It got quite a ways into the process and then aborted with a message that
said that the process could not continue and that the system could not be
restored to its previous state, or something like that.
I used the XP disk repair function to try and get things back, but no luck.
The machine now boots, puts up the XP splash screen, gives an error box
saying there's no virtual memory available and then reboots.
This cycle will continue until the machine is shut down.
It happens with safe mode too.
I have not tried to boot from a floppy - I ran out of time.
Any suggestions or am I in for a total from scratch install? *shudder*