Win XP Pro Setup Problem

  pprbh 18:38 04 Mar 06

Hello, my friends PC seems to be locked in setup mode and keeps going around in circles.
He has Win XP Pro already installed, and wanted to add some extra options from the disc, so he inserted the disc and setup started.

It successfully completes collecting info, dynamic devivces etc, but gets stuck at 'installing software' where the PC gets to around 34 mins (75%) and restarts. After this it goes into the setup screen and everythings okay until installing software again and this scenario keeps looping.

Tried restarting in 'safe mode' and 'last good configuration' but messages saying can't continue setup in safe mode and asks to restart.

Any ideas plaese? Thanks

  VoG II 19:03 04 Mar 06

Can you restart in Safe Mode with Command Prompt?

If so then at the > prompt type


press the Enter key and keep everything crossed. This should start System Restore - go back to before this happened.

  pprbh 19:20 04 Mar 06

sorry choosing this option just restarts win xp.

  VoG II 19:23 04 Mar 06

Try downloading a boot disk click here change boot order in the BIOS to floppy first then restart with the floppy in the drive. Then as above.

  andywatt 16:51 05 Mar 06

I had the same problem I am still trying to resolve it I think its the RAM

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