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alrighty, i have a MSI K8n neo platinum mobo, AMD athlon64 3200+ cpu, a maxtor 200gb and a seagate 200gb hdd.

my pc was running a bit slow so i decided to restart it, but when i did so it didnt get past the bios stuff. it will start up and test the memory and detect the ide devices and what not but after that the screen goes blank and then it restarts and it will do that continuously. im running windows xp on this machine, but right now im booting from a live cd of ubuntu. i tested to see if the drive was dead by putting it in a external usb case and it works fine. it just wont boot windows from the hard drive, and will boot fine from a live linux cd.

any suggestions on what is going on and what might solve my prblem?
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SYMPTOMS

When you start your computer, the Microsoft Windows XP startup screen appears, and then the computer may restart. The Windows XP logon screen does not appear.

CAUSE

This issue may occur if the Kernel32.dll file is missing or damaged.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, use the Windows Recovery Console to extract a new copy of the Kernel32.dll file from the original Windows XP CD. To do this, follow these steps:

1. Start the Recovery Console. If you do not have the Recovery Console installed, start it from the Windows XP CD. To do this, follow these steps:a. Insert the Windows XP CD, and then restart the computer. If you are prompted, select any options that are required to start from the CD.

b. When the text-based part of the Setup program starts, follow the instructions that appear on your screen. To select the repair or recover option, press R.

c. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the recovery console.

d. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password.

2. At the command prompt, type cd system32, and then press ENTER.

3. Type ren kernel32.dll kernel32.old, and then press ENTER.

4. Type map, and then press ENTER.

5. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD. It is appears in a format that is similar to the following format:D: \Device\CdRom0


6. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

expand drive\i386\kernel32.dl_

Where drive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD). For example, type:
Expand d:\i386\kernel32.dl_

Note Include the underscore character after the "L" in Kernel32.dl_.

You receive the following message: Kernel32.dll
1 file(s) expanded.


7. Type exit. The computer restarts.

8. Remove the Windows XP CD, and then start the computer as you regularly do.
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i tried that and the same problem is going on.

any other suggestions?
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Two options are

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, type Y then press enter and as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update


OR

http://support.micro...kb/307545/en-us
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that didnt really work either. it kept hanging up. but i decided to just do a clean install, it seems about that time.

thanks for the fast replies and the tricks i can now put up my sleeve for another time
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Thank You for letting me know
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