History = Friends PC Celeron 50MHz, FIC Motherboard, 8G HDD approx 6 years old. Win ME.
Full of viruses (108)and spyware (653 critical objects). Couldn't get rid of them all at her location so took home. PC wouldn't complete boot, crashing and rebooting constantly.
Decided to reformat and reinstall ME. Still same reformatted and installed XP Pro. Set up users installed Zone alarm and AVG restarted to complete installation crashing and rebooting at the "windows is starting up screen".
Think got a quick flash of "Stop OE000...".Used Recovery consul to remove third party drivers still same. Tried different memory chips and graphics card still same. Only cure reformat and reinstall. Same as above after switching off and back on again. Have reformatted and reinstalled several times now in aand restarting ok Fat32 win XP pro.
However windows hangs at wlcome screen, ctrl=alt=del gets into windows but time resets itself to January 1601 on every boot have tried another CMOS battery from a good system still same.
Please help as I now have very little hair left,a room full of stripped down computers and an irate wife :0)