I'm trying to do a fresh install of win xp home on my new pc but for some reason it keeps getting stuck at the end of the 'registering components' stage with 9 minutes left. At this point the mouse is still moving and the loading bar on the bottom right is still rotating so it's not completely locked up. But it won't load anything past that stage and I can't figure out whats causing the problem. I called support from the manufacturer and they determined it was a defective motherboard, sent a new one that arrived today but I'm still having the same problem. I reformatted the HD and disconnected almost every peripheral but nothing seems to be working. I could really use some help here. Anyone have any ideas as to what the problem might be? I'm dreading having to send the computer back and waiting another 3 weeks to get it back. cliffs: no xp for home.