windows 2008 installation hangs

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

hardware: dell t410
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SAM ITAD windows Admin  

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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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It's physical
SAM ITAD windows Admin  

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Make sure firmware is up to date and Is installation happening through Lan or Local?
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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.
SAM ITAD windows Admin  

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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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I deleted the whole drive through the installation wizard. and re-created it.
SAM ITAD windows Admin  

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What is the error message you are getting ?

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there is no error it's just hangs there on completing installation ....
AD windows Admin  
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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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worked.
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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I am surprised you are allowed to recommend a  pirated boot disk like Hiren's for a solution on these forums...
SAM ITAD windows Admin  

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FYI

Hiren's is not a pirated Boot disk
Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator

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It sure used to be filled with unlicensed software

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