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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan
is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or
to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including
the leads from your"((motherboard to your hard drive))"make sure they have a secure connection and
are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty make sure all leads that
are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections
and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could
be faulty a computer
needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads
will end up with a computer errorhope this helps
Hi, If you are sure that it's not overheating, then it could be the hard drive. A boot up loop is an indication that the boot up sector on the hard drive is corrupt and broken. The hard drive tries to find this boot sector to boot up your computer but it can't. It keeps trying to find it again and again and again and keeps looping. Hank
Sounds like you may have to reload windows, so Yes, your first step is to get it to boot off the CD. When you first turn on your computer you have to go into the BIOS by rapidly hitting the <Delete> key. There is a chance it is another key which would be F1, F2, or Esc. Once in here you should see a "boot menu" where you can change the first boot option to "CD" Exit with Saving. This will then enable the computer to first boot off the CD. One thing you can also try is rapidly hit "F8" and you will get a windows menu before you see the windows screen. Try the "Last know good configuration" option to see if that will get you back into windows. Also you can go to the safe mode and once in there go to Start-->Accessories-->System tools--> system restore. Then pick a date when you know the computer was working fine and hopefully it should boot back up fine. Good luck
First make sure thats what you want to do since xp is no longer made. If you still want to go ahead you have to make sure you have the complete install and directions. You will have to remove vista first. But check the specs if you bought the computer with vista already installed you will not have the right drivers in your computer to go backwards in versions. Good luck. The reason the error comes up is that the install is trying to remove a component that is needed for your computer to operate. If you had xp and updated to vista, depending on how it was installed it would have removed the xp driver when updating.
The different hardware components on the new motherboard require different drivers that what are already loaded on your installation of Windows. My guess is something requires a driver that the base Windows driver install will not cover and as a result errors out and restarts. I too have tried this trick on several occasions, sometimes it work and sometimes it doesn?t; however, the key is similar hardware.
My guess would be IDE controller, video, chipset or perhaps USB 2.0 is causing your problem. What you can do perhaps is boot into Windows safe mode and try to figure out what is causing the problem. In the long run it may save time and aggravation by just reinstalling Windows ??
Let us know how it turns out.