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meremoongirl

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Alright so I'm doing a repair install of windows, but it keeps hanging at 33 minutes. I only have the keyboard connected, and have been googling the internet for a day tring to fix it. I found a couple useful things but none that worked. There was one I wanted to try that called for running the appwiz.cpl, but I dunno how to do that. I type 'control appwiz.cpl and nothing happens, any help?
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aero05

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this could posibly be a cd-rom drive problem, or the cd it self...... is the cd scratched?
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Hi meremoongirl...

The setup hanging at 33 minutes is usually hardware related. Is your keyboard USB or PS2?

Can you describe the problem you haveing that led to this repair? Knowing that may shed some light on the subject.

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Hi meremoongirl...

The setup hanging at 33 minutes is usually hardware related. Is your keyboard USB or PS2?

Can you describe the problem you haveing that led to this repair? Knowing that may shed some light on the subject.

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Keyboard is PS2, mouse was usb but I disconnected. I posted the problem a couple days a go (I think its on page 4) but after googling it led me to doing a repair install. I took a look at the setupact.log file and here is what it says: (I went to the bottom and went to where I saw a bunch of errors near there)

Setup encountered an error while trying to set system security

An extended error has occurred

desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x17 and device PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0253&Subsys_00000000&REV_A3\4&25206E8&0&0008
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x18 and device PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0253&Subsys_00000000&REV_A3\4&25206E8&0&0008
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x15

Bunch of files are listed in windows\system32\drivers as not deleted because the file is not
found

desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x22
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0xc
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x20
desk.cpl: Disabled 0 legacy devices in 1 tries
desk.cpl: Returning 0x00000000 for function 0x2 and device PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0253&Subsys_00000000&REV_A3\4&25206E8&0&0008
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x1c
Input Install: quiet install requested
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0xc

Setup invoked external program (location of file)cmd.exe start (location of file)cmd.exe
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0x6
desk.cpl: Returning 0xe000020e for function 0xc
Setup invoked external program (location of file)cmd.exe start (location of file)cmd.exe
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The errors are pointing to a problem with the display adapter drivers. If the error caused the machine to (seemingly) hang rather than abort, run the repair again and just leave it for a while when it reaches that point. I've seen them finally complete after a couple of hours and turn out just fine.
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