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XP Startup Problem

By eribro ·
When booting I can't get pass the boot option screen. If I choose safe mode, boot to command promt, or any of the others the machine reboots back to the same option screen.

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by neil.harding In reply to XP Startup Problem

I had this problem and it was down to a bad driver. Only wat to solve it for me was reinstall.

A long shot is check Power Managment is enabled in BIOS (i know if disabled with win2k machines it would do what you describe)

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by sgt_shultz In reply to XP Startup Problem

sounds like good ol' 'reboot on system failure' at work again. do you ever get to this prompt: press spacebar for last known good configuration. if you haveent' added any hardware or software or windows updates before this happened. you could try a repair. boot from windows installation cd. run windows setup. tell it you want to (re)install windows. it will go out and find your current installation and offer to repair it. let it. if you can get real clear on what is missing, corrupted or wrong version of the os files you can finesse a fix via the Recovery Console and mskn documents 'troubleshooting windows XP boot' at support.microsoft.com

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by derrekb In reply to XP Startup Problem

Sounds like you may have a bad HAL. If this is so, you will have to do a clean install of XP.

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by ken.walling In reply to XP Startup Problem

I actually just finished dealing with this very same issue this morning. Mine was after an attempted SP2 update on one of my floor PC's. The Service pack did not install completely and then uninstalled and rebooted. When the machine came back up farthest I got was the splash screen for Windows XP. After many failed attempts of trying everything I could think of and everything my coworkers thought would work, we simply did a repair of Windows by placing the CD in the ROM and letting the machine boot to the disk. Choose the repair and almost all of your settings and applications should be available and fine. I did find that some settings reverted back to default but easily fixed when you think of the consequences of a full wipe and install. Hope it helps.

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