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See: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm and: Windows XP Repair Install - How extreme can you go http://www.pagestart.com/repairinstall.html Note: IE7 and IE8 users read this before you start: "How to perform a repair installation of I am desperate .... but if the system has sp3 version system files, there is "no way" an sp2 cd can replace missing or corrupted sp3 system files. -- db·´¯`·...¸><)))º> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional - Systems I would prefer not to lose this data and as a result, would like to get the repair installation to progress and finish.I have tried running chkdsk c: /r to no check over here

Dismiss Notice TechSpot Forums Forums Community Ask a Question Today's Posts Windows XP Home repair install hangs at 35 minutesremaining ByGuigsy1 Jan 28, 2005 Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Especially since I found a method to skip past the 34 minute part that was there before. Text Quote Post |Replace Attachment Add link Text to display: Where should this link go? Also read: Non Destructive Repair of XP by Fred Langa: http://www.informationweek.com/windows/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897 How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341 Fred Langa: http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=189400897 -- JS http://www.pagestart.com "anoyed" <> wrote https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/271160-xp-repair-install-stuck-at-39-minutes

Tried a different CD drive. You could try holding down the Ctrl key while tapping the F11 Key during POST and initial boot. Thanks for the links too.

It always stops at the 37 minute mark. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and with sp3 then you can install the original o.s. If you have the original install disc, use it to install.

Windows will keep your previous settings, including applications and device drivers. So I >> >> > decided to do a repair installation of Windows XP. Back to top #14 Budapest Budapest Bleepin' Cynic Moderator 23,515 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:03:11 PM Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:47 PM What happens if you just type "DLGDIAG"? by simply uninstalling the sp3 update, all the sp2 files the computer once had will be restored.

Emkorial Ars Legatus Legionis Registered: May 11, 2000Posts: 33592 Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:27 am nicknomo wrote:I've had this problem before. However, when the install finished and the splash screen came up with the words: Please Wait, the process began to hang. from > >> >> your sp2 cd. > >> >> > >> >> the reason you need > >> >> to format first is because > >> >> you cannot downgrade In system root (c:\windows or c:\winnt) there has to be a file named setupapi.txt.

any ideas? unfortunately, you cannot downgrade as easily. Now your system is buggered up and > >> >> >> >> you need to do a clean install. (That means erasing your hard disk and > >> >> >> >> When I try it next, I'll unplug the ethernet cable; I'll also double check to make sure nothing extraneous is plugged in.

I have >> >> > tried several times to complete the repair installation process but have had >> >> > no success. >> >> > >> >> > My install disc http://technologyprometheus.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-failed-to-install-updates.html Jul 22, 2009 #24 jarpvt TS Rookie Clean the install CD Cleaning the install CD on a Windows repair got me past that 34 min hang on installing devices. All rights reserved Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (effective 3/21/12) and Privacy Policy (effective 3/21/12), and Ars Technica Addendum (effective 5/17/2012) Your California Privacy Rights The Jul 5, 2006 #13 ekawalaski TS Rookie I have WinXP PRO on a P4-3.0Ghz with 256MB-RAM.

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. I would have liked to get back into Windows to deactivate iTunes (this particular physical machine is registered 3 times due to reinstalls). -- HELP "Leonard Grey" wrote: > I would Join Now Hello, I have had at least three computers that I have had to do a fresh install of XP on because of this issue. this content Thanks too!

It then blips to black screen again then reboots and restarts Setup all over again.... how is the NIC or ethernet cable preventing a windows XP repair installation? everytimeClick to expand...

it is similar to wanting to install win98 on a computer that has winxp.

I'll try using the Dell mouse instead of the other mouse, to see if that may be the issue.It could be faulty/ailing hardware. Well, outside of the aforementioned mouse. After that completes, see if you can do the repair install.How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964 MS, XP Repair Install All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Connect with us facebook twitter CNET Reviews Top Categories Best Products CNET 100 Appliances Audio Cameras Cars Desktops Drones Headphones Laptops Networking

Nov 11, 2006 #15 missouladave TS Rookie Thanks-it worked Removing the extra memory and running with only 256MB worked. My laptop isn't a Dell, fwiw.I'll try burning a copy of the disc to see if that works. If it always freezes exactly at the "37 minutes" mark, I doubt that's failing hardware, if it hangs at different points, I would point to failing hardware. http://technologyprometheus.com/windows-xp/windows-xp-repair-please-wait-after-repair.html But I doubt this would be applicable to your PC since it was an AGP shared memory issue with a certain notebook.

The disc itself is in excellent condition; in fact, the first time it was opened was last night. Well, the process ended successfuly.Well, here are the list of solutions which can save your life, nerves, time & precious data.First things first, CHECK your HDD for possible problems. I've walked away till about 3.00am after going half the day at 32 minutes remaining. However, I have forgotten the password to the Administrator account, which is apparently required to use the Recovery Console.

Also, I cannot boot into the Recovery Console because I don't remember the Administrator Password. You could try slipstreaming in SP3 and newer drivers.