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SP2 - endless reboot! HELP PLZ


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Try reading this at Micro$oft :

Support

and :

My resolution is to boot off of a Windows XP CD and do a repair.. Make sure that in your BIOS boot order, CD is chosen first. Then boot off of a Win XP CD.. when everything is loaded, hit R for repair. Then enter your administrator password.. (blank if you don't remember entering one). Type in "chkdsk /p", then type "fixboot". Type "Y" at the prompt for YES. Type "exit" and if all is well, the system will boot into Windows.

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I think you mean chkdsk /r...unless /p is a new switch I haven't heard of.

Also,

Start > run
devmgmt.msc
enter

Go to your drive, double click, choose POLICIES tab, and uncheck ENABLE CACHE....

When you set up the drive, did you
a) let BIOS detect it
b) is this CABLE select or did you set it up as a master.

It is possible that you have it as cable select, and used a non-CS enabled ribbon, or, you failed to put it on the proper connection.
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im using a 80 pin cable.
it is set up as a master.
bios does detect it.
cable is connected correctly

sigh. ill try the disk check. i hope this works
thanks for the suggestion.
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Start > run
devmgmt.msc
enter

Go to your drive, double click, choose POLICIES tab, and uncheck ENABLE CACHE....
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while I got you, make and model of harddrive?

I am leaning toward harddrive failure at this point...we could try debugging it, I suppose....would rather use a manufacturer utility to run a drive check, tho
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hds728080plat20 made by hitatchi

it didnt work.
fixboot didnt do anything. neither did the disk check

is it really a faulty hard drive?
the drive is 100% fully functional before sp2. =/

is there anything else i can do? or is it time to give up and replace the hard drive?

well let me know what ya think
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http://www.hitachigs...ownload.htm#DFT
Dowload and run the drive fitness test.
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Just so we are clear

You can or cannot get into safe mode (without networking)?

If you can, you did this ?: (you never said)
Go to your drive, double click, choose POLICIES tab, and uncheck ENABLE CACHE....


if you can get into safe mode, open regedit and take a peek at this key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{71A27CDD-812A-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}\UpperFilters

Anything?
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If you can, you did this ?: (you never said)
Go to your drive, double click, choose POLICIES tab, and uncheck ENABLE CACHE....

yes i did uncheck the box (when i was in safe mode).

and i cannot access safe mode with networking because it is affected by the reboot issue.

ill run the fitness check and as for the registry file ill take a look at it asap.
thx for suggestions and help

ill get back to you with the results
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OK, wasn't sure if you did the cache thing.....

How about just not installing windows xp sp2 for a while? You know, what might be interesting is if you used a windows xp cd with sp2 integrated.....wonder if the results would differ?
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har,
and spend another hundred bucks? hah yah right.

i ordered a couple new hard drives, that should be coming in a couple days for my sisters computer. im going to test it on mine first. and see if i get different results.

okay well be back in a bit
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aaaaaaahhhhhhhhh
after i did the hard drive test, it wouldnt let me get back into safe mode.
first it was saying "winsrv.dll" cannot be found and so i repaired windows thru the xp cd. now it says "safe mode cannot be run" and then reboots when i try to get in

upon completion of the fitness test (which took quite a long time) i got

disposition code: 0x00

i was unable to view the registry file because i couldnt get into regedit because i couldnt boot into windows.

here are some new lines that ive seen recently

0x523C0DB8 (the 5 may be an S or an 8 i have really sloppy writing)
0x8256DE30

bleh
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does the fitness test try and repair errors? (after the test the error lines changed a little bit)

and also if i reformat using the utility, and then load windows with the cd do you think this will fix the error?
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har,
and spend another hundred bucks? hah yah right.

i ordered a couple new hard drives, that should be coming in a couple days for my sisters computer. im going to test it on mine first. and see if i get different results.

okay well be back in a bit

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I mean making your OWN cd with sp2 integrated.....

your problem is unique...

When you install windows, are you partitioning and formatting with windows xp, or are you using dos fdisk, or....?
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Might take a "gander" at these two links :

M$ 873161 After you install Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, your computer restarts continuously

M$ 870892 Your computer repeatedly restarts, or it generates error messages when you roll back two

Don't know if there're relevant, but might want to read them for ideas.

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