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How long does it take to reformat a hard drive and do a system recovery?

I have a Satellite 2405-S201 that was infected with a virus. I decided to use the Toshiba recovery discs that came with the computer to reformat the hard drive and restore the system to its original factory status. I started with the recovery process using Disc 1 and it now seems stuck. Its been at least 2 hours since I started and the screen is blank. Occasionally the CD drive spins up but nothing else seems to happen. Any ideas on what I should do next? Should I leave it be and see what happens? Or should I attempt to restart the process? Something else?