Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


HP Laptop stuck in infinite loop during boot-up

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 someguy121


  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:05:08 PM

Posted 11 March 2009 - 01:05 PM

Hey guys

i've got a HP laptop running on XP (just got it) and im having issues with starting it up. ive done some research on google and apparently the problem is related to the bios boot sequence (f2 from the first screen) . i cant get to the welcome screen and it just loops over and over.....

So what is that standard BIOS boot sequence? does anyone know?


sorry if this has been discussed before

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Budapest


    Bleepin' Cynic

  • Moderator
  • 23,579 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:07:08 AM

Posted 11 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

Generally the boot sequence would be CD/DVD drive first and then the hard drive. But this infinite loop problem is most likely caused by a virus. Try this:

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

—George Bernard Shaw

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users