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Reboot, Reboot, Reboot...no End In Sight


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#1 batescbabe

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:48 AM

Hello----

I have Windows xp os. I have SpywareBlaster, SpyBot S&D, HJT and Kaspersky Pro. My problems all started when my Kaspersky files became corrupted (???). I was unable to download the newest updates automatically and have been spirialing out of control since. I have 4 separate users on this machine. I can get into Safe Mode and look around, did a compete scan with all my spyware and kaspersky stuff. Nothing major...still wont stay booted up. Is there anything I can do? I am obviously using another computer (at work) to try and resolve.

When it trys to boot it looks like it's looking for the disk (I get the hourglass and disc symbol). When I go to the "blue" screen (by F5) I selected "Hard Drive". That seemed to work and I got into each users profile albeit ever so slowly. I managed to get the latest updates in Kaspersky. As soon as I tried to turn off......reboot loop.

My next step this evening is to run the virus scan in safe mode. Any other suggestions?

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 10:58 AM

Hi there,

Here are the things I would try:

1. "Disabling the “restart on system failure” feature may permit the exact cause to be isolated: Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under “Startup & Recovery,” click Settings. Under “System Failure,” uncheck the box in front of “Automatically restart.” "

2. Disabling your audio drivers. Could cause problems during system shutdown if Windows exit audio file or audio driver is corrupt.

3. If this continues to be a problem, see if shutting down while is safe mode causes the same symptom. If you are able to shutdown properly while in Safe Mode, rung MSCONFIG (from Run Command) and disable all startup items to see if this resolves. If it does, manually re-enable one startup item at a time until you determine which item maybe causing the isse.

4. You can read more about your problem here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...el_02may13.mspx

Hope this helps! Good luck.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 11:48 AM

I would try booting from windows xp disk, bypassing the repair console and selecting repair instead of install at the next screen. It sounds like you have something corrupted in xp.

using the repair options will preserve your user files and program installations.

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 06:04 PM

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:44 PM

When it trys to boot it looks like it's looking for the disk (I get the hourglass and disc symbol).

Is there a disk, in one of the drives?
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Posted 28 October 2005 - 07:15 AM

I would try booting from windows xp disk, bypassing the repair console and selecting repair instead of install at the next screen. It sounds like you have something corrupted in xp.

using the repair options will preserve your user files and program installations.


That would work only for using Recovery Console commands...and I don't think any of those commands would help alleviate this situation. Running chkdsk /r might be useful.

If you intended to suggest a repair install...the proper procedure for such can be seen at: TweakXP.com - How To Do a Repair Install of XP - http://www.tweakxp.com/article36955.aspx.

Louis




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