right, a while ago i dual booted windows 7 onto my vista running laptop and it works perfectly. It is a huge improvment on vista, it is faster, better designed and its new features are very useful. Because of this sucess i know am trying to dual boot it onto my xp running desktop. Unfortunatly it doesnt seem to like it. i have used the same technique that i did on my laptopto install it. I have burnt the iso file onto a disk and run that disk while the computer is running. checked for online updates and done a clean install. the installation works fine and quite quickly untill it comes to the first restart. it restarts and i select "windows setup" on the bios screen as apposed to "an earlier version of windows" which is my xp partition. it then changes to the starting windows screen that happens just like on my laptop, except the windows logo never materialises and it stays as a black screen with the words "starting windows" on it. i have left the computer on overnight and no change. I have tried reinstalling several times with no luck, both using the same method as before and booting from the disk at startup. Although when i boot from the disk it just skips straight to the same frozen windows startup screen. i have downloaded the windows 7 adviser software but the program cant seem to make its mind up. Sometimes it announces that my graphics card cant run windows 7 aero and sometimes its fine. I cant figure it out. I have checked the windows 7 specs and my graphics card appears to meet all the requirements, both dedicated memory and direct x 9 support. Here are my pc specs: Dell dimension 5150 XP professional sp3 3ghz intel pentium 4 5 gb RAM Radeon x300 SE 128mb hypermemory direct x 9.0 creative SB live! 24-bit 160gb maxator SATA HDD I have had a look through the other posts but i cant find this specific problem. I think its probably that the graphics card isnt up to standard but i thought i would run it past you all before spending on a new card. any ideas?