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Okay so I went to go fix my aunts computer and every time I have tried to install Windows Xp it gets stuck at 34 minutes left for installation. I have tired 2 different hard drives and 4 different dvd drives. Help any one?
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What occurs for the install to fail? Error message?

Do you have a different disc to try possibly?
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post #3 of 12
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What occurs for the install to fail?

Do you have a different disc to try possibly?
It stops at installing devices. I can take a pic of the screen if that helps.
I have tried all 3 disc I have bought. There is no Error message it just stops and freezes up can't even move the mouse.
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Most of the time when an OS install fails for me it is normally solved by using a new disk. I have started a habit of keeping backup ISO's in case I dont have the disk or it gets damaged.

That picture might be a good idea as it will surely aid in figuring out what is happening.
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post #5 of 12
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Most of the time when an OS install fails for me it is normally solved by using a new disk. I have started a habit of keeping backup ISO's in case I dont have the disk or it gets damaged.
I have tried multiple disk I have and no dice. Should I try my copy of Windows 7?
Edited by Djmatrix32 - 3/22/11 at 8:53pm
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Unplug all unnecessary usb devices like printers, scanners or webcams?
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Unplug all unnecessary usb devices like printers, scanners or webcams?
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Try swapping the drive cables.
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Try swapping the drive cables.
Did that 3 times still no dice but Windows 7 loads up just fine and I have tried different HDDS.
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post #10 of 12
This happened to me a couple of times. Completely wipe the HDD with "Boot and Nuke" and then install windows.

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