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How long does your screen stay on the "setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration..."? Mine stay there for a long time, and I'm not sure if it's installing it right, or there's a problem.
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post #2 of 12
How long is a long time? Anything under 5 or 6 minutes is pretty normal depending on the specs of the computer.
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how old is the pc?
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Pretty new...it's the one in my signature. Windows wouldn't boot and gave me the "press r to try to do a repair install of windows" error because it was missing system32 file or something. I don't have a repair cd...only a full install of xp from my dad's work.
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So after about 2 hours of it being stuck on the same screen I should give up? I put the cd in my parents computer and it popped up with 4 options of wat I could do.
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Originally Posted by Justin_Garrett View Post
So after about 2 hours of it being stuck on the same screen I should give up? I put the cd in my parents computer and it popped up with 4 options of wat I could do.
Yea the whole process including installation should only be like 45 mins.
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post #8 of 12
Depends on the system.

About 10 minutes on my K6-2...maybe 45 seconds on my primary setup.

2 hours is way too long. Reboot and see if it continues, if it gets stuck again, disable (in the BIOS) or remove absolutely every component not necissary to install windows and try again.
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post #9 of 12
umm id say make sure u make the cd the first boot priority and the rest disabled...
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post #10 of 12
Dude... Im having that problem. First my ram went outta wack, so i tried new ram, then i tried formatting, and it stayed at that screen for 30mins, so i shut it off. Im not sure what the hell the problem is, but im having the same problem
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