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Constant restarts in Windows XP with SP1

By putergurl ·
I have installed SP1 into a Windows XP Professional computer. The Service Pack installation went smoothly, but upon the first reboot, the system began to continually reboot on its own. It appears to actually reboot as it is trying to load Windows Messenger, but I can't be sure that is the problem. I have seen this as an issue during installation of SP1 to Windows XP in some newsgroups, but i could find nothing in Microsofts support site. Does anyone know a cure for it?

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by dave.osborne In reply to Constant restarts in Wind ...

Go to control panel -> system ... click the advanced tab and choose startup and recovery. Uncheck the "automatic reboot on errors" box. This won't fix your problem, but it will allow you to get a detailed error message. On a side note, I've heardabout a lot of problems from XP with SP1 installed. I would recommend uninstalling SP1 and just apply the other patches as they are released by Microsoft.

Hope this helps.

-Dave

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by putergurl In reply to Constant restarts in Wind ...

Thank you for your rapid response. I did check for the "automatic reboot on errors" option prior to posting, I should have mentioned that in my post. I still get no real error messages, just constant reboots. The security flaws can be fixed with thepatches, but XP also has problems with DHCP handling and USB devices in networks, two areas I need it to work with correctly. Unfortunately, these are only addressed in SP1. You might be surprised at the number of issues that only SP1 addresses.

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by putergurl In reply to Constant restarts in Wind ...

I have since found that an UPS I had this system connected to may have been causing these problems. Thanks for everyones attention to this problem, hope my solution helps someone.

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