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Windows XP Pro keep reboot

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Luan Pham, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Luan Pham

    Luan Pham Flightless Bird

    A friends of my Windows XP Pro PC keep reboot, and I could not event
    get into safe mode. I try recovery console with BOOTFIX, FIXMBR and
    BOOTCFG /rebuild commands and none of these fix the problem. I even
    try Windows Installation repair option, but even this not fix the
    problem either. I am run out of idea.
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    Why would you try Boot record operations for a rebooting issue ?

    At what point in the boot cycle does the PC reboot ? Are there any
    BSOD screens ? An inability to boot to Safe Mode would point to a
    possible hardware issue. You said you attempted a Repair install -
    did that complete successfully ?

    At this point you may have taken too many random actions to be
    able to get XP working again.

    "Luan Pham" <louieph@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:fs71m5l5881u56rt407i1tcvp0q07lus34@4ax.com...
    >A friends of my Windows XP Pro PC keep reboot, and I could not event
    > get into safe mode. I try recovery console with BOOTFIX, FIXMBR and
    > BOOTCFG /rebuild commands and none of these fix the problem. I even
    > try Windows Installation repair option, but even this not fix the
    > problem either. I am run out of idea.
     
  3. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "Luan Pham" <louieph@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:fs71m5l5881u56rt407i1tcvp0q07lus34@4ax.com...
    >A friends of my Windows XP Pro PC keep reboot, and I could not event
    > get into safe mode. I try recovery console with BOOTFIX, FIXMBR and
    > BOOTCFG /rebuild commands and none of these fix the problem. I even
    > try Windows Installation repair option, but even this not fix the
    > problem either. I am run out of idea.


    There's a trick that sometimes works for this kind of problem - deleting the
    page file. An easy way to do that is to attach the drive to another
    running system and simply delete it: it's pagefile.sys in the root folder.
    Put the drive back in the original system and restart. Sometimes two
    attempts at starting are necessary, but I've had this fix that kind of
    problem about half a dozen times.

    HTH
    -pk
     

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