I changed my Mac HDD because the other one was corrupted. But when I do the Internet Recovery install, the bar on OS X Mountain Lion Install Page (Downloading Additional Components) goes all the way to the end when it says remaining 0 seconds and then the minutes go up again like 43 min remaining but the progress bar is stuck at the end of the bar, like it is in a download loop.

  • How long have you waited? Oftentimes the best solution is to just wait out the hang. I'd recommend letting the install run overnight and seeing if it's better in the morning. – user24601 Dec 16 '14 at 4:01
  • Probably like 8 hours man. – Fff Dec 16 '14 at 4:02
  • Oh. Wow. Never mind, then! – user24601 Dec 16 '14 at 4:02
  • What bothers me the most is when the bar goes to the end why does the minutes go up? – Fff Dec 16 '14 at 4:02
  • This comic says it best. It also applies to OS X. – user24601 Dec 16 '14 at 4:03

This thread looks like it has instructions on how to make a bootable OS X drive from Windows. If you have an 8GB USB drive that you're willing to part with, you can do this and then use the bootable drive to install OS X on your new hard drive.

  • So than, my Mac will try to install it from the USB? – Fff Dec 16 '14 at 4:12
  • Yeah. Hold down Option while turning the Mac on, and it'll open a list of drives to boot from. Select the newly-made bootable USB drive, and you'll open something that looks very much like Internet Recovery except with OS X already fully downloaded. – user24601 Dec 16 '14 at 4:13
  • Can i do that using a DISK aswell? – Fff Dec 16 '14 at 4:14
  • I don't see why you couldn't, as long as the disk has 8GB. (I can tell you from experience that it also works on SD cards, for that matter.) – user24601 Dec 16 '14 at 4:15
  • Really? I have only one SD card 16GB. The same process for everything? – Fff Dec 16 '14 at 4:16

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