So, my friend was trying to rebuild their mesh machine (AMD Dual Core, 1gig Ram, 200Gig SATA HDD, ASUS A8N-VM - Nforce 410 PCI-Express Mainboard). They used the mesh recovery cd.
They booted the machine into Windows Setup, which tried to run an auto install and failed to copy a file (on initial copying of files).
Computer was rebooted to reattempt. At setup, my friend decided to quit before starting the installation so that they could try and use a clean XP media.
When they rebooted, the machine hangs before it even reaches POST. The American Megatrends screen appears and it says at the bottom you can press DEL to setup, or F8 for the Boot options - pressing both produces an initial acknowledgement but then hangs...
On further reboots hangs in the same way.
Anybody seen this behaviour before?
Many thanks in advance :)