WinXP re-install is hanging up half way through

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hank4d

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I've never had this problem before. A buddy of mine has an Intel Celeron processor with 512M of memory, and a wireless mouse. A couple of weeks ago he lost his cable internet connection. When I took a look at it, I was unable to re-establish connection, even after completely deleting all history files and cookies (often the culprit). The connection is good because I was able to restore his cable link to his laptop (which had a similar problem). We finally decided he needed to reformat and then re-install Windows XP (Home Edition).
I went into the BIOS to change the boot sequence to CD, and put in the disk. In Setup, I completely deleted the old partition, created a new one, and windows successfully formatted it. We can get past the Regional setup, and enter the license number, and everything seems to be loading fine, until it gets to 'Network Install', where it gets about halfway through and then stops.
Cable is disconnected, and there is no LAN to worry about. It's a standalone computer. We've tried getting past that point 5 or 6 times, but it just won't go. It ran Windows XP just fine before, so we have no idea why it won't re-install.
Does anyone have any advice???
 
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