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Sunday, January 13, 2008
XP setup hangs on Setup is inspecting your hardware configuration screen
A few months back I had installed Fedora 7 on a laptop to see if everything I do on Windows can be done on Fedora too. I have not figured out a way to make Nortel VPN work on Fedora yet. Open Office is good but not 100% compatible. So I decided to remove Fedora and install Windows XP on this laptop. Strangely the setup did not proceed beyond the message "Setup is inspecting your hardware configuration" screen. I googled for this and found this link. It suggested that if we remove the existing partitions on the disk, the XP setup would proceed smoothly. I had assumed that XP setup would recognize the Linux partition and I could remove it during the installation. But XP setup failed to do so. The link had suggested booting through a linux CD to remove the partitions, but I decided to do it through good old DOS. So off I searched for a DOS bootable CD image which I found here. I burnt the CD and booted the laptop through the CD. I removed the existing partitions through FDISK command. Windows XP setup continued without issues when I tried to install it after removing the partitions.