Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:55 PM
If it starts in safe mode but hangs in regular mode then a driver or other software trying to load at start time is hanging the computer. I would start in safe mode and do one of two things.
1. Check device manager, msinfo32, event viewer and system information, for conflicts and errors in the hardware and software
2. Copy the MSCONFIG utility from a Windows XP machine and place it in the WINNT directory and use it to shut down everything and then you can re-enable things one at a time to see where the conflict is.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.