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rongtw
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HP laptop

Just a quickie i hope , was asked to do a factory reset on a HP pavilion G6 win 8 .
started at 15.00 today ,,,,,,,,, only done 24%  Huh is this normal i have read some take up to  6 hours
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rongtw
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Re: HP laptop

I retired to bed at 23.00 and was still running  Crazy
awoke this morning ,,,,,,,,,, it had completed
dont know if this is just normal for HP or is another reason to hate win8  Embarrassed
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Re: HP laptop

Personally I'd do a hard drive surface scan and make sure there weren't any bad sectors. Often when something takes excessive amounts of time it is because of hard drive damage.
rongtw
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Re: HP laptop

Cheers DomS will do after windows finishes updates  Undecided
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Re: HP laptop

I did one the other day on a 6month old HP laptop and it was completed in just less than an hour, so certainly doesn't seem normal from either HP or Windows 8.
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Re: HP laptop

Quote from: rongtw
... was asked to do a factory reset on a HP pavilion G6 ...

It should not have taken anything like the time it did.  Report back the extreme time it took to whoever asked you to do the reset and they should conclude that the hard drive is faulty.
rongtw
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Re: HP laptop

have taken it back  Wink  noted to her it took too long and there is a problem with the HD  Smiley
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Re: HP laptop

HP and COMPAQ can bake their hard drives if you are not careful.  I've baked two in mine, so my laptop now always sits on top of a fan cooler.