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Slow Installation in DELL Optiplex GX 110

By Dolphin111 ·
My case is not an error. But an installation that is too slow. I'm using a Dell Optiplex GX110, Bios version A02. 40G Hard driver, one 256 sdrm and one 128 sdrm. And a CDrom which i cant tell the make but its working its like the one used in laptops. My problem is the following: I started installing Windows XP SP2 yesterday, it started very well the win installation process, but when it got the phase where it says "Setup is copying Files...." its been in this phase since yestarday yes the files are being copied but 24 hours have already passed and is still copying file the file, i have never experienced this when installing windows XP SP@ right. I think its gona take 2 days for me to complete this and i wonder if its gona work. Please help.

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Obviously there is something wrong

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Slow Installation in DELL ...

But just what it is can be hard to trace down. I would hope that you have used a utility like Boot & nuke to wipe the 40 GIG HDD so it's clean and looks to the installer like a new HDD that requires formatting up.

To do a decent test I would try at first option a Live Linux and see if that loads in a reasonable period of time. If it doesn't you have a problem in the CD ROM or the Interface somewhere. If it loads properly look at the XP CD and see if the data surface is damaged at all.

You can always do a Hardware test with the Ultimate Boot CD available from here

http://tinyurl.com/3jnpy

You can get a copy of any Live Linux from here

http://tinyurl.com/23nmq

My favourite is Knoppix STD but really any will do and if you are short of time Puppy will do nicely as it's only about 50 MEG in size. But for any serious work that requires access to a Windows OS that is no longer working you'll need Knoppix available.

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THE SOLUTION

by 4sunman7 In reply to Slow Installation in DELL ...

UNPLUG THE POWER SUPPLY AND REMOVE THE SMALL ROUND BATTERY FROM THE MOTHERBOARD...WAIT 30 SECONDS PUT IT BACK IN PLUG IT IN AND INSTALL WINDOWS XP....YOUR WELCOME

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