SP2 installation has slowed to a crawl.



Charlie
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
I started an XP SP2 installation yesterday. I have installed it on close to
100 identical machines with out any problems.
I went back to the machine about an hour after it started and it was only
about half way through with the file installation portion. Processing was so
slow that just trying to open a Window took a couple of minutes. I left it
going all night and when I came in this morning, it had gotten all the way to
the "Finishing Setup" (or something similar) portion.
It has stayed there for about 4 hours now.
Should I click the Cancel button?
Should I power off the machine?
If I wait another 18-24 hours will it finish?
Any ideas what might be causing this?
This machines seems quite clean. I didn't really see any Spyware and there
is plenty of hard drive space. I'm afraid that if I cancel, that might
really screw things up. But if it finishes, the computer might still be
screwed up.

Thanks for any help.

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Charlie wrote:

> I started an XP SP2 installation yesterday. I have installed it on
> close to 100 identical machines with out any problems.
> I went back to the machine about an hour after it started and it was
> only
> about half way through with the file installation portion. Processing
> was so
> slow that just trying to open a Window took a couple of minutes. I
> left it going all night and when I came in this morning, it had gotten
> all the way to the "Finishing Setup" (or something similar) portion.
> It has stayed there for about 4 hours now.
> Should I click the Cancel button?
> Should I power off the machine?
> If I wait another 18-24 hours will it finish?
> Any ideas what might be causing this?
> This machines seems quite clean. I didn't really see any Spyware and
> there
> is plenty of hard drive space. I'm afraid that if I cancel, that
> might
> really screw things up. But if it finishes, the computer might still
> be screwed up.
>
> Thanks for any help.

The SP2 installation is already messed up. Waiting longer will not help.
Unfortunately, without knowing any of the details about the machine, I
can't tell you why the installation has failed - and it *has* failed.
Since you feel the machine was clean, there may be a hardware fault or
driver conflict. At this point since this machine is probably in an
unknown state, just clean install Windows.

Malke
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SP2 installation has slowed to a crawl.