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installing xp with sp2

new installalation of xp with sp2 included is taking forever like all day. Is this normal or is somthing messed up

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Hard to tell

You failed to give any kind of system specifications, so there's no way to know that you're not running say a Pentium-233MMX with 64MB of RAM, which probably would take all day.

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PCChips Motherboard M811LU, VIA KT266, FSB266, DDR266, Audio, LAN, USB2.0
* XP 2600+ 1.917 GHz 266MHz Bus
* 512 ram ddr
* Mid Tower 101, 6 Bays,
* Case Cooling Fan
* 400W, ATX
* 80 gig Hitachi ata hard drive
* 50x cd rom
Trying to load windows xp home with sp2

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It shouldn't take all day

Are you doing a clean install, a repair install or an upgrade? Were you having problems with your computer prior to installing XP?

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New bare bones system

New hard drive. everything New. I Think I might have a bios setting that is wrong or a bad component.

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