Hi experts. i have a ridiculous problem. Absolutely crazy. I am reinstalling Windows XP Pro on a PC. It is taking extremely long to complete its routines, without freezing. Just very slow. After 24 hours of loading and loading, I quit, thinking something was wrong with the CD.A different boot CD produced the same results. For example, The part of the installation process where it says 39 minutes remaining took 40 minutes to get down to 35 minutes. Also, instead of the usual 15 minutes to format the HD, it took more that 4 hours. It was worse with the 1st Cd. I have used this current CD many times, so I do not think that is the issue. It is a good CD made with N-Lite. am not the Expert, but I believe it is a hardware or an incorrect hardware configuration issue. I am confident that this thing will eventually load, but I am very concerned about the PC for the future after I sell it.- Why I think it is hardware is following:----
The PC is a "franken-PC" put together from supposedly good parts I had in the basement.
The E-Machines ---all other components came from shells of other E-Mach PCs except CPU which came from this same case originally.. What started this was that the Original had a bad MB, so I swapped in another Emach MB. Swapped from crappy Bestec to a better PSU---new memory--different IDE HD--diferrent CD RW + DVD rom--swapped in front USBports from another empty E-Mach case. All parts are re-constituted or used.
So THE QUESTION IS: Why is this PC taking so long to install Windows XP Pro SP3??
Thank you in advance.