May 17, 2010

PC hangs during reinstaling Windows XP

Problem: Windows stay at 32 minutes during network installation

Following advice for "XP hangs during reinstal" from the google, as adviced there network was disabled on laptop,
however Windows still stayed hanging at 32 minutes-

so after other interfaces were disabled in BIOS, it passed 32 minutes and finished the installation!
BIOS settings for disabling interfaces were hidden under: Security -

I/O Interface Security:
Modem interface - locked
Lan network - locked
CardBus 1394 Interface - locked.

After entering into Windows, inspecting into system hardware shown possible reason for hanging at reinstal - was that user has disabled 1394 Net Adapter.

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