Stuck at 63%

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  1. HORIZONTAL THINKER

    HORIZONTAL THINKER MDL Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to make a Home Media Server on a very old PC with a Pentium D, 4GB RAM, 250 GB sata drive.

    Win 7 x64 "hangs"

    Win 7 x32 "hangs"

    Win 8.1 "hangs" at 63%

    Yet this old PC can run and hold Server 2012?

    Any suggestions on what the issue may be?
     
  2. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Most likely a hardware issue such as bad RAM or HDD. Run diagnostic software for each one.
     
  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    agreed, sounds like ram or hdd probably. pull them out and clean the connections, put them back in and try again
     
  4. QuantumBug

    QuantumBug MDL Developer

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    You should use diskpart to clean you hdd partition and recreate it.

    At the screen where you can set up your hard drive, press SHIFT+F10:-

    1. Use command "diskpart"
    2. Use command "list disk"
    3. Use command "select disk 0" (replace 0 with your disk)
    4. Use command "clean"
    5. Use command "create partition primary"
    6. Use command "format fs=ntfs quick"
    7. Type "exit" and press enter

    Last step is to refresh your drive list and then install, see what happens.
     
  5. LM3

    LM3 MDL Junior Member

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    How are you installing it? Disc or USB?
     
  6. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    Most probably a RAM issue,
    run memtest from dos mode on the RAM chips (1 at a time)

    If it turns out to be fine, then test your HDD for bad sectors with hdd sentinel from DOS mode
     
  7. The_Guardian

    The_Guardian Contributor

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    I agree with The Dev comment. I highly doubt it is a ram issue. I would point more to either hdd partitioning or driver issue. One thing that hasn't been asked yet is, are you using a untouched M$ iso or a custom build? If custom build then I would try with original untouched iso to see results. If the hdd had a recovery partition then it could be it is locked and not partitioning correctly. There are many factors that can cause this....do process of elimination to find the problem...there are no real shortcuts for this type of problem.
     
  8. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    It's a motherboard issue, it happens on some old pcs, I bet it's an MSI board. :D
     
  9. The_Guardian

    The_Guardian Contributor

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    #9 The_Guardian, May 29, 2015
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
    I have noticed that also with MSI boards...wonder why that is? You make a good point r29k. :)

    Note: One way to find out would be to use a dos disc and backup the windows log files and go to another computer to see what the logs say, if windows wont boot to desktop or safe mode.