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Windows XP (SP2) continually rebooting after Windows update.


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Hello guys! It is great to have this site available!

Here is what my problem is. I have a genuine Windows XP (Service Pack 2) operating system. Recently I reinstalled my system. When I tried to download the latest updates from the Microsoft site it went ok but after rebooting the system it just keeps on rebooting and never stops. The computer cannot enter Save mode or any other repair mode when I try to do so it reboots again! My BIOS version is the latest available and so are my chipset drivers. My system is as follows:

AMD Athlon XP 2600+ Barton (overclocked to 3200+)
Motherboard EPOX 8RDA+Pro
Chipset nFORCE 2 Ultra
BIOS: Award BIOS Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
RAM 512 MB, Dual Mode

I reinstalled the system and the problem was back. I reinstalled it once more and now I havenít downloaded the updates, waiting for solution. I will greatly appreciate some help with this!

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Did you make a note of the specific update?
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Hello, Keith thanks very much for answering!!
I try to download all the critical updates needed for my computer, apart from the Service Pack 2 already installed on my computer. The list of the specific updates is in the attached file along with their descriptions. I donít know which one of them may cause the problem.
Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks again, Keith.
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Is this a list of the updates you have already installed, or could get
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This is the list of the updates I could get.
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc defragmenter


Run an anti virus scan

Use custom install at Microsoft Update

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

When it shows you the list, untick all but the top five, install those

Click start, control panel, add / remove, tick show updates and note down the additional ones (KB1234567)

Reboot and check the PC runs, if so, return to Microsoft Update, select custom install, get the list, remove the ticks from all but the top five, install, check in add / remove, add the new ones to the list

Reboot and check the PC

Although longwinded, you won't have much to remove if and when it shows an error
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Thanks a lot! I will try and write back afterwards.
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Can you boot into Safe Mode? If you can, disable the automatic restart feature.

To do this, boot into Safe Mode then click on Start, right click on My Computer, and left click on properties. Left click on the Advanced Tab and uncheck "Automatically Restart."

Now reboot your PC and see what the blue screen says. If you can, post the specific error here. Thanks!
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Hello again Keith!
I followed your advice. The system runs OK now. Thank you again. I will recommend this site to my friends. It is a really good one! Nice work! Thanks again!
Tschrock, thank you too for answering my request.
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Thank You for letting us know
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