New Hard Drive Freezes XP

January 21, 2012 at 19:11:42
Specs: Macintosh
OK here's a weird one. I use a dual boot intel MAC with two 500g hard drives, one for Mac and one for XP. I upgraded Mac to Snow Leopard 10.6 from Tiger 10.4.11. Finding that I could not run Freehand in 10.6, I decided to buy another hard drive and install 10.4 on it, and boot into 10.4 on that one when I need to use Freehand. I have four hard drive bays and I bought the exact model # that I had two of already. I installed the new hard drive and formatted it with 10.6 , and everything is fine.... on the Mac side. I have not yet installed 10.4, or even put anything on the new hard drive except one small photo to make sure it worked. When I try to boot to windows, I get to the desktop view and the computer either freezes or restarts. I can start XP in safe mode. I have macdrive 7 installed so I can read and write on Mac drives from windows. I disabled it thinking this might be the culprit. No luck. The only way I can get XP to boot and not freeze is to pull the hard drive out of it's bay entirely. Why? And, how do I fix it?

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February 15, 2012 at 01:06:18
try to set ur bios to more compatible mode with hard drives if there is such an option
is everything is ok when u boot Mac OS?
guess the reason is some kind of a conflict which causes bios to make a "stop"
Try to turn off "Automatically restart on system failure" and find out the error identification, this may help to clarify what is the real reason

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