+ 0 Votes Don't you just hate driver issues. bart777 6 years ago Ok, The install is dying at some piece of hardware when it's trying to load\re-load the drivers. Strip all extra hardware out of the box. Just run with the MOBO and a video card. Nothing else. Also make sure the system has the same amount of RAM in it that it had before. Then restart the repair process. Rebooting on hardware mismatches in not uncommon with 2k or XP. normally it will finish after it has gotten past every piece of hardware. By stripping the PC down you are helping the precess and once the machine is up and running you can re-add the pieces that you took out. Best of luck. + 0 Votes Since you have tried another hdd and your computer works.. Peconet Tietokoneet-217038187993258194678069903632 6 years ago Then it would be that your hdd is Either going or has a bad MBR (master boot record) on it. So wipe it with a good disk wiper and bin it, or you could frame it and put it on your wall. With out the Either you have Neither.. (Just a on-line joke) Please post back if you have any more problems or questions. + 0 Votes You may need to upgrade the BIOS nepenthe0 Updated - 6 years ago See the Microsoft knowledge base article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/885626/en-us Meanwhile, you can prevent automatic reboot upon failed installation by deselecting this option in the currently installed BIOS. Peconet Tietokoneet answered a similar question last week in this Forum - I'll try to find his post and attach a link. Rick/Portland, OR P.S. - Peconet Tietokoneet is already aboard, so PT can speak for himself... + 0 Votes Not a very good idea putting in the old hdd with your data on it. Peconet Tietokoneet-217038187993258194678069903632 6 years ago Get another hdd and put Windows on this, then you will have access to your old hdd and then you can transfer your files and folders over. Though you will have to re-install some programs to get these working. Your best start will be to just have 2gb ram, when your computer is ok you can update your ram, but remember XP and Vista do not recognise 4gb of ram so the best way is to just have 2gb. Update your Bios and make sure you do not have your motherboard overclocked. Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.