SERIOUS Windows XP Pro Problem - Help!

  alexgray104 12:13 27 Mar 2005
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My computer wouldn't start up so i set about reinstalling windows. However, it gets up to about a third of the way in "finalizing installation" and just stops. It doesn't freeze because the information telling you about windows still moves. Any help greatly appreciated as i don't have a computer at the moment [i'm borrowing my friend laptop at the minute]. Thanks

  Graham ® 12:43 27 Mar 2005

Did you get any beeps when it wouldn't start?

  alexgray104 19:17 27 Mar 2005

I didn't get any beeps when i started up, no. I haven't added any new hardware.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:24 27 Mar 2005

Have you tried booting into safe mode? Tap F8 when you turn on and then select 'last known good configuration' from the menu.

G

  Graham ® 19:54 27 Mar 2005

No beeps is not good. Can you abandon the installation and follow GANDALF <|:-)>'s safe mode advice?

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