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XP pro install problems

Dec 8, 2007 11:00AM PST

I have a new 160 gig harddrive. When trying to install xp pro it says I have to limit it to 137 gig, which is fine with me for now.
It goes through windows setup just fine with formatting, eula, etc.
When it gets to the point of restarting, it keeps going back to the
setup screen instead of letting me go ahead and finish installing
windows. I have never had this problem until now.
Any help?


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Take out the install CD
Dec 8, 2007 1:01PM PST

Take out the install CD while it's counting down to reboot, and then don't reinsert it until it prompts you to in the second stage install.

Alternately, after you've done the blue screen with yellow progress bar part of the install, and you go to reboot, DON'T press any key to enter setup because that's not the setup you want any longer.

If you make a SP2 slipstreamed install CD, you can also get around that 137GB limitation. Also saves the time and hassle of installing SP2.

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Not a sata drive
Dec 9, 2007 10:29AM PST

Well I tried making a slipstreamed cd with my windowsxp with the sp2 on it. I did everything step by step. All was good until I burned the cd. After burning I thought, great this is gonna work. But there was nothing on the cd at all. I used Nero burning rom 6 and all. To tell you the truth, this xp professional cd I have is a pirated copy from someone I know. I guess that could be the problem. Whatcha think?

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Dec 10, 2007 1:10AM PST

Sorry. But we can't discuss pirated products.

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Is that drive SATA?
Dec 9, 2007 1:52AM PST

You may be forced into making or obtaining the XP SP2 CD.