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HI,

When i came back from my holidays in September i found my PC self restarting and restaing. i thought i shut down it before i went on leave. May be i didn't , not sure. when i start the PC the boot screen displays for a few seconds, than rather going further ahead towards the login page it restarts again. before my leave it was working fine. I was lucky that i got another partition in my PC. so i installed XP again in that partition and its doing well. i have Norton Antivirus 9.0 installed in my system.

I still can't start the old XP installed in the other partition. even i login through new XP i can't access the my documents folder in that partition but the program files are ok, i can access them. Please, help me to sort out this problem.
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Can you boot in safe mode?
Tapping f8 while booting up
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No, i can't restart in safemode.
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why not? What happens when you try to start in safe mode?
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When i start the system in the safe mode, it displays a list of lines like
multi()disk()rdisk()partition1()windows\system32....... then blank screen and 'no signal detected' and restart itself .
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I had the same problem.. I also installed windows xp on another partition then I copied all my important files on to disc and reformatted. Everything was fine after that..
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can you say what the last line before the screen goes blank says...should list something.sys

What is happening is (i think) you have a corrupt driver, which is causing a crash. Your PC is set up to reboot on crashes,thus the problem
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I had the same problem.. I also installed windows xp on another partition then I copied all my important files on to disc and reformatted. Everything was fine after that..

i could copy my files if i could access the 'my documents' folder from that drive or partition. when i try to open it it says you cannot access this folder .........
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I had the same problem.. I also installed windows xp on another partition then I copied all my important files on to disc and reformatted. Everything was fine after that..

i could copy my files if i could access the 'my documents' folder from that drive or partition. when i try to open it it says you cannot access this folder .........


Log on as administrator by going in to safe mode of the 2nd windows installation
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can you say what the last line before the screen goes blank says...should list something.sys

What is happening is (i think) you have a corrupt driver, which is causing a crash. Your PC is set up to reboot on crashes,thus the problem


Thanks for taking interest in my problem.

i checked the last line. it reads like .........system32\drivers\agp440.sys

The first line is ........system32\ntoskrnl ...something like this

if it's a corrupt driver problem, then how can i repair it ?
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Log on as administrator by going in to safe mode of the 2nd windows installation


i did but it says access denied.
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