XP repair hangs at 34 minutes

By cccnnnwww
Jun 8, 2007
  1. I was trying to do a repair of XP but my installation keeps hanging at 34 minutes. Im fine with just doing a clean install, but everytime I restart I automatically get put back into the repair install. How can I just do a clean install?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    Boot off the CD, format your drive (this will erase all data)
    ensure you have all drivers handy that you will need.
    If your board needs a bios update then install your new bios first.
    read the guide in the guides forum about installing bios. IF it ain't broke, don't update it.
    Once drive is formatted, install windows.
  3. mwaddoups

    mwaddoups TS Rookie

  4. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Guru Posts: 363

    Is your board running Dual Channel RAM?

    Whip out 1 stick & try again. Hopefully it'll complete this time and you can re insert the ram when it's done.

    I don't know why, but XP Installs hang sometimes when running Dual Channel.
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