XP pro install taking over 4 hours - normal?

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drinaldi

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I installed a new HDD and am installing XP Pro. It has been 4-5 hours already and the install process is still going. it is at the registering components satge and this itself is taking about an hour. Is this normal? How long should I expect this to take. Computer is AMD Athlon XP 1700+ 1.47GHz. 256 MB memory. 120GB 7200RPM HDD.
 

drinaldi

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That is what I expected. What could be the problem? I don't want to stop the install now because I am concerned if I hav to start it all over again. I disabled caching on ,my HDD when I installed it - but that is the only thing I did differently than just standard install. Any ideas?
 
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Why disable caching? . . never done that!

Did you disconnect all external peripherals except the Monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

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