WinXP freezes at black loading screen during when booting
Windows sometimes, but not always, would freeze at the black screen with the blue dots moving across for five minutes but would eventually load. It happens completely randomly so i can't figure out why. I have a hitachi sata hd so could it be a driver issue or something? Thanks.
More aboutwinxp freezes black loading screen booting
that happened to me when i loaded the SATA/RAID driver to XP. Although i only get freeze for like 10-20 seconds. Try loading XP onto the SATA drive without the SATA driver. When i did that it loaded lightning fast.