Hi, I am trying to clean install XP on a computer but it copies the files and when it reboots for the first time it goes back to the start again. When i put in the xp disk (xp pro sp2) in, it doesn't ask me to hit a key to start the cd - i have changed the boot sequence in the bios to start from the cd first because if i set it to start from the hard drive first it loads for a few minutes and then a list of the hardware comes up on a black screen and it says that there is no operating system. So, it loads straight from the cd but it asks me what i want to do - and i have chosen to install xp - i then created a 6 gig partition on ntfs (i was told it might be size sensitive over 8 gig) and it goes through setup (copying files) until i get to the first time it needs to reboot (i have installed xp lots of times for my friends). It automatically reboots after 15 seconds but when it does it goes back to the very start where it says that it is checking the hardware configuration on a black screen. Even when the files are copied and i try to run it from the hard drive, I still get the window saying no operating system on it. I am really baffled. Cheers.