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Hi!my computer freezes during setup and cannot continue at the point 34 that is when its left 34 minutes to complete setup please help me with directions to solve this problem thanks

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34 minutes is the hardware detection portion of the Windows install. To get around this, boot to BIOS, turn off all integrated devices (Audio, Modem, Network Card, 1394 etc) and remove and expansion cards (Modem NIC etc) and disconnect all external devices except keyboard and mouse. Then try install again.
If system goes past 34 minutes, then you finish the install and add items back one at a time

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • TRam102008 Oct 24, 2010

    Can you give us step by step instructions please? THANKS!

  • IQUIT Oct 24, 2010

    most modern systems you can enter the BIOS (system setup) by pressing F2 at boot (Some systems, you press DEL, others F1 or F10, it should flash on the screen at boot)

    In the bios, there is normally a setting for INTEGRATED DEVICES, to include sound card, Network Adapter, Wireless Cards, etc, none are required for install of WIndows so turn them off.

    If the system is a Desktop (Minitower etc) then the usual culprit is the Modem. Most systems this is an expansion card that requires at the most 1 screw to remove

    Once these are done, then boot to the WIndows CD and see if install will continue past 34 min

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