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XP Keeps Rebooting at Startup

"XP keeps rebooting" Bluescreen doesn't give any error information. I had no problems until I decided to just do a reboot and wham!!! The p/c just keeps rebooting...rebooting...etc...etc.. I've tried to do a repair, but when the repair gets to the point of rebooting...guess what? rebooting ...rebooting...rebooting. I'm of the opinion there's a virus or something to blame.

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Hi,
Most likely it is your hard drive. There is a boot sector on the hard drive and when xp starts it looks for that boot sector. If that boot sector is damaged xp can't find it so xp reboots again...and again...and... Try a different hard drive and see what happens.

Hank

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