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I'm trying to Install Windows XP on to an HP Omnibook 500, When i first got the laptop i had sucessfully installed it but due to a screen malfuntion i had to send it back to HP for repairs when it came back it was windows 2000 I have tried many times with a SP1a, and a pre sp1 cd with no luck, it gets through about 75 % of the install then crashes, i resume it then it crashes again.  Any help? Thanks in advance!
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Have you already flattened 2000 or could you run an upgrade install?

I'm guessing there are problems with some of the hardware devices not being 100% XP compatible and you may need to disable somethings (in my case an onboard modem kept me from installing until it was disabled).

Are you tried install with an XP install CD with SP1 (or SP2) slipstreamed?
http://www.windows-help.net/WindowsXP/winxp-sp2-bootcd.html

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I went home last night and tried to do the install i still had windows 2000 on it so i tried to do an upgrade,before i did anything i disabled the onboard modem.  I then ran the install it copied all the files did the whole thing then the fist tome it hung at 34 minutes so i let it sit there for like 30 misn nothing happened didnt move nothing, the background was changing but the taskbar nor the timer changed, so i rebooted let it go in again then it went past the 34 minute marks and was liek apply start menu ect... it siad setup will be completed in 19 minutes then it blue screened.  It did this several times than when it came back up onte time it ran a chkl dsk found all these files that wernt associated with anything and truncated them.  Then it tells me as it restartrs the setup i get to the 34 minute mark and now it says that all these files are missing.  I've never seen this before and i know what i'm doing i do this stuff for a living and i'm going to college for it so this boggles me how i had once had it but now cant, Shoud i rip out the whole install format the hd and try to do a fresh 1? Thanks in advance
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Setup Stops Responding with 34 Minutes Remaining
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;828267&Product=winxp

XP Won't Boot: Repair Install Keeps failing in middle:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_21039419.html
Possible Answer: Hardware Device or Driver is not XP Compatible

See:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/hcl/default.mspx

Installation Stops Responding with About 34 Minutes Remaining:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_21020685.html
Possible Answer: "Installing a fresh copy of Windows."

Problem with Install: Component Failed Microsoft Testing:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_20780800.html
Possible Answer: Rename the folder catroot2 (in %systemroot%\system32 folder) to oldcatroot2 and try a repair installation.

Hopefully one of these will address your situtation.
Good Luck!
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