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Windows XP hangs on splash screen after hard drive install

By toadysanchez
Sep 21, 2010
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  1. I'm having a peculiar issue. I recently bought a 1TB sata drive. Following the instructions, plus past experience I plugged it into the computer (power and sata) Booted up.
    I went in to bios and enabled the Sata 1 (SATA 0 would be the original HD) and let 'er rip.
    And then the computer boots up to the Windows splash screen and hangs out. I'm now at 30 minutes.
    I also did this about 2 weeks ago and when it hung up I powered down, only to do damage to my primary drive, which I just finished cleaning up.
    Any Ideas?
    thanks


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