I've been unable to boot into windows normally, various safe modes and using the last known good configuration as well. Windows only gets as far as the windows xp splash screen before rebooting. I have checked to make sure that it isn't anything hardware related (bad ram, power) because when I stick in another hdd with windowsxp on it, that boots up fine, no dramas. Strange thing is though when I boot up windows xp with the "bad" hdd the same thing happens and no matter what IDE channel whether its secondary or primary I put the "bad" hdd on, the same problems keeps occuring, windows rebooting before getting to the logon screen. I've tried reinstalling xp with the installation cd but same problem happens only it freezes up to report the following error. Also trying to run chkdsk through the recovery console doesn't work either (doesn't get to the recovery console). Technical Information STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xF7C7080C, 0xF7C70508, 0xF74161FC) ntfs.sys - Address F74161FC base at F7409000 Date Stamp 41107eea Or sometimes the error below Technical Information STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902F8, 0xF8961810, 0xF8961510, 0xF83F1857) ntfs.sys - Address F83F1857 base at F83E7000 Date Stamp 3b7dc5d0 I've tried booting up with ubcd and winpe and the same problem happens, loads the splash screen and reboots the computer. I've exhausted every avenue I can think off. If I can fix windows so that it can boot back up, great if not I'd like to be able to gain access to my files. I'm running windows xp with sp2 and have a WD200JB hard drive. I've tried using the data lifeguard tools and they are reporting no errors. Any help would be greatly appreciated.