I had SLED-11 SP2 installed on my HP 4540s laptop and due to a silly mistake I had to recover the OS from that special partition and the recovery works fine up to the Automatic Configuration step where I have 2 progress bars; one is showing configuring network and the other shows creating automatic configuration.

And then it stops at exactly 66% (configuring network) and 33% (creating automatic configuration) respectively and I have no clue why is that?

Please help me find out what's going wrong and why it hangs at that specific point each time?!