Well I took my hard drive out of my computer and put it on my second computer (they are both the same model, bought at the same time, same setting and everything) as primary, and still the drive would not boot. It did the same thing hooked to that, so confirms the hard drive is the problem. Now what else I found was that someone said I could boot to a recovery console and do a repair to the boot write (or something like that) but you have to get into windows to boot into the recovery console correct?) Lastly, I put my drive as a slave on the secondary computer and it would not even recognize it. I am open to any more suggestions, but something tells me for some reason my HD is toast since I cannot get in to "patch" the mup.sys hang, or install the recovery console, and I would rather avoid paying $50 an hour to the cheapest tech in town. Thanks for the help guys, unless you can offer me some more suggestions.