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stefm

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Hi tried reinstalling windows 2000 perfessional on top of my old windows pc hangs on performing final task. I tried removing all cards modems, LAN and sound cards. Tried the installation again the pc hangs at the same place. Please help thank you.
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define final task?

Try removing one stick of ram and seeing if it finishes installation....also, did you start with a blank, unformatted and unpartitioned harddrive.

Sometimes, I find, a harddrive that has been pre-formatted under fat32 gives issues when installing
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There is only one peice of ram on the pc, its 256 mb of ram. I tried changing slots and ran memtest passed ok. I am installing windows on top of an old installation of windows 2000. PC stops at (performing final task) section when I run the installation disk. I am able to enter DOS with a shift F10 key. So it does not seem that the pc is not responding. The pc stays on this screen for 4 hours. Thank you.
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