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I have a hard drive failure, asking me to insert a Win7 installation disk. I do so, it loads windows files, then tries to start windows but freezes on the startup page with the 4 coloured logo. I piggy backed the hard drive onto a WinXP machine, which ran an integrity check on the damaged hard drive. It took 9 hours to 'fix' the sectors errors, orphaned files sector things etc, and now the hard drive loads as a data drive without prompting integrity checks, but when I put the hard drive back where it belongs, I get the same routine: I need the installation disk to install from the DVD, but it hangs / freezes loading windows. I don't understand why XP can fix the drive, at least as a data drive, but Win 7 cannot seem to correct itself or re-write its own startup protocol. Confused... I like Win7, but how can I get it to fix itself? It feels very close to working, but hangs at the same point. Any suggestions?