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Installing xp taking over 12 hrs

By Teegee ยท 4 replies
Jun 6, 2008
  1. ok I started installing xp pro on a friends pc, but its going so slow and taking forever. I started around 7pm lastnight and its still going now and its 12:30pm friday. what is causing this? AMD 2.40ghz 1 gig ram, 462 pin socket A motherboard.
  2. Teegee

    Teegee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK new developments got a lovely blue screen (gotta love that) Says :-

    The device driver got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates problems with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly.

    Any Ideas as to what I need to be doing now?
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,979   +71

    Just a stab here, but it sounds like a harddrive issue or harddrive controller issue.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    Check that the IDE cables (if you are using them for cd or hds) are properly seated, or replace with ones you know are good. Then boot up with a hard drive diagnostic cd and run some checks on the drive.
  5. Teegee

    Teegee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank-you, ill try the IDE and do a diagnostic,

    I tried a different HDD but got the same, but ill defo try changing the IDE's and do the test. thx again :)
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