Loading PBR for descriptor 4...done. hangs

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Loading PBR for descriptor 4...done. hangs

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Help!   have an inspiron 600m with windows XP pro.  I have two hard drives for the system an 80gig and a 120gig which was ghosted (Norton)from the 80.  I did the swap about 10 months ago and it went without a hitch. last week the new drive (120) decided it was going to start the behavior described in the subject. I can Boot from the old drive either in the main bay or the expansion bay.  if I boot that way the new drive(120) is accessible completely from windows as a second drive. all data is available. backup is therefore not an issue.  the system and new drive pass all diagnostics, both the <fn> power on, and the F12 full diagnostics, so the drive appears to be OK from a hardware perspective.  should I try to repair the XP install on the 120? I inspected the boot.ini which appears to be OK.  once the message posts the hard drive light is out and stays out. I have also run fixboot from the recovery console, but not fixmbr.

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