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Stuck during installation of xp

Ive formatted my hard drive to install xp. installation is now stuck because some fles are missing. its now stuck in a loop and i cant get into safe mode with command prompt so that i can format again and start again. it says cannot run in safe mode when setup is running. PLEASE HELP. All I want to do is format and start again

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    aardvark42 May 11, 2010

    Try this: start the computer with nothing in the CD tray. Let it run until it stops or comes to an error message, then shut it off.  Then start it up again with your setup disk, and proceed to the part of the installation where you can delete the current partition (and create it again)  Here is a helpful thread:  http://pcsupport.about.com/od/operatings...

    Post here again if that does not work and I can advise you further. Good luck!


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Your HARD DRIVE is likely bad, or your CD is scratched, or your ram is bad, or your CDROM is bad - or some combination of this

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