My machine has stopped during iXP Pro SP1 nstallation at "setup will complete in approximately 35 minutes." The history is as follows. It is a new custom machine and everything was working fine. I restarted after anormal Windows uodate and when the machine rebooted a low-resolution screen came up with this message: "The procedure entry point resetstkoflw could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll." To make a long story short, no normal procedures would revert the machine to normal operating environment (safe mode, boot to last known good ... ), etc. The machine specs (roughly ... if I was an expert, I wouldn't need you guys), Intel865PE / IC5R chipset, P4 3.2 not overclocked, 2 1024 Gig 3200 memory, ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard, Gigabyte 9800 XT Graphics accelerator, one Western Digital SATA 250 gig drive and two 17 gig scsi. BAck to history ... we attempted to do the XP repair routine but were stopped at the gate by the administrator password prompt ( a password was never estabished on installation). Finally, my local expert (home asleep now), attempted to use ERD to fix the proble to no avail, which leads to where we are now. We started a clean installation on one of the scuzzys and the installation was progressing normally and stopped at in the "preparing installation" phase. The progress bar for installation is at about 55%. The looping screen messages are working and the dots in the lower right had screen are working. And then I discovered you guys. HELP! Fortunately, my laptop is functioning well and we an communiate. This is not a gaming machine. I am a graphic artist using Adobe creative suite and photoshop practitioner and am essentially shut down.