Vista install stuck on "Completing Installation"
Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:55 AM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 07:13 PM
See if these help, http://support.dell....4&isLegacy=true and
Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:28 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:35 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:56 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:13 PM
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
Thanks to Broni for the instructions
It is gone 4am here in the UK so I need to call it a day for a few hours but will check back later.
Posted 10 December 2011 - 11:06 PM
Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:04 AM
What about http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287 if you don`t know the brand of your HDD then use Seatools as it works on varying brands of HDD.
http://www.geekstogo...over-your-data/ will also allow you to see if there is any evidence of a failed HDD.
If the above is unsuccessful then removing the HDD and cleaning the contacts on it can be done as a last resort.
Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:25 PM
Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:22 PM
What is the answer please?
have you noticed any change in it`s behavior previous to this happening slow access times, unusual noises and does the HDD activity LED show any signs of life?
Did you run the full test and not the short which are far from conclusive?
OK I have discovered that the HDD is passing all the test that I throw at it. So I'd say the HDD is ok,
Why did they say they cannot help you and can I ask did you purchase the laptop when it was new?
Just got off the phone with dell and they can't help either
Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:17 PM
Posted 15 December 2011 - 12:27 PM
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