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However, when the > install > finished and the splash screen came up with the words: Please Wait, the > process began to hang. Thanks! -- HELP "db" wrote: > you cannot initiate > a repair installation > when the versions > are different. > > in order to use your > sp2 cd for it may display some error, showing the fault. install an older operating >> system, >> >> it requires that all the newer >> files on the hard drive be >> removed first. >> >> ---------------- >> >> there is this contact form

I'm trying to avoid a clean install, as I need to > > deactivate iTunes if I am going to reformat the drive. > > > > I've done both clean It keeps stalling/freeing before it finishes. I > > have > > tried several times to complete the repair installation process but have > > had > > no success. > > > > My install disc I have done the reapir install before, but this is the first time that it hanged (hung?) during it. -- HELP "JS" wrote: > Before you go to the extreme of

to make it even simpler. Now your system is buggered up and > >> >> you need to do a clean install. (That means erasing your hard disk and > >> >> starting over.) > >> Before the > > repair install, my computer was running Service Pack 3. > > > > Also, I have a thread discussing this issue here: > > http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=95965 > > Also, just walk away when things seem to freeze, some items just take longer AND!

Of course, I enjoy my coffee or soda during that time. Thanks! >> db, Jul 28, 2009 #6 anoyed Guest The instructions given by those websites are the procedures I have been trying to follow. If we have ever helped you in the past, please consider helping us. There is nothing going on (no curser) in that black screen.

Please try the request again. you dont need to format the drive, simply delete C:\Windows and C:\ProgramFiles so windows start fresh. but other than the above it is not feasible to initiate a "repair installation" between differing versions. Do I need to change to the C directory or is it OK at C:\WINDOWS>?

everytimeClick to expand... Thanks again! 0 This discussion has been inactive for over a year. Click here to Register a free account now! g-pawFeb 6, 2008, 4:07 AM If no better suggestions, can you put the hdd in another computer and back up the data and then do a clean install?

If you accept cookies from this site, you will only be shown this dialog once!You can press escape or click on the X to close this box. You may want to disable any bios setting for network, like ethernet, (ports), etc. When it gets to 34 minutes the status bar shows about 2/3 done Installing Devices and then hangs. I'd even have to search for how exactly to do it, So...does anyone have some ideas on how I can fix this problem?

So I restarted the installation, but now it hangs > > at > > the first install screen after the first reboot. weblink However, when the install >> >> >> >> > finished and the splash screen came up with the words: Please Wait, the >> >> >> >> > process began to hang. Are you sure a reformat/reinstall is the only solution. I moved the SAM file to a temp folder and then copied SAM from the repair folder to that Windows folder.

you can access your whole file tree and copy stuff to the usb drive (f:\ or e:\), although i found that you need to wait until the install hangs in order Plug your HDD to another PC or boot from CD or USB drive. I don't understand why the error said media was write protected. navigate here If it passes I would then download memtest86+, burn the iso and run a memory test.

The intresting thing is that the original installation cd I used still works on older systems. How can I fix this. in order to downgrade, i.e.

So, if you're getting swapping discs galore, then things have gotten confusing, you're seeing the result of incomplete this or that.

Also, Dell computers sometimes ship with a diagnostic disk. Back to top #6 OldGrumpyBastard OldGrumpyBastard Members 781 posts OFFLINE Location:"Way South of 'da Bridge" Local time:11:52 PM Posted 17 June 2008 - 05:20 PM You should be able to Text Quote Post |Replace Attachment Add link Text to display: Where should this link go? If this fails then I'd say it's most likely a hard drive error.

it also has ram tests... the above is about as easy as I can make it to be. ---------------------- however, the other problem that you have is not knowing what the administrator password is. I would have liked >> > to get back into Windows to deactivate iTunes (this particular physical >> > machine is registered 3 times due to reinstalls). >> > -- >> his comment is here Terms of Use Privacy Policy Licensing Advertise International Editions: US / UK India {{offlineMessage}} Try Microsoft Edge, a fast and secure browser that's designed for Windows 10 Get started Store Store

Jan 28, 2005 #1 Anarchi TS Rookie Ive seen some cases where Windows Setup would hang if more than 256MB memory was installed - but thats a bit far fetched. Rename (same as windows - right click rename) SAM to SAM.bak. The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.--George Bernard Shaw Back to top #15 rrgone rrgone Topic Starter Members 40 posts OFFLINE Local All I need is to get the dang thing running long enough to allow me to do the transfer.

Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Google Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? i've tried 1) restarting setup (several times), including running a new one from the boot disc 2) disabled USB, network, comm, and sound from BIOS before setup.... Most of the time I work at home. however, you may have already seen that the sp2 cd will be as forgiving. -- db·´¯`·...¸><)))º> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional - Systems Analyst - Database Developer - Accountancy - Veteran of the