|The short version is that Windows XP will not boot past the splash screen. Thinking this was a hard drive problem, I reformatted and tried another hard drive and the problem persists. So on 2 newly reformatted hard drives, I cannot boot XP past the splash screen, though I can boot into safe mode just fine.|
cpu: Core 2 Duo 6600 @ 2.4 GHz
hard drives: 1 TB and 320 GB Seagate Barracudas
ram: 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS DDR2
GPU: 8800 GTS
So I don't think it's the hard drives since I can access both of them via safe mode. I've tried starting up the machine with one of the sticks of memory removed and then the other. I've also run memtest86 with no problems, so I don't think it's the memory either. I'm not sure what else to do to diagnose the problem. Can anyone help?