Windows XP Pro reinstall hangs at "Please Wait"
Posted on 2010-08-27
Just wondering if anyone could help with the following.
I have a DELL Lattitude D630 laptop which is running XP Pro SP. We are assigning the laptop to a new employee and had to uninstall a load of programs from the machine. After uninstalling the programs, machine was running very slow and we encountered some errors trying to install new programs, so we decided to run the Repair utility from the Windows XP CD via the boot from CD method. We are using the XP Pro XP3 disk (from DELL), but it is not the original CD that came with the laptop.
I have done this and the installation seems to have completed successfully. The machine reboots automatically and hangs on the "Please Wait" screen. Has been hanging like this for hours now.
Any ideas on what might be causing the issue here?