Windows XP keeps Looping

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PBuotte

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Hi all, I hope someone can help. Everytime I go to start my windows xp sp3 media edition computer it keeps looping and doesn't make it to the log on screen. I can't start in safe mode either. When I press F8 at start up and get to system recovery consoul I run CHKDSK / R and everything comes up ok. No new hardware or software has been added. I am not sure if it is a virus or what.

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I've experienced the troublesome boot loop problem myself. I was unable to select Safe Mode or Last Good Configuration ... or anything else. This happened to me once when Service Pack 3 would not completely load, and another time when RAM I installed did not agree with my system. Almost, without doubt, it's caused by a change you made - such as adding hardware or software. It could also be a virus you picked up. Try to recount what you added or changed, if anything, and undo it.
 

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I have gone through everything that I can think of and have not added anything. I am going to check the ram tonight as I have read that else where also.

Thanks
 
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I don't think malware forum can help until he can boot.

Did you unplug any external devices, then try safe mode?
 

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How did you check the Ram - mem test?
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/download.html
Try..
Turn the computer off and disconnect it from the power
Take off the side of the case and touch the bare metal chassis to discharge static.
Remove Ram..Video cards from their slots

Plug in the RAM [one stick at a time].
Also try different slots.
Ensure it is seated correctly.
Reseat Video card.

Check Hard drive and Motherboard connections [IDE]
Take them off and reseat them.

Inspect the case for dust etc.
Remove the dust..do not use a vacuum cleaner

Check that the processor fan rotate.
 

PBuotte

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I checked ram and everything else like explained. I hit F8 while booting and turn off the auto restart on error. I get the Blue Screen Of Death and the Tech Info for the error is

***Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF798B524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)

Any idea what that is?
 

PBuotte

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I can only do a chkdsk /r or /p it doesn't allow me to do an /f ?

Thx
 

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Correction - P is for diagnostic, it will not change anything.
You could check that the hard drive is recognized in the Bios.
You say you tap F 8 to enter the system recovery - F 8 is usually for safe mode!

As said above, you may have a boot virus.
 
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