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The default name for windows partitions detected by anaconda is DOS. Does it hang after you select DOS or does it partially load? A little more info might clear this up. When you say it works fine when set to boot from, do you mean without dual-booting or is there a third entry in your Grub.conf file?
Sorry for being unclear (i was extremeley tired ) What i meant is that XP boots when i unplug the linux hdd, but when both hdds are plugged in, it detects the linux hdd first and loads grub, it shows, RH9 and DOS, when DOS is selected it just hangs at-