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Kebaba

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Hi all, I am at the moment trying to help out a friend with her pc. I am upgrading to xp pro for her as hers is causing problems. Unfortuantely, I have been sat here with 39 minutes remaining for approx 2 hours now! Cd keeps whirring around but keeps coming with an error that it cannot continue. Can anyone give me any ideas how to get this setup to stop restarting itself? Maybe then I can get some advice on how to finish up the install???
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Hi Kebaba. Welcome to Geeks2Go

It's best to install XP (or any version of Windows for that matter) on to an empty, re-formatted disk. That removes the possibility of existing files conflicting with XP setup (though I'm not definitely claiming that's your problem, but it does happen).
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thanks for that, however - kinda too late for that bit now. My problem is trying to get back to the original??? Im no computer whizz but it get sort of stuck at the installing windows part? Is there a way to step back and maybe try a different way?
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Try here: http://techtracer.co...-minute-hiccup/
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hey hey hey, it just decided to unfreeze. I turned the bloody thing off for 5 minutes, theres no power switch on the back, so, I unplugged it for about 25 seconds, rebooted and it started to go again!!! Fingers crossed this works!!!
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