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Old September 6th 05, 01:59 AM
tterrag smis
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Default Windows XP SP2 keeps Rebooting - Please Help

Hi,

I installed Windows XP SP2 (Home - OEM -
Full Edition) and a PC and it has been working fine for a few months. We had
family visit over the weekend and now, what happens is that the computer
keeps rebooting during the time the Windows XP is loading. I've tried Safe
mode, Last known Good Config, Normal Mode, Command Prompt, booting from the
CD, etc. And for each way, at some point during the loading of XP, the
computer just reboots.

I'm fairly familiar with how to fix many PC problems, however I can't get to
any point where I can try anything.

Any help?

Thanks
Garrett


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Old September 6th 05, 02:19 AM
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Try doing a repair install:-

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315341

These sites may also be of some use:-

How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/? id=822705


How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from
Starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;307545


How to back up, edit, and restore the registry in Windows XP and
Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322756

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Old September 6th 05, 04:57 AM
tterrag smis
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Hi,

Thanks for the suggestions - I want to do a repair install - however, when I
boot of the CDROM, I can't get to the "Welcome to Windows" screen that gives
me that option. It starts to load files and, towards the ends of this
process, it reboots again.

Garrett

"GreenieLeBrun" wrote in message
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Try doing a repair install:-

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315341

These sites may also be of some use:-

How to Troubleshoot Registry Corruption Issues
http://support.microsoft.com/? id=822705


How to Recover from a Corrupted Registry that Prevents Windows XP from
Starting
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;307545


How to back up, edit, and restore the registry in Windows XP and
Windows Server 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322756



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Old September 6th 05, 06:32 AM
GreenieLeBrun
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I know this may sound patronising but you have gone into the BIOS, set
the CDROM drive to be the first boot device, rebooted and got the
"press any key to boot from the CD" and then hit enter and heard the CD
drive wind up haven't you?

If all the above is correct then you may have a faulty CD, do you have
access to another CD of the same type? If so then try booting from that
and use the CD key that came with your CD (the keys are not hard coded
to the CDs)

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Old September 6th 05, 10:27 AM
Nuno Costa
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I had the same problem, some days ago, with a notebook and discovered that i
have a faulty memory module. It's better you to check that out.

www.memtest86.com

"tterrag smis" wrote:

Hi,

I installed Windows XP SP2 (Home - OEM -
Full Edition) and a PC and it has been working fine for a few months. We had
family visit over the weekend and now, what happens is that the computer
keeps rebooting during the time the Windows XP is loading. I've tried Safe
mode, Last known Good Config, Normal Mode, Command Prompt, booting from the
CD, etc. And for each way, at some point during the loading of XP, the
computer just reboots.

I'm fairly familiar with how to fix many PC problems, however I can't get to
any point where I can try anything.

Any help?

Thanks
Garrett



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Old September 6th 05, 11:50 PM
tterrag smis
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Hi - I did that - but I haven't tried a different XP CD - I will do that
tonight.

Thanks
Garrett

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I know this may sound patronising but you have gone into the BIOS, set
the CDROM drive to be the first boot device, rebooted and got the
"press any key to boot from the CD" and then hit enter and heard the CD
drive wind up haven't you?

If all the above is correct then you may have a faulty CD, do you have
access to another CD of the same type? If so then try booting from that
and use the CD key that came with your CD (the keys are not hard coded
to the CDs)



 




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