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xp pro is stuck on finalizing installation? how to fix this?

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xp installation is stuck on finalizing installation at 1 minute left for days?

 


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Hi woody6609,

 

:welcome:

 

Question, are you reinstalling to a new drive, reasons for install ? Or was it on this drive before. I ask because of a older OS.

Try it over again, boot from disk, reformat.


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Hi woody6609,

 

:welcome:

 

Question, are you reinstalling to a new drive, reasons for install ? Or was it on this drive before. I ask because of a older OS.

Try it over again, boot from disk, reformat.

no I recently hooked this hp desktop up and I am running internet from my notebook to it. I updated my software and uninstalled something and it wont load up properly. I decided to try a repair but it will not let me, so I tried to reinstall xp and its stuck on prepairing installation now. how can I fix this issue?


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When you boot from the installation DVD and you selected repair you are saying it goes nowhere, what exactly does it show ?

 

Could be a possible bad HDD, wondering if you get a next screen after clicking repair, be able get a command prompt. Reasons and testing solutions shown here http://www.computerh...es/ch001091.htm

When you said does not load up properly, does not bootup at all, how far does it get ?

 

Try rerun the install look here make sure was done properly, reformatting of drive too.  http://www.wikihow.c...tall-Windows-XP

 

Only think the something you uninstalled took away a file you needed.


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When you boot from the installation DVD and you selected repair you are saying it goes nowhere, what exactly does it show ?

 

Could be a possible bad HDD, wondering if you get a next screen after clicking repair, be able get a command prompt. Reasons and testing solutions shown here http://www.computerh...es/ch001091.htm

When you said does not load up properly, does not bootup at all, how far does it get ?

 

Try rerun the install look here make sure was done properly, reformatting of drive too.  http://www.wikihow.c...tall-Windows-XP

 

Only think the something you uninstalled took away a file you needed.

i formatted the drive and now when i try to install its says i have a counterfit copy of windows. this is the origonal disk that came with the system. i cant win for loosing!


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What says you have a counterfeit version? When are you getting that message?

 

Try phone activation.

Call MS Support. Activation problems are supposed to be free: http://support2.micr..._prodact_master


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What says you have a counterfeit version? When are you getting that message?

 

Try phone activation.

Call MS Support. Activation problems are supposed to be free: http://support2.micr..._prodact_master

I wonder about this since support has ended for Windows XP


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I don't know either, only one way to find out.


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I don't know either, only one way to find out.

There are work arounds, but are they advisable  at this point and here ? Also talks of virus when researched


Edited by jds63, 28 September 2014 - 01:26 PM.

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