Windows 7 machine wont go past starting windows screen.
Initially thought it was a HDD prob but after a full long pass i found that it was more serious.
I have removed all hardware apart from basics but still displays the same screen and freezes on starting windows with no HDD activity.
I know its not the drive as I have inserted the windows 7 reload disk (tried 2 seperate disks that I use regularly so i know they are working). Strange thing is that it gets suck on the exact same starting windows logo and freezes.
I go to boot from disk, says loading windows as usual and then goes to start up the installer but gets stuck at starting windows with the logo in middle exactly the same spot as if i was booting from the HDD.
I have also tried safe mode and swapped out the PSU, HDD, RAM and reset the BIOS.
I am now down to the processor and mobo but as i managed a full scan of the HDD using seatools i am unsure how one of these can be the issue.
I am totally stumped here. Hoping someone can throw some ideas about.