Stuck Install at 39 Minutes

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  1. askohen macrumors newbie

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    Hi. I am trying to install a legit version of Windows XP Home SP2, OEM from NewEgg on a MacBook Pro Core 2 DUO, 2 gigs RAM, 15" using Bootcamp.

    Everything goes fine, except for when the MAC reboots before installing Windows, it seems to not restart but I can hear the DVD running. After a hard power off, it reboots, and enters Windows setup where it sort of hangs at 39 mins. Except that the messages cycle and there appears to be HD activity. Anyone hear of this? I have seen a few posts online about it, but haven't seen a resolution. Could it be because it's an OEM version? It's not particular to any company, like Dell, which is why I thought it would work.
     
  2. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Hangs after 39 minutes or with 39 minutes remaining? And the "messages cycle" still? You mean the silly images that the installer throws up for you to read while you wait?

    XP is a really really slow install, so if it doesn't appear to be frozen, have you just left it for a while?
     
  3. MacMan314 macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem with mine, and pretty much narrowed it down to the fact that it's an OEM copy. The Boot Camp instructions actually say that OEM is not supported, but it's in the troubleshooting section, and not the part about what versions are compatible.

    The solution I had, after discussing it with a PC buddy of mine, was to install off of a "7 in one" install ISO that he probably downloaded off of Bittorrent. It had options for installing the corporate version, home version, pro version, OEM versions, etc. The OEM installed fine when I burned the ISO to a CD and used that. Windows Genuine Advantage activation works fine with the code that was included with your disk.

    Hope that helps you out!
     
  4. ssteve macrumors member

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    That is strange. I also have an OEM version of XP, but I did not have any problems.
     
  5. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    I came in here to post the same thing, yet I'm stuck at 33 minutes.

    I'll admit that I downloaded windows off bit torrent, but the iso works fine in Parallels.. just not from a burned cd in Boot Camp..
     
  6. askohen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It hangs when it says 39 mins left. It cycles meaning the silly messages. I left it for over an h our and it started getting real hot.
     
  7. askohen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MacMan, I am curious why you burned the OEM image if it didn't work the first time? Why not just use the regular home edition?
     
  8. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that sometimes it'd the media you're installing with... I've tried two different kinds of CDs, even a DVD and it hasn't really done anything productive :/
     
  9. askohen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it sound like the CD is stuck or something. Like the drive can't read it, but that isn't necessarily the media. I've heard that the OEM versions have some data on the CD that tells the installer that it's OEM.
     
  10. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Windows installer definitely knows whether you are using OEM or not, but that is not the problem. I have installed both XP Pro OEM and XP Home OEM in Bootcamp with no issues.
     
  11. askohen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you think the media is bad? I got it from New Egg. Do you think I should try to exchange it?
     
  12. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I'm thinking that since you hard rebooted in the process, that could have messed something up. I would start over from the Bootcamp Assistant on the OS X side and see if you experience the same issue.
     
  13. askohen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I did. I hard rebooted, then returned to OSX, ran BC assistant, got restored, and tried the same thing over. Got same results.
     
  14. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    How long have you tried leaving it alone???
     
  15. askohen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    About an hour or so. Maybe more. As far as I can see it should not spend an hour running at '39 minutes remaining'. Also the drive sounds like it is just a stuck record. Spinning fast, slowing down, spinning fast...etc. I have installed xP many times on non mac pcs, and it never behaved like this.
     
  16. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    It sounds like it's having a hard time reading the CD. Have you used the same disc on other computers?
     
  17. fowler. macrumors 6502a

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    I tried two different cd brands, as well as a dvd. I went to sleep when it had 34 or 33 minutes remaining, only to wake up to the same amount of time left.

    And the little messages continued to cycle..

    Sounds like we're having the same problem.
     
  18. askohen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Indeed. I have seen another instance of this problem online, but no solution. I just don't know if its the media/copy or its because its oem. Is yours oem?
     
  19. Videoguy511 macrumors newbie

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    :) :) :) :) :) :

    Okay, first I've been trying to fix this for 2 days now and I may have some answers for you. I say 'may have' because apparently people have tried different things and that's what worked... different things. First, I'll list what worked for me and then below I'll paste the site where I saw the rest of the answers.

