I fixed the boot order and it didn't help.
However - this is interesting. I completely unplugged the Hard Drive from the SATA port on the Motherboard (I left the Hard Drive power plugged in though). So the only SATA port being used was the DVD Drive.
I re-booted and it took me to the Windows Setup Screen! (XP Boot Disk was in drive).
So the boot screen only seems to freeze when the Hard Drive is plugged into the SATA port?
I should note that the first time I plugged in the new Hard Drive today, everything booted up just fine - but I turned it back off to re-arrange the SATA connection order (just a personal preference). When I turned the PC Back on, that is when the boot-up started freezing....And I have tried every SATA connection order between the Hard Drive and DVD drive since and haven't had any luck - until I finally unplugged the SATA connection from the Hard Drive
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