Reinstalling XP sysprep problem

Microsoft Windows xp home sp2
December 11, 2009 at 05:05:10
Specs: Windows XP
when reinstalling windows xp from disc everything goes well until the preparation tool it starts but never stops

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#1
December 11, 2009 at 05:28:29
You probably have a hardware issue then.

Are you re-installing because of problems? Do you have a SATA hard drive?


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#2
December 11, 2009 at 05:44:09
I had a virus and when I solved that, some of my programs were damaged, so I reinstalled.
I have reinstalled in the past with no problems, although since the last repair I have had new ram put in. Would that cause this problem.
I do not know what a SATA hard drive is, but during my installation when it goes to the blue cloud screen and Windows Burnin Please Wait Windows will shut down Automatically, it just keeps going. I have left it for 11 hours and it did not finish.

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#3
December 11, 2009 at 07:23:29
Are you using the recovery disks from the computer maker to re-install?

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#4
December 11, 2009 at 08:20:32
I made the recovery CD myself about 2 years ago from my computer

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#5
December 11, 2009 at 09:08:10
Have you changed any hardware since you made the disk?

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#6
December 12, 2009 at 02:53:01
I had more ram put in. I rang PC World who put it in and they said that the new ram would not stop Windows from reinstalling.

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#7
December 12, 2009 at 07:26:28
And you have used that same recovery disk sucessfully in the past?

Make sure the disk is clean.

Did you install additional WinXP service packs since making that restore disk?

You might try temporarily reducing the amount of RAM and try again, just to verify it isn't the RAM.


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#8
December 12, 2009 at 07:44:57
Yes, I have used the same recovery disk succuessfully before. At the time of making it I also copied it to another disk, I have also tried the second copy incase the disk had become corrupted, but sadly that did not finish installing either.
I did install windows SP3 since making the recovery disk.
How would I reduce the amount of ram? I am not very technically minded.
Many thanks.
Allison

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#9
December 12, 2009 at 08:01:12
Remove one or more of the memory modules. All you need is about 256MB to install WinXP. Unless you were using incompatible RAM my suggestion probably is not worth bothering with.

How much RAM do you currently have installed?

So you had the RAM installed at a store? You don't know for sure if they made any other changes to your system then? I am thinking of changes to the BIOS settings in particular.

What Virus did you have?


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#10
December 12, 2009 at 08:34:47
I now have two 1gb ram, I did have one 512mb ram.
I do not know if they changed anything to the Bios, the virus I had was some sort of malware.

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#11
December 12, 2009 at 09:04:16
Is your computer a pre-built model like a Dell, eMachines, HP, etc? If so, did you make the the restore disks according to instructions supplied by the maker?

What brand & model?

Don't worry about the RAM issue right now.


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