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I am stuck in "what is your computer's name?"

by framder / March 21, 2008 11:37 PM PDT

I just ran a recovery disk on my pc. When I reboot it I am required to complete the initial Windows XP setup. The problem is when I get to ?What?s your computer?s name?? I enter it, click next and nothing happens for a long time. So I decided to let it over night to see if it just need more time. Nothing! I replaced the hard drive presuming that the original HDD was damaged but got stuck in the same spot. Could my recovery disks be bad? I think I have done this procedure once a while back and it worked fine.
Any idea as to what is going on?

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Wild guess.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2008 1:07 AM PDT

Your machine has something like USB devices plugged in and the XP install can't deal with this until later. Try unplugging USB printers, web cams, etc.

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I am stuck in "what is your computer's name?
by framder / March 22, 2008 5:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Wild guess.
Sad The only USB I had connected was my mouse. I replaced it by a PS/2 but did not work. Thanks anyway... goodness!! It did work. Thanks Bob, you're great!!
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Thanks for the report back.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2008 5:21 AM PDT

Sorry for the wild guess but it's a common issue and one I run into about 1/2 the time.

And take a bow for applying what some may have passed up as "it can't be that!"

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ncomputer freezes at setup
by rwaltman31 / January 4, 2014 2:58 PM PST

ok so i did what everything ppl said to do cleaned the inside of tower an i got stock keyboard n mouse but it still freezes when i click on next at whats your computers name what else can i do?

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Re: name
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 4, 2014 7:55 PM PST

- What exactly is a "stock" (and a "non-stock") keyboard and mouse? "Stock" is a rather uncommon term for "PS/2".
- Tried it without mouse (use tab key to tab through the fields and buttons)?
- Is this a PC that came with XP originally? Where did the recovery disks come from?


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