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XP restarts at start up over and over.


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#1 fright187

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 08:23 PM

Hey guys. Having a bit of a problem with XP.

My computer was working fine last night and I woke up and noticed microsoft security essentials said my computer needed a restart. So I went to restart my computer and now after the initial boot up it restarts and continues this cycle. As soon as the Lenovo logo is done loading and then should continue into the user sign in page it just loads into a black screen instead, sits there for about 30 seconds and then restarts. I am not able to go into safe mode or any other screen. When I press F8 it just goes to a black screen again and then restarts. I do not have the XP disk to run chkdsk and have made a recovery disk on a blank cd from the laptop I am typing this on, but I do not know how to make the computer read the disk.

I'm thinking this may be a virus as my computer has been running rather slow lately. Please let me know what I can do to get my computer up and running again. Thanks!

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

In order to boot from a CD the boot order in the BIOS has to be set so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:27 PM

Sorry to be so un-tech savvy lol. How would I go about doing that? Thanks.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 09:54 PM

What is the model of the Lenovo?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:33 PM

3000 J Series I believe. I don't know much else about it, it's my fiance's computer.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:25 AM

To access the BIOS you need to start pressing a specific key when the computer immediately after pressing the power button. In the case of your computer it looks like it is either F1 or F2, the F keys are the ones that go across the top of the keyboard.

I found some instructions which will help you change the boot order.

Boot Order - How to Change the Boot Order in BIOS - BIOS Boot Order

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:49 AM

Changed boot order. Still starts into black screen and just sits there.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:58 AM

You changed the boot order so that the CD-ROM is first, the hdd second?

Which CD do you have in the optical drive?

Is the XP CD for the operating system installed on this computer?

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:25 AM

Here's the new order.

1:IDE CD: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM_GSAH10N-(
2:IDE HDD: WDC WD2500JS-08NCB1-(S1)
3:Diskette Drive A:
4:USB FDC:
5:USB KEY:
6:PCI BEV: MBA v9.0.12 Slot 0340
7:None
8:None

The old order had 1 and 2 at 4 and 5

I downloaded a Reoovery Console ISO and burned it to a blank disk, that is what I have currently in the cdrom. My fiance said XP was already installed when she bought the computer and she never received a copy of the disk when she bought it.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:31 AM

If you can't boot from the CD that you made then lets try something else.

Please try the following:

Download NTBR_CD.exe and create a bootable CD.

* Save the file to your Desktop and double-click it. This will create a folder named NTBR_CD.
* Open the folder and locate BurnItCD. Launch it by double-clicking it.
* When BurnCDCC opens, click Start - the CD tray will open.
* Insert blank CD and click OK.
* The tray will close, burn the image then eject the disk.


Run chkdsk.

* Boot the affected computer with the new CD.
(You may need to change the boot order in the BIOS so that the CD-ROM is the first device in the boot order.)
* Once presented with the boot screen please hit <ENTER> to boot from CD.
* After a warning screen there is a keyboard language options screen - press <ENTER> to leave it at EN-US.
You should now be at the Tool options screen.
* Type 5 and press <ENTER> to go to a command prompt.
At the command prompt type the following bolded command then press <ENTER>

tools\ntfs4dos\chkdsk

You will be prompted (in German) to press Enter.
* Press <ENTER> to start the check disk utility.
Check Disk will check all attached drives and attempt to correct any errors.
Please make a note of any errors found or corrections made.
* When it completes type "menu" and press <ENTER> to return to the tools menu.
* Type 6 and press <ENTER> to quit, then Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.


Allow the computer to attempt booting normally and let me know the outcome.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:38 AM

The blank cds are in my bedroom next to my sleeping fiance who has to wake up in 4 hours lol. I'll try those steps tomorrow and let you know what happens. I really appreciate the fast responses and immediate help. I'll edit this post tomorrow once I'm done.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:48 AM

I will be here.

Please don't edit the post, if you make another post I will receive a notification of it, I won't if you edit the post.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:45 PM

After hitting enter after typing in the chkdsk command, it says

1) C:\WINDOWS\system32\AUTOCHK.EXE
575kb mON jAN 31 10:47:35 2011
2) D:\MININT\system32\AUTOCHK.EXE
575kb Fri Jul 14 00"00:00 2006

Druken Sie Die Taste 1 .. 2 um die Version von AUTOCHK.EXE zu wahlen:

It has been sitting like this for about 10 minutes or so. Do I need to do anything? It will not allow me to type menu, so I figured it was still doing something.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:49 PM

I would need a translation for Druken Sie Die Taste 1 .. 2 um die Version von AUTOCHK.EXE zu wahlen:, but I know form experience that you need to restart your computer for the scan to run. This may take some time, please don't interrupt the scan as this can cause more problems.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:57 PM

I went ahead and typed in 1 and then it changed to a blue screen and looks as if the scan is now running. It's at 26% right now stage 2 of 3.

What exactly does chkdsk do?




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