Windows XP Installation hangs while installing devices

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Ben Fong-Torres, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. I'm trying to reformat my parents computer and during installation the system hangs while "installing devices." It always hangs when it says that setup will complete in 43 minutes. Anyone have a clue what would be causing this?
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    take out all of your extra hardware and devices when you do the install. I've run into this in the last couple of weeks. All you should have hooked up is keyboard, mouse, video card and monitor. All other things you can install af you have windows up and running.
     
  3. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I've seen cases where it's an error with the BIOS being able to allocate resources for everything - such as multiple PCI devices, USB ports, onboard LAN, onboard Sound, etc.
     

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