windows 2008 installation hangs

Windows 2008 r2 instillation hangs on completing installation for last 2 hours.

hardware: dell t410
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alonig1Asked:
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SAM ITAD windows Admin  Commented:
installation doing on virtual or physical?
if it is virtual re create the VM and assign sufficient resources while creating VM.

if it is physical make sure your server firmware is up-to-date.
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alonig1Author Commented:
It's physical
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SAM ITAD windows Admin  Commented:
Make sure firmware is up to date and Is installation happening through Lan or Local?
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alonig1Author Commented:
It had windows 2008 on it . due to a virus I am re-installing the latest firmware is from 2011. and the update isn't bootable.
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SAM ITAD windows Admin  Commented:
Best suggestion is use Hiren boot , Boot up your server using Hiren boot CD and wipe out Infected drives in the server and reboot the server and start install windows server 2008 freshly
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alonig1Author Commented:
I deleted the whole drive through the installation wizard. and re-created it.
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SAM ITAD windows Admin  Commented:
What is the error message you are getting ?
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alonig1Author Commented:
there is no error it's just hangs there on completing installation ....
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SAM ITAD windows Admin  Commented:
Try assembly work now :

Turn  off the server

Un plug and re plug the HArddisk cables in server

Un plug and re plug the RAM card in server, IF there are multiple RAM card's un plug all Plug one by one and do installation

remove the BIOS battery for some time and try installation
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alonig1Author Commented:
worked.
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I am surprised you are allowed to recommend a  pirated boot disk like Hiren's for a solution on these forums...
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SAM ITAD windows Admin  Commented:
FYI

Hiren's is not a pirated Boot disk
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Scott SilvaNetwork AdministratorCommented:
It sure used to be filled with unlicensed software
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