I am in the process of reloading win xp, and its virtually done.
My problem is that as it restarts it asks for verification, I press the yes option, and then nothing happens. I cannot actually get into windows. My windows xp is legitimate and I put in the genuine key during the installation process earlier.
I cannot re-install as it will no longer boot of the win xp disc.
A random thought... I've spent the last hour reinstalling XP (Ninite is currently running...) My heart sank when, after the reinstall, I got an error saying "error loading operating system". Fortunately, just before I did the install over again, I remembered that some PCs will try to boot off the USB drive if there is one - and I'd inserted one with the drivers on it. I removed the USB drive - and the PC happily booted. I guess what I'm saying is - your problem couldn't be being caused by a USB drive, could it?