I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 with Windows XP Home Edition as the operating system. The system was taking for ever to load so I've decided to reload the OS from the CD supplied with the system. The OS was reloaded as an upgrade successfully. When I tried logging into Windows XP, the Windows Product Activation dialog box was displayed. I then selected the "Yes" button and the system was hanging for about a minute then it log me out . I was then returned to the Welcome screen. I also tried selecting the "No" button and had the same results. Seems like no matter what I do I cannot get out of this limbo state. Thanks for your help.