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Computer In Serious Trouble

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#1 SLR


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:13 PM

I have xp prefessional P4 2.8Gz 512 mb ram.

I just reinstalled windows, which I have done many times before. But this time after reinstalling windows the computer is not running properly. The computer restarts itself when windows is loading while boot up. I suspect the problem is being caused by one of those tune up utility programs ( I think it was Pc Tools) which I used to change up the boot up screen. And from then on I have been having this problem of computer restarting. So I reinstalled windows again and again but this problem is persisting. After 10 or 15 restarts windows loads up. But then after I restart again, it is back to the problem of restarts while booting up. Sometime I get the message " cant find or corrupt WINDOWS/SYSTEM32/CONFIG/SYSTEM , you can attempt to repair using the original xp cd by pressing r at startup" which I tried.

Another problem might be this time I used the full NTFS format of the drive, I usually use the ntfs (quick ) option .
But I am convinced that it is the changing of the boot screen that caused my problem, because when the windows loads up for the first time after reinstalling windows there is a message like " some registry thing was causing a problem but was recovered"

So some help please

Edited by SLR, 20 March 2008 - 10:51 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:02 AM

If you have reinstalled the OS several time without any luck I would suspect that you have a problem with the hdd. Try downloading the manufacturer's diagnostic tool and run it to see what condition you hdd is in.

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#3 lowtek_otc


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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:12 PM

If you have done a full reformat and re-install of Windows, then the application that you use to change the boot screen should not be installed anymore and should not be giving you any more problems since it was wiped out during the format.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

I took out the hard disk of the computer and connected it to my old computer and installed windows on the hard disk there and every thing installed fine, there was no error copying some file messsage that I was getting on when I was reinstalling windows on my regular computer. So it might be down to the dvd rom of my regular computer not working properly. But when I take my
cd rom of my old computer and connect it to my regular computer then it does not boot.
What is it thats causing the problem. The only new thing I installed was that PC tools program. No other new hardware or software.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:48 PM

Did you set the BIOS to detect the new hardware? Some need to be reset/redetected manually (like the one on this system).


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