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recently i had tried to reinstall windows on my hard drive.. but when entering the windows xp setup, the thing would get stuck at like 34 minutes where it says its installing devices.. so i figured that putting the hard drive in another computer and erasing everything on it would solve the problem... but now when i try to install windows ... it says setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.. that is really wierd though because in the BIOS, it says that my primary master drive is the western digital thats hooked up.. what could be the problem? thanks in advance
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Hello arf...

The hang at 34 minutes is usually a device issue. Disconnect all external devices that are not necesary before trying to install. If possible, use a PS2 mouse and keyboard, as well...USB devices are often the culprit when you have this problem.

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