I think you formatted the drive prior to a Windows install. I find that to trip up installs. I use the method of "blank no partition drives" and let the Windows installer prepare the drive.
I don't see the make/model of the HDD but another nugget I find are Seagate drives. I can't tell why I saw so many odd fails in the last year.
Hey everybody, I wonder if you can help? I've recently formatted my drive after getting an error which prevented the previous Windows 10 install from booting on this system. There were a few partitions including a 16gb Acer repair partition that did nothing on alt+f10 and Windows 8 and 10 repair discs seemingly couldn't fix the problem.
I used Windows repair to get into the command prompt and formatted everything on the drive using diskpart.
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS QUICK
Here's my main issue: On restart and getting back into Windows Installer, making my way through to the installation location page, I delete the only remaining item from the list (as windows wont let me install to it) hit new and Windows does it's thing creating the appropriate partitions. Now the install starts normally until it hits around 19% of the 'Getting files ready for installation' section and then proceeds to load at around 1% every 10-30 minutes. I've left it running overnight and achieved around 54% during this section. It seems to me that the disc will spin up for a few moments, then stop with the hdd making a kind of 'squeak'. I've tried a legit copy of Windows 10 on disc, an .iso image from the disc on USB and a windows 8 .iso I found online.
Is this a hardware issue or could I be doing something wrong? RAM, hdd? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Acer Aspire e5 175
Intel HD Graphics 4400
1tb Serial ATA
Intel Core i5 1.7GHz
Windows 8.1 64bit