installation stalls out at "Preparing Installation" screen

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Have Windows ME; meets all hardware/system reqs; attempt
to install XP Home Edition- stops at Preparing
Installation screen.
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    Gerald,

    Windows XP Setup Stops Responding (Hangs) During the "Preparing Installation" Phase:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=315323

    Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064

    [XP Clean install guides]
    http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm
    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

    --
    Ramesh - Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://www.mvps.org/sramesh2k

    The Parasite Fight - Quick Fix Protocol:
    http://aumha.org/a/quickfix.htm

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    "Gerald W." <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:14b8c01c4459e$59aa2a50$a601280a@phx.gbl...
    Have Windows ME; meets all hardware/system reqs; attempt
    to install XP Home Edition- stops at Preparing
    Installation screen.
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