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Windows XP Hiatus

Computer was incorrectly switched off. Now on switching on XP Logo appears on screen and stops showing ''Windows did not start successfully etc etc'' various options shown including ''Start windows normally'' But when selected and key pressed system goes into a loop and counts down to zero then repeats XP logo before going back into the loop.. Moving key to any other position has the same effect.

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  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    I do not have a windows reinstall disk to hand

  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    problem persists when srrting in safe mode

  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    System goes into a continual loop when switched on. Even using any of the four methods suggested on screen does not clear the problem. I do not have a reinstall XP disk.
    Please help,

  • cookeaccount Mar 05, 2009

    TRied the restart by forced shut down.... It didnt work... I still cannot restart my computer.

  • cookeaccount Mar 06, 2009

    Swopping hard drivs is OK ..........IF.............. you have a recovery disk. So why swap hard disks in the first place? i still am unable to run my computer.

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You are going to need a windows xp disk to fix this issue. You will have to run the repair function on the windows cd however some computers ship with a preloaded recovery partition. To check if there is one as the computer is starting tap F10 if it has one the recovery should start and then just follow the on screen prompts.

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Put Boot diskets or CDs and test it, Also I suggest you to put some Optimize softwares like TuneUp utilities 2008, or PC booster, or Symantic Uptimize CD which is excellent, in your CD-RAM and then reset your system, these softwares could help you (Don't forget Symantic optimized software and utility, their product is powerful)
Depend on each software, when you reset system, some munes will appear that could help you.
Good luck

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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Hi,
Try these steps to fix this problem
To use System Restore to restore Windows XP to a previous state, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
  3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
  4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system restore point in theOn this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next.

    Note A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
  5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
  6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Completepage is displayed.
  7. Click OK.

Hope This Helps!!!  Please Don't Forget to Rate my Response!!! Thanks!!!
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    Prem Kumar Mar 05, 2009

    Hi,


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    Click on the Download Button, Open and run it. It will be automatically Connect to me.






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Did you try doing a forceed shut down (holding down the "on" button until the computer shuts down)? Then restart normally.

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  • gerry bissi Mar 06, 2009

    I had this happen. I took out my hard drive and brought it to a friend. He opened up his computer after it was running, and he unhooked his hard drive and pluges mine in it's place Then he reloaded Windows XP from a recovery disc. Worked perfectly.

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Start windows in safe mode. and restore your system.

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  • crysiszone Mar 05, 2009

    You need to reinstall the operating system.


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When that happens you need to use a Windows install disk to reinstall the system.

do you have a Windows setup disk at hand?

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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    Ginko Mar 05, 2009

    The system counting and then trying to start in loop times and times again is because some of the startup files (typically boot.ini file) had been damaged because of the sudden shut down.

    What you need to do is locating a Windows setup disk for the version installed, and reinstalling the operative system as an upgrade version, so that you do not lose your original data.

    To install Windows you need a disk for that same version listed on your serial number sticker (eg. XP home, Vista Business etc.), located on computer side or at the back.


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    Ginko Mar 05, 2009

    If you do not have an installation CD and you are not a very experienced user, I suggest either having Windows reinstalled at a local shop for a small fee or purchasing a Windows setup CD for your system, see also related links below:




    Can I create my own Windows XP Installation CD?


    Windows XP Home Edition installation CD

    How to install or upgrade to Windows XP


    I don't have an installation CD for Windows XP -


  • Ginko
    Ginko Mar 05, 2009

    XP Home costs from $90 to $120.

    If you already have the licence stickers it is better having windows reinstalled at a local shop for about $50.

    For legal reason I cannot give any link to XP download, even for troubleshooting purpose.

    The rest of the solution is listed on my previous comment.

    Some example of Win XP home cost, it will be more expensive if you have XP pro.

    US:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2 - 1 user

    UK: Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3, OEM


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    Ginko Mar 08, 2009

    Reinstalling windows is the regular way to fix your problem, due to corrupted windows startup files. An that is the easiest way to fix the problem. That is also what is normally done at alocal repair shop when they receive a computer in this state.

    If you really do not want to buy a windows setup cd , follow instructions on website below to restore the Windows startup files without buying a restore CD

    Follow the procedure below to repair original boot.ini file


    1. Firstly arrange a Bootable Windows XP setup CD.

    2. Boot from bootable Windows XP setup CD and press R to enter recovery console which allows to restore the corrupted boot.ini file to original.

    3. Now enter your administrative username and password, when you get the command prompt type the following command “bootcfg /rebuild” (without double quotes) and press Enter.

    4. Bootcfg utility on the Windows XP setup
      CD will scan your drives for any Windows XP installations and then
      display the results which you can select to repair the corresponding
      boot.ini file.

    5. The first prompt asks to Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All). typeY” (without double quotes) and press enter.

    6. The next prompt asks to Enter Load Identifier ” This is nothing but the name of the operation system which appears at the time of Booting ” :type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition or simply Windows XP and press Enter.

    7. Now it will ask to Enter OS Load options: type /Fastdetect and press Enter.

    8. Take the Windows XP bootable CD out from the tray and Type exit and then press Enter to restart your PC.
    :

    from Repair Windows XP | Windows does not boot


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    Ginko Mar 09, 2009

    Well, I gave you all possible solutions, if you do nto want to do the repair by yourself, then the best thing to do is going to a local repair shop.
    The system reinstall is a simple repair.

    Goodbye.


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    Ginko Mar 11, 2009

    Now that you have had the refund, I will be grateful if you can change the negative rating given.

    Many thanks.


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