I installed Windows XP (made no changes or installed any software after installing) and rebooted the PC. When I rebooted the PC after the initial P.O.S.T the PC hangs for about 1 - 2 minutes and I get the following error message
Hardware/profile configuration menu
This menu allows you to select a hardware profile when windows is started
If your system is not starting correctly, then you may switch to a previous system configuration, important: system configuration changes made since the last successful start up will be discarded.
If I choose profile 1 (the only choice) windows loads normally.
I tried reformatting again and I still get the same boot up problems.
I have tried both altering and copying the hardware profile but it did not resolve the issue.