Updating WinXP Pro on a machine which was successfully installed
earlier, using the exact same WinXP disk and the exact same hardware as
Installation appeared to run smoothly. When the installation completed,
it booted up as expected.
After successful login, the expected wallpaper appeared, together with
This copy of Windows must be activated before you can login. Do you want
to activate now?
I clicked on Yes.
Then nothing happened. All I see now on the screen is the wallpaper and
the mouse cursor. Nothing else.