Windows XP installation loop and freeze [closed]

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QUESTION :

I am trying to install Windows XP and I get to the first installation screen when it reboots and asks me to press any key.

  • If I don’t but just wait nothing happens.
  • If I start installation again or do press a key it just starts all over again.

I tried a Windows 7 disc and that works fine although I don’t have a spare product key so it has to be XP.

Any ideas?

ANSWER :

  1. remove the CD
  2. press any key
  3. it should boot from the partly installed winXP
  4. after it boots into the 2nd part of the installer, reinsert the CD

good luck.

I solved this. I had an 500GB hard drive I created two partitions. The OS went on a 70GB partition and it worked

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