No I have a legit copy of xp. Turns out my hard drive was becoming corrupt. I lost the drive. Had to go get another one today. Picked up a SATA 80 GB and had to get a radeon 9600 while I was at it. All better now.
Originally Posted by xathras
Xavier pointed out something really important.
If you have pirated copy of XP it will stop working after the SP1 upgrade unless its activated before a certain time, unless you have corporate that is.
On corporate it will tell you a different serial is required anyway.
Also check your computer for the blaster which affected everyone a while ago, I got it after a reinstall and was in a very similar situation lucky enough I knew about it and had the patch on CD
The other alternative would to display any error codes/messages you get, microsoft would normally give you one on the page if you have errors.