It was freezing up in one of 2 places, either right after the post screen or sometimes it would get to the black Starting Windows screen with the progress bar that runs all of the way across the bottom of the screen.
Sorry I am running W2K Pro.
The last time the drive did boot correctly it operaetd for about ten minutes and then started making some really loud clicking noises then the system froze up. Has not booted since.
I really need to recover the data on the drive.
I have a 2.0 USB harddrive cable that I am attempting to use to recover the data. The drive spins up and sounds normal and I can see it in My Computer or when I go into explore but it will not read any of the files.
I have never tried to attempt a recovery like this so I am pretty much in the dark as to what to do since the direct drive to drive transfer didn't work.
I was planning on just moving the files from the bad drive to a newly created folder on my new much larger HD.