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Right...

I installed XP Pro SP3 32-Bit today and installed what needed to be installed.

Now when I reboot, I get to the XP logo where my computer hangs, but the loading bar is still scrolling, until it times out and restarts and repeats.

I've attached the bootlog to this post, and I appreciate any help or advice anyone could give.

I went a bit over the top with the spec info...but the more info the better =]

Thanks :)


I know...it's old :)
CPU: AMD 3500+ @2.2 GHz
RAM: 2GB Corsair XMS (PC4000)
RAM Speed : 201 MHz (CPU/11) @ 3-3-3-8
Motherboard: KN1 Extreme
GPU: ATI Radeon X700
HDD: 2x 300GB Hitachi HDT721032SLA360

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Any ideas? :)
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Bump.
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and again....
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This sounds like a failed installation. Are you using a Genuine Microsoft XP Installation disk?
Is it a retail or OEM version
Full or upgrade?
Have you tried to boot into Safe Mode or Last Known Good Configuration That Worked and if so no joy?
Laptop or desktop?
Brand name and if so what make and model?
Have you tried to format and do a fresh install?
Do you remember what the last update was?
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It's a genuine copy direct ftom TechNet.

Safe mode boots, Last known doesn't

Desktop PC

No Brand/Make (Custom Built)

Reinstalling fixes the problem, but it always reappears after a while.

Thanks for the reply.
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Reinstalling fixs the problem but it reappears. This tells me a problem with hd, memory or a driver.
Let's start with the easiest to check.
Boot into safe mode and do the following.
Lets see what you have in your startup

Please click on
Start and then to Run
Type in msconfig and press Enter
Now click on Startups
Then uncheck everything and restart.
If system boots correctly and is running smoothly and faster then we have a startup problem
Try going back into msconfig and check one item and reboot
Keep doing that till you have found the problem or all are finally checked.
Post back with the results
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I tried that originally, and I still couldn't boot.

I have 2x 1GB RAM sticks that I've tried different slot combos with also etc

The HDD's are only about a year old, although that doesn't mean something can't go wrong
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Have you ran a memory test and HD test yet?
What about chkdsk /r
In windows have you tried to run sfc /scannow
Since you can get into safe mode then the OS is working so it may be a usernit issue
Could be a ntldr issue also.
I'm going to start from the top and see what happens.


1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.

The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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I'll try that tomorrow and post the results

Currently posting via iPhone :)

Thanks for the help
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Not a problem and i will be here most of the day so I will monitor this topic for your reply.
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