I am simply re-installing windows xp home edition onto a laptop and am having issues. The initial setup for installing xp goes fine all the way to where it needs to reboot the first time. But after rebooting, it gets to the screen with 'press any key to boot from cd' which of course I simply let go to continue the installation. Only problem is it hangs on that screen. I have tried 3 different winxp home discs to make sure the original wasnt having problems reading. I have also tested the hard drive for any errors and test results came out fine. Why would the installation during the first part work fine, but after reboot hang at the 'press any key to boot' screen? If this is in the wrong thread section, please move it to the right one as I wasnt sure where to post this.