So basically, I just got a new hard drive shipped to me, 500 gig Samsung SATA drive, my previous drive was still IDE. So I installed the drive, mobo detects it just fine, don't even have the old drive plugged in right now actually, so I put my Vista disc in...So far so good, it loads the setup, takes a little while to get to the language screen, I select english, then click "install now". About 5 minutes later, the screen that says "Copying files", "Expanding files...(0%)" comes up. About 10 minutes later...it still says "Expanding files...(0%)". Another few minutes later, it now says "Expanding files...(1%)". Effectively about 1 percent complete every 10-15 minutes.
How is this possible? I used the disc to install a week ago on an old IDE hard drive and it took maybe 10-15 seconds per percent at MOST, not 10-15 minutes...
EDIT: I don't know if it copies files before it gets to the aforementioned screen, but it very briefly said "Copying files (0%)" and then it just instantly finished that stage in a matter of 1-2 seconds, then went straight to "Expanding files (0%)..." for a ridiculous amount of time.
Edited by Yelnik, 25 September 2009 - 02:29 PM.