help win xp pro

  len1 10:26 14 Aug 2010

xp will not start, just keeps starting in a loop
any help please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:43 14 Aug 2010

Where exactly does it get to?
XP logo with scrolling bars?
If so often a driver problem.

or you could do a repair install.

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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  birdface 10:58 14 Aug 2010

keep tapping F8 at start up and see if it will start in safe mode .If so last good configuration or system restore.
If not follow Fruit Bat /\0/\ advice.

  len1 14:10 14 Aug 2010

keeps re-starting to scdolling bars. have tried repair, but getting message.... setup cannot find a previous version of windows installed on computer. setup could not read the cd inserted

  johndrew 14:56 14 Aug 2010

Sounds horribly like your HDD is failing or has failed or maybe you are using an upgrade CD to attempt the repair, or maybe both.

However hopefully I'm wrong and you could do some power off checks. With the PC off and unplugged from the mains check all connectors to drives and motherboard. You could also reseat the RAM modules and any cards (graphics/sound/modem/etc) fitted.

  DieSse 19:40 14 Aug 2010

Try this -

click here

Do Option 2

When asked for the admin password, just press Enter.

You should get to a DOS prompt.

Type chkdsk /R (note space before /R.)

This will check your hard disk for errors and try to recover data and fix the errors.

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