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XP installation stuck on 32mins


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David Lawson

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I was having problems with my computer so I tried reinstall xp with the repair function. The reinstallation now gets stuck on 32mins. The computer restarts and goes back to the same point. This is repeated. I have tried running it in safe mode but this doesnít work.

I have removed all other hard drives but canít get any other response. I would love to format my hard drive but have no idea how without the windows cd runner normally.

Any ideas on how I can format my hard drive with the bios being the only thing that I cant change.

Thanks for your time Dave
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If you have a floppy drive in the computer you could use a win 98 boot disk to format the drive. If the drive is larger than 120gigs the 98 disk will only see 127gigs. In that case i personally would just make a 20 gig partition on the drive. You could then install XP and then format the rest of the drive at a later date. While you are installing XP switch the format to ntfs as it is better than fat32. I always install windows on a 10-20 gig partition and make a separate partition to keep all data on. The only thing i keep in the windows partition is installed programs.

http://www.bootdisk.com/

http://www.bootdisk....es/usefdisk.txt

http://home.pacbell....diskformat.html

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Thank you very much for your reply and time. As I was waiting for a reply I tried something different.

For people that have had the same problem, Iím not saying that this is a better way but just different. I plugged a different hard drive into my computer then boot though that, after that I was able to get the windows boot installation screen up I could then format the c drive. I then installed a fresh copy of xp. This went fine and Iím now enjoying the silly speeds of a newly formatted hard drive.


Thanks again for your help
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