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cannot install xp, freezes after "inspecting system hardware", current OS is CentOS 5 Xen

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XP install and IBM Rescue and Recovery freeze on IBM ThinkCentre after the "inspecting system hardware" message. After the message appears momentarily, the screen goes black with no more indication of progress on screen or cdrom or HDD lights.

I currently have CentOS 5 Xen server installed on this machine. I sense this is root of the problem. I can boot to a Ubuntu disk with no problems but XP is showing no love.

Any help would be appreciated.
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I have fixed this on my own.

I slaved the HDD on to another XP system, and used the Disk Managment tool to delete the current partitions and then format with NTFS.

I hope this helps someone else.
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