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Reboot Loop

By Dustin Weidner ·
I've had a couple computers on my network have the same problem. They're encountering and critical error and then rebooting. It happens shortly again after the reboot. There is a bunch of folders on the root directory of the hard drive that look like windows updates. Also, there is no Documents and Settings folder either. Any ideas?

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What is the critical error?

by Bizzo In reply to Reboot Loop

It may help to determine what the critical error is, you'll need to stop it rebooting on the error. Go into the bios and disable "reboot on error" (or similar) so it will stop on the BSOD.

Once you have the STOP error code, you should be able to determine what the problem is.

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Error Code

by Dustin Weidner In reply to What is the critical erro ...

The error code is 0x000000F4. The Operating System isn't set up on a slave drive.

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Maybe this...

by Brenton Keegan In reply to Error Code

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;330100

" * For Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment (PATA) hard disks, configure your disk drive as master only. For Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disks, connect the hard disk cable to a master channel SATA connector on the motherboard.
* Connect another device as a master, such as another disk drive or a CD drive or DVD drive.
* Change your PATA cables, your SATA cable, or your IDE cable even if the cable does not appear worn.
* Install Windows on a new hard disk because it is possible that your hard disk or your Windows installation may be corrupted."

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