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Windows XP setup taking 24 hours, is it a motherboard problem?

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Windows XP setup is running impossibly slow.  I am beginning to think it is a motherboard compatibility problem.  Motherboard is Matsonic MS8308EP (266).
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SheharyaarSaahil earned 500 total points
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Hello exsource =)

It can be any hardware.... RAM also !!
u try taking extra cards, liek sound and networking, and modem.... and just leave the video card, RAM and motherboard with CD, floppy, mouse and keyboard !!

then check, if same problem,,, then u can think abt RAM or motherbaord :)
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by:Fatal_Exception
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Doubtful it is a MB issue...  probably one of your peripherals and the drivers necessary.  Do as Shehary suggests and post back.  (XP installation should only take 30 min to an hour)
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by:nobus
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test your harddisk, i had the same trouble.

http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm            Maxtor/Quantu http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic      Fujitsu http://www.samsungelectronics.com/hdd/support/utilities/utilities_index.html       Samsung
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html            Seagate
http://support.wdc.com/download/                        Western Digital
www.westerndigital.com 
http://www.hgst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT             IBM and Hitachi
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by:grtmoby
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in which stage are you in now. if you are in the copying file stage then you better exit and load smartdrv first. This file can be found on any win98 or Me else you may download the file from the net.
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Thanks, XP has finally loaded, but is taking it forever to start.  Where do I load smartdrv from...thanks.
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