+ 0 Votes XP Pro Install Freeze tricare 7 years ago I had the same problem...stopping at the same spot. I got Microsoft involved and they finally said it had to be in my computer although I have two other identical hardware items in the same office that had a good installation. I ton't think they really knew or cared at that point. It drug on for over a week back and forth with them. I did the same thing, re-partitioned and formatted my drive, but it did no good. Good luck.