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PC constantly reboots after XP repair


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miffy93

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Hope someone can help with this.

Just done an XP repair on a PC (booted from CD, chose fresh install then 'R' to repair the existing XP install), now the PC gets as far as the 'Windows XP' logo screen with the pulsing blue bar at the bottom & constantly reboots as if stuck in a loop.

For a split second before it reboots though a blue screen with white writing appears, but as it's only a split second i'm unable to read it & the PC reboots.

Have tried to boot into safe mode etc but with no luck.

Any ideas what I could try?

Thanks.
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Hello welcome to GeeksToGo, We will be happy to help you. Please do the following steps to get the system to stop on BSOD.

Start your system and at the Second post screen tap on F8 to get to the Boot Menu
Use the Arrow Keys to Scroll down to the line that says "Auto Start On Error" and highlight it.
Click Enter to disable it
The system should reboot and if not then do so.
When the BSOD shows it will stop so that you can reply with the STOP ERROR and any parameters.

Edited by rshaffer61, 05 July 2009 - 12:02 PM.

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Hi, thanks for replying.

Assuming i'm pressing F8 at the right point I don't seem to be offered that option, here are the choices i'm given;

Safe Mode
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt

Enable boot logging
Enable VGA mode
Last known good config
Directory services restore mode
Debugging mode

Start windows normally
Reboot
Return to os choices menu

What now?

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Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can stop this?

Thanks.
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Click HD diagnostic in my signature below. Choose the manufacturer of your hd. Download the tool. Running this will tell us if there is a problem with HD itself. If not then we will pursue other hardware or software possibilities


After doing the above then follow the next steps.


How to run checkdisk from recovery console (Windows xp). (Courtesy dsenette)
  • Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
    Note:Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted to do so.
  • When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Note:If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you want to access from the Recovery Console.
  • When you are prompted to do so, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
  • At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following then press Enter:

    chkdsk /r

  • Allow this to run UNDISTURBED until completed (45 min or so)
  • Report any errors

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