can i stop a repair installation of XP

By stash30nh ·
I have a system that had a problem with a repair install of XP.
Is it possible to roll back the repair install?

And if not, the problem it is having is that it is rebooting with 15 minutes left in the setup, when its registering components. It then starts all over at 39 minutes and works back down to the 15 minute mark and reboots again.

Anyway to roll it back or fix the rebooting issue. I have gone into the recovery console and run a chkdsk /r, which fixed some issues on the HDD. But the weird reboot continues.

Thanks in advance.

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Check your RAM....

by ---TK--- In reply to can i stop a repair insta ...

If your ram is bad this issue would occur. I would: Power down, remove the cord from the wall, hold down the power button for 5 sec., remove the side panel, remove one stick of RAM, place the cover back on... power up, and try again... if it still reboots, take the steps above again, replace the first stick with the second one that you removed.... and try again.

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thanks, but it didn't help

by stash30nh In reply to Check your RAM....

The reboot isn't a spontaneous reboot. Its sort of an organized reboot. The xp setup screen just disappears and leave a blue screen (not a BSOD blue, but more of a windows shutting down normally blue). And there's no error message or anything out of the ordinary, other than the fact that it starts back up right where it started before.

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by Snuffy09 In reply to Check your RAM....

what does holding down the power button do? is that supposed to remove any leftover power still within the motherboard?

I never did that step before, just grounded myself first.

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nevermind - i rebuilt the machine

by stash30nh In reply to can i stop a repair insta ...

I put a new harddrive in it and transferred the data from the old HDD to the new one using a USB HDD adapter.

Thanks for all the help though.

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