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PC continually re-bootsWindows XP Home


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#1 Bugsley

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 01:28 PM

Hello,
After Windows Update, forced me to reboot, my PC, it is now in a 'reboot loop.'
I tried SAFE MODE, LAST KNOWN GOOD, etc. Reboots after each attempt.
I was able to run chkdsk /r last night after a couple of hours it completed.
After exiting, it started rebooting again, that's when I caught a glimpse of the BSOD.

I then disabled the Automatic Restart on System Failure, and the BSOD reappeared after restarting.
Here is what it displayed:

STOP:0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0x86F25BE7,0xF78A6534, 0xF78A6230)

No additional information, before or after this line.
I tried restarting a few more times selecting SAFE MODE, LAST KNOWN GOOD, etc. it still begins to reboot.
My computer came without an XP cd, the setup files are located on a partition of the HD.
at one time some years ago I did a full restore/recovery I was unable to save anything before doing so.
I have files I would like to recover/save before taking this step again, if it is necessary.
I have access to another computer for making recovery discs, etc.
Thank You, Bugsley
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 05:21 PM

Download BlueScreenView:
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:44 PM

I cannot get into windows at all, the PC reboots every time. Is there a way to run this from the command prompt?
I am able to start the computer in the HD e:\ Partition
I have a choice between E:\MiniNT & E:\I386
From E: I can also access c:\ I am able to see files and folders there however I only seem to have access to the DOS commands from there.
That is how I was able to run CHKDSK /R.
I can also access the CD/DVD Drive

Thanks
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:44 AM

Okay. Let's try a repair installation. Boot to the XP CD and choose the SECOND repair option, allowing XP to install on top of itself. After completion you'll need to go to Windows Update and download & install all updates (except for hardware & driver related updates, which should never be downloaded from Windows Update - only from the OEM websites). Here is a clear tutorial on how to perform a repair install: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/138-how-to-repair-windows-xp/

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:04 AM

When I purchased the PC HP did not include a 'XP CD' All of the install files are located on the e:i386 partition.
I have, in the past, performed a full recovery from that partition.
I also have the set of DVD's I was prompted to create "System Recovery Disk 1" & "System Recovery Disk 2".
I have tried to run the WINNT.EXE from the command prompt "The command is not recognized".
The computer has a floppy drive available if that helps.
Setupp.ini Pid=52277OEM, not sure if you need that.
I was able to run, Puppy Linux, from the CD/DVD drive and, all of the files on the HD appear to be accessible.

Thanks,
--Bugsley

Edited by Bugsley, 18 June 2011 - 08:40 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:11 AM

No further help needed. After 10 days and no more replies.
Using a external USB drive & Puppy Linux I backed up all the files.
Last night I did a full system recovery, & updated XP to SP3.
Ahh a fresh install....
I guess this problem wasn't all that important.
Thanks for all of your, attempted assistance.
--Bugsley

Edited by Bugsley, 29 June 2011 - 10:16 AM.

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