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Clean install window xp pro svr pk 3

I am installing windows xp pro svr pk 3 on a gateway 300 desktop. it had a windows home edition. i formated the hard drive and installed the software. i am getting up to the point where it is seting up comp. 13 minutes left,starting to register devices. and it stays on that, i had it going for about 2 hrs now. but still at that point. i like to start over but it keeps bringing me back to this point. any answers to start over or fix whats going on

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    Francisco A May 11, 2010

    Hi,

    A possible issue can be that the disk is not able to be read after a certain point and would keep the installation progress bar at a stand still till it can read the rest of the data. Try using a disk cleaner or new Windows XP Pro SP3 disk


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My name is Sydney, I am going to help you with your problem. Your windows cd is corrupt or scratched, obtain another copy and install the Operating System.
If the problem persists do not hesitate to contact us.
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