+ 0 Votes A solution faust 6 years ago Had this problem today... I swapped out drives thinking I had a bad drive, same issue with a new drive. The solution: Eject the Windows XP install CD from your CDROM and watch it complete. Amazing... + 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!!!