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Won't load windows xp

On boot up the computer goes to boot options in windows. It will go into safe mode but doesn't show any problems, each time I try a restart it goes back to the boot options in windows and just loops forever.
Have disconnected all devices internal and external except HDD without resolve HDD is a Maxtor diamondmax 80Gb (fairly new). Change BIOS Ver 1.30 to defaults and back to correct settings no results. Assistance would be appreciated, Thanks

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  • fubard Jan 18, 2008

    Thanx for the advice but it turned out to be a dodgy eide cable, second time its been replaced!!!

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If this is a recent problem the first thing you might try is a System Restore.

Start->Programs->Accessories->System Tools->System Restore

If System Restore was enabled on your system then you can restore to a date before the problems began. This will not remove any files or programs you may have installed since that date, it will simply recover important system files that may be corrupt. You can run this from Safe Mode which is what you'll need to do.

If that does not help you, you may need to perform a clean boot and sequentially start adding back startup items and services until you find which one is causing the problem. Here's a great link that will walk you through this process step-by-step.

http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci968108,00.html

If you find any of this helpful I hope you'll give this solution a positive rating. I don't get paid for this. I know it's a strange hobby, but I like helping if I can. Sadly, lots of people never rate the solutions or make comments so future users can see what works and what does not.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

  • ohiotom Jan 18, 2008

    Glad to hear you got it working. In all the times I've helped people with this kind of problem it never occured to me that it would be better to disconnect the IDE or SATA cables from the motherboard rather than the device itself. I can imagine a bad cable would cause a problem even if it were not plugged into the drive. I'm glad you explained what you found because I'm sure it will help me in the future.

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