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Constant loop of restart when booting up.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by luvly_krissy, May 31, 2010.

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  1. luvly_krissy

    luvly_krissy Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I recently ran into a problem with my main desktop computer[​IMG]. I am not able to boot into the system. Every single time, with absolutely no exception, when loading windows (I run Windows XP[​IMG] Pro) the computer restarts. This happens when the logo is showing with the loading bar. It never makes it past this point. No error message or warning, just a constant loop of frustration. I have tried running last known good configuration, which also restarts, and booting up in safe mode; which also leads to a restart.

    I tried booting with the windows installation cd but after initial reading.... it goes back to reading from the hard-drive. I tried booting using USB that also doesnt work. I am ready to format my windows drive and install windows afresh, but i need access to the system some how.

    I am gonna try booting using this file http://rs88.rapidshare.com/files/31932355/HBCD9.zip but till then pls help me with any ideas u have.

    Any advice, or recommendations is greatly appreciated for this frustrating problem. I'm just kind of looking for a direction to be pointed in to solve this. I've never heard of anything like this before... thanks in advance for any replies!

    Kris.
     
  2. JennyJackson01

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    Hiya luvly_krissy.

    You DO need to boot from the installation CD and I`m not sure why you can`t do that as it`s nothing to do with the system as such.

    How far into reading the disk does it get before kicking itself out of it? Do you get to `Press any key to boot from CD` and if so, does it load the default drivers before giving you a number of options ... namely to enter the Recovery Console which is what you want.

    If you can get that far, press R to enter it and after choosing option 1 (typically C:/WINDOWS), type in chkdsk /r at the prompt and let it do it`s work.

    As, when and if you eventually get into the system, go to System Properties (Win key + Pause-Break) and in the Advanced tab under Startup and Recovery, take the tick away from Automatically restart and that`ll probably give you a BSOD and some information to work on rather than restart itself.

    Jenny
     
  3. davison1

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    You can perform Startup repair to resolve this issues. Restart your computer tapping on the F8 key until you reach the Advanced Boot Options menu and select Startup Repair.
     
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