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i tried  running  windows  xp on my dell pentium  4 desktop ,during  the installation ,when the windows  try copying  the files it will freeze  when  it get to 34..i have  tried  several  windows xp cds  and cd rom as well but dont know why..
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you mean it hangs with 34 minutes left? then start by disconnecting  all hardware not needed for install : external devices, internal cards
or disable these in the bios : sound  - lan -
you can re-enable these later

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/828267
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if it hang during setup then it RAM - Memory problem. if you have multiple RAMs, try removing some and check.
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yes it hangs with 34 left..i only connect my mouse and keyboard when running installation....
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yes it hangs with 34 left..i only connect my mouse and keyboard when running installation....
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did you disable devices from bios?
you can try resetting bios also
other option is bad hardware !
you can test that when running from a live Knoppix cd
ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/knoppix-dvd/KNOPPIX_V7.0.5DVD-2012-12-21-EN.iso
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yes it hangs with 34 left..i only connect my mouse and keyboard when running installation....
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As mentioned earlier, it could be bad RAM, or also a bad HD. Test your RAM using memtest86+ and the disk using the manufacturer's diagnostic tool. You'll find both on the UBCD:

http://ultimatebootcd.com

Replace whatever those tools say is defective!

Also, what are you installing XP on that PC for? You are surely aware that this OS will be unsupported after next June, so you should rather install an OS that won't be dead after that.
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Perfect. the harddrive was changed and it solved the problem.
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i suggest bad hardware in my post : ID: 39647247
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Thanks for the clarification. I didnt know that.
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