First off, I am sure this is a hardware issue and NOT a Vista problem. I should have posted this somewhere else but here goes.
I have a Vista machine that had viruses on it and some problems because of that. I decided to reinstall windows vista from the factory restore option. That did not work until I used the recovery discs. Everything seemed to go smoothly and it installed. BUT! when it goes to load vista, it just cycles at the loading windows screen, then goes right back to starting again as if you just turned on your computer. It would just cycle forever if I let it.
The first thing I thought was... bad hard drive. Not correct. I used a known working XP HD and the SAME thing happens.
I then thought, maybe a possible power supply issue. Swapped with a known good power supply... no luck.
Any ideas anyone?
Edited by x74x, 24 December 2013 - 04:12 PM.