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XP Bypass install

By bulls2 ·
When I start Windows XP, it goes into install mode. At the time it reaches 'Installing devices', it automatically reboots and I can't get out of this loop.
Since I can boot in safe mode, how can I disable the install so I can boot in normal mode?
Thanks

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by lcollins In reply to XP Bypass install

do you have time to run a command before it reboots "msconfig" for instance?

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by bulls2 In reply to

I have Windows 2000 installes as well and I can boot on that OS. So the answer is yes I can get to the commend prompt.

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by ITEngineerGuy In reply to XP Bypass install

Boot to safe mode dos prompt and edit Boot.ini.

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by G.M.Bakker (CNE, self employed) In reply to XP Bypass install

Hi,
I remeber have these issues upon first time install and after upgrade to SP2 on various machines, all was a result of an outdated bios. Did you check this possibility yet?

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