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XP reinstall FREEZES!

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I'm currently reinstalling my operating system because some .dll files were missing and I was never able to do an error-check.

However, the installation freezes everytime I reboot my computer.
I've tried opening all of the F8 commands in Safe mode, debugging, last good point, etc. But everytime it states that it needs the operating system installed and restart; only to freeze up with "35 minutes" to go and halfway through the installation.
Ive used the command prompt (Shift + F10) and setupapi.log, found the problem, but could not open the folder to delete that said .inf file.
I've used another Windows Operating System CD.
I've disconnected all of my USB attachments.
I've used BIOS and disabled all of the hardware.


Please help!

I can't start my computer like normal until it is finished installing. I'm on my roommate's computer.
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Try setting your bios to default/standard settings.
Just the normal bios settings.
Make sure you still have it to boot from CD in boot sequence settings.
That would be in one of the advanced settings.
Depending on your computer.
Press F10 at the top of the keyboard, it should reboot, or manually turn it off and back on.

If that does not work, you should get a beep.
Or your original problem.

If so.
Go back into your bios.
Set it to optimal or high performance settings.
Making sure the boot from CD is configured.
Press F10 at the top of the keyboard, it should reboot, or manually turn it off and back on.

If that doesn't work. I have no other ideas except to start with a hardware CD if it came with one. Did it?

Always do a full NTFS format for reformating and install XP
If that hangs up on ya, try the quick NTFS format.

I've used another Windows Operating System CD.

This is ok to do if you use the activation code for the computer you are installing XP on.
And not the activation code for that particular CD. Or another Computer.

What is the computer type and model?

Edited by cmpm, 15 January 2008 - 11:44 PM.

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