Running XP SP2 on AMD athlon 1200. During boot up, get as far a splash screen with blue bar rolling across, then a beep and the boot process starts all over again. Have tried booting with XP CD. Have gone into recovery console and run FIXMBR, FIXBOOT and CHKDSK. Still no luck.
Occassionally get Safeboot options, but when I select these, I just get a list of entries that look like driver names and all start with "multidisk(0)...."
I am poised on my work laptop to humbly follow your advice. Thanks.
If your going to use the recovery disk it will not install if your version has only starter pack one you can't install an older version over new i had to delete the none dos partition and do a full reinstall all data will be lost. I stand corrected if you get told otherwise but it refused to install this way for me.
Also, I don't understand what it going on with SafeMode (sorry, called it safeboot earlier)? Why do I just get a list of drivers scroll past? I'm sure if I could actually get the system to start in safe mode, things would be easier to resolve!
If you are in safe mode, You can try this first but you should not connect to the net without Anti-Virus running. Go to Start\Run type MSCONFIG go to startup tab and remove ticks from boxes but do not remove any of the services. then try a reboot. if it starts OK you should put one tick back at a time, and try a Reboot untill you get the Problem You will then know what the problem is.