-A couple months ago, could not install Windows XP on it -- just could never complete.
-ran memtest to make sure everything was fine
-ran tests on hard drive to make sure everything was fine
-Shortly after, installed Windows 7, due to XP not working -- everything is fine
-a month or so after wards, hard drive issues occured
-ran a disk check using my computer, and hard drive was fine
-reconnected the hard drive to mom's computer, started to work fine
-Yesterday, now the computer has trouble booting
-Computer posts, but freezes at the "starting Windows" screen
-After ~10 minutes, the computer reboots, and becomes a never-ending cycle of freezing at "starting Windows" for like ~10 minutes, and then rebooting again.
-I have run the start up repair multiple times (once the repair finishes, it says that the problems have been fixed) but the problem persists.
-I was able to get into the OS once, but I had no internet access, and could not do anything except sit on the idle desktop (I could move the mouse, could click on things, but nothing would open, nor could I connect a USB device), so I restarted, and got back into the freeze loops.
-I have taken the hard drive out, and plugged it into my computer in order to run some tests on the hard drive. There are no errors, and the disk is in perfect working order.
-I plugged the hard drive into my brother computer in order to boot from it
-First boot up didn't do anything
-Second boot up worked fine, and everything worked fine when it got into the desktop on my brother's computer
-moved the hard drive back into my mother's computer, and everything appears to be working fine.
My dad and I are now convinced that this is a motherboard issue. However, we would like to get some outside opinions of what it could be.
AMD Athlon X2 4400+
320GB Seagate hard drive
Its the HDD. I had some problems. Sometimes it would not detect any errors and work fine and sometime sit would get stuck at Windows loading for too long.
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He said that the HDD works fine when plugged into a different computer.
It could still be the HDD, but I'd try plugging a known working HDD into your mom's computer.
Also try using a different sata port.
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