Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




692 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


Topic # 175339 25-Jun-2015 16:23
Send private message

Think I have problems, so far 20+ minutes. Operation 2 "Installing Windows" the green progress bar has been at 70% for most of that time.
Occasional HD light activity. Dialog showing 4 green ticks and 'Completing Installation..."

Create new topic
1164 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 237


  Reply # 1331481 25-Jun-2015 16:33
One person supports this post
Send private message

How are you installing it ?
Via a Windows7 DVD/CD , via a manufactures system restore , a clean install (wipe of the HD)
was there perhaps an option to check for updates during the process?


INTIAL Install of win, via Windows DVD doesnt take long at all, surprisingly quick.  Its the Winupdates & driver download/installs that takes hours
But, I have seen install via from manufactures restore disk take an hour++ to run through

You could also have a faulty HD, faulty install disk, faulty DVD drive


xpd

Geek,gamer,father
8238 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1080

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1331502 25-Jun-2015 16:45
Send private message

Im usually up and running within 20mins....  potentially your HDD is faulty as mentioned above.




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258 @3.9Ghz

 

New ! Retro gaming / emulation forums - http://www.xpd.co.nz/

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 65/28  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch


 
 
 
 


Banana?
4000 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 835

Subscriber

  Reply # 1331504 25-Jun-2015 16:47
Send private message

I do it from USB, about 10-15 minutes. Onto a blank HDD.



692 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  Reply # 1331534 25-Jun-2015 16:52
Send private message

It's from the DVD. It's not connected to the web (at the moment).

Trying now on a different HD.  First one was an SSD which may be the problem. Not that old but the previous install fell over with BSODs
so I changed the motherboard.   Perhaps it was that drive all the time..  it's nearly up to where it stopped previously.

1255 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 305


  Reply # 1331536 25-Jun-2015 16:52
Send private message

Yeah if its an Atom processor and a 5200rpm notebook drive, installing off a burnt disc etc it could take 40+ minutes, 
If its a i7 with SSD and fast USB install media then it might take 5-10 minutes.



692 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  Reply # 1331541 25-Jun-2015 16:58
Send private message

Thanks for the replies... yes it just shot past the lockup point (immediately sfter resizing the screen).

Now it;'s behaving...  pity about the SSD  (sob) !




692 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  Reply # 1331587 25-Jun-2015 17:32
Send private message

Now the product key is invalid!  These don't expire do they ?

dan

886 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73


  Reply # 1331631 25-Jun-2015 18:16
Send private message

the problem you have i see quite often with Windows 7 installs, on newer hardware such as SSDs, happens on all the models of PC i sell last couple years, all with the same AMD Chipset

its going to sound funny, but during install, after you have partitioned the disk etc, and and it starts its initial install, remove anything USB, mouse kb, kvm switch etc from the machine

Once windows is finished installing, plug them back in again









BDFL - Memuneh
58928 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10296

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 1331648 25-Jun-2015 18:56
Send private message

You probably entered a wrong character - the key won't expire.

Installing from a USB to a SSD on my i5 laptop could take anything like seven minutes...





301 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 1331699 25-Jun-2015 20:18
Send private message

For what it's worth... another reason for slow Windows 7 installs, especially at the start of the install, is having references to the "A" diskette Drive in the bios.

I've been caught by this more than once.

The cure... just remove all references to the "A" Drive in the bios and away you go.

Works for me :)



692 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  Reply # 1331713 25-Jun-2015 20:32
Send private message

Thanks for the tips...  after a few more hours I think I've nailed it!

RAM

I had 4 sticks, 2x 667 2x 800  DDR2. As well as install issues there were BSODs.
I pulled the 2x 667 ones and all is great. New install on SSD went perfectly and key OK.

Maybe faulty RAM. maybe didn't like the combination but I suspect RAM as this
was the problem prior to this motherboard.

So still out of pocket but not as much. Anyone know a good source for 2GB sticks of DDR2 800 ?

1164 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 237


  Reply # 1331961 26-Jun-2015 11:05
Send private message

ADKM: Now the product key is invalid!  These don't expire do they ?


Nope, but there are some gotch-ya's

The key HAS to match the install media : Win home, pro, OEM, Retail or ug all require different install keys
If you extracted an install key from a pre-installed Win, that possibly wont work if its a manufacturers install key (it wont activate)

So easy to get 8 & B mixed up.
I dont know why MS used those 2 characters, and print the COA install key in such a small font.  Unless you have perfect eyesight & really good lighting or a magnifying glass ..... :-)


13157 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2191

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1331968 26-Jun-2015 11:14
Send private message

Sometimes with SSDs you get a 30 minute random delay near the start of the install process. Can't remember what OS, Win 7 or 10.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


282 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 76


  Reply # 1331984 26-Jun-2015 11:33
Send private message

ADKM:  Anyone know a good source for 2GB sticks of DDR2 800 ?


My rubbish bin about 2 weeks ago. It's been sitting around the house for years too. Pity...



692 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30


  Reply # 1331996 26-Jun-2015 11:46
Send private message

Yes , a real pity..  but comp still going fine after 12+ hours continuous.  Looks like it must be the RAM and I see they offer a lifetime warranty...  I wonder...

Was really odd about the Product Code.  I rang MS who were really helpful and came on line to my comp and activated it for me.
But I re-installed again after that (with the RAM out) and all went perfectly in less than 10 minutes.  (Then all night getting updates LOL)

It there any significant difference between 667 and 800  speeds ?  If I can get the 667 RAM replaced that will save $100 or so on 800 RAM from trade me.
Or, could part of the problem be mixing the two types ?

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.