    WORKED FOR ME:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311755


    "The file 'Asms' on Windows XP Professional CD-ROM is needed" error message when you install Windows XP
    Just in case I'll paste the article if you have problems bringing it up. I would also note that this did not work for me until I typed cd.. 2 times in order to bring from c:\WINDOWS\System32 to just plain c:\ but who knows, maybe it will work for you differently.

    To resolve this issue, use the appropriate method for your computer.
    Back to the top
    Hard disk formatted with FAT or FAT32 file system
    If the hard disk is formatted with the FAT file system or with the FAT32 file system, follow these steps:

    1. Use a Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Startup disk with CD-ROM drivers to restart the computer.
    2. Copy the Xcopy.exe tool from the Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM, the Windows Millennium Edition (Me) CD-ROM, or the hard disk to the Windows Startup disk. To do this, use the appropriate method.
    Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM
    Insert the Windows 98 Second Edition CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then at the command prompt type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line, where cd-rom is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive:
    c:
    copy cd-rom:\win98\smartdrv.exe
    copy cd-rom:\tools\oldmsdos\xcopy*.*
    Windows Millennium Edition (Me) CD-ROM
    Insert the Windows Millennium Edition (Me) CD-ROM in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, at the command prompt type the following lines where cd-rom is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then press ENTER after you type each line:
    c:
    copy cd-rom:\win9x\smartdrv.exe
    extract cd-rom:\win9x\win_17.cab xcopy.exe /L c:\ xcopy.exe
    extract cd-rom:\win9x\win_17.cab xcopy32.exe /L c:\ xcopy32.exe
    extract cd-rom:\win9x\win_19.cab xcopy32.mod /L c:\ xcopy32.mod
    Hard disk
    At the command prompt, type the following lines where drive is the drive letter of the hard disk where Windows is installed, and then press ENTER after you type each line:
    c:
    copy drive:\windows\smartdrv.*
    copy drive:\windows\xcopy*.*
    3. Eject the Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition (Me) CD-ROM, and then insert the Windows XP Professional CD-ROM.
    4. Copy the I386 folder and all its subfolders to the hard disk. To do this, type the following lines at the command prompt where cd-rom is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive, and drive is the drive letter of the hard disk, and then press ENTER after you type each line:
    smartdrv
    xcopy cd-rom:\i386 drive:\i386 /e
    5. Restart the computer, and then start the Setup program again.
    6. When you receive the error message, click Browse, and then type the path of the I386 folder on the hard disk.

    Note You may be prompted several times for the location of this folder. If Browse is not available, see the "Hard disk formatted with NTFS file system" section.

    Back to the top
    Hard disk formatted with NTFS file system
    If the hard disk is formatted with the NTFS file system and you are upgrading an earlier version of Windows, use one of the following methods.
    Method 1
    Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    1. When you receive the error message, press SHIFT+F10 to start a command session.
    2. Type regedit.exe, and then press ENTER.
    3. Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    4. On the File menu, click Load Hive, and then load %Windir%\System32\Config\System.sav.
    5. When you are prompted to specify a name, type Test.
    6. Locate and then click the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Test\ControlSet1\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
    7. Delete the UPPERFILTERS and LOWERFILTERS registry keys.
    8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the other ControlSet# keys under the Test hive.
    9. Click File, and then click Exit to quit Registry Editor.
    10. If the path in the error message is the correct drive letter for the CD-ROM drive, click OK to continue the Setup program.
    11. If you receive the error message again, the Setup program cannot correctly read from the CD-ROM drive, or the path information is incorrect. In this case, restart your computer and let the Setup program resume.

    Method 2
    If you cannot start Regedit.exe at the command prompt, and there is another available partition where you can install Windows on the hard disk, follow these steps:

    1. Install Windows in the other partition.
    2. Start the new installation of Windows, and then start Regedit.exe.
    3. Follow the steps in method 1, but load the System.sav hive from the original Windows folder.

    Method 3
    If you are not using a retail Windows XP CD-ROM with a hologram (for example, if you are using a burned CD-ROM), try to run the Setup program from a retail CD-ROM with a hologram. To verify this, start the computer by using Recovery Console, and then check the C:\$win_nt$.~ls folder. Look for the Asms folder. If the folder is missing or the files that it contains are zero bytes, the CD-ROM was not burned correctly.

    For additional information about how to use Recovery Console, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:


    OKAY NOW FOR THE OTHER PAGE WHERE I SAW A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT ATTEMPTS

    http://www.nocrash.com/ncbbs/msgs/1075.shtml

    Good luck...


    Thanks,
    Videoguy511
     

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