I'm working on this computer project.
The system previously had WinXP Home w/ no service packs. I went to load SP2 onto it and it loaded fine. It said a reboot was necessary, as usual, so I rebooted. It booted back up and loaded the WinXP splash screen, then a blue screen that said "Please wait..." Obviously it was for SP2 so I let it sit. I let it sit for about 30 minutes before finally doing a hard shutdown.
I booted it back up again and now after the WinXP splash screen, instead of going to the please wait, it was just a black screen. Now this is all I get. However it does boot up fine in safemode.
Does anyone have any ideas what's causing this problem? Or how to solve it?