Slowwww Windows Setup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ameilius, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    ok - im working on a pc (dell) - im trying to reload windows xp home -

    i boot from cd - go into setup - formatted (complete) - now when its "copying windows setup files" - it does like a chunk of them, then stalls for a while, cdrom spins down.... sits .... sits - then after a while it starts copying a few more etc etc

    i tried a different hard drive - same outcome
    i tried a different cdrom - same outcome
    i tried a different install xp cd - same outcome

    any ideas?!!?

    ugh - no ideas? :)
     
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  2. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I have had this problem acouple of times, but each time it was the cdrom.

    hmmm.....I don't really see what else it could be, motherboard maybe as a weird possiblity.
     
  3. ameilius

    ameilius OSNN Addict

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    mobo / processor is what im lead to believe so far - dunno how else to troubleshoot to come to a conclusion
     
  4. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Try to run a RAM TEST, do you know what test I'm talking about?