Tip

Avoid system freeze-ups when installing Windows XP

When installing Windows XP with SP1, your system may freeze with 34 minutes of the installation process remaining. At this point, the USB drivers are being installed. To avoid this problem:

  1. Restart the system and press F2 or F10 to go to BIOS.

     

  2. Select the option to disable USB and save settings.

     

  3. Exit BIOS and restart the installation.

     

  4. After installation is successfully completed, enable USB in BIOS.

     

  5. If necessary, install USB drivers.

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This was first published in March 2006

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