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I stopped the formating of my hard drive and then try to reinstall windows xp, the set up stays at 27% at copying driver.cab. it been more then hour it running.

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Hello,
You may have to try formatting your HDD again. If you have bad sectors on the hard drive, an incomplete format will not be able to flag back sectors so your windows install might be trying to copy to a bad location on the HDD. (speculation) your HDD may have no bad sectors, but this is one example of what could happen with an incomplete format.
You might also have a dirty install CD. take the CD out and look at it. If it is full of finger marks you might want to clean it and try again.
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