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Solved: OS not starting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by theseus75, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. theseus75

    theseus75 Thread Starter

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    As stated in another thread, I recently reinstalled Windows XP Pro, and had a problem with it recognizing the ethernet controllers on the mobo. Well, when I finally found the drivers and loaded them, it asked me to restart. When I did, however, it hung after the screen that says "loading dci" or something like that--the screen where it boots in the order set in the BIOS. After a moment, it restarted and did the same thing over and over. I tried changing the boot order, and sometimes it will hang indefinately and other times it will begin the restart loop. I've had some issue with the SATA already, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I can reload Windows, but I would hate to lose the info I had on there already (as sparse as it is after only having it up for a day or two).

    Any ideas?


    Windows XP Pro w/ SP2
    Socket A ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe
    1 gb OCZ (2 x 512) 3200 DDR RAM
    160 gb SATA
    XFX GeForce 6600gt
    SoundBlaster Audigy 2: Gamer
    ATX 450W PSU
    Memorex CR-RW/DVD-RW
    X-Dreamer II case
     
  2. KingCody

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    hold F8 down as it starts to boot up, then from the selection menu, choose use last known good configuration,

    if that doesn't work, hold F8 as it boots, but this time, choose start in safe mode, once windows loads, goto start > programs > accessories > system tools > system restore and restore it to a saved restore point before you loaded the ethernet drivers
     
  3. theseus75

    theseus75 Thread Starter

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    The first thing I tried was unplugging any periphrials, and it turns out it was my new cordless mouse. I just plugged it in, and let Windows load the default drivers for it, and that seems to have interefered with loading the OS.
    Thanks.
     
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