XP SP3 installation hangs at "running processes after install"
Posted on 2008-06-10
I'm running XP SP3 installation from CD and it has been at "running processes after install" for an hour. This is the 45th machine I've patched and the first to do hang like this even though 10 of the others were the same make/model. (Gateway M465-e laptop)
Anti-virus software is stopped as well as all tray icons, etc. Cancel button is grayed out. Mouse will move and work if click on other items, so machine not completely stalled. CAD shutdown request brought up message that SP3 installation in progress and needed to complete (OK button only).
Will a hard power off toast the system? What do you recommend I do?