i had to recently try and clean install XP, and ive gone thru setup about a million times, and it partitions, wipes, etc, and the reboots. next, it restarts the computer, and for a moment, says "setup is starting windows" but wait! then i get taken back to SETUP and the blue screen all over again! can anyone help me from stopping this cycle! i dont touch a key when it reboots, it just always decides on taking back to the setup ive already completed!! thanks!