Hey all, hope that you can help me out here. I've being having alot of problems with my laptop recently with spyware and all that stuff I inherited from its previous owner (my gf) so i figured that it might be better just to trash everything and start again, unfortunatly my gf has managed to lose all of the CDs that came with the machine. However i managed to get a XP from my uni (Thanks MSDNAA) and got around to installing windows XP Pro. Now I was able to boot onto the CD, i formatted the drive and put all of the partions 3 in all into one large 80 gig drive, setup copied all of the setup files onto the drive, i rebooted to get around the proper part of the instillation, however it has never got any further than that, if i boot without a windows CD in then it just hangs with a flashing _ looking like its waiting for some instructions or something, if i boot with a windows CD installed I can't get back to the setup process because the phrase "setup is inspecting your hardware configuration" pops up, disappears and then it hangs there. The system still responds to CTRL + ALT + DEL but it just keeps hanging in the same place. The machine is an ADVENT 7066M please help! EDIT: Should just add that the machines doesn't have a floppy drive so booting from a win98 floppy disc is out of the question, i don't actually have a CDRW drive here either, although i could get one if its the only way to fix it.