PC is now stuck in the reboot loop - I "disabled auto-restart on system failure" and got BSOD with following error:
" *** STOP: 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0XB7BD5980, 0XB84C3528, 0XB84C3224)
*** SNAPMAN.SYS - Address B7BD5980 base at B7BBD000, DateStamp 45265dbe "
Pulled drive from PC, attached to laptop and ran MAM scan which found nothing. I'm not running McAfee either, so it's not that particular problem.
After several hours of Google searching I tried a repair install (files & settings on hdd are needed), installation deleted the std set of files and reinstalled new ones, saved the settings and rebooted to continue installation, BUT on restart XP returns to reboot loop!
Getting a little frantic now, I work freelance and need the PC up and running as soon as poss. I have a spare hdd but I don't really want to have to go through the pain and time of a clean install.
Before anyone suggests it, PC is backed up regularly with Acronis True Image 9, but when trying a Restore via Acronis Ulitmate BootCD I get "Archive is corrupt" error!!!!
PC is a Dell Dimension E521 running XP Pro (SP3) with a 400gb sata hdd
Any help will be welcome....
Edited by Pandy, 28 April 2010 - 08:09 AM.
MOved from Windows Xo to a more appropriate forum ~Pandy