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xp2003pro boot problem

By canyon8788 ·
when booting xp-pro shows blue screen and reboots, over and over again. tried booting into safe mode but the same thing occured. I also tried booting with the last known good settings, same thing occured. Any recomendations.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to xp2003pro boot problem

What's the BSOD error? What does it say exactly?

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by w2ktechman In reply to xp2003pro boot problem

unfortunately I doubt there is much time to see the blue screen. So my recommendation would be to repair your windows. You will need to start the setup process again and try the repair option. If that does not work you can slave the drive to another install and retrieve your data and reinstall.
Blue screens can be hardware or software problems. Have you loaded any programs recently? How did things work previously?

When it blue screens, have you already logged on? If not I might suggest to replace the video card.

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by pacific_coast In reply to xp2003pro boot problem

Have you set up to do a defrag on next bootup. This can cause problems if your hard drive has some badly defragmented files (inclding databases). Windows XP bombs badly when that happens. A number of things can be done if that is the case, remove hard drive and install as a secondary drive in another PC (W2K or WXP). Make sure that your new drive "D" is not set to "boot" as this will scramble i.e. it should boot from the original c: drive of 2nd pc. Copy all large files off the "damaged" drive and deleted the originals from that drive. Pl note that idf there are database files such as Access mdb these have to compacted inside Access as Windows defrag will not repir those. Check to see that you have at least 6 GB of 'free' space left as this seems to be a threshold for defragging problem hard drives.

Good luck.

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by Andyid In reply to xp2003pro boot problem

Have you mad any changes to your hardware recently. Windows XP will reboot like this if your Hardware abstract layer has changed. Boot from the CD and repair the installation.

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a defrag program diskeeper caused the problem. I had to delete it and reinstall/repair xp. has been working fine ever since. thank for the help.

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