Unplug devices that XP can't support after a clean install. USB devices won't work and in fact can cause the machine to reboot after a clean install.
Recently my pc was infected with virus and I've decided to reformat my hard drive. I put in my XP cd and tried to make a clean format, after all the usual running process and keying in the XPkey, and when the formatting process is to restart, my pc will continuosly reboot after the POST and I cannot continue to reformat the HD.I have to switch off the pc and wait for a few minutes and try again and again the process repeats. WHY???
My pc is a clone. The specs are MSI PM8M-V-P4M800 motherboard, 1GH Apacer SDRam(2 x 512), 40GH AT Maxtor D740X-6L HDD, ASUS V375 Graphic accelerator card, a cd rom drive and a BENQ DVD combo drive. Recently changed a 450Watt power supply.