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#1 KristiEvans

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:34 PM

Have a pc I'm working on, home built system running xp pro sp2. Someone, when working on it changed, in msconfig, the startup to diagnostic startup to startup in safemode. Now it is stuck in an endless reboot cycle, you get the safe/normal/last known good screen, none of them work, all just boot over and over again.

Any suggestions?

Only thing weird I found in the BIOS is that it was set to have CDRom as 1st boot device, tried changing that, no luck.

TIA.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:21 PM

Have you installed any new driers and\or hardware? Have you plugged in a USB memory stick?
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#3 Erik the Expert

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 02:39 AM

@ this point i might throw in my windows cd and choose the 2nd option for repair NOT THE FIRST and it will reinstall windows without hurting anything. Only take about 25 min or so and fixes many endless reboot problems. This is if no other hardware changes have been made recently as noted above.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 08:43 AM

Nothing changed other than the msconfig.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 10:01 AM

Several suggestions.

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7586_102-0.htm...ssageID=2388396

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:59 PM

If you know for sure that the only thing was changed was a setting in msconfig, boot into safemode and change it back
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