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Got a new 160 GB Seagate Hard disk. Formatted and installed Windows XP SP3 on it. But the problem is it gets hanged randomly every time i boot it. Tried re-formatting it, but it gets hanged even at this point. The same hard disk works fine with Ubuntu 8.04. Couldn't trace out what the problem is? Any help on this is really appreciated!

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I suspect that this is NOT a HDD issue but a driver one. I suspect that you may have some driver conflict. Try booting in Safe Mode, if it does OK, then this proves it. you will then have to go through the drivers one by one until you find the bad one. Often it is the Video driver.
Try a reinstall with XP SP 2 FIRST, then upgrade as necessary, some PC's just don't play well with SP3 installs.
It MUST be a windows/driver/setting issue as you relate it works on linux.

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