I am currently attempting to repair my friend's ancient Dell Inspiron 1000. I'm using the Mint XFCE DVD, loaded onto a flash drive, because his CD drive broke. Either way, when it boots up, X seems to get stuck showing a mouse cursor, then restarting in an endless loop. This seems true of almost any distribution I use, except simple ones like DSL or Tiny Core. Can someone help me get past this so I can install it? Already tried switching to another virtual terminal, killing X, and starting it again to no avail. Need a fix by Tuesday, if possible.