Windows XP hangs up while installing

By du9gvu
Sep 6, 2008
  1. Hello guys,

    I'm not sure if this is the correct thread or the hard drive thread, anyway I have an issue regarding Windows XP professional SP1 (re-installation disk).

    I have a new Seagate 250GB OEM SATA internal HDD and I want to use this drive for my SQL server using an HP a6110n desktop PC with a SATA HDD. Windows XP is my preferred OS since SQL server 2005 works better on non-vista OS.

    Ok here is the problem, I installed Windows XP to my Seagate HDD and along the process of installation around the 34 minute mark, it hanged up, I tried 5 times (reinstalled, repartitioned) and still hanged up.

    I tried to google if there's any solution and found similar issues in the net regarding the seagate drive and I think it has got to do with some HD SATA controller drivers or whatever.

    Can you guys out there help me out? My last option is to return back the drive and probably buy a refurbished windows XP box for this purpose but I believe there's a solution to this issue. Hope you can help me out, thanks :)
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