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Windows XP Pro Installation Freeze

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I ejected the CD, and it didn't continue. Then I noticed that the memory card dreader (fits in a floppy drive bay) had a blinking light. I unplugged the data cable to the memory card reader (system powered on, xp install still paused) and it worked!!! So, if cd eject alone doesn't work, try unplugging un needed stuff. BTW it was a Dell xps 400.