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Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:52 AM
An error after the splash screen usually indicates either a registry problem or a problem with a driver that doesn't load at startup. But it can also be a corruption with Windows itself. Can you get to the Safe Mode menu screen? If so, there should be an option to disable automatic reboot (which'll allow you to see the BSOD).
Otherwise you'll have to access the hard drive with another system in order to retrieve the BSOD data and perform an analysis on it.
What happens when you boot from the installation CD? At the first screen there's supposed to be an option to press "R" to access the Recovery Console.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:56 AM
When in a loop where I cannot enter BIOS or boot does not complete...I always try removing or replacing the CMOS battery (or shorting the CMOS motherboard jumper) to try to get to something (Safe Mode, BIOS, etc.) where I can actually begin try to overcome the problem.
If those fail, life gets tough in my world .
Running chkdsk /r on it (boot drive/partition) from a second system certainly cannot hurt.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:30 AM
Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:22 AM
You'll need a copy of the Windows XP installation CD to install the Recovery Console.
Also, you can download a version of it here: http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso
You'll need to burn it to a CD with an ISO burner. If you're not familiar with this operation, please post back for further instructions on this.
Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:49 AM
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