I'm a new member here. I registered as this seemed to be the forum that could find a solution to my problem.
A little history -- Last night I was working away on my computer (a dual xeon w/Windows xp) and it froze completely. nothing worked and my second computer (Mac G5) showed a connection problem to all three drives on my pc. So I did a manual shut down and then booted it up. Seemed to work fine until it got to the blue-tone screen with the dialog that says "Windows is starting up..." It hung up on this. Waited. And waited. After 20 minutes, decided it was obviously hung up.
So I then started all possible solutions I could think of, including safe mode (hung up at the same place), running from the cd (hung up on examining ___ MB from disk...), taking the harddrive to a different compueter.
After almost giving up, I loaded the two drives that I took in, one at a time, trying the reboot after each.
Finally, SOMETHING happened. Without one of my secondary drives installed, the computer booted up normally.
So I know the problem is my secondary drive.
Unfortunately, it's a drive I have most my working files on.
I have tried reconnecting the drive twice and each time, I revert back to the original problem: hanging up on the "Windows is starting up..." screen.
I have checked through other threads and forums without any luck.
Anybody run into this? Solved it?