So this is what it is doing. It loads the windows XP Pro logo screen, the blue bar moves like normal then it just freezes up and does nothing, no matter how long i leave it to try. I have done EVERYTHING i can think of. I have Repaired windows, I have defragmented, I have ran a Registry fixer I have ran the sector fixing tool (though I don't have enough money to buy the full version). I FINALLY got it to boot up into safe mode, but it takes a really long time. I have also tried closing all the non essential start up items. I am absolutely pulling my hair out. I have a Seagate 200 gb and a Maxtor 40 gb. The Seagate is my master drive and the Maxtor is the slave. I had to load windows onto Maxtor so that i could get on the internet to find help for my master drive. I could, of course, back up all my files, would take a LONG time, and reformat it, but i REALLLLLLY don't want to do that. Any ideas on what i could try now?