i can help, format first this time then install xp. dont update from one to the other because things happen just like ur describing. even if u get this one fixed be prepared for more problems down the road
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Athlon XP 2200+ oc\'ed @ 1.93ghz
Nvidia mx420 :(
60gig maxtor 7200rpm
Dual boot with Mandrake 10.0 and Win XP Pro sp2