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Infinite reboot cycle

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Daniel Choe, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. Daniel Choe

    Daniel Choe Thread Starter

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    I've had an infinite reboot cycle for the last 3 days now, and I still cannot figure out why. I have been looking at other cases and are quite similar to mine but not exact. This is my problem

    I have XPP and one day my computer got a BSOD. Then through out the weeks it had a few (5-6 maybe) BSODs. And one day I started up the computer and it went to the windows splash screen, the logo, and rebooted itself. Being frantic on my 6 month old computer, I let it reboot by itself...and it went on like that for a while. It continues to ask me if I want to start in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, the last good known configuration, or start windows normally. I have tried all of the options and they lead me down the same road...infinite and continuous rebooting at the logo. Also I tried the whole F8 jazz and ALL those choices also lead me down to the same thing. I started looking online to see what the problem is and found every case almost identical except for one important thing... with my XPP Service Pack 2 CD, it will not be read. I went to my BIOS settings and changed the boot sequence to the following: 1. CD/DVD Drive... 2. SATA.... 3. Floppy Drive 1 . And even when it is in that order I still cannot get the wizard to show up to help me. I have no idea why but it won't. Please help!!

    *When I disable the restart thing on error to make it BSOD this is what I got
    UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME...(other stuff not needed)
    STOP: 0x000000ED (0x86cB2E30,0xc0000006,0x00000000,0x00000000

    AMD Athlon X2 4800 XPP
    1 GB RAM
    1650 Pro XL graphics Card
     
  2. bbearren

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    If you're using just the Service Pack 2 CD, and not the XP installation CD, it won't boot. The Service Pack CD is not bootable.
     
  3. Daniel Choe

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    Is there anywhere online where I can get the XP installation CD? (for free)
     
  4. bbearren

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    Not legally. You might try asking the source of the computer for an installation CD.
     
  5. Daniel Choe

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    actually windows XP gives you one but it requires 6 high density disks... what are high density disks
     
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