Well I disabled the splash screen and for a while it would just display something to the effects of : Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Version 5.1 (Build 2600 service pack 2). 2 system processors. 1028 mb memory Multiprocessor kernel.
that goes by and this sometimes shows up: checking file system on E: the type of file system is ntfs unable to determin volume and state chkdsk aborted checking file system on c: the volume is clean windows has finished checking the disk. other times it freezes on the previous screen. ideas?