I am having a problem in getting this particular PC to boot up normally or in safe-mode with networking option. Booting up in safe-mode only is not a problem though. The OS will boot up ok until it reaches the splash screen then after 5 secs or so, the splash screen will freeze, halting everything, including the keyboard.
The computer is:
WINXP SP2 (build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)