How come my install of Windows XP keeps getting stuck at the 34 minute mark?

by on June 18, 2010

Q: I’m trying to reinstall Windows XP Pro on a laptop after I cleaned a virus but the Windows setup gets stuck at 34 minutes left of installation (installing devices step) and nothing more. I’ve tried a few times already but it always stop there. Any suggestions?


2 Responses to “How come my install of Windows XP keeps getting stuck at the 34 minute mark?”
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    Try letting the laptop sit for two hours in case it is taking its sweet time.

    Here are a few other ideas that might help too:

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1100364

     
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    Picked as best answer

    thanks for your reply, seems that the HD finally crashed, and setup doesn’t recognize any partition, so now i m just trying to recover some data, and will reformat after that.
    I ve been reading all your comments, and i;ve been also learning a lot, so thanks to all of you.

    regards.