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Windows 7: DISKPART Clean All taking too long

01 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
DISKPART Clean All taking too long

Hi, i'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x86 on an HP 430 laptop.
The Windows installer can't find the laptop's hard drive so (as a solution I found while googling) I tried DISKPART's clean and clean all functions.
The clean function finished quickly but the clean all has been going on for more than 24 hours now.
Is it supposed to take this long?
The laptop has a ~500gb hard drive and an i3 processor.

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01 Oct 2011   #2

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Takes about 300gb a hour.

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic
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