Re: Windows Vista Installation Expanding files problem
I had this problem with RC2 (RC1 worked just fine) and now have experienced the same problem in RTM. I would alternately describe the "Expanding Files" problem as the "Installing Windows" problem. Where I was hung up was after a reboot, with the shifting curtains as a background and "Installing Windows" displayed.
In my case I believe the problem was with my Promise SATA controller. In earlier builds I discovered that the Promise was not supported, and reconfigured my machine accordingly to allow for a boot drive that was not strung off the Promise controller and was able to install.
I just gave up on RC2, but have just brought Vista RTM online by unplugging the 2 drives attached to the Promise. The removal of all drives kept the BIOS for the card from installing.
When setup continued "Expanding Files" was displayed starting somewhere around 25-27% and all was golden from then on.
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