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Stuck on Windows XP Logo Boot Screen
Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:56 AM
I turn it back on, to find that I'm now stuck in the loop. I've tried 6 System Restore Points that took about 1 hour each, chkdsk /f /v, HDD Regenerator, unplugging peripherals , uninstalling my Graphics Driver, Network Card Drivers and NICs, used the Repair option from my Windows XP disc, used SpinRite Level 4 and a few more I can't remember, none of them worked.
I also have UBCD4Win and Hiren's Boot Disk.
Ever since I've done the Repair, I can't get into Safe Mode any more, saying that "Windows XP Setup can't be started under Safe Mode. The Setup will now restart." After I click OK, the computer restarts, so a bit of a problem there...
Would appreciate any help. Post your thoughts, whatever. A little contribution could go a long way...
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 08:05 AM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:18 AM
If it's hardware or malware-related, a repair install won't be effective.
I suggest running a diagnostic (long/extended) on the hard drive.
That error message you quoted...seems to appear after users think that XP can be installed/run from safe mode. It cannot, it must be run from the CD.
System manufacturer and model?
Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:10 PM
Anyway, here is my rig:
Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 920 CPU @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs) Memory: 3070MB RAM Hard Drive: 750 GB Total Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Monitor: CHIMEI CMV 938D Monitor Sound Card: Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Speakers/Headphones: Logitech R-20 Speakers | Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset Keyboard: QPC PerfiTouch KC-300 Multimedia Keyboard (Model QPCK2032) Mouse: Logitech G9 Laser Mouse Mouse Surface: Razer eXactMat (Control side) Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3 Motherboard: GIGABYTE Motherboard (Model GA-8VM800PMD-775-RH) Computer Case: Coolermaster Elite 330/331
Copied from my Xfire Profile. It's up-to-date, but because of Repair not working and reverting it back to SP2, it's now SP2.
As I said before, I did a SpinRite Level 4 check on my computer. Does that counts as a diagnostic? It took pretty long, 9 hour check.
Well it's one good virus if it got through Outpost Firewall, NOD32 Antivirus, SUPERAntiSpyware and WinPatrol Plus 2009. In that case, what is the wisest course of action to do? Scan my system for a virus?
EDIT: Also, can you come on BC's IRC? I prefer to solve my problems real-time, not in a post. No pressure, but I just really prefer it.
Edited by Seacow, 14 September 2009 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 05:55 PM
Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/
Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:16 PM
EDIT: I know the long test is gonna try and find bad sectors, but I already did that with a SpinRite level 4 check...doesn't that count as a long diagnostic check?
Edited by Seacow, 14 September 2009 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:40 PM
Ever since I've done the Repair, I can't get into Safe Mode any more, saying that "Windows XP Setup can't be started under Safe Mode. The Setup will now restart." After I click OK, the computer restarts, so a bit of a problem there..
Google ... safe mode xp install setup reboot loop
Check out your boot.ini file and see if that is the problem. For example, have a look at ...
Google is my friend. Make Google your friend too.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 06:56 PM
Edited by Seacow, 14 September 2009 - 06:59 PM.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:20 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 09:26 PM
P.S. Is posting like this allowed mods? Or do I just edit them and add information to the 1 post instead?
Edited by Seacow, 14 September 2009 - 10:31 PM.
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