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Pc recovery hangs at random moments

by filipje1993 / December 5, 2010 8:09 PM PST

While installing win7 on my hp pavilion dv7 4010sd, the recovery keeps stopping at random moments: 74% for 20 minutes, 83% for 40, and now on 95% for 70 minutes already, is this normal?
I am using the reset disks i made from the hp recovery diks creator(6 cd's)

There were 3 types of recovery/reset:
System recovery
Factory reset
Minimized disk image

I chose factory reset, or should i have chosen (or choose) an other one?

P.s. It keeps saying:
'estimated time remaining: 4 minutes' while it was 2 minutes at the start of 95%

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It's possible
by Jimmy Greystone / December 5, 2010 10:03 PM PST

It's possible it's normal, but I'd suspect more that this is a sign of your HDD starting to die.

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by filipje1993 / December 6, 2010 2:36 AM PST
In reply to: It's possible

well, it did work after a while (maybe because I hit the connection button multiple times (but i doubt it))

and its weird for a notebook WITH hdd I bought in september this year, to be too old already...

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by PKsteven / December 6, 2010 4:44 AM PST
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**and its weird for a notebook WITH hdd I bought in september this year, to be too old already**

Tell that to DOAs. No, it's not that weird, it can happen from a week to "usually" a day or two after warranty has run out.<< Go figure that one.
But yes, it could be the hard drive.

As to your question, it's not odd for it to take a long time and depends how fast your media is being read and how fast your system is installing the OS itself. Most OEMs come with a lot of unnecessary applications that can eat up install time. Some people are saying 3 hours install time.

And yes, I have run across a lot of systems that hang and it seems hitting esc button or anything for that matter sometimes brings it out of it's coma, usually there are reasons for this.

I have to ask, why are you reinstalling so soon to begin with? It may clue us in as to the what and why currently.

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by filipje1993 / December 6, 2010 5:51 AM PST
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not really a reason, I had too much stuff on it, and reinstalling would cost less time then emoveing everything manually

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I see
by PKsteven / December 6, 2010 6:12 AM PST
In reply to: weird

Yep, sometimes it's just more efficient to reinstall, although not sure in your case Wink Did it finally reinstall correctly?

I didn't quite think about it prior, but you said you burned the disks, this may highly depend what type, quality and speed you burned at along with what application you used and may contribute to the install times overall.

I suppose as with most, it's a one time only burn chance.

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I see
by filipje1993 / December 6, 2010 3:48 PM PST
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apparently, everytime I reinstall my pc, I get one chance to do it Grin

I finally reinstalled everything correctly yes, with minimized image recovery, which is much faster than the ordinary recovery (HP programs aren't installed = faster boot)

but the recovery partition is not available anymore...

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I've seen this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 1:41 AM PST

The owner had some USB printer plugged in during the install.

Let's hope that's it.

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that wasn't the cause
by filipje1993 / December 6, 2010 2:34 AM PST
In reply to: I've seen this.

that wasn't the cause, but thanks anyway

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Just a parting comment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2010 3:00 AM PST
In reply to: that wasn't the cause

For years I've seen the "time remaining" lie.

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