Windows XP Home Edition Re-Booting

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Adrian Dady, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. Adrian Dady

    Adrian Dady Guest

    I have a PC with Windows XP Home Edition installed.

    My problem is that I am unable to load Windows, the system goes through the
    usual BIOS boot-up sequence, memory and HD check etc, then it loads the
    Windows Advanced Options boot menu. No matter which option is chosen (Safe
    Mode, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Last Know Good Configuration etc), the
    Windows logo appears for about 3 - 5 seconds then reboots.

    1) What is the cause of this?

    2) Is there a way that this can be rectified without having to format the C:
    drive and re-installing the OS etc.


    Adrian Dady, Sep 24, 2003
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  2. Try this. If you have a WinXP install disc boot from the disc. Hit 'r' to
    go to the recovery console. Hit 'enter' when prompted then to repair
    C:\Windows, and 'enter' again if it wants a password. At the prompt type
    'fixboot' and hit 'enter' type 'fixmbr' and enter then exit the repair
    console reboot after removing the CD and see what happens.
    reginald perrin, Sep 25, 2003
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  3. Adrian Dady

    LAPTOP Guest

    This should work on Pro as well. Shouldn't it?

    I have made the 6 disk setup for XP
    LAPTOP, Sep 25, 2003
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