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Taking forever to reinstall XP Home Edition

1.) I get an error message: INF INSTALL FAILURE REASON: The Handle is invalid

2.) I can't get to advanced setup to try to clear NVRAM

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To clear the NVRAM, perform the following steps:

Restart your computer.

At the first text on the screen or at the Dell logo, press the <F2> key every three seconds until the message Entering Setup appears.
The System Setup screen appears.

Press the <Caps Lock> key, the <Scroll Lock> key, and the <Num Lock> key to light up all three lights on the keyboard.

Press the <Alt> and <E> keys at the same time.
The system will emit a beep tone to indicate that NVRAM has been cleared.

Press the <Esc> key, and then press the <Enter> key to save the changes and reboot the system.

Proceed with the installation or troubleshooting that you were attempting

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