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Installing XP PRO upgrade over XP PRO - "Please wait" stalls

By joestar7 ·
Hi,
Installing XP PRO upgrade over XP PRO.

"Please wait" forever shows up at end of install. Removed all usb devices, reseated RAM, removed battery, and tried safe-mode. Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe

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couple of other things to try

by robo_dev In reply to Installing XP PRO upgrade ...

as silly as it sounds, make 100% sure the CD is clean and scratch-free. If the install is having trouble copying a file, it may just hang.

I would run the diags on the hard drive from the drive manufacturer....maybe the drive has some bad sectors or is overheating.

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Installing XP PRO upgrade over XP PRO - "Please wait" stalls

by joestar7 In reply to couple of other things to ...

Still "Please wait" message

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See this link

by seanferd In reply to Installing XP PRO upgrade ...

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Note that what you are doing may not work at all if the Upgrade disk is OEM and was issued for a different computer.

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Installing XP PRO upgrade over XP PRO - "Please wait" stalls

by joestar7 In reply to See this link
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Hope it helped

by seanferd In reply to Installing XP PRO upgrade ...

Let us know how you get on with the install.

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Thanks for the help.

by joestar7 In reply to Installing XP PRO upgrade ...

Thanks for the help.

Joe

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Are you trying to do this

by ComputerCookie In reply to Installing XP PRO upgrade ...

whilst the OS is running or are you booting from the CD?

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