|Just curious as to what led you to start the recovery application to begin with.|
It sounds as though to me you have some major hardware issues and the problem is derides from that.
Google for memtest86 and create the bootable media that will work for your computer. Boot to the application and run it for at the least 12 hours...any sign of an error means that you have bad ram installed.
If there is not bad ram then look for a possible bad harddrive.
This is not a driver problem ( see exception) as no drivers are running during the restore process other than the virtual application caused by the set up program to install for reading the files on the hidden partition.
exception to drivers
Now....one issue that may come into effect is that XP has always had an issue while installing drivers to hardware configurations that were installed afterwards. If you have USB hardware installed during the recovery...this may cause an issue as the recovery partition can only instyall what was originally there to begin with. Remove all USB andunnecessary hardware during the recovery process first.
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