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Installation of XP hung up and will not complete - system down

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Have and IBM Thinkpad running XP. Numerous problems with blue screens so off loaded personal file and went into IBM consol and went through restore system to factory settings. Looked good except system would not recognize USB ports through My computer. Attempted to troubleshoot and reinstall drivers no luck.
Decided to reinstall XP from Microsoft disk. Kept the IBM partitioning but installed the latest XP on another. Going through the windows installation screen got to windows install and now stuck halfway through. Error message regarding installation of Explorer intallation.

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  • john_lanning Dec 23, 2008

    Since the Windows Installation screen was static for nearly 2 hours with no hard drive activity (but the Windows information screen still displayed an array of windows XP features) I shut the system down. Now when I reboot it always goes back to where the windows installation screen left off...



    When I eject the CD to stop I get the following message.

    System Setup Log - (C:\WINDOWS\setuperr.log)

    "Fatal Error:

    One of the components windows needs to continue setup could not be installed.

    The operation was canceled by the user."

  • john_lanning Dec 24, 2008

    Thanks for the information - nice to know there may be a couple options here. How simple .... will check the cd.

    Out of town for the holidays but will post the outcome once I return.

    Best to you all!

    JmL

  • Boogerhead01 May 11, 2010

    What's the error message?

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What mybox258 said -- looks like a bad CD, but you can try a workaround. Please read my whole post before diving in, because you've got several options and things that might or might not work, and it's up to you to decide how to squander your time. =)

Microsoft has some instructions here:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;812247

You can get a replacement CD from Microsoft .. I think they used to charge $10. BUT before you do that, you can
A) wipe off the CD
B) download a Windows bootdisk (http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm has them)
C) follow the third set of directions in that Microsoft link I pasted above.

EXCEPT: All this is based on the premise that, well, your computer's hard drive isn't formatted to NTFS instead of Fat32, because Win 98 and ME won't read 'em. It would've been helpful if Microsoft told you that, instead of telling you to use those specifically.

So if you scroll down farther in that Bootdisk.com page, you see some links to NTFS boot disks; get those:
http://www.bootdisk.com/ntfs.htm

Alternately: Now, you may be able to take that clean your original XP CD, clean it, and see if you can copy it on another computer that may have a better drive. You'll still need your key, of course. And then immediately shred the replacement CD -- I don't know for sure the legality of this, even for private use -- I suspect it's a gray area. If you don't have CD copying utility, the free ImgBurn can do it for you:
http://www.imgburn.com
There's no direct copy function, but you can make an image of your existing CD; then burn the image to a new CD.

Please write back if none of this gets you anywhere.

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Well it sounds like you have a dirty cd or a bad cd.
Turn the cd upside down and look at it usually when you get the hang it means that the eye stopped moving from either somthing on the cd so clean the cd then try.
If it still doesn't work then see if there is a deep scratch on the cd.
But my bet would be is the cd needs to be cleaned

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