I've been going round and around with this today. The reason for the circles is because after creating a new .tib of MCE with TI 10, all seemed to go smoothly, until reaching the screen for logging in. The OS seemed to be totally hung, and the login windows never appearred. Thinking that it may have had something to do with the fact that I changed TI's defaults to not preserve permissions, I created a second, which at first had the same result. Then I used TI function to write the MBR and track 0, and I was able to login. I rebooted two or three times without any incidents. Then after reconnecting the other drives, the drive letters became jumbled, and the MCE partition that I just made became D: instead of C:, and the drive that I had copied MCE from became C: and was parenthetically labeled "page file". I tried to delete the partition but the system wouldn't let me. Thinking that somehow the two OSs had become tied together, I disabled the page file, but I still couldn't delete the old partition. I rebooted into x64 and then deleted the old MCE partition, but when going back to MCE, it hung at the login screen like before. Even trying to go into Safe Mode doesn't work. At first it looks like it will, but after reaching the black screen marking it as Safe Mode, it continues to the same blue Windows login screen and freezes. Has anyone any inkling of what is going wrong?