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WINDOWS 2000 XP PRO INSTALL LOCK UP


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ruffus

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Trying to install xp pro on reformated hd the install locks up at 34 minutes time left to finish on the progress bar.
Tried it on a different hd I have,thinking bad sector or other hd problem.I have another hd w/ win 7 home pro on the system.
Trying to figure it out I tried installing the win 7 system on the hd and it installs o.k.Every time I try to install the
xp software on the same or another hd I have,same problem,locks at exactly 34 min's to finish.Below are my sys. specs.

GIGABYTE P67A-UD3-B3,board
CORE i7 2600K 3.4Ghz
16 gb DDR3
DVDRW 24K
600W ps
AWARD SOFTWARE INTERNATIONAL BIOS F2.2/12/11

The win 7 is 64bit on the system,the win xp I am trying to install is 32bit.
I want to be able to use the f12 key option on boot up to select which
disk or dvd I will have,if I can get it to work that way.?wasting my time or is it possible?
Thanks for any input and hope you all had a great holliday
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Ztruker

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Try pressing F7 or F5 when you see the prompt to press F6 for to load drives.

Three keys can be used when Setup is loading and when you are prompted to press the F6 function key to install third-party small computer system interface (SCSI) and host controller drivers:

F5 - For computer type or hardware abstraction layer (HAL) selection
F6 - To install third-party SCSI and host controller drivers
F7 - To run Setup without Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)


Description of the Windows Setup Function Keys
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