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Vista Ultimate freezes on Expanding Files during instalation

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I have just purchased the full version of VISTA ULTIMATE to upgrade my Windows XP SP2 PC.

Each and everytime I attempt to install the O/S the installation freezes at "Expanding Files".
What should I try to do to fix the problem.
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Can you test your hardware for errors with: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/ ?
Memory Tests with: Memtest86
CPU Tests with: CPU Burn-in, Mersenne Prime Test & StressCPU
Hard Disk Diagnostic with: your Hard Disk Manufacturers tool. (Drive Fitness Test (IBM/Hitachi) works with most)
If evrything passes, I would try removing all of your component down to just the cpu and ram and see if that helps.
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When you say remove all my components, wouldn't I need to keep the HDD, graphics card and DVD player to install vista.  If that is the case, then I wouldn't need to remove anything, because that is all that I have.  Apart from the monitor, keyboard, mouse and USB printer that is connected, I don't have anything else in relation to components.
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the best we do is change all components. do you have the posibility? first do the tests? did you run some?
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Did the tests all is well ... now I receive the following error (windows could not update the computer's boot configuration).

This is so frustrating.
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By the way I have tried the fix in the REGISTRY and problem still occurs.
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still problems?
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still problems?
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Nope, VISTA now installed correctly although I am not sure what fixed it.

My only problem now is that my Samsung Color Laser Printer is not working.  Keeps crashing.  I have downloaded and updated the driver but still not fixed.

Apart from this ... VISTA installed perfectly.
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