .. <sop>
>
> To add more frustration, I've looked all over MSI WebSite for Tech
> Support related postings .. none were available <I'm starting to lose
> faith in MSI>
>
> Keep'ya posted!
>
>
> --
> Saifullah
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>
> Same issue, exepct I have K9N SLI platnium, maybe it's a MSI thing?
 

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On Jan 27, 2:26 pm, mr.zylinder <[email protected]>
wrote:
> Hello
>
> I'm having a lot of trouble but can't get any proper information.
> Vista installation freezes after the first screen where you can see the
> progres-bar which says "Windows is loading files...". After that the green
> progress-bar appears and that's all.
>
> Only two things happen there:
> 1: the progress-bar is running for hours
> 2: the progress-bar stops running
> But in both cases that's all i've ever seen from Vista.
>
> I nearly tried all possibilities (completely changed memory, changed
> DVD-Drive, tested all possible BIOS-Settings, deactivated/activated all
> on-board components etc.).
> No success.
>
> XP is running on exactly the same system but separate HD without any problem.
> I bought additional 80 GB SATA Samsung just to have Vista completely
> separated.
>
> My System:
> Board: MSI 975x Premium (MS-7246)
> CPU: Intel 940 D
> RAM: 2x1024 MB Corsair (CM2X1024-5400C4)
> HD: SATA Samsung 80 GB
> GPU: NVIDIA 7900 GT (256 MB)
>
> The sad thing is that all friends running older systems don't have any
> problems.
>
> I would really appreciate all suggestions & hints.


I finally figured out my problem with VISTA freezing at loading files.
It was a hardware problem. I finally tracked it down to an
incompatible stick of RAM. I would suggest that any hardware that is
installed is 1 compatible with your motherboard and 2nd is up to snuff
with Windows Vista. After swapping each piece of hardware, I finally
tracked it down to the RAM. Would have been nice if at least there
were some error messages. What else is new though. Good luck!
 

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S3V1N

I have had this problem for awhile now. Originally I believed it was related
to my optical drive itself, because even booting off of the MSDN version of
the disk (I got a copy curteousy of my employer) it would do the same thing.

None of the steps suggested here, or on any other thread relating to this
problem has solved the issue.

The only thing I can see that seems to be a comonality, is that the other
users that listed their motherboard, stated that they were using MSI
motherboards. I am also using an MSI motherboard, but according to their site
it is fully compatible with Vista.

I'm kind of at a loss here. Does anyone know what else the problem could be?
And yes, I checked my RAM. It is both compatible, and in good working order.

System Stats:
AMD Athlon X2 +3800 (Dual Core)
2GB Kingston HyperX DDR2
250GB Raptor 10,000RPM SATA
eVGA GeForce 7900 GT KO x2
MSI K9N SLI Premium mobo

"mr.zylinder" wrote:

> Hello
>
> I'm having a lot of trouble but can't get any proper information.
> Vista installation freezes after the first screen where you can see the
> progres-bar which says "Windows is loading files...". After that the green
> progress-bar appears and that's all.
>
> Only two things happen there:
> 1: the progress-bar is running for hours
> 2: the progress-bar stops running
> But in both cases that's all i've ever seen from Vista.
>
> I nearly tried all possibilities (completely changed memory, changed
> DVD-Drive, tested all possible BIOS-Settings, deactivated/activated all
> on-board components etc.).
> No success.
>
> XP is running on exactly the same system but separate HD without any problem.
> I bought additional 80 GB SATA Samsung just to have Vista completely
> separated.
>
> My System:
> Board: MSI 975x Premium (MS-7246)
> CPU: Intel 940 D
> RAM: 2x1024 MB Corsair (CM2X1024-5400C4)
> HD: SATA Samsung 80 GB
> GPU: NVIDIA 7900 GT (256 MB)
>
> The sad thing is that all friends running older systems don't have any
> problems.
>
> I would really appreciate all suggestions & hints.
 

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Jakub

installation freezing ...

That is really funny, I recognized that most of people having the same installation freezing troubles have both SATA and UATA discs. Yeasterday I had an idea to cut off two SATA drives I have together with 2 UATA drives .. ooups .. and the installation finished and VISTA running!! But to disable the drives in BIOS is not enough! After the installation finished I tryied to re-connect two other SATA drives, unfortunatelly the system has frozen up after starting. What should this mean Microsoft??

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jongpongo

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Has a solution been found for this? I have been on the phone with microsoft tech support for the last 2 days trying to work this out.

Here are my specs:

Intel Core 2 Due e6400 @3.2GHz
2 GB Corsair XMS DDR2 800
BIOSTAR TForce 965PT Motherboard
eVGA GeForce 8800GTS

I'm trying to install Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I freeze at the second loading screen (right after Windows is Loading Files, with the green status bar) every single time.


Please help!
 

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AlkalineProdigy

RE: installation freezing ...

I have this problem its a new custom pc. Intel 650 cpu, Intel mobo, 1gb
ram, geforce 7300gt. It gets to the end of the windows is copying files and
freezes.
 

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maxamn

New Member
Hi
I have the same problem

my System :
Board: MSI platinum (MS-7246)
CPU: DualCor 3400
RAM: 2x1024 MB Corsair (CM2X1024-5400C4)
HD: SATA Samsung 160

First the setup ( Fresh ) & ( From win ) Give the same result
( freezing at loading windos files )
then i tried update my ( Bios )

The result was ( freezing after loading win files )
then i've tried every thing , wont work !!!

