Boot/Restart continous loop after XP SP2 install'n

  Lorrimont 22:26 05 Aug 2006

Hi, I have a Windows XP PC which had never successfully completed the install of SP2... after having another go (which was troublesome but seemed like it has been successful) and duly shutting the PC down, I find it in a continuous loop of boot/restart.

Any help would be much appreciated...

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:58 05 Aug 2006

Intel Prescott chip? click here

  Lorrimont 00:48 06 Aug 2006

Hi, thanks for this - I have gone into the BIOS (which is a Phoenix BIOS 4.0 Release 6) but can't find anywhere to disable the cache... I'm a bit of a novice and am not sure if I'm missing something basic? The Phoenix website and set up guide haven't helped me as some of the screens they refer to aren't showing on mine.

Any help or advice gratefully received!

  ExTrEmEbLoWoUt 01:30 06 Aug 2006

what anti-virus software did you have installed?
have you tried booting up in safe mode ? more in formation would be great if possible !! anti-virus ? firewall ? what did you use it for ? what processor, memory, windows updates,motherboard? sometimes ! i have found that a system will reboot if it has a critical error try pressing f8 before startup and select dont reboot automatically on system error, cheers xx

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:17 06 Aug 2006

Run SIW click here
and tell us exactly what CPU you have.

If it is not a Pentium prescott chip then ignore my first post.

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