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During text-mode Setup in Windows, your computer may stop responding (hang) when the "Setup is starting Windows" screen appears, and you may have to restart it.
NOTE: Hardware detection is occurring during this portion of Setup. Based on your computer's configuration, this process may take 30 minutes or longer. Be sure your computer is actually hung before you restart it. If you can restart your computer by pressing CTRL+ALT+DELETE, it is probably not hung.
This behavior can occur if Windows does not recognize or cannot configure the hardware in your computer.
To work around this behavior, use the following methods:
Article ID: 217073 - Last Review: February 25, 2007 - Revision: 3.4