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Clarifying problem Went to turn the computer on one day (no problems prior to that) and it would continuously reboot t. Decided to boot from Windows XP CD, I reformatted the HD and reinstalled windows. Did check disk and everything was working great. So I started doing the windows updates. After I go them almost done (there were about 100 of them) it rebooted and keeps rebooting. Just like when I started!

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  • Cyndi Jensen Jan 12, 2009

    yes, a real purchased copy! No upgrades at all

  • Cyndi Jensen Jan 12, 2009

    I have tried safe mode, safe mode with networking, last know configuration (basically all of them) and it just keeps rebooting

  • Cyndi Jensen Jan 12, 2009

    I did repair the drive. When I first turned it on and it was rebooting constantly I formatted the drive and reinstalled windows XP from the CD, then it was super slow so I clicked on drive C from within windows and did check disk and told it to repair. Windows said it was repairing some things, then everything was great until I was almost done installing ALL the updates and then it started rebooting itself again. Is repairing the drive from the CD at start-up better/different than doing it inside of windows?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    you could always do a restore... which is pointless advice when you can't even get in... repair seems the only option at the moment

    on your next ... tell me about the computer as well

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    insert the xp cd... reboot to it.... keep going until you get to the point at which it shows your hard drive.... you should see a selection for repair. repair it... do not mistake this for recovery console.



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    reboot the computer tapping the f8 key... select last known good configuration... if that doesn't work.... safe mode... let me know how that goes



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is that a genuine copy of xp ??

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