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divemaster5734

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Long story short I had to repair XP after getting a Trojan in an email.
I had a home version of XP, so bought a XP pro disk,
I started the repair install, everything was going well until I had to input the key.
My keyboard wouldn't work.
After trying different ports, and unable to do a 3 finger salute, I just pulled the plug.
I had a pse to usb adapter, so put plugged the keyboard into that.
please note, the mouse worked during this time.
That was not compatible, but I didn't realize it for several minutes.
Now, when I try to start, it goes to a startup resuming screen, then cycles off.
This happens with the mouse/keyboard in or out.
It is a continuous cycling.
I let it go, and it continued for 15 minutes, that was about 8 auto restarts.

I am not a software person, but I do use this for my construction company, the HD has thousands worth of estimating and take off software I do not want to lose.
Any suggestions?
 

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You can't repair a Windows XP Home installation with a Windows XP Pro disk. What was "going well" was a complete installation of Windows that would have none of your previous programs available. Depending on which options you selected during that installation, your data may be gone as well too.

If your computer is powering down, then there's a hardware problem.
 

divemaster5734

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There a repair feature.
Once you hit install it goes to a screen that reads your hd and will ask if you want to repair it.
It then begins to load only xp.
During this process it read my hardware and made it through to asking for the key.
I went through cmos and all hardware passed, and the cpu is working.
There is something else causing the restart.
 

divemaster5734

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This is strange.
Everything works in cmos, then when the xp resume start up begins the cd starts to spin, the screen indicates progress, then it just restarts.
Could this be because I have the mouse and keyboard in different usb slots and xp resume startup sees that as a different configuration?
 
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