|some more information:- Jefro and Othehill, my laptop actually came with 'windows xp starter pre installed', and i was only given the audio,video drivers and a few other usb, LAN and hotkey utilities but not the recovery media for the OS. also, I've already successfully installed XP several times using the same CDs i'm now trying to install from. so, may be the CDs are compatible with my hardware? i believe. (as a last hopeful try, i even resorted to installing a cr**ked version (i'm sorry M$), but still the same problem). :/. i want to quote this again,|
" it installs well in the second try/boot (doest not freeze at "installing network" part but OS becomes very non-responsive"
I've really tried all kinds of windows xp CDs i can find guys. the problem persists :(
i'll change bios settings to default and report to u guys soon.
keep me advised on this issue guys, thanks.