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However, when the install > >> >> >> >> > finished and the splash screen came up with the words: Please Wait, the > >> >> >> >> > process began Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement cnet Reviews All Reviews Audio Cameras Laptops Phones Roadshow Smart Home Tablets TVs News All News Apple Crave Internet Microsoft Mobile So I > decided to do a repair installation of Windows XP. Tried restoring the BIOS defaults and rebooting, but still have the hang on 35 minutes. have a peek here

The disc itself is in excellent condition; in fact, the first time it was opened was last night. SnowGhost Ars Tribunus Militum Tribus: Victoria, Australia. RobL777 Ars Tribunus Angusticlavius Tribus: SouthEastern U.S.A. How can I just do a clean install?

don't know what else to do (other than reformatting, which i really don't want to do). However trying a re-run of original XP disc now. However, I have forgotten the password to the Administrator account, which is apparently required to use the Recovery Console.

install an older operating >> system, >> >> it requires that all the newer >> files on the hard drive be >> removed first. >> >> ---------------- >> >> there is Just follow the instructions below carefully and see if you are able to get Windows back. by Willy / August 21, 2012 1:51 AM PDT In reply to: I do have the original XP Pro SP2 disc but .. If you follow the instructions here, it should fix the problem and let you repair without losing any data: http://techtracer.com/2007/03/12/xp-installation-the-34-minute-hiccup/ Jun 9, 2007 #3 Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

Jan 28, 2005 #3 Anarchi TS Rookie Yes, by turning of the L2 CPU Cache in the BIOS. Now your system is buggered up and >> >> you need to do a clean install. (That means erasing your hard disk and >> >> starting over.) >> >> --- >> Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: xp pro repair install 32 minute hang This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. http://www.pcreview.co.uk/threads/windows-xp-repair-installation-hangs.3860519/ Ask !

whereas, the operating system with all the accumulated updates was deleted and what was installed was the original operating system from the cd which would then need to have all the Thanks for your time! 5 answers Last reply Jun 7, 2009 More about windows repair install hangs setup restarting amazingfunkstaFeb 5, 2008, 10:46 AM Heeeeeeelllllp! Freeman Ars Legatus Legionis Tribus: I'm in a chair, on the deck, under the Portico, enjoying the breeze while sipping a soy chai. So I restarted the installation, but now it hangs at >> >> >> >> > the first install screen after the first reboot.

Login now. Also, I have repaired > > Windowws XP Service Pack 3 with a Service Pack 2 disc before, so thats > > probably not why it is now hanging. > > I had already backed up all my data before I started this mistake. you dont need to format the drive, simply delete C:\Windows and C:\ProgramFiles so windows start fresh.

Login now. navigate here only problem is that the install then hung again at 2 minutes. Hope this helps folks. It only leaves the Registry and user accounts, so > it > has almost the same effect as a reformat if the problem is with Windows > and > the install

Meditational State 1,897,343 views 11:14 How to Run Windows XP on Android - Duration: 3:52. molo Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor Registered: Nov 10, 1999Posts: 13799 Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:24 pm In my experience, this kind of problem is caused by either a bad Willy that you said "Only BIOS settings I've changed are disabling onboard Audio and LAN I think."Since ms_netmon is Microsoft's NETWORK MONITOR it will be looking for a network and that Check This Out Just follow the instructions posted at one of the web sites below, read each of the steps carefully so you understand what you will be doing a step by step before

Copy the .inf file out of the directory, and then delete the original from windows\inf . Add Cancel × Insert code Language Apache AppleScript Awk BASH Batchfile C C++ C# CSS ERB HTML Java JavaScript Lua ObjectiveC PHP Perl Text Powershell Python R Ruby Sass Scala SQL My laptop isn't a Dell, fwiw.I'll try burning a copy of the disc to see if that works.

So I restarted the installation, but now it hangs at >> >> > the first install screen after the first reboot.

but other than the above it is not feasible to initiate a "repair installation" between differing versions. I've only one CD/DVD drive, in addition to a floppy. It only leaves the Registry and user accounts, so it has almost the same effect as a reformat if the problem is with Windows and the install CD can find the the reason you need to format first is because you cannot downgrade a system, only upgrade. -- db·´¯`·...¸><)))º> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional - Systems Analyst - Database Developer - Accountancy - Veteran

Also, just walk away when things seem to freeze, some items just take longer AND! So I > > decided to do a repair installation of Windows XP. The log finishes saying 'selected best compatible driver'Install was initially done with XP Pro SP2 disc and a SP3 disc.Now repair installing with XP Pro SP2 with slipstreamed SP3 downloadthanks for http://technologyprometheus.com/xp-repair/xp-repair-pro-v4-1.html but since you have a genuine windows cd, then there is probably no cause for alarm.

Sign in to make your opinion count. The repair installation would freeze at the 34 minute mark during the "installing devices" section. How can I fix this. You stated "The log finishes saying "selected best compatible driver" and that indicates that you have not installed a driver and Windows is having to use a compatible driver for the

Back to top #7 rrgone rrgone Topic Starter Members 40 posts OFFLINE Local time:07:45 PM Posted 17 June 2008 - 08:09 PM That didn't seem to help, and just to ps. Nov 11, 2006 #14 N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115 you can take it and use it as a slave on another PC or use a live OS like Knoppix or Ubuntu original to the PC.Repair and recovery are two different methods.

I have done this before, but for some reason it won't work this > >> >> > time. > >> >> > -- > >> >> > HELP > >> >> About Advertising Privacy Terms Help Sitemap × Join millions of IT pros like you Log in to Spiceworks Reset community password Agree to Terms of Service Connect with Or Sign up Loading... Join the community here, it only takes a minute.

So I >> >> >> >> > decided to do a repair installation of Windows XP. I have > tried several times to complete the repair installation process but have had > no success. > > My install disc contains Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2. It really can make a difference, if no result, then try something else.There were issues of installing SP2 on XP systems in the past. you dont need to format the drive, simply delete C:\Windows and C:\ProgramFiles so windows start fresh.Click to expand...

Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? They can be added later or directly driver updated once enabled. Is it ok to paste the setupapi.log into a message here or as an attachment, for someone with better knowledge than I have to review? Also, I have repaired >> > Windowws XP Service Pack 3 with a Service Pack 2 disc before, so thats >> > probably not why it is now hanging. >> >

However it's not obvious to me if there is a problem listed in setupapi.log near the point it stops (ie, near the end of the log).