i got borred today and wanted to make a dual boot with out a fresh install. so i used norton ghost 12 to copy the contents of my c:\ drive to a new one F:\ and when i try to boot to the copy it gets to the windows login for a split second and goes to a grey screen with a mouse cursor. then a few min later it goes to a windows login screen and loops the login and shutdown sounds. i left it there for a few min and all it would do is loop the sounds over and over... any one have any ideas? the reason for doing this is because i want to try the upgrade to vista instead of a fresh install of ultimate. because my mobo for some reason doesn't like vista and after the install and before you create your login name and pic your display pic it will go into standby and i can never actually get it to finalize the install. i have had it on here before but for some reason after my 9600xt died on me last year i have been having this issue. asus said that i can RMA my board but i dont want to be with out a computer for a few weeks. and i have got it to install a few times bby just being patient and trying to get all the login information in before the standby. it also does it when i install XP. but i just go into safe mode and change the power options to allways on instead of home and office and all is well.