I'm brand new to this forum. Thank you for being here to share your knowledge and expertise!
My Dell Dimension 2400 has lately been crashing, restarting, and then failing to complete the boot process. A computer-knowledgeable friend suggested I do a clean install because it was no longer very functional. I backed up all my data, and popped in the Windows XP Home (SP3) CD. The install went fine, up to the point where it instructed me to re-boot the computer. When I did so, it started to re-boot, then gave a message saying 'set up is being restarted'. Right after that it gave an error message saying 'the operation requested was unsuccessful'. Then it just goes back to the Dell start up screen and tries to re-boot again (and fails).
Any suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated! My computer friend is unavailable, so I am hoping someone here can point me in the right direction.