Installed New 1 TB hard drive.
1) XPP , 2) W7, 3) data
System can boot to W7 Menu. I can choose W7 default or "other"
Other takes me to the original XP menu.
XP starts as runs just fine.
I can also boot live CDs to other OSs,
W7 was working great for about a week.
The computer was left on and it shut it self down.
From this point it is not possible to get past the splash screen. W7 hangs and the windows logo seems to "pulse"
I have tried all of the restore, safe mode, repair "tricks" I can find. None work.
i had that problem before on a pc that was not shut down right. there a damaged file from a program or video card that trying to start at start up. if you can get into windows using safe mode f8 turn everything off in msconfig and remove the video drivers.
it should then start fine.then reinstall the video drivers and turn programs one one at a time is ms config.