Bought a Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 NCQ 300GB SATA a couple of months ago and up till now it has been working fine. Booted up the PC hung at the windows load bar but it did not freeze or BSOD it just got stuck in a loop at the windows load bar. The thing is I had partitioned the drive the night before. Now I just bought a 400GB PATA drive (also a Seagate) and I am still getting exactly the same problem. Now the system is fine as long as the drives are NOT partitioned but the moment they are divided into smaller partition sizes, it gets stuck at load again. Now I’m using it on an A8N-SLI premium if that’s any help and I’m using a 74GB raptor as my system drive. This is driving me bonkers :/ Any input?