I recently got a used computer from work. It's a Dell Dimension 340 with a 40 GB hard drive and 1GB RAM. The hard drive was wiped entirely clean. I can't seem to get XP to finish installing. When I start up the machine with the XP CD I get through creating a partition and copying the files. At that point it automatically restarts, and I would expect it to show the GUI to finish the install. However, it just goes back to the basic black startup screen, thinks for a minute, beeps and then say press F1 to retry or (I think-not in front of that machine now) F2 to enter setup. I've tried installing XP again but no dice. It does ask if I want to write over the version of XP already partially installed. I have checked the BIOS boot order and changed it to 1. C drive, 2. optical drive and floppy drive diabled. I've also tried disabling the optical drive. I'm pretty much a rookie at this and am hope I am missing something simple. The only additional note is that before I got it the CD drive had been acting up, however it seems to work fine copying the install files. Thanks in advance for any assistance.