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Xp Reboots And Reboots


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#1 orekakoii

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 03:33 PM

Today I was using the disk clean up on my PC when in the middle of it (i know stupid move) I restarted my PC. I am running XP. My comp now reboots and reboots. It will get to the XP screen and a quick flash of the BSOD and it reboots continuously. It sucks! I have tried to repair windows, some stuff on recovery and nothing works. I was told that it might be the Hard Drive. Any suggestions?

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#2 boopme

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 04:56 PM

Hello and welcome to bleepingcomputer,orekakoii
let's try to stop the loop and see if we can get an error message

I suggest you first try to boot in Safe mode . . How to boot in Safe Mode

At the desktop click >Start
Right click on My Computer
Left click Properties
Click the Advanced tab
Click the Settings button (3rd down) under the heading: Startup and Recovery
Click to REMOVE the checkmark in the box to the left of: Automatically restart (under system failure)
then click the OK button,
and click the Apply and OK buttons at the bottom of the remaining window.
Hopefully instead of the rebooting loop, you WILL get a blue screen,
with details of what the error actually is.
If you cannot find a fix for the error detailed on the blue screen, post the information here,
and someone will likely have a fix or a link with information.
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Posted 04 July 2006 - 11:11 PM

This same sort of thing has happened to me before. I've accounted it as a virus, although I may have restarted it during a checkdisk and just not remembered. When it happens, I'll usually just reformat since I backup all of my stuff often.

So what I'm trying to get at is boopme's answer will probably solve your problem, but if that doesn't work I'd resort to reformatting.

I remember the error so well because I've had to deal with it at least once on each of my computers. The blue screen, I remember, reads like 'Memory dump failure' or something like that followed my a series of 0's and x's.

Thanks, boopme. I'll try it next time it happens (and I'm sure it will.)

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