Slowwww Windows Setup


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7 Jun 2006
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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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.
mobo / processor is what im lead to believe so far - dunno how else to troubleshoot to come to a conclusion
Try to run a RAM TEST, do you know what test I'm talking about?

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