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Re: reinstalling windows xp without DELL install disks



Sounds like you already know that the 34 minute hang is usually as a result of the XP CD media being used versus computer system hardware, causing a driver compatibility issue


If COA sticker on computer indicates XP Media Center, then that’s original preinstalled Windows

So you would need to use Dell OEM XP Media Center Windows CD media, preferably with SP2


See MS KB article 828267 for possible fix (multiple boots to HDD, not from the CD)


Remember one member even discovered it was a USB mouse or port causing the problem?


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