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XP hangs on install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by maarkr, Nov 21, 2001.

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  1. maarkr

    maarkr Thread Starter

    Sep 23, 2001
    Trying to upgrade to XP home version. I get to the 'installing windows' part with 28 minutes left to install, and it hangs there every time. XP tech suppt first said it was my video card (everything else was pulled, and it's not on their HCL), then they had me remove Norton Utilities and Zone alarm, still nogo. I have the recommended BIOS and mobo drivers from mfr, updated all other program drivers. I am now checking into hdrive config and tyring to get ATI tech suppt to ask about the vidcard. Been reading a good BB at Via on XP install problems, but they don't mention problems with my particular hdwe. Any more ideas?

    Athlon 1.2, Abit KT-7, 384MB Ram
    ATI All-in-wonder 128 Video, Yamaha CDRW
    WesternDig 20G & 40G HDs, SB512 PCI

  2. RickyCobra


    Nov 10, 2001
    I had the same problem and I ended up unhooking my second hard drive. My vid card wasn't compatable either but it just loaded the default VGA. It took me 11 tries before it finally installed, 3 times after I unhooked the second hard drive.
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