If you suspect the 2nd hdd as the problem maybe disconnect it and see what happens when you boot up. How full is the 4 gig drive? Pam -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Carl Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 2:49 AM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxx Cc: pcductape pcductape Subject: [pcductape] Windows xp - FAT V NTFS Hey Guys, One of my computers at my office has an unusual problem and I wonder if any of you ladies and gentlemen have any suggestions. I have a 4 year old computer that had an adequate amount of space; 4 years ago. I found the need to increase my space and stupid me, rather than go to Best Buy to get a cheap computer, I purchased a 60 gb hard drive and installed it as my E drive. For about a month the unit booted up ok, then one day I had to reboot a couple of times to get the unit up; a couple of weeks later I had to reboot 4 times to get the unit up; and now I have to reboot the darn machine 8 times before it will come up. The 1st - 7th time I reboot, the unit goes to about 2/3 of the way (the little bar showing loading process) and hangs. The unit has Windows 2000 Professional with 2 hard drives; drive C has Windows installed and it is 4 gb and the file format is FAT. Drive E is 60 gb and I use it for storage and misc programs. Drive E's file format is NTFS. Any thoughts? Carl To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface. To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.