Then nothing else happens. No HDD activity. Nothing more reported on the screen.
I removed the hard disk and replaced it with a known working one from another computer and the same happens. BIOS reports the correct manufacturer and part number of this disk too, but boot fails at the same point.
So I assume its not a faulty HDD problem.
Both those hard disks have Win XP installed on them.
Could anybody give me some practical advice please?