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windows install stuck

by bretsky1 / May 27, 2008 3:14 AM PDT

this may not be the right forum but i have a gateway laptop. i was trying to reinstall the boot disc. and it is stuck on installing windows 39 minutes. control alt delete does nothing, turnining it off does nothing. when i turn it back on, it eventually goes back to installig windows 39 minutes.i have left it for a long time and it still says 39 minutes. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Since you have a laptop. . .
by Coryphaeus / May 27, 2008 9:57 AM PDT
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question in the desktop forum. . .

Anyway, Windows what?

Why are you reinstalling Windows?

Laptop make and model?

Is this an install over the top or did you do a full format and convert to NTFS?

Did you save all the drivers for audio, video, NIC, etc?

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by Willy / May 27, 2008 11:59 PM PDT
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Remove all USB devices and/or exp. slot additions, then try the windoze re-install. If you've added new ram as well, return to orginaly brought system(laptop). In other words have the system the day it was brought.

tada -----Willy

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