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Can't load OS, machine keeps rebooting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JP, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. JP

    JP Flightless Bird

    I am having problems load XP Home following a power cut - Windows tries to
    load (initial splash screen comes up) but then the machine reboots and goes
    round in a circle after that.

    Any way to correct this? May be the hard disk has been damaged?

    JP
     
  2. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    JP wrote:

    > I am having problems load XP Home following a power cut - Windows tries to
    > load (initial splash screen comes up) but then the machine reboots and goes
    > round in a circle after that.
    >
    > Any way to correct this? May be the hard disk has been damaged?
    >
    > JP


    Have you tried hitting F8 at bootup and selecting:

    - Safe Mode?

    - Last known good config?
     
  3. JP

    JP Flightless Bird

    Yes tried all those but makes no diff, all behave exactly the same.

    "VanguardLH" <V@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    news:hku446$fp5$1@news.albasani.net...
    JP wrote:

    > I am having problems load XP Home following a power cut - Windows tries to
    > load (initial splash screen comes up) but then the machine reboots and
    > goes
    > round in a circle after that.
    >
    > Any way to correct this? May be the hard disk has been damaged?
    >
    > JP


    Have you tried hitting F8 at bootup and selecting:

    - Safe Mode?

    - Last known good config?
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Feb 10, 9:33 am, "JP" <D...@nomail.com> wrote:
    > Yes tried all those but makes no diff, all behave exactly the same.
    >
    > "VanguardLH" <V...@nguard.LH> wrote in message
    >
    > news:hku446$fp5$1@news.albasani.net...
    >
    > JP wrote:
    > > I am having problems load XP Home following a power cut - Windows triesto
    > > load (initial splash screen comes up) but then the machine reboots and
    > > goes
    > > round in a circle after that.

    >
    > > Any way to correct this?  May be the hard disk has been damaged?

    >
    > > JP

    >
    > Have you tried hitting F8 at bootup and selecting:
    >
    > - Safe Mode?
    >
    > - Last known good config?

    Eliminate or repair possible file system corruption from a power
    failure,
    ungraceful shutdown or aborted restart.

    These can cause corruption in the file system which must be fixed
    before you do anything
    else.

    You should first boot your PC into the XP Recovery Console using a
    bootable
    XP installation CD or a bootable CD with the XP Recovery Console on
    it. This
    is not the same as any Recovey or System CDs that may have come with
    a
    store bought system.

    You can create a bootable XP Recovery Console CD:

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic276527.html

    For each of your hard disks, you should then run:

    chkdsk /r
     
  5. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    JP wrote:

    > VanguardLH wrote ...
    >
    >> JP wrote:
    >>
    >>> I am having problems load XP Home following a power cut - Windows tries
    >>> to load (initial splash screen comes up) but then the machine reboots
    >>> and goes round in a circle after that.
    >>>
    >>> Any way to correct this? May be the hard disk has been damaged?

    >>
    >> Have you tried hitting F8 at bootup and selecting:
    >>
    >> - Safe Mode?
    >>
    >> - Last known good config?

    >
    > Yes tried all those but makes no diff, all behave exactly the same.


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545


    NOTE:
    I don't use Windows Live Mail but you have it configured to not quote
    (prefix the indent character to each line) the post to which you are
    replying.
     

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