+ 0 Votes XP Pro Install Freeze cmate 7 years ago You say you deleted the partitions and created a new NTFS partition. How did you do this? Did you let the XP CD clear the drive and set the partitions or did you use something like Seagate's DiskWizard for Windows or some other manufacturer. I have found sometimes it is best to just start the whole process all over again ... let the XP Install CD do it all for you ... delete and reset the partition again and let XP do the formatting. Another point to consider is to attach a different CD drive and do the install from there. Sometimes the CD drive can stick at reading some part of a disk. Good luck!! + 0 Votes Yet another... JoinedForThisPost 2 years ago After trying to install XP 7 or 8 times, each stalling at 7 minutes, I finally found this post! Thanks!!! + 0 Votes Memory jk1265732 7 years ago If you have 2 sticks of memory take one out. Start fresh, put the cd in, delete all the partions.. If your xp cd does not have sp2, Make the system partion under 120mb. If you are using a Hard drive that came on a dell system, buy a new primary drive and use the dell drive for files or backup. + 0 Votes So many possibilities - So little info thensley 7 years ago I suspect a driver problem. I will step out and say video - wild guess. Retail XP Pro will not install on certain HP machines and other proprietary boxes. Does the PC meet minimum requirements? Did you run the compatibility software? Try removing all but basic hardware requirements. Perhaps you have done all these steps. More information is needed. + 0 Votes Check The Drivers and Bios the_webninja 7 years ago I have had this Problem, with an IBM NetVista, using an Intel MotherBoard with an Ambios Bios Chip. I went through the same Process Trying to Figure it all out, and talked to a bunch a people about it. I was Convinced it was a Messed up Bios Driver. But the people at Ambios assured me that it was not the Bios Drivers and they insisted that it was Intel's Motherboard Device Drivers which could not be detected by XP. So what you have to to is First get the Motherboard Model numbers and Manufacturer. Then you have to use a different Computer to Download the Device Drivers for that Motherboard. Then when you are installing XP there is a Place where is Says "Click to install RAID Drivers" I think you can use this to Install your Motherboard Drivers prior to the Setup of XP. Check with the Motherboard Manufacters. But I decided with the Computer I had this Problem with that I would just Buy another Motherboard. I Found a used Server motherboard at Evertek for only $40 bucks, and I can stick 2 1 GHz Chips in there and have Twice the machine with half the Problems I had before. I recommend junking the Motherboard, but that's just me. I would rather support companies that make my life easy than to Pull my hair out trying to make Garbage Work right. I hope this helps you. firstname.lastname@example.org + 0 Votes USE Mcaffee Rescue Disk First the_webninja 7 years ago I just remembered I had another Computer a long time ago that had a Problem like this that would kick off the CD Rom Drive at the Driver installation point in the Set up Process which would cause it to Freeze up. I Fixed this Problem by first enabling the Bios Virus Detection in the Cmos, and it detected a Virus. I then Scanned the Computer from a Clean Boot by shutting off the Computer and sticking in a clean Floppy made with a Clean Computer, containing Mcaffee Rescue software on it, and it detected and cleaned the MIB Virus which is embeds itself in Track Zero of the Harddrive, but it also can reside in the Memory so it can copy itself to any Floppy or any other Drive you have. But if you shut off the Computer it wipes it from the Memory. Then you Boot with a Mcaffee Disk and you can clean it. For more info about this Virus visit the Mcaffee Website. I hope this Helps. email@example.com + 0 Votes XP Instalation freezes dshurtz 7 years ago I think it needs more RAM 1 gigabite is not to much + 0 Votes PROBLEM SOLVED! I Know Why! Been There Several Times! AT Computers 7 years ago I Was Loading Windows XP Pro SP2 On My Mother Computer And It Freezed Up at 6 Min. Remaining. BAD SECTORS on HARD DRIVE will cause this! REPLACED HARD DRIVE! Normal installation Went Well. Same thing Happened the other day on my buddies Laptop. I Swapped Hard Drives And Fixed The Problem! + 0 Votes Seen same problem on a new HD Noprisoners 7 years ago I've had the freeze problem you described, I clocked down the bus speed in the bios to 100MHz, just for the install only, which then worked fine, afterwards, reset Bus speed back to normal. Steve + 0 Votes Narrowed Down ccu_geometro 7 years ago Thanks for the help guys, I narrowed it down to the hard drive and/or memory, It might be memory, but I've tried with one stick, and alternated with other, both didnt work alone either, even in different RAM Slots, but then again that could mean that they are both corrupt. Im going to reformat, and install WinXP on my PC later using his hard drive. Ill keep you guys posted. + 0 Votes Upgrades have this issue also... mikifinaz1 7 years ago I ran into this issue with two computers that both makers said shouldn't have an issue. I also contacted Microsoft about the problem and all they were able to do was scratch their heads. My opinion is that the driver setup feature is failing for some reason, even with drivers that the OS should recognize and install. I had to dual boot the machines or do a clean install for a positive install. I had a third machine that I had to drop kick the install three times before it would take. Talk about the run around, Microsoft jacked me around even after I explained the issue when it came time to get a activation code. One of the reasons I am shifting to Linux before moving to Vista. Sorry, Microsoft I don't want to go where you are going.