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"Setup is being restarted" Message Loop


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#1 kungfud2

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:18 AM

I just performed a repair install on my XP Home Edition and while rebooting I get the following message:

Setup is being restarted............
Please wait while windows prepares to start.......................


I let the computer do its thing, then it reboots and I get the same message over and over again. I have a torrent copy of XP Home but it did te install perfectly fine up to that point. here's a little background info that might be helpful to know:

My memory was low at the time of installation at around 250 MB. After the first few times of getting this message loop I logged into my XP Pro dual boot and saw the C Drive down to 50 MB, so I cleared 2 GB of space which should now be more than enough. Is it possible that all of the installation files may not have been copied over due to lack of disk space?

Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 kungfud2

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 09:57 AM

It actually just hit me... wouldn't I be able to just "install in place" Windows Vista instead of wracking my brain over XP Home?

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:26 AM

:thumbsup:

Why would you have XP Home and XP Pro in a Dual Boot, then add Vista into the Mix?

This does not Compute?

:flowers: :trumpet:

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:06 AM

A torrent copy is an illegal copy.

Microsoft does not dispense legal copies of XP (or any other O/S) via torrents.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 11:17 AM

:thumbsup:

Why would you have XP Home and XP Pro in a Dual Boot, then add Vista into the Mix?

This does not Compute?

:flowers: :trumpet:



XP Home crashed, so I borrowed a copy of XP Pro from a friend in order to have a semi-functional computer. Pro installed on a separate partition thereby creating the dual boot. Pro works fine, but is limited in its capabilities even though there's a COA. I'm trying to get the XP Home partition back up and running with a different official copy of XP Home but am wondering should I just be done with XP altogether and go Vista?




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