hi all, my mate has just finished his home build and when he trys to install an os,,,, any os, it always freezes at the expanding files part,,, it once got to 76%,,, he wants to install vista home prem,,, i also told him to try xp,,, his and mine,,, same thing happens,,, here's a list of what we have tryed so far,,,
unpluged everything thats not needed for the install,,, had the hdd, the disc drive, psu, processor, mouse and keyboard,,, still no joy,,, used a differant disc drive,, swapped round the ram,,, tested the ram and the hdd,,, no errors,,, looked in the bios at the settings for the hdd,,, there set to sata, no raid. temps for the cpu are around 40c which is ok, voltage's are all set to auto and the peramaters are well with in with what hardware he has,,, everything is FSB 1333,,, ram, mobo, cpu.
still every time he try's to install an os it stops at expanding files part.
here are some links to his stuff,,,http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....rodid=CP-192-INhttp://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....3%20Motherboardhttp://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....0(OCZ3P13332GK)http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct....s)%20-%20Retail
650 w psu
300gb sata hdd,,, dont know which one,,, i'll ask him tonight