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WinXP Home computer in a reboot do-loop


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Briannola

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My computer would not start. I suspected the power supply. When I replaced it, it get to the windows page and reboots. I try to boot in safe mode but it just continues in the reboot loop. It is WinXP home so I try the repair but it only goes to recovery console. Any idea of what I do from there. I ran chkdsk but came up with nothing. What can I do without reinstalling windows?
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is the new power supply wattage equal to or greater than the one that was in there...
if so try this...


Turn on your computer and boot with the xp cd in the cd drive...
To start the Recovery Console directly from the Windows XP CD you would do the following:

1. Insert the Windows XP cd in your computer.

2. Restart your computer so you are booting off of the CD....you may have to get into the bios and set it so the cd drive is the first boot device...

3. When the Welcome to Setup screen appears..... press the R button on your keyboard to start the Recovery Console.

Then you will have to press 1 to log into your windows installation and then just press Enter for the Administrator password if you haven't set one....or type in the password and press enter...

Once you are at the command prompt C:\WINDOWS type in

attrib -s -h -r c:\boot.ini press enter

del c:\boot.ini press enter

bootcfg /rebuild press enter

fixboot press enter

type in exit press enter

Edited by happyrock, 11 January 2009 - 08:45 AM.

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Thanks. I wish I had seen this before I tried the repair. Now I am having problems installing and SP (failed during SP 2, removed SP2, did repair again now error installing SP3). Current error is "Setup cannot copy the file logonui.ex_".

Last time I tried to skip a file with the SP 2, the system rebooted and I had to reinstall Windows. BTW it is XP home.
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where are we on this...if you get SP2 installed...don't try SP 3...just get the 80 or so updates to SP2
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After bootcfg, it directs me to enter load identifier. What is that? What should I enter? I never made it to fixboot.
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happyrock,

Ok. I found the identifier. I went through the entire proceedure you listed but it still just continiously reboots.
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go here and follow the repair instructions EXACTLY...
YOU NEVER DID ANSWER MY FIRST QUESTION...when you replaced the power supply did you get one of equal wattage or greater than was in there to start with...
did you connect the 4 pin cpu auxiliary power connector...same for the auxiliary power connector for the video card if it had one..
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