My computer is in an endless cycle of restarting itself. Boots up and I am able to see the Windows screen with the bar telling me it is loading but then it reverts back to re-booting. From what I gather in reading other posts, I have some registry issue that is causing this.
When I purchased this computer about three years ago, I bought it from someone I worked with and didn't receive any XP disks. (It runs XP PRO) If I purchase new XP software, can I install it on my existing computer w/o deleting any of the files/data/programs that I currently have installed? I do have an external HD that I backed up my data to several months ago but my BIOS doesn't allow booting from a USB device.
I guess if worse comes to worst, I can retrieve some of my files from the external HD if I loose the information after purchasing new XP PRO software but I would appreciate confirmation concerning my thought of just buying XP software to reinstall windows with my current computer.
Thank You, Kevin