OK I have a good ol' IBM T20 P3 800MHz laptop here I'm trying to fix.
The beginning problem was that it was freezing on Windows loading. But, it would load as soon as choosing Safe Mode. So I thot, "Alright it's a driver problem." So I removed everything from start-up list and used driver rollback etc. and it still didnt work. So I ended up reformatting sadly. I also ran all the tests (MemTest, Drive Fitness Test etc.) since this IBM is too old to have the doctor.
So I reformatted and reinstalled but it would keep freezing at the device installation phase. So I tested the harddrive fully and Drive Fitness found errors and fixed a bunch of stuff. So this time it worked when installing. Finally, it booted up and I thot it was finally fixed when NO, it froze at startup again when I installed SP2 (my XP cd is SP1). So I ran the Drive Fitness again and it found more errors. So I bought a new harddrive thinking it had to be it. And of course it isnt.
It is now back to freezing at installation at exactly "35 mins remaining" while installing devices.
Can anyone PLEASE help me I'm going insane. I can't stand old computers! (except for my P1 75MHz