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win95 doesn't Normal boot..caught in reb

By kgow ·
Working on a HP Vectra VLi8 that has worked in the past but will not boot now. No new software added within last month and no usual devices attached.

It gets past the splash screen to the 'Starting Windows 95...' and then hangs for about 30 seconds then reboots. The PC will boot into Safe Mode and I tried disabling Network and Display drivers.

Interestingly the most recent bootlog shows failures to load fonts. Is this the possible cause? Corrupt System.ini? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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by mallen In reply to win95 doesn't Normal boot ...

Does the system have a NIC? If so, you might try removing it. I have had systems in the past caught in this 'boot loop' and the NIC seems to be the problem.

If the system boots when you remove the NIC, I would try replacing it.

Good luck.

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by eramirez In reply to win95 doesn't Normal boot ...

While in safe mode go to >my computer>control panel>system>device manager. Disable as many devices as you can. Reboot, If system boots
turn on devices until you find the offender. If it doesn't boot make a pot of coffee because its gonna be a longday.

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by chrisengland2 In reply to win95 doesn't Normal boot ...

Long story short - it IS a problem with how many fonts are being loaded on a normal Windows boot. If you have a bootdisk that has CDROM drivers, boot from that and run Windows setup over the top of your existing Operating System. It will keep your system and settings virtually intact and let you boot back into Windows after the process is complete. Choose to repair and replace missing or corrupted files when prompted, and install to the same directory as your current Windows installation. If you don't have a bootable floppy with CDROM drivers, boot to "Safe Mode - Command Prompt Only" by pressing the F8 key before Windows starts, and then install DOS-Mode CDROM drivers from the disk that came with your CDROM drive. Reboot when it's finished, press the F8 key again, and choose "Command Prompt", and then run Windows setup from your Windows9X CDROM.

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by Feniks In reply to win95 doesn't Normal boot ...

I've seen a bad sound card driver cause a reboot loop on two seperate occasions. I was able to boot into safe mode and reinstall the driver to fix the problem.

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by frank.torre In reply to win95 doesn't Normal boot ...

Reboot, hit F8 and go into step-by-step confirmation, hit ESC for both config.sys and autoexec.bat. I had a similar experience with a Sony VAIO and discovered that the HP DeskJet printer driver was the problem.

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