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Very slow Windows XP Install on HP Pavilion DV9205US

Very slow Windows XP Install on HP Pavilion DV9205US

I'm busy installing XP on an HP Pavilion DV9205US, but it has been busy on the Installing Windows step, with 39 minutes remaining, for about an hour, if not more. Changes in the HDD light indicate activity, but what activity could take so long? This is with 2 GB RAM on a newly formatted 100 GB HDD.

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Guest [Entry]

"""I'm busy installing XP on an HP Pavilion dv9205us, but it has been busy on
the Installing Windows step, with 39 minutes remaining, for about an hour,
if not more."""
Guest [Entry]

"My friend had a problem similar to yours on another HP (I don't know the model) and the install process took at least 2 hours on the second pass. The first install, I had stopped after it set for an hour, but the second time, I let it run.

Perhaps just let it go and do it's thing before making any changes."