I've built a PC from scratch and am installing a new copy of XP SP2.
It goes through the setup okay until the first automatic reboot. At this
point, I get the XP spalsh screen and then the machine hangs with a black
I have deleted the partition and reinstalled, but keep getting the same
problem. have also tried swapping video card with one I know that works, and
swapping out memory too.
I can boot into safe mode, but this si no use as it appears to me that the
problem lies with an incomplete installation.
I tried to access the KB Article entitled "Computer Stops Responding After
It Restarts During Windows XP Setup" but it's not available.
I suspected the problem might be with the VGA drivers (have tried swapping
video card with one I know works), and have read the article here
However, I can't get Recovery Console to start up when I boot from the CD.
Am now at tearing hair out stage. Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated!