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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

    Jun 24, 2009

    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!

  2. JennyJackson01

    JennyJackson01 Account Closed

    Apr 3, 2010
    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.

  3. davison1


    Jan 2, 2010
    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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