XP Pro and Parallels 4.0; install hangs at 28 min to go

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Acsom, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Acsom macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2009
    I'm a Mac noob, so please go easy... and I did the search, found nothing. XP Pro 2002, The install hangs while "preparing installation", after asking for the key and naming the computer and choosing network options, but before the "installing windows" button activates.

    My guess is that this is a Windows issue rather than a Parallels or Mac issue. But I can't be the only one. Anyone else have and solve this?

    Thanks for looking and responding.
  2. Acsom thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2009
    Hmmm. Strange solution. I googled the problem, found an issue with usb hubs connected. I have a cooling fan connected to the laptop through a usb port; disconnected the fan and the installation proceeded normally.

    Strange, but it worked.

    Edited to add, up and running.

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