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Windows 7: Can't install OS Win7 Ult 64bit on WD 500gb, hdd seems not responsive

15 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can't install OS Win7 Ult 64bit on WD 500gb, hdd seems not responsive

Hi. I'm about to install Win7 Ult 64bit to my WD 500gb when suddenly during the installation process, specifically after copying windows files (which took around 3-4 minutes to finish) and during expanding windows files, the installation seems to be on a halt. I'm pretty sure my DVD drive was still reading the installer as i could see the light on it blinks but the hdd light was just steady. Please help.

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15 Sep 2012   #2

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Try cleaning the Hard Drive first:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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18 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I appreciate the response mr. theog. This served an additional information for me. Actually i've been very busy after being able to solve this problem. It appeared to be a faulty sata cable caused the problem. I've forgotten about this post because of a deadline. However, i'm drawn back here because my pc started to run slow. I don't know what happened. I only got about 15 applications/games installed. Wait, should i start a new thread about this?.
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