Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
System keeps cycling back to the same screen.....
safe mode, last known configuration, start windows normally
it has done this before and a friend has fixed it, but he has moved and now I am stuck. We have partitioned the HD so that the OS is seperate from all the other stuff, because of this reacurring problem, but what to do now? One time I just let it run all night over and over and when I checked in the morning it was fine......I tried that this time..........some 24hrs later it was still cycling ???? ANY HELP PLEASE !!!!
Download and create a UBCD and boot that, then perform a hard drive scan. Note that UBCD is a great tool but sould be used with care. DO NOT REINSTALL WINDOWS WITHOUT BACKING UP (IF YOU CAN) YOUR WPA FILES - USE A BOOT USB STICK.
Your problem sound like a corrupt hard drive caused by Microshafts Windoze WPA - it 'corrupts' the hard drive so it renders it unusable (literally wears a hole in it! - it usually occurs after upgrading to SP3.) All had legal product keys as well. Also all units were attached ti the Internet (but were bulletproofed) with Windows Update activated.
Have had six of these beauties - all legal/legit - happen just after SP3 in the same hard drive area (under WPAxxx.dll) and expect a lot more. Different drives/all Dell/different legal keys, now all keys (sold OEM) counterfeit and Microshaft doing diddly squat.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Have you tried interrupting the restart be selecting start with last known good cofiguration and pressing enter? I'd try that to begin with.
As it boots up, steadily tap on the F8 key, and when you reach the startup menu screen, choose that option and start.
Please have a look at this article and see if it applies to your situation. (If your system reaches the logon screen and then restarts the article does not apply.)
If you have Windows SteadyState installed, see here.
Here are a series of links to MS knowledge base article that will help you to diagnose and correct this problem...
Finally, this could be an indication of a malware infection. Do you have active and up to date antivirus program running on your system? Are you current with windows updates? If you get this up and running, I recommend you download and install Malwarebytes AntiMalware on your computer and run a scan to determine if you may have been infected.
Please report back and let us know how this works out...
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Posted on Apr 21, 2009
I would go into the BIOS as yopur machine starts up and set the machine to boot from your CD-ROM (make a note of the original setting). Insert your re-installation/repair CD and shut-down the computer. Restart and watch so you can "Press any key to boot from the CD." Follow the prompts and choose to "REPAIR" Windows. You should not need to perform a full installation. *Remember: Set the boot selection in your BIOS back to the original setting by following the first step.
Posted on Apr 21, 2009
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