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completing installation taking long time

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#1 jrun


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:03 PM

I had some hard disk problems with a Fujitsu notebook so ran chkdsk which seemed to clean up the errors.  The system still ran very slowly, so I decided to do a clean install of Windows 7.  I deleted the partitions down to one (700gb) then clicked on "Next".  There was a message about "disk fail" but it started going fine, and the first part of "Installing Windows" went reasonably quickly.


But it has been nearly 60 hours stuck on "Completing Installation".  Should it take this long?

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 13 December 2014 - 09:19 PM

I believe your hard drive is failing or has failed. You can check it by downloading Seatools for DOS. This is a bootable iso file. You can right click in Windows 7 and select Burn Image File. You may have to enable IDE mode from AHCI if the hard drive is not detected. Run the short generic test.




Seatools for Dos Tutorial


SeaTools for DOS Guide - Seagate


Edit: It should not take 60 hours to do an install.

Edited by JohnC_21, 13 December 2014 - 09:20 PM.

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