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Occasional BOOT hang

Hi, I have a computer with the following specs:

Intel Pentium 4 3.4Ghz CPU
2.25GB PC2700 Memory
2x 500GB SATA Hard drives
1x 160GB IDE Hard Drive
2x IDE CD/DVD Drives
Nvidia 7800 Video Card
1x Floppy
Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Business Dual Boot (set to XP default)

It sometimes hangs on bootup, before the Windows option menu (note it did this before I installed multiple OS on it) it hangs just after it finds both sata disks. The screen just goes blank and the computer jusat sits there doing nothing. Sometimes I have to constantly reset it, then it eventually boots up as normal. Any ideas?

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Re: Occasional BOOT hang

Try using the event viewer and see if it comes up with anything

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