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Setup encountered an error while trying to set system security

Hello,

I was trying to reinstall XP home on a computer that is having some OS troubles. Well, it gets to the point of installing network and then hangs. It doesn't deliver an error it just sits. I finally turn it off, then set up restarts, and the circle continues.

The error log gives the error: Setup encountered an error while trying to set system security.

It also gives this error: Setup encountered the following unhandled exception:
Exception c0000005 at address 77c43DDA with the following parameters: 000000 000000

The only way I got these errors was when I was trying to stop the reinstall by taking out the XP disk.

If there is no obvious answer to the errors, then the next question I have is can I just abort the reinstall altogether?

Thanks.
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metrogeeks
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Check out my Installation Troubleshooting section on this page:

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/XP%20Install/XPCleanInstall.htm

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metrogeeksAuthor Commented:
No the data is a bit important here, otherwise a format/install would have already been done.

I need to either: get past the error, or stop the install altogether so I can try transfer wizarad.

Thanks.
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metrogeeksAuthor Commented:
To clarify,

When I say reinstall, I mean this was a working XP machine with data on it that encountered some virus trouble. The removal of said viruses caused the OS to boot to the desktop but the taskbar would only produce an hourglass, and it did not fully boot.  I have seen this before, and putting XP back on top of itself has fixed this in the past. This time however, it did not. Hence my queries.

Thanks.
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
On the page outlined above, about 4/5 of the way down the page, you will find a section on Troubleshooting an installation.  This is why I gave you the link, as I understand you are trying to salvage the original OS...  
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
You could always use the Recovery Console to reset the registry, as long as it was not corrupted also...

http://www.jsifaq.com/subj/tip4700/rh4796.htm
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metrogeeksAuthor Commented:
The second answer got me where I needed to be. Thanks Fatal. :)
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
You are welcome.. and thank you..

FE
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