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Tried a Windows XP Repair, but now xp stuck in reboot loop - help plea


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I went to do an xp repair and used a windows xp service pack 1 disk home edition cd that I bought. I have a Sony Vaio PCV-2244. After doing the repair, windows tried to reboot with home editon and it goes to a blue screen with text scrolling quickly, then tries to reboot again and is stuck in that loop. I can't get into windows at all. I tried to do another repair, but it says it already tried to do the update and goes back into the reboot loop. How can I fix this and keep my data? Help would be greatly appreciated as my pc is useless at this point! :(
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It looks like the solution was slipstreaming windows xp to create a bootable disk with sp3 on it since what I did caused a clean install of xp on the home edition disk instead of repairing. I guess this happens when you have a higher sp than what's on the disk. Anyway, just posting solution in case others run into the same thing. :)
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You probably tried to repair an XP with SP3 installation with an XP SP1 cd, it is doom for failure.

Always do a repair with an XP cd with the same Service Pack as your had installed on your computer.

Now I do not know if you can still repair it or you might need to do a fresh install.

Hopefully I am wrong and someone else will know of a way to still repair it past that loop.
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