I have Vista 32-bit on a Dell-XPS.
Just did a restore to factory setting since it took 15 mins to boot-up and my programs kept freezing (already posted this problem but found no solutions so I did the restore to factory settings as a last resort).
Now, it STILL takes a while to even get to the black screen. I have a black screen with a white cursor that I can move around. I pressed the shift key 5 times and something does pop up with a yes/no option.
I tried to put it in safe mode, but it told me to finish installing windows. (The black screen happened right after my restore to factory setting).
had to leave it on for about an hour to have windows continue installing