Please we need help .

Best luck !
 

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Libardo

New Member
I have the same problem too

my system:
MSI k9n sli platinum
AM2 4600+
2x1024 corsair xms2 800mhz
western digital 250GB SATA

anyone can help us?
 

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bxpeters

New Member
OK, MS; this is rediculous, and unacceptable. I've been running XP x64-bit edition for almost 2 years now. I dealt with all of the 64-bit driver issues, etc. and my PC ran like a (64-bit) dream.

Then, yesterday, I decided it was time to upgrade to Vista x64, thinking that MS should have most of their serious issues worked out after the first 100 days. So, I upgrade and get a "screen-freeze" after the first reboot during installation??? Then, I go out and buy a new HD and try a fresh install from the DVD to the new HD and again, it freezes; this time from the DVD install before it even gets to the product key!!! What the hell is that about???

And after 5 years of development, you couldn't even create a decent diagnostics program that checks for installed hardware incompatibilities and points at the culprit hardware?

The episodes of "Bill & Steve's Suck-Wind Adventures" is becoming more annoying than I could ever imagine. Why are people still encountering these issues after 100 days past the official release?

If anyone ever finds the solution, please contact me.
 

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Don

Libardo wrote:
> I have the same problem too
>
> my system:
> MSI k9n sli platinum
> AM2 4600+
> 2x1024 corsair xms2 800mhz
> western digital 250GB SATA


Probably you need to get the SATA driver from western digital and
supply it to the Vista installer early in the install process.
 

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puregreen

Hmm, Well
I have a MSI Too..

Had the Same Problem.. Very Very odd.. i got Vista installed after a
lot of curseing and Smacking the wall =) lol

in the end, not sure if i just got REALLY LUCKY AFTER 50000+ Restarts
trying to get past that Screen.. But i was Pressing NumLock
Repeativly.. just KEEP pressing it all the time.. i know it sounds
wired.. but i did it about the 5ht time, and i got the the START
screen, but no feather, so i tought na it cant be, then when i tryed it
again (20 mins ago) i got it to install! ?? what the hell?? i mean what
is going on MSI! :) Mwahah anyway, Hope this helps, Tought i would Reg
After reading this and Working out how to get MINE workin, And some of
u use MSI Mobos to, so i tought u might wanna know my WIRED way of
getting it installed xD hehe Laters!!!! Hope it Helps!!

Puregreen.


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Chris Whelan

Having read all the helpful posts made by others here and on other
forums, I tested memory, system temperature, etc. The solution for me
was with hard drives. I have three IDE hard drives. By reconfiguring
them I was able to complete an install without problems after several
dozen freezes previously.

Prior to the reconfiguration I had my boot drive (C:\) on IDE 2 as the
master and my DVD drive on IDE 1 as the slave. Both also had other
drives on the same cables.

After the reconfiguration, I put my boot drive as the master on IDE1
and the DVD drive as the slave on IDE1. I disconnected my two other
hard drives.

This time the install worked perfectly from beginning to end. I don't
know why or how, but it did. ...may just have been luck, of course.

I've read a few posts on other sites that suggest it may have something
to do with one of the Microsoft patches put out over Xmas. I don't know
if that's true, but I went away for 2 and a half weeks over Xmas. My
machine was stable before and when I returned it was crashing at random
intervals. The only change had been installing several patches on my
first day back. One other alternative to reinstalling Vista for those
who have the option, may be to roll back those patches.

Hope this helps someone.


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mcwicken

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Well, here I will throw you another curve.. Having same problem only not same build.
Asus Striker Extreme
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz
Patriot Viper 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 4 4 4 12
e-GeForce 8800GTS 320MB DDR3
Bose Companion 5 USB awesome
Corsair TX750W Power Supply
(2) 36GB WD Raptors 1 xp pro and 1 for vista. - (2) WD Raptor 150GB 10,000 SATA
Memorex IDE DVD Burner Master IDE 2 / NEC Black IDE DVD SW SIL Slave IDE 2
LianLi PC V1100 Plus
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 trying to get Vista Ultimate on 1 vista 1.
I went here and read what they said about my Memorex DVD

Solved: Problem w/ Vista & Memorex DVD recorder - Tech Support Guy Forums
at least with this I was able to get to the 14%
Well, I change the settings in my optic drive and right now it is at 14% on expanding files but who knows..
I ran all the advisory test for Vista and passed on all but my Soundmax.. I am trying to do a clean install.. Have been on the phone with Microsoft for 3 days a total of 9.5 hrs and nothing.. It has been at this 14% now for over 10min. I could scream, yea I am female.. :mad:
Man, have it all the boards I can find even reinstalled the Memorex driver.. but we shall see I would be so happy if it gets past 14% but so far no cookie..
Im so :confused: well, The installation was canceled .. back to score one.. good greif .. They threw this out the door b4 it was ready thats for sure cause they cant even help..
Guess we are beta testers for Hire.. lol Free
 

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ojohnsen

I was having a problem installing Vista on a ASUS board. I had 8 gig ram
installed (got a great deal).

The installing files screen kept repeating, and then restart.

Took out 2 mem sticks. Worked just fine.

Things like this, early in the installation, are usually memory.

Looks like my great deal was not such a great deal after all.


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