I am having a recurring problem trying to re-install Win XP Pro onto an older PC where it was running before. I got through the product key entry, but it keeps hanging up at the "Preparing installation" point where it is "installing devices" and says "Setup wll complete in 34 minutes". There are no scratches on the original install CD. It is an October 2001 issue. I've tried to reformat the hard disk several times during the install operation, but no improvement. It keeps stopping at 34 minutes remaining each time. Any thoughts & suggestions?