I searched on:
"setup will complete in approximately: 34 minutes"
and found a lot of information.
I am working on it.
I have a very nice top of the line Compaq NC8000 that I just mess around with. It has become quite slow. The USB ports failed and I use a PCMCIA card with two USB ports. The Bluetooth adapter seems to have failed so I just use a corded USB mouse. Also, the two batteries drain in a matter of days if the computer is stored with them in place.
I decided to reload XP Pro to see if any of these problems could be OS related and used the technique described in:
for a clean install. It took some time but I made an XP Pro disk with SP2 slipstreamed.
The disk booted fine, took many hours to do a full format and finally hung up on the windows install, "installing devices" with 39 min to go.
Has anyone used this or a similar technique to reinstall XP Pro?
I booted the computer using my Acronis recovery disk and reinstalled my back-up image from an external hard drive. I was a little surprised that it worked.