Posted 20 March 2005 - 10:40 AM
It is a while since I visited this forum. My brother has brought his PC in to me to sort out again. Last year it was spyware problems, now it is a boot problem. I hope someone can help.
It is a generic P4 with XP Home fully updated to SP2 and beyond.
During the boot up sequence, just after the black screen "Windows XP" with blue activity bar, there is a very short flash of complete blue screen and the PC reboots. There might be a meaningful or otherwise message on this screen if I could freeze it at this point. The other boot options, Safe mode, Restore etc give the same result, it just reboots after the Windows XP screen.
I removed the C drive and put it in my own PC as a secondary drive, scanned it for viruses but found none. I also ran scan disk on it. I then put it back in its own PC but the problem persists.
I did a bit of research and I have managed to get in to the recovery console by booting from the CD. There is a very promising looking command there "Fixboot" but I have not risked it yet until I get the opinion of an expert. Any suggestions would be appreciated.