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Windows XP Keeps rebooting


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Big Hoss

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I have tried and tried, XP just keeps rebooting. I have an old hard drive with Win98 on it..thats how I'm on here now. I hooked the XP drive as a slave ( Jumpers also) , Win98 will not recognize the XP drive. I went through the F8 and F9 options to no avail. I would hate to lose all my data on that drive... Please help if you can. God Bless and have a nice day

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Win 98 's Fat32 file system cannot see win XP's NTFS file system. That is why win 98 does not see the drive. Heres a program that will let you see and save the files to another disk.

http://www.programur...ntfs-reader.htm

Usually constant reboots are caused by bad software. One thing i know causes this problem is installing Nvidia newer drivers without uninstalling the old drivers first. I know because i've done it twice.

http://www.smartcomp...r...1.asp&guid=

See if you can stop the rebooting by hitting the F8 key while the computer is starting up . If you do get to the choices try safe mode. I personally do not like trying the recovery console as i have found you have many other problems like extra users when you get done. Last choice is reinstalling XP over a reformatted drive.

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i had the same problem (even though nobody replied to it), i just said screw it and formatted the drive. no problems since :whistling:
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