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#1 chlazzaro177


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Posted 11 February 2006 - 11:12 PM

Can someone help me. I have a laptop and tried to install Windows XP on it. After it was partitoned and rebooted it froze at the "finishing installation". I have an IBM Think Pad T21 and I'm not sure whether or not my cd rom is crapping out or if my computer is overheating. Any ideas what could be the problem?

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 11:25 PM

How old is the computer?

What size processor and how much RAM do you have?

What op system was on it before you began installing XP, and are you trying to install XP Home or Pro?

How much room is on the hard drive?

Are you sure all your components are compatable with XP, that there are XP drivers available for them?

This is a Microsoft page which will help you determine if it is compatable with Win XP:


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Posted 11 February 2006 - 11:56 PM

Here is a link for all the details. My laptop was designed for Windows 2000 even though it says 98 on the link.

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 12:11 AM

You probably need to upgrade to 512mb of RAM. XP may eventually install with 128mb but I do not think you will be happy with the preformance. That very well could be what is causing it to hang. Everything else looks acceptable.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 05:22 AM

Here's a bit of extra infomation chlazzaro. It's Microsoft's interpretation of what is needed:



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