A clean install of XP home edition was done to my computer. I installed some software which asked to reboot before everything would take affect. On reboot I got a black screen for a long time so I shut down the computer. On restart it asked to perform a disk check and I said yes. It said everything was fine but then it would just sit there. How long after the check is performed and passes does it take for XP to start? After 15 minutes with no action I shutdown the computer and restarted with the same disk check request.
PS... This problem happened right after I installed windows office 2000 if it means anything. Windows does start if I bypass the the disk check manually.