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Dimension 5100 and windows xp pro SP3 clean install

\015 Hi, Dimension 51002gb ddr2current bios Purchased a new drive for a family member and did a clean install of Windows XP Pro SP3 FULL not upgrade (original had Windows home). Well everything installs correctly until it reboots and goes to the windows xp logo and bar (left to right), then it stops and nothing happens. In safe mode can only go to safemode (not with networking as it stalls). Read up it has to do with SP3, so used an old original windows xp pro disc (NON SP1-3) and everything installed correctly and it even went to the desktop without problems. Tried SP2 upgrade and still worked. Can't use this disc as it is mine (through university) and his is the XP pro SP3 one. So how can i install windows if his pc has problems with SP3 and his disc has SP3 integrated? Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have installed many pc's with xp, vista, w7 very old (dimension 4100) to current without any problems but this is the first time i'm stumped. Thanks all and sorry for such a long question.\015

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Well if you have it installed on the computer and cant get past the Windows logo. Put the SP3 disk in and do a repair. Make sure you hit -R and not the repair button after clicking continue. Well the directions for a repair will be on the screen. That is my thoughts on what you should do. If you have already done this, then I'm not sure where you should head to next. Hope this helps!!
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