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stuck on expanding files 0% help me please

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  • Started 9 years ago by mfee08
  • Latest reply from whs
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trying to install vista or windows xp. and with vista its staying stuck on expanding files and with windows xp it says setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer. omg im about to pull my hairs out!!!!!! PLEASE HELP ME.... i changed the boot menu to start from cd/rom and it doesnt work.

Posted 9 years ago
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If you are installing Vista from a CD, "expanding files" may take quite a while. The longest I have seen was 5 hours. Installing from an .iso file that's on the system is a lot faster. As to XP, you are probably missing the disk driver. You either have to slipstream that onto the CD or have it handy on a USB drive.

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