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Verifying the installation configuration message

It hangs at 142%

Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Hyper-threaded (2 total)

80.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
6.91 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
ST380011A [Hard drive] (80.03 GB)

Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX270
Board: Dell Computer Corp. 0N6016

2048 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Netgear WIFI

NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X

Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA

Internet Explorer Version 8.00.6001.18702

I just reinstalled XP before it

Any fixes?

Says its doing something with the time server and just hangs and does nothing for a long time


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OH NO! my pc was doing an update and requested a restart and it has now gone badly wrong and I fear its all lost. Please can some one with knowledge help me?

On booting up the pc will run a black screen with white writing on. the last few lines say this:-

fsck from util-linux-ng 2.16
[ 4.87452] adding 1389580k swap on / dev/sda5.
priority:-1 extents:1 across: 1389508k
/dev/sdal:clean, 193026/49323392 files, 6734687/19661544
blocks (check after next mount)

and there it stops.

The pc only runs Ubuntu 9.10 there isnt any other system on it. is it all dead and gone? if so is there any way I can retrieve files that were on the hard drive? ( the purpose of switching on tonight was ultimately to do a back up of the hard drive!!!)

Thanks for any help.

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