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Computer Restarts after loading XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by soundscapes, May 18, 2009.

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  1. soundscapes

    soundscapes Thread Starter

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    I'm running an Acer Aspire 5550 with a (bootleg) copy of Windows XP. My computer was booting up/running fine (although it did have a lost of missing components it was running fine) I recently made some registry changes, a solution to a problem I was trying to fix with my CD Drive. I have a genuine copy of Windows which I am planning to install but I'm having another issue with that.

    My problem: Windows boots up, goes through the process of starting XP up (I get through the Windows XP screen where it gives the XP Logo and that blue 3 piece loading bar) next it begins to open the login screen but before that finishes my computer just restarts.

    The registry changes that I made were from this thread:
    http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/518714-solved-cd-dvd-drive-not.html

    After I did that a restarted my computer and this started to happen.

    I want to reinstall my genuine copy of Windows XP but my CD drive is not detected and I figured it would be easier to fix that if I could open/run Windows.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Quote.
    'I'm running an Acer Aspire 5550 with a (bootleg) copy of Windows XP.'

    If so..we cannot help you.
     
  3. soundscapes

    soundscapes Thread Starter

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    Alright, I suspected as much. Haha it was a horrible idea in the first place.

    Thanks anyways.

    Should I mark this thread as "solved"? Or is there another way to close it?
     
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