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FireDemon

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I had to restart my other pc after installing a couple programs about a month ago, so I restarted it, it got past the XP loading screen, then restarted just after hitting a black screen and continued to do that. I turned the computer off, came back about 5 minutes later and turned it on and it loaded into windows strangely enough. I thought maybe it was a one off thing so I didn't do anything about it. About a week later, I turned the computer on, got past the XP loading screen, it restarted and then loaded into windows correctly. Today I turned the pc on, and again the restarting cycle... I gave up, turned the computer off for about 2 minutes, came back and turned it on, and it loaded into windows right.

Any idea why it's doing this? And any idea on how to fix it?
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Hi there! I've seen this issue before, and I find that it's usually resolvable by running a Repair Install of Windows XP. If that doesn't help, feel free to post back and we'll see if we can't get the problem resolved!
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Sorry for the late reply, been extremely busy lately.

So repairing Windows should work? Because I'd rather just reinstall Windows instead... the computer really needs it and I have all the files off it that I need.
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If you'd rather just format the drive and reinstall that should do it too - just hit escape when prompted to repair Windows and then delete the partitions and recreate them. You can then format the drive and setup Windows on it.
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